Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Protocol visa rules were already in place – US Embassy

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson

The United States Embassy in Ghana has explained that the notification on visa allocations to government officials, including MPs and former Presidents visiting the US unofficially is in accordance with already existing US law. The embassy in a statement indicated that, under US law, when a diplomat or official applies for a new visa for personal travel, that applicant must appear ...

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China pumps $2bn into ‘One District, One Factory’


The Akufo-Addo administration’s ‘One District One Factory’ initiative has received a major boost in the form of $2 billion from the Chinese government’s private sector development corporation. This followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for a funding facility worth up to $2 billion between a number of Ghanaian banks and the private sector, led by the Association of Ghana ...

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FDA introduces online reporting system

Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Delese Darko.

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has introduced an online reporting system called Safety Watch System (SWS), to enable health workers to report on safety issues related to drugs, vaccines and other regulated products to the Authority. The SWS was also to complement the already existing system for reporting adverse events using the paper Adverse Reaction Form. The introduction was ...

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Migration has improved our livelihood – Northern Migrants


Research conducted by the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium, has shown that 70% of migrants from the Northern part of Ghana believe migration has enhanced their lives. Speaking at a media training workshop at the Centre for Migration Studies in Accra on Thursday, Director of the consortium, Professor Mariama Awumbila, explained that “often we see migration as something ...

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Minority’s complaints about stabilization Fund hypocritical – Majority

Majority members gathered to address the media

The Majority in Parliament has reminded the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Minority its time in power did not see them reach into the stabilization fund to increase the producer price of cocoa, following drops on the world market in the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 crop seasons. Addressing a Press Conference on Friday, the Deputy Minister for Agriculture and MP for Akim ...

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China landslide leaves at least 140 missing


More than 140 people are feared buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China, state media say. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 GMT Friday). Rescue teams are frantically searching for survivors trapped beneath rocks. Pictures posted by the People’s ...

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Stonebwoy to take ‘Bhim nation’ to BETX main stage

Stonebwoy at Citi FM's D2R ocncert

Ghanaian dancehall artiste Stonebwoy will be performing at the 2017 BET Experience Main Stage on June 25, 2017. BET International via its Instagram page made this announcement on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Stonebwoy who won the 2015 BET Award for Best International Act: Africa, has been nominated again this year in the same category. He has been nominated alongside AKA ...

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Kingsley Sarfo is third most expensive signing in Malmo’s history


Ghanaian midfielder Kingsley Sarfo is the third most expensive signing in the history of Swedish giants Malmo FF. The 22-year-old sealed the move from Swedish side Sirius on Thursday afternoon after passing his mandatory medical earlier in the day. The talented winger was signed for $1.5m on a four-year contract. The Ghanaian thus becomes the third highest signing by Malmo ...

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Snapchat map update raises child safety worries


An update to Snapchat that shows publicly posted images on a searchable map has raised safety concerns among parents. Snap Map lets people search for places such as schools and see videos and pictures posted by children inside. It also lets people locate their “friends” on a map that is accurate enough to determine where people live. Snap, the company ...

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Some MPs want reversal or retaliation over US’ protocol visa


Some Members of Ghana’s Parliament have not taken lightly the US Embassy’s clarifications on visa allocations to government officials, including MPs and former Presidents visiting the US unofficially. The MP for Tempane constituency and a Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka, has expressed fears this development could mar diplomatic relations between the Ghana and the US. In an interview with Citi News, he ...

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