Student hangs herself over unpaid school fees


A second-year day student of the Agona Swedru School of Business (SWESBU), Miss Lvy Owusu was on Monday found hanging in an uncompleted building at Agona Swedru. A Police spokesman pleading anonymity who made this known to newsmen at Agona Swedru on Tuesday, said the mother of the girl, Madam Ekua Amoafowah told them that the girl did not go ...

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NDC grabs extra $490m; pushes external debt to $12b

President John Mahama

Ghana’s borrowing streak, which has become a subject of debate in recent days, continues unabated. Parliament was last Friday compelled to approve various loan agreements sourced from its development partners by the government, totaling US$495,788,879. However, the approval did not escape criticism from the Minority, which demanded value for money in such agreements. Among the projects are Phase 1 of ...

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Human body parts dumped in Tanzania


Eight people from a Tanzanian medical institute have been arrested after 85 bags containing body parts were found in the port city of Dar es Salaam. A police officer told the BBC that human limbs, fingers, ribs and skulls were in the bags, discovered in a landfill site in the Bunju suburb. Some of the bags contained surgical instruments and ...

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Manhean MP accuses NPP of masterminding demo

Residents of Manhean demonstrating

The Member of Parliament for Amasaman, Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea is accusing the New Patriotic Party executives in his constituency of orchestrating Monday’s demonstration at Manhean. Some residents in the constituency demonstrated on Monday to protest the deplorable state of roads and drainage in the area. But according to Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea, his investigation indicates that  leadership of the NPP ...

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Local investors out-muscled in PPPs

Rashid Pelpuo

Local investors have had to play second-fiddle to their foreign counterparts in the financing of huge infrastructure projects under government’s Public Private Partnership programme. This is attributable to the inability of local investors to mobilise the huge funds required for these big-ticket transactions. Rashid Pelpuo, Minister of State responsible for government’s PPP initiatives, said in an interview that the PPP ...

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Gov’t declares July 28 a public holiday

Kwesi Awhoi

The Ministry of the Interior has declared Monday, July 28, 2014 as a Public Holiday. A statement signed by Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister for the Interior on Monday said the day marks the celebration of Eidul Fitr. “The general public is hereby reminded that Monday 28 July, 2014, which marks the celebration of Eidul-Fitr is a Statutory Public Holiday and should ...

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SFO investigates price rigging in foreign exchange market


The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into allegations of price rigging in the £3tn-a-day foreign exchange market. The probe will look into allegations of “fraudulent conduct”, the director of the SFO said in a statement. Around 15 international agencies are investigating allegations of collusion and price manipulation. It is alleged that traders used online chatrooms to plan ...

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Don’t use MH17 crash for politics – Putin


President Vladimir Putin defied international anger over Russia’s alleged role in the shooting down of a Malaysian jetliner as the U.S. and Europe threaten further sanctions against his increasingly isolated country. As leaders from London to Washington signaled Putin risks becoming a pariah, the Russian leader suggested they were playing politics. At the site of the crash in eastern Ukraine, armed pro-Russian ...

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3,179 ghost names deleted from national payroll


The Controller and Accountant Generals Department (CAGD) deleted 3,179 ghost names from the pay rolls of public institutions in Greater Accra alone between April and June this year. This was as a result of the implementation of the Electronic Salary Payment Voucher System (E-SPV) system. This was disclosed by Ms Grace Adzroe, Controller and Accountant General, at this year’s Annual ...

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Railway workers begin nationwide strike

The  Achimota railway station when Citi News visited Monday morning

Trains across the country are parked as rail workers begin a nationwide strike to protest poor conditions of service on Monday. The workers say their protest is to demand better conditions of service. The  workers  say after decades of service with the company even senior still receive meagre salaries. Speaking to Citi News the General Secretary of the Railway workers ...

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