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GIFEC rolls out project to extend telecom services to rural areas

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has rolled out 54 Rural Telephony Project (RTP) sites to help extend the coverage of wireless mobile telephone services to rural communities nationwide. A statement signed by Ms Veronica Commey, Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, GIFEC, said all 54 sites are currently operational. The project, which is being undertaken in collaboration between GIFEC, ...

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Be neutral – Minister tells public servants

Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, has urged public servants to be professional in the discharge of their work and continually serve the country with patriotism, neutrality, fairness and loyalty when government changes hands. He said the service was a noble profession and that there was the need for them to guard against any acts that would ...

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Renew confidence in Ghana – Christian Council to Ghanaians

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) is urging Ghanaians to renew their confidence in the country this New Year. The General Secretary of the Council, Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong in a statement copied to citifmonline.com, said 2017 presents new opportunities as well as challenges, and as such, the country must do well to handle these well to ensure it makes progress. “One ...

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Police Commander reassigned over unprofessional conduct

The Police Commander at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) station in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, has been reassigned following the unprofessional manner in which he handled a car selling syndicate case. ASP Peter Insiah has been moved to head the Community Police Unit of the Ghana Police Service at the Ashanti Regional Headquarters. According to the ...

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I wanted to leave Chelsea in summer – Diego Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has said he wanted to leave the club in the summer. Costa joined the Blues for £32m in 2014, and was understood to be close to a return to former club Atletico Madrid after a difficult 2015-16 campaign. The Spain international has since scored 14 Premier League goals, as Chelsea have taken a six-point lead courtesy ...

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Ghana to return to era of prosperity – Nana Addo

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo is hopeful Ghana will return to the era of prosperity as he takes over the administration of the country from January 7, 2017. “It’s time that Ghana went to an era of prosperity so that all our people can feel the goodness of this country and that is what hopefully is coming this year. Oneness of purpose; and ...

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What is What? The heart of leadership [Article]

To be the leader of a country is no joke. You have all kinds of issues coming at you all day. As a professor of mine always used to say, it’s like sipping water from a fire hose. But every now and then something should come across your desk that makes you go “Whaaaat?” Something so shocking to your system ...

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John Mahama’s retirement package [Infographic]

President John Mahama will be leaving office on January 7, 2017 to be succeeded by President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo. Ahead of his exit, the Presidential Emoluments Committee on the conditions of Article 71 office holders has made some recommendations on the package he should be given for his retirement. The recommendations, which have already been approved by Parliament, includes the payment of ...

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Manhunt after dozens killed in Istanbul nightclub attack

Police in Istanbul are hunting for a gunman who opened fire at a well-known nightclub, killing at least 39 people. The attack happened at Reina nightclub early on Sunday, as hundreds of revellers marked the new year. Officials say some 15 foreigners were killed, including citizens from Israel, France, Tunisia, Lebanon, India, Belgium, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. The attacker left ...

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Akufo-Addo names Frimpong-Boateng as Science and Technology minister

The President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced that Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, one of Africa’s renowned heart surgeons, will be his Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, when he officially assumes office on January 7, 2017. He made the announcement at the 36th annual technological exhibition of the Apostle Kantanka Technology Centre on Sunday, January 1. “Science, technology and innovation are ...

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