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Railway dev’t to cost $ 7.8 bn – Joe Ghartey

The Minister of Railway Development, Joe Ghartey has stated that Ghana will need an estimated 7.8 billion dollars to construct rail tracks. Although he clarifies that the figure was an estimate put together by consultancy firm “team engineers” in 2013, he asserts that the cost could possibly escalate which may increase government’s budget for the sector. Speaking to Citi Business News, the ...

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Let’s depart from mindset of aid, charity – Nana Addo

Ghanaians must believe in government’s ability to transform the economy and depart from the mindset of aid and handouts, President Nana Addo has advised. “We must believe in our capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts,” President Nana Addo said during the 17th General Assembly of the ...

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Kona Cafe & Grill apologises for assault of customer by bouncer

The Managment of Kona Cafe & Grill released a statement on its Facebook page apologising to a woman who was assaulted by one of its security personnel at the restaurant. The assault, which took place on Friday evening, saw the staff, a bouncer, slap the customer after a misunderstanding over the purchase of drinks. “We acknowledge the distress and embarrassment caused ...

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Retrieve $700k missing cash – Nitiwul orders Army

Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has directed his Ministry’s Audit Committee to retrieve some seven hundred thousand dollars lost through unexecuted projects. The Ghana Armed Forces between 2006 and 2009 awarded the seven hundred thousand dollar contract to some 4 contractors who failed to execute the contracts. Government’s efforts to retrieve the contract sums have however proved futile. The Defence Minister ...

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Boston march against right-wing rally draws thousands

Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have opposed the “Free Speech” rally in the US city of Boston that featured right-wing speakers. The rally on Boston Common, which attracted only a small crowd, disbanded early and the participants were escorted out by police. The organisers had said they would not give a platform to racism or bigotry. Tensions are high ...

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US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84, his family has announced. Gregory died at hospital in Washington DC after being admitted with an undisclosed illness. The family shared the news of their “enormous sadness” in a post on social media on Saturday. From the 1960s Gregory mocked racism in his stand-up routines. ...

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Banks collapse: Laid off workers will survive – Toma Imihere

The editor of the Financial Post newspaper, Toma Imihere, is optimistic the banking professionals, who will be casualties of the collapse of the Capital and UT banks will land on their feet. The growing financial industry is ripe to absorb the staff that will be laid off, Mr. Imihere said on The Big Issue. The top-level management of the two collapsed banks ...

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Ten things guys will only do when they are crazy about you

It’s not always easy to know when a guy is in love with us for real. But there are certain things he starts doing differently that gives him away. “How did you know I was in love with you, baby?” “Because you literally just jumped off a cliff.” “Oh yeah! Damn, I wondered if that would give me away.” Being ...

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Technical university teachers issue ultimatum over Governing Councils

Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) has given the government a one-week ultimatum to establish governing councils for the technical universities in the country else they would ‘advise themselves’. The General Secretary of the Association, Mr David Worwui-Brown, who addressed a press conference organized by the Association the 33rd Annual Congress at the Koforidua Technical University, said there are many ...

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Togo: Two killed in protests against ’50-year Gnassingbe dynasty’

Two protesters were killed and 13 others wounded in Togo on Saturday when security forces opened fire to break up demonstrations against the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty, the security ministry said. President Faure Gnassingbe has been in power in the West African country since the death in 2005 of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who had been at the helm for ...

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