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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Ankaful nurses declare another strike over director’s conduct

Nurses and physician assistants at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital have proceeded to lay down their tools to protest the conduct of the facility’s Medical Director, Dr. Eugene Dordoye. According to them, Dr. Dordoye’s presence at the facility posed a danger to their mental and physical health. The spokesperson of the Ankaful Psychiatric nurse’s group, Emmanuel Ofori, explained to Citi News that ...

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Appointments c’ttee to present Amidu’s report on Friday

Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka, has disclosed that the Appointments Committee will on Friday, February 16, bring to the plenary recommendations to have Martin Amidu approved as Special Prosecutor. Mr. Amidu’s public vetting has received widespread commendation as many stakeholders believe he performed creditably. The Appointments Committee also unanimously recommended his confirmation moments after its grueling 7-hour public hearing ...

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s President

Jacob Zuma has resigned as South Africa’s President. Mr. Zuma at a press conference on Thursday night, said his resignation takes immediate effect. The 75-year-old has recently come under serious criticism by his party, the African National Congress (ANC). His decision comes as a surprise to many as he had declared a few hours to that press conference in an ...

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Newmont Ghana awarded Best and Largest Taxpayer for 2017

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has named Newmont Ghana the country’s Overall Largest and Best Taxpayer for 2017 under its Large Taxpayer Office at its annual awards ceremony to honour employees and other stakeholders. In 2016, the company emerged second Overall taxpayer. This award recognizes Newmont Ghana for: Consistently meeting its tax obligations Complying with Ghana’s tax laws and the ...

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Siemens Ghana shows love to children at Village of Hope

Engineering giant, Siemens Ghana, in keeping with its commitment towards a shared prosperity for all, has donated food items and bales of clothes for the nourishment and upkeep of 266 orphaned children at the Village of Hope Orphanage at Gomoa Fete in the Central Region. The Country Manager of Siemens Ghana, Edmund Acheampong, while addressing a group of parents, staff ...

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Appiah-Menkah is dead

Mr Akenten Appiah–Menkah, a lawyer, an industrialist and politician, is dead. He died in Kumasi on Monday at the age of 84. Mr Appiah–Menkah was the Chairman of the Council of Elders of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region and a Minister of State in the Busia Regime. He was also a member of the Constitution Review ...

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Martin Amidu’s 7-hour vetting and 181 questions [Infographic]

Martin Amidu on Tuesday February 13, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee in what could probably be the longest ever parliamentary vetting session in the 4th Republic. The Special Prosecutor nominee responded to over 180 questions from all members of the committee in the over 7-hour long session. The National Democratic Congres (NDC) minority asked the most questions; 75% of all questions ...

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VGMA Song of the Year: 100% public voting ‘power’ scrapped

The organisers of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards have made some changes in the category definitions for the 2018 edition of the awards. One of these is the change in name and voting pattern for the Most Popular Song of the Year category. That category is now known as ‘Song of the Year.’ In the past years, the power to choose ...

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Bonded jobless nurses picket again at Health Ministry

nurses protest

Scores of bonded unemployed nurses and midwives on Tuesday besieged the premises of the Ministry of Health to demand posting. The trained health professionals said they have been idling at home for the past two years after successfully leaving school and completing their mandatory national service. The spokesperson of the group, Daniel Obuor, said the Ministry has failed to respond ...

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Salon magazine mines crypto-cash with readers’ PCs

News organisations have tried many novel ways to make readers pay – but this idea is possibly the most audacious yet. If a reader chooses to block its advertising, US publication Salon will use that person’s computer to mine for Monero, a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Creating new tokens of a cryptocurrency typically requires complex calculations that use up a ...

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