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NPP, NDC ‘fight’ over allocation of Kotokuraba stores

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It appears the new Cape Coast Kotokuraba Market edifice will remain idle for a while longer as the political tussle over its allocation rages on between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central Region. Market women have been left stranded for a long time, not getting access to stores, because of the ...

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Gov’t extends digital migration deadline to 2018

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The over 25 million Ghanaians who are expecting to enjoy 100 percent digital TV viewing experience this year, 2017 would have to wait a little longer as the deadline for the migration from analog to digital broadcasting has been shifted to 2018. The erstwhile Mahama government promised to attain this feat by September 2017 but the current Minister of Communications, ...

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Prestea collapsed pit: 22 trapped victims given mass burial

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The 22 illegal miners who were trapped in a Galamsey pit at Prestea in the Western Region have been given a mass burial after a search and rescue team indicated that their bodies could not be retrieved. Confirming the development to Citi News the Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister Benito Owusu Bio also said the site had been closed down ...

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Nana Addo commissions FPSO Kufuor

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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) John Agyekum Kufuor to formally kick-start the production of oil in commercial quantities from the Sankofa Gye-Nyame Fields. The symbolic ceremony was done offshore by the President turning the production valve of the FPSO and opening a Subsea Well Choke. A durbar of chiefs, government officials, ...

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Ghana@60 committee claims ‘curious’ – Chief Moomen

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Playwright Chief Moomen, has described as untrue claims made by Chairman of the Ghana@60 Anniversary Planning Committee, Ken Amankwah over the delayed payment for the production of his Wogbejeke play for the anniversary celebrations. Days after Chief Moomen claimed that the committee had refused to pay him the remaining amount he charged for the Wogbejeke performance in March, 2017, Mr. Amankwah ...

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Chief Moomen had no formal contract with us – Ghana@60 C’ttee

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Chairman of the Ghana@60 Anniversary Planning Committee, Ken Amankwah, has responded to allegations by playwright Chief Moomen that the committee owes him part payment of his fee for their Wogbejeke performance at the anniversary celebrations. In two separate Facebook posts last week, Chief Moomen, the producer and writer of the Wogbejeke theatrical performance, had remonstrated his displeasure with the situation ...

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Dear Nana Addo: Is this your best shot?

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Dear Nana Addo! When you won the elections, my NDC friends warned me against believing that your presidency would be different. They said all politicians were the same while I argued that you’d be different because you’ve had years to reflect and plan for the presidency, and that there was no way you were going to squander the chance to ...

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NGOs make moves to stop bauxite mining in Atiwa Forest

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The Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Against Mining in the Atiwa Forest Reserve, has said it will petition the International Union For Conservation of Nature, to stop attempts by Government to allow the mining of bauxite in parts of the forest as part of a 15 billion dollar arrangement with China. Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has explained that, as ...

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Parliament approves GH¢2.2m for NHIS

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

Parliament has approved the formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2017. A total of 2.2 million Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the NHIS which has struggled in recent times due to delays in the release of funds, forcing service providers owed by the Scheme to withdraw their services. Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, ...

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We’ll prosecute UCC students impregnating teenagers – Gender Dept.

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Students of the University of Cape Coast who impregnate underage girls will be arrested and prosecuted, the Department of Gender in the Central Region has warned. The caution comes on the back of a survey by the National Service Personnel Association in the Central Region, which concluded that some male students of UCC were engaging young girls in the University ...

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