Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Ministry’s response over inadequate staff concerns ‘senseless’ – UTAG

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The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has criticized assertions made by the Ministry of Education suggesting that public tertiary institutions have been provided with adequate staff contrary to the claims by the Association. The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Francis Gbadago, had earlier told Citi News there was no government freeze on recruitment as the universities were recently given clearance to recruit ...

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Business Weekly: Week Ending August 26, 2016

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Politicos Episode 20: Justifying President Mahama’s campaign

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Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims


A mass funeral has taken place in Italy for some of the 290 people killed in Wednesday’s powerful earthquake. Thirty-five victims from the town of Arquata were mourned at a sports hall in the regional capital, Ascoli Piceno. The coffins, laid out in rows on the floor, include two painted white for two children killed. The death toll from the ...

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John Dumelo takes campaign for Mahama to the hinterlands


Actor John Dumelo’s dedication to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) transforming Ghana mantra has taken him to the hinterlands. John Dumelo has made no secret his support for the NDC, and has endorsed the second term bid of President John Mahama who he has been seen campaigning for in the last couple of months. His campaigning for President Mahama has seen him ...

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Lewandowski hits hat-rick as Bayern open season with 6-0 win


Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick in Carlo Ancelotti’s first league match in charge as Bayern Munich thrashed Werder Bremen in the opening game of the Bundesliga season. The champions went ahead through a stunning Xabi Alonso volley before Lewandowski struck twice. Captain Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribery also netted, and Lewandowski converted a penalty after Thiago was fouled. Thomas Muller ...

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Matt Damon climbs up Forbes’ Hollywood rich list


Matt Damon has become the third highest-paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes’ annual rich list. The actor missed the top 10 last year but has seen his earnings rocket to $55m (£41.6m) after starring in Jason Bourne and The Martian. He was beaten by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who became the world’s highest paid actor following appearances in San ...

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Uber lost at least $1.27bn in first half of 2016

A taxi passes by an advertisement for the Uber car and ride-sharing service displayed on a bus stop in Paris, France, in this March 11, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies lost at least $1.27bn before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The subsidies Uber grants its drivers was the main reason for the loss, finance head Gautam Gupta told investors in a quarterly conference call, Bloomberg said, citing sources. Uber, ...

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Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana advocates tax removal


The Chamber of Pharmacy Ghana, has called for the removal of the current taxes on medicines, which are contributing to the increases in prices of the commodity and threatens quality health care delivery. They said the removal of the taxes would not only improve the timely supply of most required medicines, but also lesson the bill burden of patients, especially ...

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Eject us and lose votes – Tema motorway hawkers dare gov’t


Some hawkers who sell at the toll booths on the Accra Tema Motorway say the governing National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) risks losing their votes in the upcoming polls if city authorities eject them from the area. The hawkers who ply their trade along the busy highway claim that they are forced to sell on the motorway due to the lack of jobs in ...

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