Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Nana Addo’s speech at maiden meeting with journalists [Full Text]


President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 met with journalists at the Flagstaff House to account for his stewardship to Ghanaians after 6 months in office. The meeting was to afford journalists the opportunity to ask him key questions they believe he hasn’t adequately addressed at various forums and also know about his plans on bettering the lot of Ghanaians ...

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Sergeant Lee and his 110 Corporals with the press [Article]

Kofi Kukubor

Today marks the first ‘Meet the Press’ of Sgt Lee. So as to give vivid account to the press and the public, the corporals were assembled at a parade to brief him before the press arrived. Prelude In order not to fall into comatose in the comity of nations, I have travelled and sojourned the abrahamic length and breath to ...

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KMA to plant trees to restore beautiful scenery


The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has launched a massive tree-planting exercise at Atasemanso as part of efforts to restore the city’s beautiful scenery, which earned it the accolade, “Garden City of West Africa.” This is being done with support from the ‘Friends of River and Water Bodies’, an environmental NGO, and the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG). Mr. Osei ...

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The obesity of a lean public purse [Article]


If You are a Bachelor, Don’t laugh at your Neighbour’s fat wife “…instead of a lean government, we have lean kenkey at a higher price, these are the issues which the….government and its activists should be tackling instead of seeking to divert attention with threats, intimidation, assaults, car-snatching, seizure of lorry parks and toilet grabbing”. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, May ...

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Can current business model in banking support gov’t’s economic agenda? [Article]


The fiscal targets of the current administration require new and innovative business models in banking that works hand-in-hand to drive growth and employment without sacrificing shareholder value as a result of systemic risks. Unfortunately, the traditional approach to banking, though responsive to risks in the business environment, may unavoidably work against the current economic growth agenda, which is creating a ...

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I don’t regret fighting for media freedoms – Nana Addo


President Akufo-Addo has said that he does not regret his role in getting criminal libel law repealed. According to him, he prefers the media’s role of checking government and criticizing its activities rather than a praise-singing one. Speaking at his first special interaction with the media at the Flagstaff House in Accra, Akufo-Addo said although he has been one of ...

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Bolga Polytechnic given 14 days to clear electricity debt


Management of the Bolgatanga Polytechnic have been given a 14-day ultimatum to pay an amount of GHC713,327.78 it owes the Volta River Authority  as electricity debt or risk being disconnected from the national grid. The school was disconnected on July 7, 2017 over its indebtedness to VRA and that greatly affected both academic and administrative work. The management of the school on ...

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East Legon: Taxi driver knocks down two robbers, causes their arrest

Abudu Mohammed (White,Green shirt), Sanusi Zido (All white shirt)

Police have arrested two young men who robbed an Israeli business man at East Legon last Friday. The two are, Sanusi Zido, 18, and Abudu Mohammed, 27. Their arrest was effected after a taxi driver knocked them off their motorbike in an attempt to escape. They had forced the businessman to open his car and stole his bag which contained ...

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Suspected car snatchers grabbed in Swedru


A Circuit Court in Akim Swedru has remanded into Police custody, Louis Adomako, a 33-year-old phone repairer charged with robbery of taxi cabs from their drivers around villages near Akim Akoroso near Oda in the Eastern Region. He pleaded not guilty by the court presided over by Mr Alexander Oworae. The other accomplice, Kwesi Darko, self-styled businessman who was charged ...

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Koforidua roads develop potholes 6 months after construction


Major parts of roads in Koforidua in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region, have developed deep potholes in less than 6 months after construction. The Koforidua roads were asphalted in December 2016 at the peak of the electioneering campaign. At the time, many believed it was to woo them to vote for the then National Democratic Congress (NDC) ...

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