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62% of Ghanaians ‘happy’ with NPP’s performance – UG Report

The Political Science Department of the University of Ghana says the Akufo Addo government’s approval rating in its first year, stands at 62%. In a research conducted by the Department which focused on democratic governance, 49% of the 5000 voters sampled, endorsed the Free Senior High School [SHS] programme, making it one of popular initiatives of the government. It was ...

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We didn’t lie about ‘reducing’ electricity tariffs – Agyarko

The Energy Ministry has described as false, claims by the Minority Spokesperson on Energy, Adams Mutawakilu, that it has not made any proposal to the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to reduce electricity tariffs, as captured in the 2018 budget. These proposals were meant to seek a revision of the tariff setting methodology and cost structure for power production. Responding to the ...

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Revealed: Why Ghana remains under-developed for decades

For many Ghanaians; young and old, living in this country can be hard because it often takes a lot to achieve very little, and living here can be short because emergency service is virtually non-existent. As Author Nana Awere Damoah puts it, “the best insurance policy in Ghana is the grace of God.” It is a truism to say that ...

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‘Mismanaged’ Spanner bus stop now open defecation area [Photos]

The Spanner bus stop along the Liberation Road in Accra seems to be growing into a convenient area for homeless persons to openly defecate following the failure of city authorities to deal with the growing level of waste there. The area, which is only a few meters away from the Kotoka International Airport, is among the many parts of Accra ...

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Israeli Ambassador writes on Jerusalem: Looking backward for the sake of the future

“Then Solomon began to build the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah” 2 Chronicles, 3:1, NKJV The Sankofa symbol expresses the instruction to turn backwards to history and tradition and take important knowledge and values, thus a better future will be built up. During this time of international discussion concerning Jerusalem, let us follow this principle and ...

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Republic Day: Speaker missing symbolism of July 1 – Mornah

The Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, believes the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye, is willfully rubbishing Ghana’s history with his call for a change in the date currently observed as Ghana’s Republic Day. This follows an article from the Speaker arguing that the date should be moved from July 1 to January 7. Prof. Ocquaye ...

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UK-born Ghanaian, Sam Gyimah is UK’s Universities & Science Minister

UK born Ghanaian, Sam Gyimah, has been made Universities and Science Minister of England in Theresa May’s government reshuffle. The new minister mentioned in a tweet on his page that he is looking forward to taking up the new role and facing any challenge head-on. “Off to my new role as Universities & Science Minister and looking forward to the ...

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GIBA, Beverages Association want alcohol ads ban reviewed

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has urged the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to review the ban on the advertisement of alcoholic beverages between 6am and 8pm. The FDA had earlier stated that it would strictly enforce the regulations that prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products on radio and television during the day. However, in an interview with ...

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Agogo: Injured security personnel transferred to KATH

Three of the security personnel who were allegedly shot by an unknown assailant in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region on Monday, have been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) for further medical treatment. One other officer has since been treated and discharged from the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital. The four were part of a task-force ...

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Kumasi: 32-yr old man allegedly stabbed to death by ‘jealous lover’

A 32-year old man, David Gyimah, has been stabbed to death at Tafo-Pankrono, a suburb of Kumasi. The deceased was pronounced dead after he was rushed to the Tafo Government Hospital. Police at Tafo-Pankrono have arrested an ex-boyfriend of the deceased’s girlfriend, Sulemana Gibril to assist in investigations. Suspect, Gibril is said to have gone to the house of his ...

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