Hosting US soldiers will trigger terror attacks – NDC

NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Ghana could become a target for extremists if the agreement with the United States of America for a defence cooperation arrangement that will allow the latter to have a military camp in Ghana is ratified. The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Asiedu Nketia, who said this at  the party’s news conference in Accra today [Thursday], indicated that the ...

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US soldiers won’t be in Ghana ‘permanently’ – Ambassador Jackson

US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, has explained that US troops expected to be stationed in Ghana will not be based permanently in the country. Although he failed to categorically mention the timelines for the departure of the troops, he said, “once the [military] exercise is over, the Americans will leave.” Many Ghanaians are crying foul over an agreement between ...

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uniBank to challenge takeover by BoG

Management of insolvent indigenous Ghanaian bank, uniBank, has indicated that it will work to reverse the takeover of the bank by the Bank of Ghana (BoG). According to the Reuters News Agency, management of uniBank is of the view that the BoG did not meet the requirement to notify them before announcing the takeover. A legal adviser to uniBank, Dominic ...

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Minority blocks c’ttee report on US ‘military camp’

The Minority in Parliament has blocked the laying before Parliament, the report of the Joint Committee on Defence and Interior and Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, on the agreement seeking to ratify the hosting of  US military troops in Ghana. In a brief protest between the two sides in Parliament today [Thursday], the leadership of the Majority said the report was ...

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Ailing Microfinance firms owe 700,000 depositors GHȼ740m – BoG

Bank of Ghana

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has revealed that 37 percent of licensed Micro Finance Institutions that entered 2018 are distressed or have collapsed. This has contributed to the GHȼ740.5 million which is owed to an estimated 705,396 depositors in distressed or folded up Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)  and Rural and Community Banks (RCBs). The BoG governor in a statement warned that ...

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Respect ban on corporal punishment – GES warns teachers

The Ghana Education Service [GES], has warned that teachers in both private and public schools who inflict Corporal punishment on students would be appropriately dealt with per the guidelines of the service. In a statement signed by the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Jacob A. M. Kor,  he said “it has come to their notice that the ban on corporal ...

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Wa Poly lecturers kick against Rector’s induction

Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Wa Polytechnic chapter of the Polytechnic Teachers Association of Ghana (POTAG), has called on the Governing Council of the institution to cancel an upcoming induction ceremony for its Rector, Owusu Marfo. This follows series of allegations of financial malfeasance and breaches of the procurement regulations leveled against him. Speaking to Citi News, the Local Chairman of POTAG, Damie Mubashir, ...

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Govt suspends import VAT on phones, day-old chicks, others

Government has suspended the charging of import VAT on some 64 commodity groups effective Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The decision was arrived at after extensive consultation between the government and various stakeholders. Citi Business News understands that the charges had been implemented since the 1st of March this year. The traders of such commodities comprising mobile phones, day old chicks, outboard motors ...

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Ayine suit sponsored by NDC officials – Amidu

Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, is convinced that Dominic Ayine, who has filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging his appointment, is being sponsored by officials of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Martin Amidu, who is a member of the party, said in his response to the suit brought against him that, the NDC officials are seeking to derail ...

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336 killed in over 2,000 accidents in just two months

The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has revealed that 336 people lost their lives in road accidents in the first two months of 2018. The Commission also stated that a total of 2,095 road crashes were recorded in January and February alone, representing a significant rise from the same period in 2017. Speaking to Citi News on the sidelines of ...

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