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NDC’s 2016 Manifesto: Mahama’s strategy for agric sector [Infographic]

The overbearing impact of climate change on farming activities in Ghana,old methods of farming and the lack of investment in the sector, have combined to literally cripple the once vibrant sector. President John Mahama during his presentation of the highlights of the National Democratic Congress’ 2016 manifesto said, if he is re-elected in the December 7 general elections, he will ...

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Gov’t not committed enough to SADA – CSOs

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups in the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) zone, says government is not showing ample committment to the development agenda for the area; and has practically shunned its responsibilities to the people in the savannah areas. Addressing a press conference in Accra, the Executive Secretary of the coalition, Bismark Adongo, said even though they welcome the new management ...

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Railway workers to embark on demo over salary arrears

The Ghana Railway Workers Union has told Citi Business News it will soon hit the streets to press on government pay salary arrears owed to its workers. The union declared a strike on Thursday after a meeting with the National Labour Commission (NLC),and the Ministry of Transport proved unproductive. The union, last week threatened to embark on a strike on ...

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NPP sets October 8 for manifesto launch in Tamale

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has finally set October 8, for its manifesto launch in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale. The party delayed in releasing the manifesto for the 2016 elections on suspicion that their main contender, the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) will plagiarize their ideas. Even ahead of the event, they have accused the NDC of ‘stealing’ their ...

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3 more Ghanaian athletes leave for schools in US – GAA

After a fine season that saw many of the country’s athletes achieve important career milestones, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) has announced that Martin Owusu-Antwi, Safia Bright and Agnes Abrokwah have taken up college scholarships in the USA as of the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The trio have already left Ghana for their new schools and will ...

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Trafigura, Vitol, others selling dirty diesel to Africa – Swiss NGO

Ghanaian Civil society group, the African Centre for Energy Policy, ACEP, has revealed through its partners, a Swiss NGO, Public Eye, how Swiss commodity trading firms are exporting what they call ‘dirty diesel’ to Africa. ACEP in a statement signed by its Deputy Executive, Benjamin Boakye, made this known in a report it launched on Thursday, September 15, titled “Dirty Diesel”, published by ...

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Commercial drivers threaten strike over BRT system

Some commercial drivers within the Accra metropolis have threatened to embark on strike on Monday, September 19, in protest against the introduction of the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system. The drivers, who operate under a new union known as the Committed Drivers Association (CDA), have complained that the BRT will eventually drive them out of business. Spokesperson for the drivers, Francis ...

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Mahama woos Abossey Okai spare parts dealers [Photos]

President John Dramani Mahama has taken his campaign tour  of the Greater Accra Region, to the Abossey Okai spare parts dealers enclave in the Ablekuma Central constituency. The President, sought to woo the spare parts dealers ahead of the 2016 general election, in an area which is largely the stronghold of the opposition NPP. President Mahama is today [Thursday], touring parts of Accra ...

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NDC, NPP encouraging hate speech, violence – Mornah

The Peoples National Convention’s (PNC) National Chairman, Bernard Mornah, has accused the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of encouraging hate speech that could lead to violence ahead of the December elections. According to him, the hate speech exhibited by some leading members of the two major political parties exposes their desperation for power at all ...

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Komenda Omanhen lauds Nduom for job creation

The Omanhen (Paramount Chief) of the Komenda Traditional Area, Nana Kojo Kru II, has commended the Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, for all the massive developments that he has brought to the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA) municipality. According to Nana Kojo Kru II, there is no illustrious person in KEEA that can be ...

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