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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

Wonder’s father was once on Prempeh College’s NSMQ winning team

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One of the standouts of the 2017 National Science & Maths Quiz and eventual champion, Prempeh College’s Wonder Sarfo-Ansah’s father was a backup on the victorious Prempeh College team sent to compete in this very quiz in 1996. Wonder’s father is currently a chemical engineer. Wonder who watched videos from the 1996 contest said on the Citi Breakfast Show that ...

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Majority demands full audit of BOST ‘rot’ under Awuah-Darko

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The Majority in Parliament has called for a full-scale forensic audit into the activities of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), beginning from 2009, as they referred to the minority’s stance on the contaminated fuel sale saga as hypocritical. The Majority at a press conference today [Friday], said the controversy at BOST was only a symptom of deep-seated ...

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BOST staff will compromise probe – MP

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A Minority MP and a member of the Energy Committee in Parliament, Edward Bawa, believes the Energy Ministry’s attempt to unravel the controversies surrounding the contaminated fuel sale at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST), will be held back by staff who have kicked against calls for the interdiction of their Managing Director, Alfred Obeng. “The behaviour of the ...

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Gov’t to build two waste management plants in all regions

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The government has revealed plans to build two waste management plants in all ten regions of the country to improve sanitation. The issue of collection, management and disposal of solid waste, continues to feature prominently in major towns and cities across the country. Speaking to Citi News on the sidelines of a forum for a three-year strategic plan to find ...

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Energy Ministry inaugurates ministerial advisory board

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The Ministry of Energy has inaugurated a 10-member ministerial advisory board which will assist the ministry on matters related to energy use in the country. The inauguration which took place in Ada in the Eastern Region, is in line with the Civil Service Act 1993 (PNDCL 327) section 39. The act stipulates that a Ministerial Advisory Board is established in ...

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Germany gay marriage approved by MPs in snap vote

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A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. The reform grants couples now limited to civil unions full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children. Mrs Merkel’s political opponents were strongly in favour. But the chancellor, who signalled her backing for a free vote ...

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Tiote’s death a wake up call

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Former Nigeria captain Nwankwo Kanu says the recent death of Ivory Coast’s Cheick Tiote should be a wake up call to act over heart problems in Africa. Tiote, who was 30, died earlier this month after collapsing as he trained his Chinese club Beijing Enterprises. Kanu battled heart problems during his career says it is time to address heart related ...

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STC eyes ‘Aayalolo’ buses to bolster fleet

Managing Director of the STC, Nana Akomea

The State Transport Company is looking to acquire some buses idling under the Quality Bus System (QBS) system, popularly known as Aayalolo, to augment its fleet. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, the Managing Director of the STC, Nana Akomea said his outfit needed a minimum fleet strength of 150 buses. The Corporation is currently working with a fleet of ...

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Allow independent probe into NLA bribery allegations – CSOs to Parliament

Linda Ofori Kwafo, Executive Director of GII

Three anti-corruption civil groups; the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana and the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition have called for an independent probe into the bribery allegations made against the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) and members of Parliament’s Finance Committee. It emerged that the NLA spent about GHc 150,000 on allowances to members of the Finance Committee in the ...

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‘I was gang-raped on my wedding day’ – Terry Gobanga recounts ordeal

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When Terry Gobanga – then Terry Apudo – didn’t show up to her wedding, nobody could have guessed that she had been abducted, raped and left for dead by the roadside. It was the first of two tragedies to hit the young Nairobi pastor in quick succession. But she is a survivor. It was going to be a very big ...

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