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April 3, 2018 2:10 PM Renegotiate US ‘military base’ deal – Ablakwa dares Nana Addo

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to renegotiate the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement that has received widespread criticism from the public. In an open letter to the President, Mr Ablakwa said the President’s silence on the matter was uncharacteristic of the man known to be very vocal 624

March 22, 2018 6:48 AM Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘sorry’ over Cambridge Analytica ‘breach’

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social network “made mistakes” that led to millions of Facebook users having their data exploited by a political consultancy. Cambridge Analytica is accused of improperly using the data on behalf of political clients. In a later interview with CNN he said he was “really sorry”, and pledged to take action 22

March 19, 2018 5:32 PM I founded a church out of frustration – Ofori Amponsah

Ofori Amponsah has disclosed why he established a church in 2013 after he claimed God had called him to be a pastor. Speaking to Delay on the Delay Show, he said even though he was called by God to do his work, his calling was not to be a pastor, a reason he went back to secular music. The highlife singer admitted that his decision to found Family of Faith 27

March 16, 2018 7:11 AM Poor sanitation to worsen effects of climate change – USAID

The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of development. Ghana is impacted by various risks and uncertainties 21

March 14, 2018 3:14 PM Inflation increases to 10.6% in February

This represents a 0.3 percent rise in the inflation rate compared to the January 2018 inflation of 10.3 percent. Inflation measures the average change over time in the general prices of goods and services purchased by consumers within a particular period of time. The Acting Government Statistician, Baah Wadieh attributed the increase to the marginal 28

March 13, 2018 7:31 AM Conflict of interest claims against me ‘nonsense’ – NLA Boss

The Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Kofi Osei Ameyaw, has rubbished allegations of conflict of interest against him, following reports that he may have played a role in the award of a contract to his sister-in-law. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Mr. Ameyaw said the claims are coming from persons unhappy with his attempts to restructure 30

March 12, 2018 1:47 PM Extend war against filth to attitudinal change [Article]

The quest to make Accra the cleanest City in Africa is an illusion if attitudes are not consciously moulded with the ideals of godliness. Many people within the country’s capital have in the past one year shown an open disgust at the filth that engulfs the city. Some, including me, have even gone ahead to call for the head of Sanitation and Water Resources 27

March 7, 2018 11:57 AM Unibank moves to control majority interest in adb

Unibank has confirmed to Citi News that it has gone into a transaction with four major shareholders of Agricultural Development Bank (adb) that has effectively given majority control of the state bank. It says the move follows the pledging of shares and voting rights of the consortium of shareholders in adb Bank. But speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday 32

March 7, 2018 6:27 AM Top economic policy adviser for Trump resigns

US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump’s team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Mr Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports. In a statement released 35

March 6, 2018 12:53 PM Time for Ghana to build on past glories – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to build on past glories in hope for a better future as Ghana marks 61 years of independence. “On a day such as today, our thoughts invariably stray to the past, but we do not intend to live on past memories. To paraphrase Ephraim Amu in Yen araasaaseni, it is now our turn to build on those past glories 23