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Newspaper headlines: Thursday, April 6, 2017

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#StopGalamseyNow: Selling our birth right in the guise of trade [Article]

It is a glaring scenario and reality that for many years, we have succeeded in selling our birth right to foreigners. Particularly, in recent times, we seem to have sold it to the Chinese, who have taken over our country. These Asians have become synonymous with illegal mining activities popularly known as Galamsey. Documentaries on television and radio stations in ...

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Minority boycott hypocritical – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

The Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, has described as hypocritical the minority’s decision to boycott sittings of Parliament’s Appointments Committee. According to him, the minority members still participate in other meetings of the House and therefore he finds it strange why it has decided to stay out of the Appointments Committee’s sittings. The Minority members on the Appointments Committee of Parliament ...

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Corruption fueling galamsey – Anti-corruption coalition

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition, has stated that illegal mining continues to boom in the country because of corruption. According to the coalition, there are a number of instances where duty bearers accept bribes and fail to discharge their duties as expected of them thus giving room for the illegality to thrive. Speaking on the on the Citi Breakfast Show on ...

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Minister defends Policewoman who ‘insulted’ Wa residents

The Upper West Regional Minister, Alhassan Sulemana, has taken a rather soft stance on the case involving a Police Officer, Believe Amedzro, who is under fire for insulting and making what some consider ethnocentric comments against some residents of Wa. Following the shooting of a 23-year-old civilian, some residents of Wa protested against police, pelting stones and blocking roads which ...

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MPs concerned about youth alcoholism

Parliamentarians have stressed the need for the nation to adopt legislations to regulate alcohol advertisement to reduce the rising incidence of alcoholism among the youth. “It is better to build the youth than to mend the men of old,” Mr Ernest Norgbey, Member of Parliament (MP) of Ashaiman said in a statement on the floor. He said the initiation of ...

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Rahman writes: Kwesi Appiah’s Black Stars return; why it happened

The Second coming of Kwesi Appiah as head coach of Ghana Black Stars is probably the worst kept secret in the annals of Ghana football. Thirty-One (31) months ago, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) parted ways with Kwesi Appiah on a very dramatic note. Dramatic in the sense that when the public was outraged by the team’s performance at Brazil ...

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Shatta Wale to perform at 06 Empire Entertainment Records launch

A host of Ghanaian entertainers are set to thrill patrons of the Vienna City Nightclub in Kumasi on April 22. D Black, Shatta Wale, Flowking Stone, King Promise, Tiffany, Kojo Cue and Lil Shaker will be at the nightclub for the launch of the 06 Empire entertainment Records. The event, which has been dubbed ‘The Biggest Launch of 06 Empire’ ...

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Maritime Authority boss visits stakeholders in Western Region

The new Director General of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Kweku Owusu, has paid a day’s working visit to institutions and agencies that operate in the maritime industry in the Western Region. His maiden visit, since his appointment this year, was to familiarize with agencies under the authority’s watch and to have firsthand information on the issues confronting the maritime space. ...

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AID GHANA donates to autistic children to mark Autism Awareness Month

A community empowerment group, AID Ghana, has made donations of various items including stationery, learning and teaching materials and toiletries to the Autism Awareness Care and Training (AACT), to mark this year’s Autism Awareness Month of April. Speaking at a brief ceremony to present the items, President of the group, Richmond Adu-Worae, called for more sensitization of the general public ...

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