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Author Archives: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey

Don’t respond to Afoko – NPP orders communicators

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has ordered its communicators to refrain from commenting on the recent remarks made by the party’s former Chairman, Paul Afoko. According to the NPP “the communication Directorate has taken note of the desire of many communicators to respond forcefully to comments made by Mr Paul Afoko in a television interview on Saturday.” “The ...

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Japan keeps defunct train station running for just one passenger

For years, there’s only been one passenger waiting at the Kami-Shirataki train station in the northernmost island of Hokkaido, Japan: A high-school girl, on her way to class. The train stops there only twice a day—once to pick up the girl and again to drop her off after the school day is over. It sounds like a Hayao Miyazaki film. ...

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Court issues bench warrant for arrest of 3 illegal Chinese miners

The Nkawie Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of three Chinese nationals who were caught illegally prospecting for gold in the Asenanyo forest reserve near Nkawie. A Ghanaian, the fourth accused person, Kwabena Boakye, who was in court was fined a total of Ghc73, 763. The four were arrested by the officials of the Nkawie Forestry ...

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Rawlings laud’s ‘brave’ driver who crashed robbers with his cab

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has commended a taxi driver who knocked down two armed robbers who attacked and robbed a lady of an undisclosed sum of money at Cantonments in Accra on Saturday morning. Flt Lt Rawlings also praised a soldier who intervened after the driver’s action. “The boldness exhibited by the taxi driver was truly ...

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Be patient with fare hikes – Transport council to drivers

The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) has appealed to drivers to be patient as the council looks at an upward review of transport fares. Transport unions in the country met with officials of the Ministry of Transport on Thursday in an attempt to review transport fares following the increment of fuel prices. The announcement of an upward review in ...

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NHIS service providers want premium increased

The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana is demanding an increase in premiums paid by National Health subscribers. An increase in premiums according to them will enhance the efficiency of service providers in the delivery of quality healthcare to Ghanaians. Currently 69% of the scheme’s resources are from taxes while 31% comes from premiums. The chairman of the National ...

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Not every Guantanamo detainee is a terrorist [Article]

My 70 year old mother called me in a state of panic from Tamale. Terrified, I enquired what the matter was. “I understand terrorists have invaded Ghana,” she exclaimed. I instantly burst into laughter. As happening, I allayed her fears and tried desperately to make her understand we are safe. Many Ghanaians have expressed similar sentiments and fears since the ...

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Gov’t confirms arrest of British murder suspect in Ghana

The Government of Ghana has confirmed the arrest of a British murder suspect, Arthur Simpson-Kent, in the country. The 48-year old Arthur is suspected of murdering his girlfriend, a former EastEnders actress, Sian Blake and her two sons. A statement signed by the Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, said Simpson-Kent entered Ghana via the Kotoka International Airport on ...

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Chief elected Presiding Member of  Ga West Assembly

Nii Klotey Boye II, Ofankor Mantse, has been elected the Presiding Member for the Ga West Municipal Assembly. He polled 35 votes out of 38 after his opponents, Mr Allister Lord and Mr Amadu Azizi stepped down. Nii Klotey Boye expressed gratitude to the assembly members and called for unity to push for more developmental projects in their communities. Mrs ...

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Cat puts Everton FA Cup match on hold

The FA Cup third round match between Everton and Dagenham & Redbridge had to be put on hold because of a cat. Cat!!! pic.twitter.com/0qjGsnpMIo — Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) January 9, 2016 Close to the end of the match, Everton posted on Twitter the match had been put on hold “due to a cat on the pitch. Jack Robles asks it ...

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