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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Renegotiate US ‘military base’ deal – Ablakwa dares Nana Addo

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to renegotiate the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement that has received widespread criticism from the public. In an open letter to the President, Mr. Ablakwa said the President’s silence on the matter was uncharacteristic of the man known to be very vocal. “Respectfully, Mr ...

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Kosovo PM Haradinaj visits wives of abducted Turkish teachers

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has paid a visit to the wives of six Turkish teachers who on March 29 were said to have been abducted and flown to Turkey by Turkey’s notorious National Intelligence Organisation (MİT) by collaborating with Kosovar groups in its intelligence units. Haradinaj reportedly expressed his regrets over the incident, saying that his government would take ...

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White House criticises China for $3bn tariffs on US imports

Pigs

The White House has criticised China after it imposed retaliatory tariffs against the US on a range of goods, including pork and wine. Beijing has introduced duties of up to 25% on 128 American imports following President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on steel and aluminium. China said the move was intended to safeguard its interests and balance losses ...

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‘Great cartel’ manipulating fuel prices – BOST staff warn gov’t

The Junior and the Senior Staff unions of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), have called on the government to move against what they describe as a cartel within the company sabotaging fuel prices. In a statement, the executives of the two unions stated that BOST is the only institution with the adequate infrastructure and the human resource capacity ...

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg fires back at Apple’s Tim Cook

Facebook’s chief executive has defended his leadership following criticism from his counterpart at Apple. Mark Zuckerberg said it was “extremely glib” to suggest that because the public did not pay to use Facebook that it did not care about them. Last week, Apple’s Tim Cook said it was an “invasion of privacy” to traffic in users’ personal lives. And when asked what ...

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Expansion of School Junction-Adjiringanor road finally begins

Construction work to expand the School junction-Adjirangano road in Accra, has finally started. The stretch, which connects East Legon to Ashaley Botwe, Lake Side, Nmai Dzorn, Zoomlion, Trassaco estate, Nanakrom, Santoe, East Legon Hills, and connects adjoining communities to Ashaiman, has for a long time now been riddled with gaping potholes. The situation has been a major source of worry ...

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We also deserve a national holiday – Traditionalists

African Traditional Worshipers in the Volta Region are calling on the government to identify a holiday for such worshipers in the national calendar as it is done for Muslims and Christians. Speaking at this year’s Apetorku Festival held in Dagbamate in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region, Chief of Dagbamate, Torgbui Klu Agudzeamegah II, said the activities of ...

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Koku Anyidoho returns to CID today

A Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, is expected to report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), of the Police Service today [Tuesday], for investigations into the allegations of treason brought against him. A member of his legal team, Victor Adawudu, assured that Mr. Anyidoho will present himself as directed by the police. “We ...

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KMA seeks bailout as waste management debt reaches Ghc63m

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly’s pledge to make the metropolis the cleanest city could hit a snag as the Assembly is grappling with a Ghc 63,800,000.00 debt owed waste management service providers in the Ashanti Region. Apart from the debt owed the service providers, the contractor in charge of the Assembly’s landfill site demands not less than Ghc 100,000.00 per month ...

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Easter Orphan Project: Citi FM donates to 3 orphanages

Citi FM has donated assorted items worth thousands of cedis to the Baptist School Complex and Orphanage (BASCO) as part of the 2018 Easter Orphan Project. The station also donated an amount of GHc 10,000 to the orphanage. The items donated included bags of rice, sugar, cereals as well as drinks and stationery.   Staff, clients and listeners of the ...

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