Tag Archives: Awards

Thirty students receive 2017 Presidential BECE Award

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Thirty students drawn from the 10 regions of the country have received awards from President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for their academic excellence in the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Out of the 30 awardees, four are students with special needs; two visually impaired and two with hearing impairment. Each student took home a citation, certificate, plaque, a gold medal, ...

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I don’t need your awards; just emulate me – Martin Amidu

Nominee for the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has told Parliament’s Appointments Committee that although he has been called to receive awards for his activism against corruption and contribution to public service, he has always rejected such awards because for him, he joined government only to serve. His response follows a question asked by the Wa West Member ...

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‘Cash for seat’ scandal: Alan Kyerematen denies wrongdoing

The Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen has dismissed allegations of extortion by his outfit in the recent infamous ‘cash for seat’ scandal. According to him, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry and the organizers of the Ghana Expatriate Business Awards (GEBA) clearly spelt out which party was responsible for soliciting for sponsorship and collection of monies for the ...

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‘We must let NDC understand that we’re in power’ – Ahenkorah fumes

Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, has defended his verbal assault on NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, saying “we must let these people understand that we are in power”. The MP, who had been called on Eyewitness News on Tuesday after a near-fight encounter with ...

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Victoria Beckham receives OBE from Prince William

Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has received an OBE from Prince William for services to the fashion industry. Victoria, who was joined by her husband and parents for the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, was recognised for her 17-year career. Former heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill was made a Dame, and celebrated actor Mark Rylance received a knighthood. David Beckham, former England ...

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We aren’t racist – Grammys

Even Adele was shocked when she beat Beyonce in the best album category at the Grammys. “I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said as she (accidentally) broke it in two. Of course, she did accept it in the end; despite protesting that Beyonce was the more deserving winner. But the issue reignited claims the Grammys are racist – consistently ...

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