Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Locals untrustworthy, foreigners to get gov’t projects – Atta-Akyea

Samuel Atta-Akyea

Priority will be given to foreign engineers on key government projects because of the inability of local engineers execute projects to the required qualitative standards, the Minister of Works and Housing, Samuel Atta-Akyea has said. The Minister had some harsh words for local engineers as he intimated that they were preoccupied with making money, as opposed to ensuring lasting projects. ...

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Charlotte Osei to account for election accreditation fees in Parliament today

Charlotte Osei

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei is scheduled to appear before Parliament later today [Wednesday]. She is expected to account for money collected from journalists as accreditation fees and how that has been spent. The question that has dragged her to the house stands in the name of the MP for Subin and Deputy Works and Housing ...

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Danger looms as Koforidua-Mamfe road caves in


Traders, passengers and drivers who ply the Koforidua-Mamfe Aburi to Accra road daily face possible danger as half of a section of the road has been eroded by heavy rain fall. The eroded section is located after the sharp curve before a police barrier between Tinkon and Nyamebekyere in the Eastern Region. The downpour, which lasted for close to an ...

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Three arrested for Kumasi Salah jam shooting


The Manhyia Divisional Police Command has arrested three persons suspected to have been involved in the shooting of Osman Abdul Karim during 2017’s Eid-Ul-Fitr festivities. 17-year-old Osman Abdul Karim was shot in the head at Bonjour, an eatery and playground in Kumasi on June 27. The suspects fired shots from locally manufactured pistols at celebrants. The Regional Police Commander, DCOP ...

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U/E: Unfocused NDC now press conference party – NPP

NPP, upper east

The Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Mohammed Murtala Ibrahim has described the National Democratic Congress(NDC) as having lost focus and in total disarray thus resorting to unnecessary press conferences. According to him, instead of the NDC being a responsible opposition constructively criticizing the government and proffering alternatives, they organize press conferences in respond of whatever ...

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#BigJulyGetAway Day three: It’s excursion day today


The BigJulyGetAway leisure trip is living up to expectations as patrons say they have been treated to a thrilling ride so far. As the maiden edition of the BigJulyGetAway enters day three today [Wednesday], the team will be embarking on a full day excursion of some interesting scenic places on the Mauritius Island. The 38 patrons will be driven through ...

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Expanded Nations Cup will not ‘reduce quality’ of play


The Africa Cup of Nations will not suffer in quality after its expansion to 24 teams, says a top Confederation of African Football (Caf) official. Amaju Pinnick believes the African game can only benefit, even if the tournament may suffer early on. “At the beginning, you will see some problems but later it will start building up to the quality ...

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France wildfires force mass evacuation


Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say. Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimoses, in the country’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. France earlier asked its EU neighbours for more help fighting the fires. Some 4,000 hectares (15.4 sq miles) of land have burned along the Mediterranean coast, in the ...

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Antibody helps keep man’s HIV at bay for 10 months


An experimental therapy has held back one man’s HIV infection for 10 months, doctors have reported. He was one of 18 people in a small trial testing injections of “broadly neutralising antibodies” – the natural weapons of the immune system. They delayed the resurgence of the virus in other participants by around two weeks. The findings are being presented at ...

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Adobe to kill off Flash plug-in by 2020


Adobe Systems has said that it plans to phase out its Flash Player plug-in by the end of 2020. The technology was once one of the most widely used ways for people to watch video clips and play games online. But it also attracted much criticism, particularly as flaws in its code meant it became a popular way for hackers ...

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