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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Renaming Flagstaff House necessary – Gov’t

The Minister for Information, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has slammed critics who say the government is prioritizing trivial issues like the renaming of the presidency rather than addressing the major issues bedevilling the country. According to him, changing the name of the seat of government from Flagstaff House to Jubilee House, was equally important as it indicates the sovereignty of the country. ...

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Akesse Brempong proves versatility on ‘Spontaneous Worship’

Akesse Brempong’s latest singles, ‘Spontaneous Worship’ have generated excitement among gospel music lovers. The release revealed a rather interesting deviation from people’s expectation of the regular contemporary style of worship songs or his signature bongo worship style enjoyed on his previous album release, ‘West Hills Live.’ It rather showcased an indigenous blend of Pentecostal worship songs with a touch of ...

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Galamsey operator jailed 18 months for unlawful escape

A 29-year-old galamsey operator, Asampong Bawuah, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by a Tarkwa Circuit court for unlawfully escaping from police custody at Wassa Akropong in the Amenfi East Municipality. He pleaded guilty and was convicted on his own plea. Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Essel-Dadzie, told the court presided over by Mr. Eammunel Bart-Plange Brew ...

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We’ll develop Ghana with local resources – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo Addo has urged Ghanaians to be hopeful of the country’s future as it works to move the country from aid dependence. Delivering his Easter message to Ghanaians on Thursday, the President said Ghana had enough resources to ensure its own development. According to him, the government has so far worked to harness the resources available to the country ...

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GRA closes down company office over GH¢2.3 million unpaid tax

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has closed down the offices of Africa Central Cargo, a clearing agency at Tema, over its unpaid tax of GH¢2.3 million. The action came after the company persistently failed to comply with demand notices served on it. The Reverend John Yaw Boabeng, Chief Revenue Officer in charge of the Recovery, Debt Management and Enforcement Unit, ...

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CCTV footage exposes suspected Legon thief

A man captured on a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage stealing from the “Little Legon” bungalows has been arrested and detained by the police. The University of Ghana Staff, who are living in these bungalows, have been experiencing frequent break-ins which led to them setting up a CCTV camera to monitor activities in the area. That decision has been justified as ...

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Gov’t explains Flagstaff House name change

Government has clarified its decision to change the name of the seat of government from Flagstaff House to Jubilee House. In a statement issued by the Presidency on Thursday, President Akufo-Addo said the name of the seat of government had never been “Flagstaff House” as being purported in publications. He said, Flagstaff House was rather a separate residential building located ...

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Ex Chinese vice mayor sentenced to death for corruption

Zhang Zhongsheng, the former vice mayor of Luliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province, was sentenced to death on Wednesday for taking bribes of more than 1 billion yuan (US$159 million), a court said today, according to Xinhua news agency. Zhang’s personal assets will be confiscated, according to the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen City in Shanxi. The former official ...

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Flagstaff House renamed Jubilee House

The government has officially renamed the Flagstaff House, the Jubilee House. Citi News’ visit to the presidential complex on the morning of March, 29, 2018, which coincides with President Akufo-Addo’s  74th birthday, showed that the frontage of the facility was being branded Jubilee House. There had been indications that Akufo-Addo would change the name to Jubilee House on January 7, ...

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TB cases decline in Assin Central Municipality

The Assin Central Municipality in the Central Region recorded a drastic reduction in tuberculosis (TB) cases from 74 in 2016 to 56 in 2017. Mrs Admire Owusu, the Assin Central Municipal Disease Control Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-line of a durbar to mark the World TB Day in Assin Fosu. ...

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