Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Apaak sues to stop issuance of bonds without Parliamentary approval

Dr. Clement Apaak

The Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Dr. Clement Apaak, has filed an application at the Supreme Court demanding an injunction on the issuance of any further bonds without Parliamentary approval. The MP argues that government’s over-$2billion in bonds issued so far were essentially loans and were agreed to without Parliament’s approval, thus breaching of the Constitution, and hence must ...

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SHS places: 30% SHS quota to benefit students nationwide


A change in the special 30 percent quota of admissions into public senior high schools will see spots reserved for qualified junior high school graduates from public basic schools nationwide. The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, during a press conference on Thursday, indicated that this was an improvement on the previous incarnation of the 30 percent quota policy. Under ...

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Kwame Addo-Kufuor elected President of ECOWAS Chambers of Mines

Mr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor (first from left) and Mr. Sulemanu Koney (2nd from left)

The President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Mr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, has been elected as the first President of the General Assembly of the ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines (EFEDCOM). His election took place at the 2nd General Assembly meeting of the EFEDCOM held in Abuja, Nigeria. The two-day event was attended by Chief Executive Officers and representatives of ...

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Russia sanctions: Trump’s hand forced by Senate vote

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at the the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster

The United States Senate has voted 98-2 to impose new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite objections from the White House. The House of Representatives approved the bill earlier this week, also by an overwhelming majority. Having passed through both chambers, it will be sent to President Trump to sign into law. But Mr Trump has sought closer ...

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Ransomware ‘here to stay’ – Google warns

Ransomware now regularly makes more than $1m (£761,500) a month for its creators, found Google

Cyber-thieves have made at least $25m (£19m) from ransomware in the last two years, suggests research by Google. The search giant created thousands of virtual victims of ransomware to expose the payment ecosystem surrounding the malware type. Most of the money was made in 2016 as gangs realised how lucrative it was, revealed a talk at Black Hat. Two types ...

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2017 WAFU Nations Cup: Ghana to kick off against The Gambia


Ghana’s Black Stars team B will face The Gambia in the first round of the 2017 WAFU tournament which will be played in September in Cape Coast and Sekondi. Ghana’s tie with Gambia is one of 8 first round eliminators in the tournament with the winners progressing to the group stages. The matches have been split into the two zones ...

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Saturday Live features Calvis Hammond this Saturday


Citi FM’s live entertainment show, ‘Saturday Live,’ will feature Calvis Hammond, a contemporary Ghanaian Gospel music minister this Saturday, 29th July, 2017. Calvis will be performing to a live band, his soul-searching songs as has been done by all artistes that have appeared on the show in the previous weeks. He released his first single ‘None Like You’ in October, ...

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JCI Accra Royale holds reading contest for South La Primary


The La Municipal branch of Junior Chamber International (JCI), known as JCI Accra Royale, over the weekend hosted a Reading Contest for the pupils of the South La Primary School. The contest, dubbed the ‘JCI Reading Contest’ is an initiative of the group’s Brighten Your Corner Community Project and is themed ‘A Reader Today, A Leader Tomorrow!’ Thirty-six pupils, drawn ...

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Bimbilla township cut off days after flooding


Two days after the torrential rains that hit parts of the Northern Region rendering many communities flooded, the Nanumba North and South districts still remain inaccessible with vehicles and passengers unable to access or exit the Bimbilla township. All the major roads leading to the town have been cut off as a result of collapsed bridges and dams over flowing. ...

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Gitmo Two deal laid before Parliament


The agreement between Ghana and the United States on the resettlement of the two former Gitmo detainees in Ghana has been laid before Parliament. The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, subsequently referred the agreement to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee for consideration. The two detainees, Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby, who were in detention for ...

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