Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Pass RTI Bill urgently as done for Special Prosecutor Bill – Coalition

The Right to Information (RTI) Coalition Ghana, is urging parliament to urgently pass the Right to Information Bill as it did with the passage of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill. The coalition said it noticed with keen interest how the Special Prosecutor bill was passed with urgency in accordance with the wish and preference of the Executive arm ...

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Minority demands full list of presidential staffers from gov’t

The Minority in Parliament wants government to furnish them with the full list of active presidential staffers. According to them, the government had delayed in presenting the list as required by the Presidential Office Act although they have spent 10 months in office already. A presidential staffer under the Mahama administration and Member of Parliament for Builsa South, Clement Apaak, in ...

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‘Arrogant’ NAPO intimidated by Opoku-Agyemang’s achievements – Mogtari

Secretary to former President John Mahama, Joyce Mogtari, has chastised Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, over his recent supposed attack on his predecessor, Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman, who served in the previous government. In a statement copied to citifmonline.com, Joyce Mogtari said the Education Minister’s attacks were borne out of arrogance, and the realization that Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang set ...

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Ghana must take advantage of Africa’s energy deficit – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor is optimistic that Ghana can grow its energy sector to become an exporter of power on the African continent. According to him, the huge deficit in power supply on the continent, presents an opportunity for Ghana to earn foreign exchange through direct supply to countries such as Nigeria that have a great need for power. ...

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Dagbon Youth march for peace in Yendi [Photos]

Hundreds of Dagbon youth today [Monday], hit the streets of Yendi in a peace march to call for the implementation of the final phase of the road-map for peace in the Dagbon traditional area. About 10 bus-loads of youth, left Tamale for the protest in Yendi, which has been lauded by well-meaning Dagombas. The Dagbon peace march, dubbed, “Diwumti” to wit ...

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$1m per constituency to fund Development Authorities – Bawumia

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said the-soon-to-be established Development Authorities under the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme, will be funded through the one-million dollar per constituency disbursement to drive rural development. He said the Development Authorities, which includes Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority and the Coastal Development Authority, would receive funds equivalent to the number of ...

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Robert Mugabe vows to stay as president despite pressure

Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. The Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and gave him less than 24 hours to resign as president or ...

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Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for 3-day UK visit

President Akufo-Addo will this evening [Sunday], leave Ghana for the United Kingdom (UK) on a 3-day working visit to that country. While in the UK, he will hold talks with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, and deliver an address at Cambridge University. The address, which will be held on Monday, November 20, will be on the theme of “Democracy and ...

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Bawumia reopens Kintampo waterfalls

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, joined by other government officials has reopened the Kintampo Waterfalls. He said that tourism was a very important industry in the country, and the Kintampo waterfalls was one of the very important natural attractions of great benefit to the country. He therefore called on stakeholders in the industry to harness all their energies and resources ...

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Health officials intensify awareness on preterm birth in Ashanti

Health officials in the Ashanti Region have intensified campaigns aimed at eliminating preterm deaths in hospitals across the region and the country as a whole. Preterm birth, also known as premature birth, is the birth of a baby at fewer than 37 weeks gestational age. These babies are known as preemies or premmies. Symptoms of preterm labor include uterine contractions ...

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