Author Archives: Marian Efe Ansah

Road Fund ‘hijacked’ by UBA over Ghc1.5bn loan – Karbo

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The Deputy Minister of Roads and Transport, Anthony Karbo, has revealed that the previous administration secured over GHC 1.5 billion loan from UBA to pay road contractors. According to Mr. Karbo, the previous administration’s decision to secure this loan, has led to releases to the Road Fund being hijacked by UBA. “Last year [2016], the fund committed itself to a ...

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Domino’s pizza shop sex: Bridlington couple guilty


A couple had sex against the counter of a pizza delivery shop as staff worked in its kitchen, a court has heard. Daniella Hirst, 29, and Craig Smith, 31, were captured on CCTV in the Domino’s shop in Scarborough in February. Hirst, of Bridlington, pleaded guilty to outraging public decency and Smith, of Bridlington, was found guilty in his absence. ...

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We’ve no money to fix Accra-Tema motorway now – Karbo


The Deputy Minister for Roads and Transport, Anthony Karbo, has attributed government’s inability to fix some roads including the Tema Motorway to lack of funds. There have been several calls on government to complete the interchange and fix other portions of the Tema Motorway which many motorists say is in a deplorable state. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. ...

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EOCO probes GPHA IT Manager over alleged project cost inflation


The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), has begun investigations into the award of procurement and usage of information technology (IT)-related projects of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), from 2014 to the early part of 2017. This follows the interdiction of the GPHA’s IT Manager, Mr. David Boison, who is said to have been implicated in an investigative ...

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Nana Dankwa releases debut book ‘Confessions of a Ghanaian Girl’


Writer Nana Kesewaa Dankwa has fulfilled her lifelong desire of authoring books with the release of her debut work titled ‘Confessions of a Ghanaian Girl’. The book is a documentation of what spurs the majority of the things in her life, about Ghana, womanhood and mankind. “The book is to give readers a glimpse into what it means to be ...

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Wa, Bolga poly to be reassessed for conversion to universities

Professor Kwesi Yankah

The National Council for Tertiary Education will reassess the Wa and Bolgatanga polytechnics to determine their readiness for conversion into technical universities in December 2017, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, has said. Dr Prempeh said government remained fully committed to promoting tertiary education as a means of equipping its citizens with the requisite tools vital for national development. ...

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Game of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick wants to open up ‘closed shop’ film industry


After starring in Game of Thrones and a string of indie films, Ellie Kendrick is one of British acting’s rising stars. She’s also doing her bit to give underrepresented young talent a leg up. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know – and that’s particularly true in the film and TV industries, according to Kendrick. When it comes ...

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Lukaku asks Man Utd fans to ‘move on’ from chant


Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku says he wants the club’s fans to “move on” from their controversial chant about him. Anti-discrimination group Kick It Out have described the lyrics, about the size of the 24-year-old’s penis, as “offensive and discriminatory”. “Great backing since I joined #MUFC,” Lukaku was quoted as saying on United’s official Twitter account. “Fans have meant well with their songs but ...

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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains


Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus – making it harder for HIV to resist its effects. The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi. The International Aids Society said ...

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Facebook to share Russia-linked political adverts with investigators


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says his company will share 3,000 Russia-linked political adverts with US investigators. He also pledged to make political advertising more transparent on his network in future. “We will work with others to create a new standard for transparency for online political ads,” he said in a live address on his Facebook profile. He said political advertising ...

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