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Author Archives: Jonas Nyabor

Specific agency needed to maintain streetlights – Transport c’ttee chair

The Chairman of Parliament’s Roads and Transport Committee, Samuel Ayeh-Paye, says there is the need to have a specific agency that will be responsible for the maintenance of street lights in the country. Although Ghanaians pay for streetlight services, many neighborhoods and highways have malfunctioning streetlights. Concerns have been expressed about the danger posed by malfunctioning streetlights both in the ...

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CJ’s comments on Atuguba’s research ‘affront to free speech’ – Lawyer

A private legal practitioner, Dr. Rainer Akumperigya has described the Chief Justice’s reaction to the research findings of law lecturer, Prof. Raymond Atuguba, as an affront to free speech. Prof. Atuguba, after analyzing nearly 100 political cases presided over by the Supreme Court, found that in cases where the laws aren’t “clear”, the judges usually vote in favour of the ...

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British stars set up anti-harassment fund

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has donated £1m to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment. The donation comes as nearly 200 female British and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the actors to sign the letter, published ...

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Instagram removes post after Russia watchdog orders

Facebook-owned Instagram has taken down posts related to bribery allegations made by Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny against the country’s deputy prime minister. Navalny, who is Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fiercest rival, posted a video on YouTube earlier this month, that showed metals oligarch Oleg Deripaska allegedly meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko on the billionaire’s yacht in Norway. In the video, ...

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Creative Arts Bill needs critical review – FOCAB

A pressure group for the creative arts, Federation of Concerned Arts Professionals (FOCAP), has called on powers that be to make some important changes in the Creative Arts Bill before it is implemented. Their call comes after the interim Creative Arts Council organized a stakeholders meeting for creative artists on 9th February, 2018 to digest the bill before it is passed ...

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Zimbabwe arrests university chief over Grace Mugabe’s degree

The vice chancellor of Zimbabwe’s oldest university has been arrested over the controversial awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Anti-Corruption Commission spokeswoman Phyllis Chikundura says Levi Nyagura of the University of Zimbabwe was arrested Friday. He appears in court Saturday on abuse of office charges. Mugabe, whose husband resigned in November under pressure from the military, ...

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Ashfoam, Rotary Club organise blood donation exercise

The Ashanti Foam Factory Limited (ASHFOAM), Rotary Club of Accra, Dzorwulu, and USDA-Amplifies Ghana have embarked on a blood donation exercise to support the National Blood Service. The donation was geared towards stocking the country’s blood bank to ensure there is sufficient blood to administer to patients during emergency cases. According to the Marketing and Communications Manager of ASHFOAM, Mr. Nana Yaw ...

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Alcohol ads ban: Errant media houses to be prosecuted

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)  says media houses who blatantly disregard its directive against the advertisement of alcoholic beverages before 8pm will be dragged to court. The Authority said it has been compelled to take the decision due to the consistent failure of a number of media houses to heed the ban. The FDA, in January 2018, said it ...

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Ghana’s John Azumah appointed Secretary General of ECOWAS Parliament

John Azumah, a Ghanaian who works at the Finance Department of the ECOWAS Parliament, has been appointed Secretary General of the regional body. He was appointed at the First Ordinary Session of the Parliament ongoing in Dakar, Senegal. John Azumah, a graduate of the University of Cape Coast, had previously worked at the Parliament of Ghana, and has over fifteen (15) ...

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Stop playing politics with foreign investors [Opinion]

The Constitution of Ghana permits the Government of Ghana to look for foreign investment. To this end, the framers of the Constitution provided that anytime Government intends to enter into any agreement with any foreign entity that has economic or business interest,the agreement must be subject to prior parliamentary approval or ratification before it can have any legal effect. So ...

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