Author Archives: Marian Efe Ansah

Gov’t yet to decide on tow tax implementation

Ministerial Vetting

Government is awaiting the report of Parliament’s Committee on Road and Transport before taking a decision on the controversial tow tax. The mandatory levy for vehicle users to tow broken down vehicles was suspended last month after pressure from the public and civil society. It is unclear when the report of the committee would be ready. After briefing Parliament on ...

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Highlife legend Paapa Yankson passes on


Celebrated highlife artiste, Paapa Yankson has passed away. Confirming his death to Citi News, Paapa Yankson’s eldest son, Silas Yankson said his father died at 9am on Friday, July 21, 2017 in the presence of his wife at home. “Just this morning at exactly 9am am my mum called me and told me he had passed on. He died in the ...

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NAC Breda re-sign Ghana winger Thomas Agyepong on loan from Manchester City


Ghana winger Thomas Agyepong has returned to promoted Dutch Eredivisie side NAC Breda on loan from Manchester City. Agyepong excelled last season on a season-long loan deal where he scored three goals in 27 matches. The Ghana international will train with the Bredaners on Friday. “By attracting Thomas, we know exactly what qualities we need to pick up,” NAC Breda ...

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On Baby Jet, Astro Turf, and how to dash big money [Article]


As a Ghanaian and a Bleeobi, I have nothing but respect, admiration, and appreciation for Asamoah Gyan for his generosity and civic responsibility to fund the Accra Academy Sports Centre (Shieeeeee, Astro Turf and things). To make lasting impact, however, his donation must outlive him. Will it? One Friday afternoon about three months ago, the security guard at a friend’s ...

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Gov’t didn’t spend GHC 5.2 m on Ghana@60 – C’ttee Chairman

Chairman of Ghan @60 Committee, Ken Amankwah

Chairman of the Ghana 60 years on committee, Ken Amankwah has said that the 5.26 million cedis the Committee received from the government was spent on the Independence Day parades and not Ghana@60 events. His clarification follows a Deputy Finance Kwaku Kwarteng’s briefing to Parliament that government had allocated over 3 million cedis from its coffers, with an additional allocation of over ...

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Star Wars Monopoly finally includes Rey in the US


Rey has finally been included in Star Wars Monopoly sets in the US, nearly two years after the game was first released. It originally only came with four male characters and no females. The campaign to get Rey included started in 2015, when an eight-year-old girl wrote an open letter to the company behind it. But despite Hasbro agreeing to ...

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Google Maps adds the International Space Station


The International Space Station has become the first “off planet” addition to Google Maps’ Street View facility. Astronauts helped capture 360-degree panoramas of the insides of the ISS modules, as well as views down to the Earth below. Some of the photography features pop-up text descriptions, marking the first time such annotations have appeared on the Maps platform. This is ...

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AIDS deaths halve as more get drugs


Deaths linked to Aids have halved in a decade, official figures shows. The condition, which is caused by HIV, used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) showed deaths had fallen from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million last year. It said the ...

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Allegations against me ‘bogus’– Charlotte Osei

Charlotte Osei, EC Chairperson

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei has rubbished allegations of financial malfeasance leveled against her by some employees of the Commission. The employees have accused Mrs. Osei of corruption,  breaching public procurement regulations and disregarding administrative procedures in her management of the electoral body. They therefore petitioned the President to dismiss her. But Mrs Osei in a ...

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Interior Minister sued over ‘unlawful’ deportation of Indian national

Ambrose Dery, Interior Minister

An Accra High court will today [Friday] hear a case brought against Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry and the Comptroller General of Immigration, Kwame Sakyi by an Indian national who is contesting his deportation from Ghana. Mr Ashok Kumar Sivaram who had lived in the country for a number of years is accusing the two officials of unlawfully deporting him over ...

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