Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

We can’t name and shame ‘cheating’ OMCs yet – GSA


The Ghana Standards Authority will not name the oil marketing companies (OMCs) cited for infractions detrimental to the interest of consumers, its acting Director-General, Professor Alex Dodoo has said. These OMCs, 57 in number, were fined GHc 261,000 for engaging in various infractions in the Greater Accra Region alone, between September 2016 and August 2017. Prof. Dodoo noted on the Citi Breakfast Show that ...

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57 OMCs sanctioned for cheating customers


Fifty-seven oil marketing companies (OMCs) have been sanctioned by the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) for engaging in various infractions detrimental to the interest of consumers. All the affected OMCs are in the Greater Accra Region. They were fined a total of GH¢261,000 for serving customers with lower volumes of fuel, using non-approved GSA seals and breaking GSA seals meant to ...

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Kumasi’s Decline: My Observations


The once vibrant city of Kumasi is in serious disarray. Disorder and chaos are what the CBD (Adum) has become. Adum today can be likened to a giant junkyard with the many shops selling mainly imported second-hand items and poor-quality goods from south Asia. Roads are strangled, blocked, seized and turned into markets leading to stressful traffic situations. Lorry terminals ...

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U/W: Licensed company stopped from cutting rosewood

Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister

The Upper West Regional Coordinating Council is picking the well-being of the environment over business interests, as it has refused to allow a lumbering firm with a legal permit, to cut rosewood in its domain. The Forestry Commission in a July 2017 letter, approved a permit for the lumbering firm, AttaKey Limited, to allow it to salvage 5,000 cubic metres ...

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E/R: NGO starts food bank to cater for aged


Eastern Harvest Food Bank, a non-profit charity organization, has taken it upon itself to provide food for hungry people who are above the age of 50 years daily, in New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region. The aim of the food bank is to reduce hunger, whiles respecting the integrity of the aged in the society and promotion of volunteerism ...

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Hurricane Irma causes devastation across the Caribbean


Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead. The small island of Barbuda is said to be “barely habitable”. Officials warn that St Martin is almost destroyed, and the death toll is likely to rise. Irma, a category five hurricane, the highest possible level, is passing north of Puerto ...

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Ruth Quashie wins Miss Universe Ghana 2017


To the sound of roaring cheers and applause at the Labadi Beach Hotel, a 23 year-old graduate’s childhood dream came true when she was crowned Miss Universe Ghana 2017 at the pageant’s hugely anticipated grand finale. Ruth Quashie, a Business Administration graduate who hails from the Central Region eclipsed 120 young women from across Ghana with her ‘confidence, attentiveness and beauty’ to ...

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South Africa vs Senegal 2018 WC Qualifier to be played again


Following the decision to hand Ghanaian referee, J.O. Lamptey, a lifetime ban for manipulation over incidents in a match involving South Africa and Senegal in 2016, FIFA has announced that the said match will be replayed in November this year. Referee Lamptey’s performance was criticized by Senegalese officials after he awarded a penalty to South Africa when the ball clearly ...

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Facebook uncovers Russia-funded misinformation campaign


Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign to promote divisive social and political messages on its network. The company said $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,000 ads over a two-year period, ending in May 2017. The ads did not back any political figures specifically, but instead posted on topics including immigration, race and equal rights. Facebook said it ...

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TMA to ‘reconsider’ Ahenkorah suspension

Carlos Ahenkorah

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA), has said it will soon convene an emergency meeting to review its decision to suspend the Member of Parliament for the Tema West Constituency, Carlos Ahenkorah for six months. According to the Assembly, it will give an opportunity to Mr. Ahenkorah to explain the alleged actions that led to the initial suspension, since the decision ...

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