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Ministers must support Free SHS with 10% of their salaries – MP

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for Ashaiman, Ernest Norgbey, wants Ministers of state and their deputies in the Akufo-Addo administration to contribute at least 10% of their salaries into the Voluntary Education Fund to support the government’s Free SHS  programme. According to him, the contribution will help raise enough money to address some of the pertinent challenges facing ...

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ECG to commence online sale of prepaid credit

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), will soon commence the sale of prepaid electricity credit online through its yet-to-be launched mobile application. The Managing Director of the company, Samuel Appiah, who said this at a news conference, said the project will be piloted before being rolled out officially for public use. According to him, the technology will help avoid a ...

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May in Brussels for crucial Brexit meeting

Theresa May has arrived in Brussels following overnight talks on the issue of the Irish border. The PM and Brexit Secretary David Davis are meeting European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU negotiator Michel Barnier. Details of an agreement are expected to be set out at a joint news conference within the hour. If the border question has been settled, ...

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Liberia election: Court gives go ahead for run-off poll

Liberia’s Supreme Court has ruled that evidence of fraud during October’s first round of presidential elections was insufficient to merit a re-run. This means the final round of voting between the two leading candidates – ex-footballer George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai – can go ahead. The electoral commission will now set a date for the delayed vote. Liberty Party’s ...

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Gov’t’s e-Registration of businesses ‘complete farce’ – IMANI

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Policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has described as a complete farce, the electronic registration of businesses by the Registrar-General’s Department. According to the think tank’s President, Franklin Cudjoe, there is no significant difference between the old manual registration process and the newly introduced electronic system. The government in October 2017 launched the automated and online portal of the Registrar General’s ...

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Koforidua traders protest against relocation to new market [Photos]

More than 300 petty traders in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, took to the streets  on  Thursday morning, to protest the Juaben Municipal Assembly’s decision to relocate them from the streets to a newly constructed market. The traders, mostly women, were clad in red, as they marched through some principal streets of the regional capital, before presenting a petition to ...

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Graduate School of Governance and Leadership now Accra Business School

The Graduate School of Governance and Leadership (GSGL) will now be known as the Accra Business School. The new name of the school, according to its Founder and President, Bishop Titi-Ofei, reflects the school’s strategic direction and specialty in education provision. “..the name change which was recently approved by the National Accreditation Board reflects our strategic direction and is an emphasis ...

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Hundreds besiege ECG office over prepaid system challenges

Hundreds of angry customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) on Thursday besieged the Kwame Nkrumah Circle office of the company, following their inability to top up their prepaid cards over the past few days. The angry customers, some of whom had reported at the office earlier on Wednesday, formed long queues as they anticipate the resolution of the ...

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Celebration of Damba festival suspended in troubled areas

The Northern Regional Security Council has ordered the suspension of the celebration of this year’s annual Damba festival in troubled areas. The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, told Citi News the move is to prevent clashes in areas such as Bimbilla, Kalampor and Kafaba, where tensions are high. The festival started on Wednesday with Tamale being the host city. People ...

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Bitcoin surges above $14,000 to new high

Bitcoin crossed $14,000 (£10,460; €11,870) on Thursday, surging $2,000 in less than 24 hours. The cryptocurrency began the year below $1,000 but continues its sharp rise despite warnings of a dangerous bubble. Bitcoin hit the latest milestone during early trading in Asia, according to the website Coindesk.com. The new record high comes just days before the launch of bitcoin futures ...

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