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February 18, 2018 8:58 AM Karpowership engages stakeholders at Sekondi-Takoradi

Karpowership Ghana Company Limited has held a series of stakeholder engagements with various community groups within the Sekondi-Takoradi Municipality to sensitise them on its operations. The Corporate Communications Specialist of Karpowership Ghana, Miss Sandra Amarquaye, said the engagement was in line with the Company’s principle of having transparent 44

February 17, 2018 5:20 PM Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market

Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people. Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said. Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them. Boko Haram has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more than two million 67

February 17, 2018 11:40 AM NAGRAT issues March 31 ultimatum over salary arrears

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) has given the government up to the end of March to pay the salary arrears and allowances owed its members since 2013. The Association added that it will take a strong decision in protest if the government fails to meet the deadline. “At the end of March, when the issues are not addressed positively 74

February 16, 2018 4:55 PM Mother, 3 others arrested for killing supposed ‘evil child’

Four persons have been arrested by police at Akyem Oda in the Eastern Region for allegedly killing a child accused of possessing an evil spirit. Those arrested includes the mother and grandmother of the deceased five year-old child. Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Ebenezer Tetteh, told Citi News the police are still on a manhunt for the father 39

February 16, 2018 8:44 AM Akufo-Addo congratulates SA’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Akufo-Addo has congratulated South Africa’s new President, Cyril Ramaphosa. He said Ramaphosa’s election is “well-deserved” and “a vindication of the trust and confidence reposed in you by the Members of the Parliament of South Africa, and by your great party, the African National Congress (ANC).” Akufo-Addo said he was hopeful of a close working 42

February 16, 2018 7:31 AM Shatta Wale, friends in prayer meeting on Val’s Day [Video]

For many people, 14th February is a day of love and they would rather spend time hanging out with their partners than doing anything else. There are usually programmes at hang-out joints for lovers and families during this period and entertainers are usually engaged on this occasion. However, Ghanaian dance hall artiste Shatta Wale, chose to spend the night 41

February 15, 2018 5:41 PM Special Petroleum Tax reduced by 2%

Parliament has passed the Special Petroleum Tax Amendment Bill to reduce the tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. The amendment comes after recent protests against the rising cost of fuel, as well as calls from the minority for the Special Petroleum Tax to be scrapped. He explained that the amendment will protect Ghanaians in the future when petroleum 74

February 15, 2018 4:07 PM Only Africans can solve their problems – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the problems and challenges confronting the African continent can best be solved by Africans themselves. According to him, no western power can solve the continent’s problems “except Africans themselves.” “It should not require emphasizing that no one is going to sort out matters for Africa, except Africans 49

February 15, 2018 12:53 PM Kumasi Chiefs summon Minister, DCE over Foase deaths

The Kumasi Traditional Council has summoned the Ashanti Regional Security Council and the Atwima Kwanwoma District Security Council, following the deaths of three residents at Foase during a protest over the relocation of capital of the Atwima Kwanwoma District. Members of the Atwima Kwanwoma District Assembly recently called for a probe into events 41

February 15, 2018 7:13 AM Don’t politicise national issues — VC of UDS

The Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, has bemoaned the over-politicisation of every national issue in the country, including education. According to him, every issue was seen in the lenses of either the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and oftentimes, the real substance 56