Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

We’ll cooperate with UN probe into Ghanaian peacekeepers – Police

The Police Administration has said it will cooperate fully with UN investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct against some members of a Ghanaian police unit working with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The Police Administration has also requested the UN to allow it to send a three-man team to also look into the claims. In a statement released after ...

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C/R: Woman dies hours after winning NPP constituency election

The New Patriotic Party’s  Women’s Organiser in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese constituency, Elizabeth Gaisie, has died, just a few hours after being re-elected to the position on Saturday. She died in the evening at the Abura Dunkwa District Hospital, minutes after being sworn in. The late Madam Gaisie was the incumbent Women’s Organiser and also stood unopposed in the elections for new constituency ...

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Ayariga threatens to sue state agencies acting without Parliament’s approval

MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga

Following the conviction of Abuga Pele and Philip Assibit over the GYEEDA scandal, the MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, will, next week, start a chain of events that may result in an injunction at the Supreme Court against the operations of a number of state agencies. Mr. Ayariga has said he will move against every state agency exercising “unfettered ...

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China proposes to let Xi Jinping extend presidency beyond 2023

Xi Jinping became Chinese president in 2013 and is currently due to step down in 202

China’s governing Communist Party has proposed removing a clause in the constitution which limits presidencies to two five-year terms. The move would allow the current President Xi Jinping to remain as leader after he is due to step down. There had been widespread speculation that Mr Xi would seek to extend his presidency beyond 2023. Party congress last year saw ...

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Man feared dead in car accident on Airport-Madina road

Accra-Madina Accident1

At least one person is feared dead in a car accident on the Airport-Madina road. According to an eyewitness who spoke to Citi News, the accident happened at about 4: 45 am on Sunday morning when a salon car crashed into a cargo truck with Togolese markings. “The truck was overloaded. We were here and we saw this truck hit the ...

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NDC will win 2020 polls and ‘free’ Abuga Pele – Nii Lante

Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodio, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye, has indicated the resolve of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win the general elections in 2020 and ensure the release of former fellow NDC MP, Abuga Pele. Mr. Vanderpuye stressed the NDC’s morale remains high ahead of the 2020 elections despite the incarceration of Pele, adding that the party ...

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National Board of Small Scale Industries calls for apprentices

National Board of Small Scale Industries

The National Board of Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has called for applications from unemployed youth in the country for enrollment into its Apprenticeship Into Entrepreneurship Programme aimed at curbing the unemployment situation in the country. The program which was launched in Hohoe yesterday, was started in 2015 with about 720 beneficiaries is the brainchild of the Hohoe Office of the ...

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NPP polls: 800 ‘stranded’ at Wa after voting materials delay

NPP Constituency Election

Over 800 delegates of the New Patriotic Party in the Wa Central constituency of the Upper West region who turned up for their constituency elections at the Wa Secondary Technical School are yet to start voting due to delays in the arrival of voting materials. Voting was originally scheduled to start at 10 am today but could not commence because ...

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GIJ can’t survive without aid – Acting Rector

Ghana Institute of Journalism

The Acting Rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism, Dr Modestus Fosu on Thursday called for financial and logistical support from the Government and other stakeholders to aid the progress of the Institute, saying it cannot survive without aid. He said while Ghana, and indeed, Africa’s quest to be independent of aid was laudable, the same could not be said ...

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UN probing Ghanaian peacekeepers over alleged sexual exploitation

UN Peacekeepers

Some members of a Ghanaian police unit working with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan are being investigated for breaching the UN’s sexual exploitation and abuse rules. The unit in question has also been recalled, according to a statement from the UN Mission. The investigation into the conduct of the officers began after reports that they were having transactional ...

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