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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Traders near President’s home begin clearing out amid uncertainty

Traders and residents in the shacks directly opposite the Nima residence of President Nana Akufo-Addo have begun vacating the area which has been declared a security zone. There was evidence of some transported kiosks from the slum-like area, whiles some containers in the area had ‘for sale’ signs on them. On Friday, March 9, National Security gave the residents and ...

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Assemblyman upset over eviction of traders near President’s home

The Assembly Member for Nima West Electoral area at East Ayawaso, Umaru Sanda Mohammed, has served notice of his intention to fight for traders and residents in the area directly opposite the Nima residence of President Nana Akufo-Addo, who have been ordered to leave. Mr. Mohammed, who said he only heard about the matter in the news, said the matter has not ...

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Spurs come from behind to hit four at Bournemouth

Son Heung-min has now scored in four consecutive games twice this season - and has seven goals in his last four outings

Tottenham recovered from losing Harry Kane to a first-half injury to come from behind at Bournemouth and go third in the Premier League. Kane couldn’t continue after injuring his ankle in a collision with Bournemouth keeper Asmir Begovic shortly before Dele Alli cancelled out Junior Stanislas’ opener for the Cherries. But Mauricio Pochettino’s side overcame the upset of their Champions ...

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Traders around Nana Addo’s home given ample time to vacate – Gov’t

The government has defended the directive from National Security for traders and residents close to the Nima residence of President Nana Akufo-Addo to vacate the area, stating that the evictees were given enough time to leave. A statement from the government said “extensive consultations were undertaken between the Office of the President, National Security, and the traders and artisans, before ...

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No increase in fares for 2018 Hajj – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr Alhaji Mahammudu Bawumia has announced Government’s decision not to increase fares for the 2018 pilgrimage to Mecca. According to him, Government has decided to maintain the fares from last year’s pilgrimage. He said despite the increment announced by the Saudi Arabian Government, the President has directed the Hajj Board to maintain the fares. The Vice President made ...

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Arsenal end losing run in league with 3-0 win over Watford

Arsenal ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats as they secured a fine victory over Watford. Shkodran Mustafi headed in Mesut Ozil’s left-wing free-kick to give the Gunners an eighth-minute lead, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang collected Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s pass to add a second. Watford had a chance to pull one back but Troy Deeney’s penalty was saved by Petr ...

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Ghanaians need better ‘tastes’ to drive development – Otabil

Pastor Mensa Otabil has cited a culture of lowered standards and unsophisticated tastes on the part of Ghanaians as factors holding the country back. Delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Springboard Global Convocation, the head pastor of the International Central Gospel Church challenged Ghanaian not to settle for less no matter which aspects of society they are involved in. Pastor ...

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IMANI Audit Series : How Ghana performed compared with African Peers

How Ghana Performed Compared with African Peers in the 2017 Human Freedom Index (HFI) and Human Development Index (HDI), and some recommendations.  Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are finally experiencing an increase in growth after a significant decline in 2016. This was registered by The World Bank as one of the “worst decline[s] in more than two decades” (Leggelo-Padilla 2017). Thus, ...

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Mother of murdered boy wants culprits beheaded

The mother of the five-year-old boy who was beheaded at Sokoban in Kumasi has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Attorney General Department to punish the perpetrators in equal measure. 30-year-old Janet Salifu believes this is the only remedy that will lessen her pain and give her some respite. Two suspects are currently in police custody ...

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uniBank, adb saga: Misreported takeover ‘trivial’ – Casely Hayford

Sidney Casely Hayford

The saga over the purported takeover adb by uniBank is overblown and ultimately inconsequential, Financial Analyst Sidney Casely Hayford has said. “It is a trivial story. There is nothing in this. It has become a story in the media because the reporter who heard the story from wherever or whoever leaked the story to him didn’t quite understand what was happening,” he remarked on ...

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