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GAA Circuit: Hor Halutie steals the show in record-breaking fashion

Hor Halutie

Sprinters Hor Halutie, Duncan Agyemang and Sarfo Ansah, all set new championship records as the Ghana Athletics Association’s second circuit of the year came to a close at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium. The championship, held after Sekondi a month ago, served as the last opportunity for locally based athletes to qualify for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia in ...

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NPP polls suspended in 5 constituencies in W/R

Five constituencies in the Western Region are not participating in the ongoing New Patriotic Party [NPP] Constituency level elections in the Western Region. This is due to internal party wrangling among other factors. The five constituencies that have been suspended from holding the elections are Shama, Kwesiminstim, Ellembelle, Evalue Ajomoro Dwira and the Sekondi Constituencies all in the southern part of the ...

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Agogo: Aspirant arrested after firing gunshots at NPP polls

NPP Constituency Election

An aspirant for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) chairmanship position in the Asante Akyem North Constituency of the Ashanti Region, has been arrested by Police in Agogo. Edward Asadu, who was contesting his disqualification in the ongoing NPP constituency elections, was said to have stormed the venue with some well-built men to disrupt the process. He was also alleged to ...

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NPP N/R elections: 5 constituencies isolated over security concerns

NPP voting

For security reasons, five constituencies in the Northern Region have been isolated from the nationwide constituency elections which started today, Saturday February 24, 2018. These comprised Yunyoo, Bimbila, Daboya/Mankarigu, Nalerigu/Gambaga and Karaga, which have been identified as political hotspots. The first phase of the elections were held in 24 out of the 31 constituencies, and these included the four main ...

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JUSSAG launches health foundation with GH¢ 50,000

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) on Friday launched the “JUSAG Health Foundation,” with a seed capital of GH¢ 50,000 at a ceremony in Accra. The JUSAG Health Foundation intends creating a pool of funds that would be used to support staff and their relatives, and selected members of society, who have serious health conditions for which treatment ...

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Mahama slams gov’t over ‘high cost’ of fuel

John Mahama

Former President John Mahama has criticized the Akufo-Addo government for its inability to stabilize the price of petroleum products to the satisfaction of Ghanaian consumers. Mr. Mahama also warned that the high price of fuel, particularly Liquefied Petroleum Gas, had long-term degrading effects on the environment because of the cheaper, but more destructive alternative of charcoal. Speaking at the latest in ...

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REGSEC cautions Tamale radio stations over abuse of airwaves

Salifu Saeed

The Northern Regional Security Council [REGSEC], has cautioned management of Tamale based radio stations over the abuse of press freedom that is heightening tension in the Tamale Metropolitan Area. The Council is alarmed by some Muslim Clerics’ deliberate use of local radio stations to create tension in the area, hence the caution. Chairman of the REGSEC, Salifu Saeed in a ...

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GYEEDA Scandal: Pele, Assibit victims of ‘bigger rot’ – Mahama Ayariga

Abuga Pele and Assibit

Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit, who were imprisoned on Friday, February 23, 2018 for their role in the GYEEDA scandal, are only victims of agencies that were allowed to operate with various systemic failings, MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has said. In a statement responding to their conviction on The Big Issue, Mr. Ayariga said he was not going to ...

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Wrong mindset about crime hampering corruption fight – K.B Quantson

Former head of the Narcotics Control Board, K.B Quantson, has attributed the failure to completely root out corruption in the Ghanaian society to the attitudes of the general populace to criminality. According to him, corruption can only persist if there’s unwillingness from the people within the society to address criminality within their communities. He stated that despite the number of ...

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Be agents of change – Joyce Aryee urges GIJ students


Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, the Founder of Salt & Light Ministries, has urged postgraduate students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) to be agents of great change in their respective fields, in order to spur national development. Delivering the keynote address at the third congregation of the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SoGSaR) of the GIJ, on Friday, ...

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