Korle Bu board denies mismanaging funds


The Board of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital(KATH) has rejected allegations by some senior staff members of the hospital that it is mismanaging the hospital’s internally generated funds. The Senior Staff in a petition to the President Mahama accused the board and management of the hospital of among other things spending more than one million Ghana Cedis on luxury vehicles. ...

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Polytechnic students hit streets to protest POTAG strike


Students at the Cape Coast Polytechnic have embarked on a strike to pressure government to address the concerns of their teachers who are on strike. The Polytechnic teachers association of Ghana (POTAG) has been on strike for almost a week now after government failed to pay their book and research allowance for the 2013/2014 academic year. This decision has led to some polytechnic ...

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu ranked Africa’s 5th richest king – Forbes Magazine

Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Forbes Magazine has named Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as Africa’s 5th richest king. Forbes estimated Otumfuo’s net worth at $10 million dollars sourcing his wealth from his engagement in mining equipment, property and jewelry. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was ranked behind King Mohammed VI of Morocco whose wealth is estimated to be $2 billion dollars. The Forbes report said Otumfuo after ...

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Mason arrested in connection with Ash Town killing


A 20-year-old mason, David Kanponmah, has been arrested in connection with the recent Ashtown shooting incident that led to the death of a security man, Kwame Antwi. The suspect is said to be an accomplice of Taribo West, a suspect in the shooting incident. The Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent (C/Supt) Mrs Deborah Addison-Campbell, told newsmen in Kumasi yesterday ...

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Tertiary Institutions excluded from paying utility bills

Education Minister, Prof. Naana Opoku Agyeman

Government has rescinded its decision to pass on the full cost of utilities to public universities and other tertiary institutions. This was revealed by the Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang when the Ministry took its turn at the “Meet the Press” series in Accra. The decision was repealed after the Minister made a special submission to cabinet on ...

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Wreath laying to mark June 4

Ex-President Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings will today join cadres to mark the 35th anniversary of the June 4 1979 uprising. A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the Revolution Square in Accra to mark the day. A group of military men  toppled the government of the Supreme Military Council, a military regime, in a bloody coup on June 4, 1979 ...

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Senchi consensus if implemented will save economy – Kwesi Botchwey

Prof. Kwesi Botchwey

A former finance minister Prof Kwesi Botchwey is certain the implementation of the Senchi consensus will save the country from its current crisis. Ghana close to two years now has been facing some economic challenges including high inflation rate, rising budget deficit and increased cost of borrowing among others. Inflation currently stands at 14 .7 percent the highest rate since ...

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Pay second tier pension contributions or else… – TEWU warns gov’t


The Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU)  has raised issues with the non-payment of their second tier pension contributions by the Ghana Education Service (GES). TEWU is accusing the GES of failing to release the second tier contributions to the Union since the inception of the new pension scheme in 2011. Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy General Secretary of ...

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Two killed by armed robbers in C/R

armed robbery

Two people were reportedly killed by armed robbers on the main Cape Coast- Assin Fosu road on Monday. Speaking to an eyewitness, Citi News Central Regional correspondent Kwamena Bamfo Adjei gathered that a gang made up of six men set up barricades on the Assin Edubiase and Assin Nkwanta road, blocking the vehicles and attacking them. Passengers in over fifteen commercial vehicles ...

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NPP to embark on ya y3 mo d3n demo


The Ashanti Regional Branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will embark on a demonstration to protest the worsening energy situation in the country. The demonstration has been dubbed “ya y3 mo d3n demo” which literally means, “What have we done?” Ghanaians have been experiencing erratic power supply due to the failure of power generation companies to meet the nation’s ...

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