Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Ghanaians prefer MPs with tertiary education


A new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) shows that majority of Ghanaian voters want Members of Parliament who have tertiary education. According to the voters, the education level of their parliamentarians of great priority to them. The report was based on a survey conducted by the Institute between November and December 2015 across all 10 regions of ...

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NGO trains 20 women in driving, first aid


The Network Of Women In Growth (NEWIG), has trained twenty young (20) women in professional driving, fire prevention, basic self-defense and first aid administration in Accra. This is to enable them to compete favorably in those fields which are largely male-dominated. They were taken through 3-month of intensive technical and non-technical training and underwent a month’s internship program with various ...

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Cash from voter ID replacements intact – Charlotte Osei

Charlotte Osei

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei has said that that commission has not expended monies it accrued from the replacement of voter IDs for Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 December elections. According to her, the EC made over GH¢2.5 million from the replacement process and more than GH¢42,000 cedis from the sale of media accreditation cards. Answering ...

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Gov’t withdraws Special Prosecutor Bill from Parliament

Parliament of Ghana

The government has withdrawn the controversial Special Prosecutor Bill from Parliament. This comes after the Minority in Parliament challenged the procedure in which the Bill was laid, claiming it was unconstitutional. The Majority Leader and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, who withdrew the Bill, also withdrew the Zongo Development Fund Bill without explaining the motive behind his ...

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597 Police recruits passed out


A total of 597 recruits have successfully graduated from the Pwalugu Police Training School in the Upper East Region. The 597 graduates comprised 322 males and 275 females. They were taken through an intensive course in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Law of Evidence and Criminal investigations. They were also taken through Basic officer skills, Professional Ethics, Human rights, Weapons handling, ...

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Malta and Ghana to increase cooperation


Malta’s President, Mrs Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, arrived in Accra on Tuesday for a three-day state visit geared at enhancing ties between Ghana and Malta. She was met on arrival at the Kotoka International Airport by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. Mrs Coleiro Preca, who was accompanied by her husband Edgar Preca, will call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at ...

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Zimbabwe: Three women arrested for raping pastor


Three women have appeared before a court accused of gang raping a pastor who went round to their home to demand money they owed him. Western Commonage Magistrates Court in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, heard how the holy man was grabbed and forced onto a bed and then stripped. The three women Sandra Ncube, 21, Riamuhetsi Mlauzi, 23, and Mongiwe Mpofu, 25, ...

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Marwako victim agrees to out of court settlement – Lawyers

Jihad Chaaban

The Abeka district court has adjourned its judgment in the case where a Lebanese supervisor, Jihad Chaaban is facing trial for assaulting an employee, Evelyn Boakye. The court’s decision follows an announcement by lawyers for the accused person that the two parties had reached a settlement in the case. According to the magistrate, the adjournment was necessary to enable her ...

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Akufo-Addo refers petition against Charlotte Osei to CJ

President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has referred a petition calling on him to invoke Article 146(3) of the Constitution to impeach the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo. This is according to a statement from the Presidency. The statement said the petition was initially undated and unsigned but was subsequently signed by lawyer ...

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Ghana Rugby seizes opportunity to qualify for world tournament


The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has been drawn to take part in the Rugby Afrique Men’s Sevens Tournament that will take place in Kampala Uganda on the 6th and 7th of October 2017. This tournament serves as the qualifier for the Sevens Rugby World Cup 2018, the Commonwealth Games, and the World Series repechage tournament in Hong Kong. Ghana ...

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