Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Is Nkrumah dictating Ghana’s economic policy from the grave? [Article]

Over the mature tenure of my forty-one years of existence, I have become ever more convinced that Ghana’s dream of becoming a beacon of democracy and development must necessarily hinge on freeing up the competitive business spirits of its citizens. To do so, there are features of this nation’s idiosyncrasies that must be toppled. The historical chains Having inherited a ...

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Ibrahimovic, Pogba in Man Utd squad against Newcastle

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba will return to the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s Premier League game against Newcastle at Old Trafford. Striker Ibrahimovic, 36, is yet to play this season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury in April. Midfielder Pogba, 24, has not played since injuring a hamstring against Basel in September. Defender Marcos Rojo is also available ...

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Kenya election: Five dead as Raila Odinga returns home

Five people have been killed in Kenya’s capital Nairobi as police broke up crowds of opposition supporters. At least two of the victims were shot dead, reports said, while others may have been stoned to death by a mob. Riot police were present but did not use any live rounds, a police spokesman said, blaming the deaths on the crowd. ...

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We’ll save $7.2bn from 11 terminated power deals – Agyarko

Ghana is expected to save $7.217 billion from the termination of 11 Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) over a 13 year period, the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has said. These terminations, following a recent review, will come at cost of $402.39 million, Mr. Agyarko told Parliament on Friday. As indicated by the government earlier in 2017, it was reviewing PPAs initiated by the Electricity ...

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Court orders Melcom to pay Tic Tac GHc300,000

Hip life musician, Nana Kwaku Duah, aka Tic Tac, has won a case against Melcom for using his image to plug their products in the absence of a contract. In keeping with this, Melcom on Friday, 17th November 2017, was ordered by an Accra High Court to pay Tic Tac compensation of GHC 300,000. According to Justice Amo Yartey who delivered ...

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Dagbon Youth group to march for peace in Yendi

Some concerned youth from both sides of the chieftaincy divide in Dagbon, are set to embark on a peace march dubbed, “Diwumti” in Yendi on Monday, November 20, 2017. The upcoming event seeks to protest further delays in the implementation of the final phase of the road-map to peace in Dagbon by the three eminent chiefs’ Mediation Committee handling the ...

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2 jailed 5 months for galamsey, others on the run

Two illegal miners, George Duadze, 25, and Kwaku Antiful, 23, have been sentenced to five months in jail by a Circuit Court at Bekwai in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The Bekwai Municipal Office of the Forestry Commission, arrested the two for illegally mining in the Apramprama Forest Reserve. The rapid response team of the Commission which had information ...

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Kids from Ghana, others to share vision on World Children’s Day

Eager to make their voices heard, 10 youth from eight African countries will take over the stage in Accra (Ghana) on World Children’s Day to tell the world about the Africa they want to live in, through a series of short, powerful talks. The 10 girls and boys aged 12 to 19 year old from Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, The ...

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‘Gov’t Goes Solar’ programme laudable – Consultant

As the government prepares to embark on a Solar Rooftop Programme for all its ministries and agencies, an energy consultant believes this initiative is laudable as it will bode well for Ghana’s renewable energy prospects. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the consultant, Kwabena Nyanteh, however said it is too early to pat government on the back because no concrete plan is as ...

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Ashanti GBC disconnected by ECG over GHc 1.7m debt

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s Garden City Radio in the Ashanti Region, has been taken off air after the Electricity Company of Ghana disconnected the facility from the national grid, leaving management with no option than run on a standby plant. The GBC is said to owe the power company about GHc 1.75 million. A letter sighted by Citi News in August ...

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