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Author Archives: Farida Yusif

Akuse youth lament neglect by successive governments

Some youth in Akuse have bemoaned the lack of developmental projects and activities in the township under the administration of successive governments. According to the youth, the town has remained the same for years with no improvements or any sign that the town will see any major development projects anytime soon. They also complained that the entire community still lacks ...

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NGO calls on Gov’t to reopen Teshie Desalination plant

A Non-Governmental Organization called, Water for Rural Africa has called on the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and the government to expedite the re-opening of the Teshie Desalination plant. GWCL ordered the shutdown of the plant effective January 1, 2018, for a renegotiation of the contractual agreement between the company and the managers of the plant, Messrs Befessa. Residents of ...

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UK-born Ghanaian, Sam Gyimah is UK’s Universities & Science Minister

UK born Ghanaian, Sam Gyimah, has been made Universities and Science Minister of England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. The new minister mentioned in a tweet on his page that he is looking forward to taking up the new role and facing any challenge head-on. “Off to my new role as Universities & Science Minister and looking forward to the ...

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‘Borla taxi’ operators urged to patronize waste transfer stations

The heaps of waste dumped indiscriminately in various parts of Accra and scattered along major roads in the metropolis can be effectively managed if their collectors are educated to offload the waste at the available waste transfer services in the capital, according to an engineer at ZoomPak, a waste transfer company in Accra, Sulley Haruna. According to him, although the company ...

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FDA to crack down on alcohol advertisements before 8pm

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said that it intends to strictly enforce the regulations which prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products on radio and television between the hours of 6am and 8pm. The FDA’s current guidelines for the Advertisements on Foods (Section 3.2.6) and specifically the requirements for advertisements of alcoholic beverages, states that: “Radio ...

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PNC accuses Bernard Mornah of disrespecting party leadership

The People’s National Convention (PNC) has criticized their party chairman, Bernard Mornah, for attending a function with suspended General Secretary, Atik Mohammed, an action they consider a breach of their party’s constitution. According to the Communications Director of the PNC, Emmanuel Wilson, Mr. Mornah was in the company of the suspended General Secretary Atik Mohammed at a recent meeting organized ...

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PALI leadership school slated for January 10

The PALI centre for Leadership and People Development, the human capital-building arm of the Passionate Africa Leadership Institute [PALI], has instituted an annual non-conventional learning platform to complement traditional tools of knowledge transfer. This year’s annual PALI New Year School will focus on the process of breeding innovators and entrepreneurs to occupy existing vacuum in Africa’s industrial space. The institute ...

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Efficient railway will improve urban transportation – Nii Teiko Tagoe

A Town and Country Planner, Nii Teiko Tagoe, has said that a vibrant railway system will help sanitize and improve Ghana’s urban public transportation system. According to him, Ghana’s current transport system is congested, and that an efficient railway system, if put in place, will drastically improve the current system. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, he stated that, one cannot ...

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NPP is ‘I’m not aware’ gov’t – Mahama teases

Former President John Dramani Mahama has mocked the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) describing it as an “I’m not aware government.” The Akufo-Addo government has on several occasions tried to absolve themselves of blame over some controversial policies implemented by some public institutions in the country. According to Mr. Mahama, in a bid to appear faultless in the eyes of Ghanaians, ...

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Alhaji Bature’s death a great loss to NDC – Mahama

Former president John Dramani Mahama has eulogized the late Alhaji Bature Iddrisu describing his death as a great loss to the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Alhaji Bature, who was an outspoken political commentator and a sympathizer of the opposition NDC, died on Friday, January 4, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, where he had been on admission. Mahama took to his Facebook ...

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