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Gov’t to honour Tetteh Quarshie with statue

President Akufo Addo has announced plans by the government to erect a statue in honour Tetteh Quarshie, the man who first brought a commercially viable cocoa to Ghana. The statue will be erected at Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout in Accra. According to the President, the move is to recognise the enormous contribution of Tetteh Quarshie to Ghana’s development. Speaking at a ...

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Akufo-Addo back home from India

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo arrived home on Monday after attending the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), held in New Delhi, India over the weekend. His attendance at the ISA Summit was at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron. The Summit, attended by 25 ...

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‘Gov’t will prioritize solar energy’ – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has pledged government’s commitment to prioritizing the use of solar energy. In a bid to successfully achieve this objective, the President indicated that government is in the process of developing projects aimed at increasing production and distribution of solar energy across the country. “On the basis of my country’s specific needs, Government is keen on ...

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Nana Addo to meet security heads over ‘upsurge’ in crime

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will later today [Monday], meet security chiefs in the country in the wake of upsurge in robbery incidents in some parts of the country. The President cut short his trip to the United States following public concerns in Ghana, over the seeming rise in armed robbery cases. This meeting comes on the back of a similar one ...

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‘We’ll strengthen Ghana’s security’ – Bawumia

dr bawumia at the mosque

Government has said it is taking decisive steps to address the recent spate of armed robberies and other security breaches in the country. These measures according to government include greater collaboration between the security agencies in order to aid intelligence gathering and crime prevention, while manpower challenges are being addressed. Ghanaians have therefore been urged to play a watchdog role ...

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Cancelling AMERI deal could cause judgement debt – Mutawakilu

The Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy, Adam Mutawakilu has warned that Ghana risks facing a significant judgement debt if the controversial AMERI power deal is cancelled. His comment comes in the wake of calls for the special committee, set up six months ago to investigate the deal, to present its report to Parliament. Mr. Mutawakilu, claimed that the  Committee ...

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Gov’t takes delivery of 34 ‘Mahama luxury cars’

Citi News can confirm that government over the weekend took delivery of Thirty Four [34] cars for the presidency, ten of which have bullet resistant exterior. Our sources say the luxury cars arrived on a Global African Airlines cargo plane. The presidential fleet contract was awarded by the John Mahama administration barely a week before they left office. The original ...

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June 3 disaster could happen again – Assemblyman warns

The June 3 disaster could happen again if Local Government authorities fail to institute measures aimed at desilting the Odaw River, Assembly Member for Odawna electoral area, Hendrik Kinna has said. Mr. Kinna made this known when he was queried by Eyewitness News Host, Umaru Sanda Amadu on measures government had taken to avert a similar disaster from recurring. It’s ...

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Sell UG Medical Centre to private entity – Casely-Hayford

Following the tussle between University of Ghana and government over the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre, anti corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford has suggested that the facility should be sold to a private entity to ensure its efficient management. Sources closely involved with the project had early on revealed to Citi News that an agreement was signed between ...

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Gov’t could return Gitmo 2 by withdrawing refugee status – Ayine

Government could withdraw the refugee status of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees and return them if their continuous stay is not in the interest of the country, former Deputy Attorney General under the Mahama administration, Dominic Ayine has suggested. His suggestion comes on the back of Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey’s assertion that the government has limited options because ...

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