Presidential taskforce to check landlords,property owners


Government will, in the next few weeks, institute a presidential taskforce to clamp down on landlords and property owners, who charge rent in foreign currencies. “The major rationale behind the taskforce formation is to en­sure that landlords and property owners do not overcharge their tenants especially in foreign currencies as the practice is contrary to the rent law,” a document cited ...

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2014 Hajj will be better – Mahama

President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that the Ghana Pilgrimage Office and the Hajj Committee are working ahead of schedule to make this 2014 Hajj pilgrimage a “better organized one than last year.” According to the President, though “last year’s Hajj was well executed,” Ghana “would see an even better one this year” because of the “foreign arrangement s and ...

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Statement: Akufo-Addo sends best wishes to all Muslims

Nana Addo

This is to congratulate all Muslims across the country for a successful completion of the month long Ramadan fast. On behalf of my wife Rebecca and myself, I send you best wishes, and by extension all Muslims across the world, as you celebrate the annual Eid ul-Fitr festival on Monday, August 28. The Eid ul-Fitr celebration commemorates the end of ...

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Statement: Rawlings, Nana Konadu greet Muslims

Rawlings and Nana

Nana and I extend our best wishes to all Muslims in Ghana and beyond on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr which falls today. Your celebration today is the conclusion of a month-long sacrifice of fasting aimed at seeking Allah’s strength and guidance in our daily affairs. As you break your fast and congregate today to offer prayers for unity, love and ...

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Abudus defy Yendi Security Council order


An attempt by the Yendi Municipal Security Council to stop the Abudu Royals from celebrating this year’s Eid-ul fetir festival in Yendi has fallen flat. Citi News intercepted a letter signed by Chairman of the Yendi Municipal Security Council, Issah Zakariah who sought to ban the Abudu Royals from celebrating the festival. In response, the Abudus Regent, Boling-Lana Mahamadu Abdulai ...

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2,300 Togolese refugees opt for integration


The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has described as false claims by sections of the media that there is an outbreak of Ebola in Kumasi. The directorate also denied claims that an Ebola patient was currently on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Rumours of the outbreak of the disease were rife in Kumasi last Saturday after some residents ...

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Prophetess killed by suspected armed robbers


Two suspected armed robbers shot dead a prophetess after they had robbed her household at Sowutuom in Accra last Friday. Prophetess Agnes Agyei Koomson, 50, the Founder of the Grace Saviour Ministry, was allegedly shot in the right eye by one of the robbers, while one of the assistants of the church, Mr Prince Oduro, 24, sustained gunshot wounds in ...

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NPP wishes Muslims happy Eid-Ul-Fitr

Kwabena Agyapong is General Secretary of the NPP

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) is wishing all Muslims in the country a happy Eid-Ul-Fitr as they join more than a billion others around the globe to mark the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is one of the major religious obligations that every Muslim must observe; it is a period of deep supplication and renewal with Allah. A statement signed by ...

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Northern Muslim Clerics pray for peace and prosperity

muslims praying

Muslims Clerics in the Northern Regional capital Tamale have ended the 2014 Ramadan Quranic recitation dubbed the “Tafsir” with a call for peace and stability. They also called for divine intervention on the nation’s broken economy which has demoralized the masses. Some of them paid for airtime on radio and television networks to reach out to Muslims around the globe. ...

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Brothel destroyed at Madina

Jigijigi EDT

The Police and the La-Nkwantang-Madina Municipal Assembly, on Friday demolished a number of structures being occupied by squatters and also serving as a brothel, behind the Redco Flats and the Ghana National Fire Service Unit at Madina, Accra. The six-hour exercise was supervised by Richard Asante, Municipal Engineer, and 40 police personnel under the command of Superintendent Kwesi Annor Arhin, ...

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