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  • Group petitions EC to sanction ‘corrupt’ official

    March 24, 2018 6:00 AM 46

    Some Ghanaians have petitioned the Electoral Commission (EC) to investigate an official of the Commission who allegedly overcharged people for the replacement of Voters ID cards. The petition, being spearheaded by Klarity web and Tiger Eye Foundation, seeks to put pressure EC to ensure that it deals with the unnamed official who was captured on video

  • Parliament passes ‘US military base’ deal despite minority walkout

    March 23, 2018 9:34 PM 37

    Parliament on Friday night passed the controversial Ghana-US Defence Cooperation Agreement despite protests by the minority. The majority, who were left alone in the Chamber, accepted the agreement few minutes after the minority had walked out over the resentment to conditions stated in the agreement. The House, which was expected to rise on Friday

  • We didn’t leak US ‘military base’ agreement – Minority

    March 23, 2018 3:25 PM 36

    The Minority in Parliament has lashed out at Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid for suggesting they leaked the controversial defence cooperation arrangement between the governments of Ghana and the United States. The Information Minister, earlier this week, suggested that that the Minority in parliament were behind the leak of the document. While denying

  • ‘Two dead’ in French hostage-taking

    March 23, 2018 1:24 PM 41

    A gunman has killed at least two people during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France, authorities say. An operation involving elite police is continuing at the Super U shop, where others were wounded. Reports say the gunman, who remains in the supermarket, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Earlier, a policeman was shot and wounded

  • GJA presents citation to NIB boss

    March 23, 2018 10:49 AM 39

    The Ghana Journalists Association has presented a citation to the Managing Director of the National Investment Bank (NIB), Dr. John Asamoah for supporting the 2018 Ghana Journalists (GJA) Awards and the journalism profession. Presenting the citation to him, the president of the GJA, Mr. Affail Monney praised the MD for showing keen interest in the development

  • PEG Africa supports three rural communities in Volta Region

    March 23, 2018 10:30 AM 78

    Three underprivileged communities in the Nkwanta South and Krachi East and West Districts of the Volta Region have benefited from PEG Africa’s lighting systems project. The communities Alokpatsa, Tokpo and Amewoyi are off the national grid, and this is negatively affecting the socio-economic livelihood of the people. The project which benefited the communities’

  • Ghana to officially launch 2018 Women’s AFCON today

    March 23, 2018 10:22 AM 29

    The Local Organising Committee (LOC) will today [Friday] officially launched the 13th Edition of the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations in Accra, the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The launch, expected to take place at the Alisa Hotel will be ably represented by Government officials

  • U/East NPP Chair aspirant targets more parliamentary seats

    March 23, 2018 9:30 AM 24

    An Upper East Regional Chairman aspirant of the New Patriotic Party, Filson Awankua, says his leadership will ensure the party increases its parliamentary seats in the region and create job opportunities for the citizenry. Mr. Awankua, said the few [3] NPP parliamentary seats in the region was due to the poor leadership and disunity among the regional

  • Ibrahim Mahama sues Owusu Bempah for defamation; demands Ghc2m

    March 23, 2018 6:07 AM 21

    The Chief Executive Officer of construction firm Engineers and Planners Company Limited, Ibrahim Mahama, is seeking Ghc2 million cedis in damages in a defamation suit filed against the Communications Director of Ghana Gas Company, Ernest Owusu Bempah. Mr. Owusu Bempah, during the course of a live television discussion on an Accra-based television station

  • CAL Bank records GH¢145m profit in 2017

    March 23, 2018 5:35 AM 19

    CAL bank has posted a profit after tax of 145.2 million cedis for 2017. This is a significant improvement over the previous year’s figure of 7.2 million cedis. Despite this, the bank still acknowledges the impact of the legacy debts in the energy sector on its loan books. In the first of Citi Business News’ series of report on the performances of the listed