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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

New York street to be named after late heroic Ghanaian-born soldier

A street in Bronx, New York, is set to be named after Private 1st Class Emmanuel Mensah, the Ghanaian-born US soldier who died rescuing people from the Belmont building fire in December 2017. This was announced by the area’s district councilman, Ritchie Torres. Kwabena Mensah will also receive a Medal of Valor and a Soldier’s Medal from the Army, the ...

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Gov’t considering another country for Gitmo 2, but… – Minister

The two former Guantanamo Bay detainees being hosted by Ghana would have to consent to be moved to a different country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has indicated. Speaking to the media on Wednesday after she appeared before Parliament, she said the government was actively exploring the possibility of sending the two Yemeni nationals to ...

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‘Gitmo 2 can’t go back; they’re refugees’ – Gov’t

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has told Parliament that government has no option of returning the former Guantanamo Bay detainees because they were granted refugee status under the Mahama government in July 2016. According to her, the agreement signed between the government of Ghana and United States of America indicated that, while the US ...

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Tougher supervision needed to regulate Exxon Mobil – Steve Manteaw

The Co-Chair of the Extractive Industries and Transparency Initiative, Dr. Steve Manteaw, has urged the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to strengthen its regulatory functions. He believes this will help regulate entities such as Exxon Mobil, which has strong imprints in the energy sector. The Petroleum Production and Exploration Bill, among others, stipulates that Ghanaians should be prioritized in terms ...

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Free SHS: Ghc35.9m released to schools for 2nd term

The Ministry of Education has released Ghc35.9 million to public second cycle schools under the Free Senior High School programme to cover initial operational and administrative costs for the second term of the 2017/2018 academic year. Speaking to Citi News, the Head of Communications at the Free SHS Secretariat, Josberta Gyan Kwakye, said the amount would cover about 489 schools. “We ...

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George Weah sworn in as Liberia President

Tens of thousands of Liberians have witnessed the swearing-in of George Weah as the new president of Liberia, at a packed stadium on the outskirts of Monrovia. A former international football legend, George Weah replaces Africa’s first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. It’s Liberia’s first transition between democratically-elected leaders since 1944. Also present are heads of state ...

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Final Whistle: Untapped potential Hazard, Dreams thwart Hearts

Blue Blur When in his stride and from the viewpoint of tower cameras you might mistake him for Cristiano Ronaldo, but a closer look at the subtle feint and quick change of direction that have been a part of the Eden Hazard DNA from the very beginning brings more clarity to those that have monitored his progress. At age 27 ...

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Dzorwulu fire: Firefighters collect data in tattered notebook

The seeming lack of resources and preparedness of the Ghana National Fire Service appear to have been exposed by firefighters who attended to a fire outbreak at Dzorwulu Junction in Accra, when they had to be prompted to collect data from in a tattered notebook. Citi News’  Marie -Franz Fordjoe, who was at the scene, said “it was worrisome to discover ...

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Work on Korle-Bu children’s ICU begins February – First Lady

First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has announced plans by her Foundation to begin the construction of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for children at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in February, 2018. This follows the successful commissioning of a new GH¢ 10 million mother and baby unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi by the Rebecca Foundation, which is run ...

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K.B. Asante passes on at 93

Renowned Ghanaian diplomat, Kwaku Baprui Asante, has died at age 93. This was confirmed to Citi News by a family member on Monday morning, who said a further statement will be released. Born on March 1, 1924, K.B. Asante was the Secretary to Ghana’s First President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and served under a number of Heads of States in Ghana. He also ...

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