US ‘military base’ to be sited near Ghana’s Kotoka Airport

The Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, has said the proposed site to camp US military forces in Ghana will be close to Ghana’s premier Airport, Kotoka International Airport (KIA). This he said is because the military personnel as well as civilians “will not be stationed here.” “Soldiers who will be operating here are less than 200, and they will not be ...

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US not building ‘military base’ in Ghana – Nitiwul

Dominic Nitiwul

The Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, has clarified that the US government is not building a military base in Ghana. “It’s not a military base. We don’t even have enough space in the agreed area for them to put up big structures. It’s just around the airport area,” he stated. According to Nitiwul, it is only a facility to camp ...

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Stop Rawlings now or forget 2020 – Victor Smith to NDC

A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Victor Smith, has called on the leadership of his party to call the party’s Founder, Jerry John Rawlings to order, or pay for it dearly in the 2020 general elections. Rawlings, in the last few years, has been criticizing some members of the NDC at the least opportunity. According to ...

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Highlife legend CK Mann passes on

CK Mann

Ghanaian music legend, Charles Kofi Mann, popularly known in music circles as CK Mann, has passed away. His death which occurred at the GHAPOHA hospital in Takoradi at about 7 am on Tuesday, 20th March 2018, was announced by his son Albert Ato Mann to Citi News’ Obrempong Yaw Ampofo. The music legend has been battling some medical conditions in recent ...

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Gov’t signs MoU to host US ‘military base’ in Ghana

US soldiers arrived from Afghanistan wal

It has emerged that the Government of Ghana has sent to Parliament for ratification, a Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation between Ghana and the United States, that will give the Americans some space in the country to set up a camp for its military forces. The document sighted by said Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding on March 8, ...

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Ackon-Mensah asks: Central Region, a helpless victim of unplanned projects?

The John Evans Atta Mills Presidential Library in Cape Coast

Its diverse national accolades have in the past and recent years, been contrasted with very unfortunate tags on itself. It is the fourth poorest region in the country despite its agriculture, fishing and the high level of brisk business which goes on in one of its towns, which is arguably the most expanding urban area in West Africa, Kasoa. The ...

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New national ID rollout to begin in April – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has assured that the National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin the rollout of processes for the issuance of the new National Identification Card in April, 2018. In the latest assurance on this project, Dr. Bawumia said enough measures have been put in place to ensure a successful roll-out of the identification cards system. The National ...

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Eugenia writes: Talking our way to a cleaner Accra

Accra is the new London. Apparently, all those making a fuss over a dirty Accra are crying over nothing because our capital is “clean” and “neat”. Simple. This is the belief of the owner of the biggest sanitation company in Ghana, Zoomlion Company Limited. In his words, “When you look on the streets now, everywhere is clean, everywhere is neat. ...

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RTI Bill can’t be passed before Parliament’s break on Friday – Inusah

Alhaji Inusah Fuseini

A Ranking Member of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Inusah Fuseini has downplayed the possibility of the Right to Information (RTI) bill being passed before Friday when Parliament rises for recess. He said the limited days available to the house makes it impossible for it to consider the bill even if it is filed under a certificate of ...

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Nana Addo justifies creation of new districts

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has hit back at critics who say the creation of new districts and municipalities is unnecessary. The President said the creation of new districts will bring development to the doorstep of many and deepen Ghana’s democratic processes. The government has received some criticism over the creation of 38 new districts and municipalities across the country. But speaking before ...

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