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November 2, 2017 12:15 PM Insincere Ayisi apology not enough- Ablakwa

The Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs has described as insincere and half-hearted an apology rendered by the under-fire diplomat George Ayisi Boateng. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa insists the apology by the Ghanaian High Commissioner is not enough for him to keep his position, adding the Minority will meet to decide on the next line of action. Mr Boateng 88

November 2, 2017 11:20 AM Ayisi-Boateng Apologises But Pressure Mounts On Him To Resign

The embattled Ghana High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr George Ayisi- Boateng, has rendered an unqualified apology to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana for making politically incorrect remarks at a forum in Kumasi last weekend. He said his statements were unfortunate and at variance with the letter and spirit of the Fourth 100

November 2, 2017 11:11 AM GRA Launches National Tax Campaign

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has launched a comprehensive national tax campaign to encourage more Ghanaians to honour their tax obligations to enable the government to realise its domestic revenue targets, increase social intervention policies and accelerate development across the country. The aggressive campaign, which will include stakeholder 103

November 2, 2017 9:54 AM Interdicted UEW VC, others not arrested – UTAG

The leadership of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has challenged reports of the arrest of the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO). In a statement Wednesday, it denied claims that Prof. Avoke has been summoned by EOCO. It said the professor is innocent of all charges 83

November 1, 2017 11:07 PM DEC Urge Assembly Members To Promote Grassroot Participation

Mr Wilson Arthur, The District Chief Executives of Wassa East, has urged members of the Assembly to make it a habit to meet with their electorates before and after general assembly meetings to promote grassroots participation in local governance. This, he said, would enable the electorates to have a say and be informed about development issues in the district 72

November 1, 2017 7:11 PM Ayisi Boateng apologises over divisive comments

Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa George Ayisi Boateng has retracted and rendered an unqualified apology over his divisive comments. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Boateng said “I have, upon sober reflection, decided to retract the comments I made during my interaction with some Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti Region over the weekend 50

November 1, 2017 6:56 PM Embattled diplomat retracts, apologises for divisive comments

Embattled diplomat George Ayisi Boateng has unreservedly retracted and apologized for his unfortunate comment that has gotten the media boiling. In a statement, the beleaguered High Commissioner to South Africa said his comments were “unfortunate” and undiplomatic. George Ayisi Boateng made the headlines for saying he would prioritize the interest of NPP supporters 50

November 1, 2017 4:30 PM Trump emergence could strengthen EU- Dr Asare

Adjunct Fellow of CES & Head of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Dr Bossman Eric Asare says the emergence of the American president Donald Trump may strengthen the resolve of the European Union to remain strong and united. According to him, many European Union leaders are not happy with the style of governance of the American 135

November 1, 2017 3:01 PM Sissala West NPP rioters remanded in prison

At least seven New Patriotic Party activists in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region have been remanded in prison custody for a week. The seven were part of a marauding crowd who besieged the offices of the District Chief Executive of the area, chased him out and locked his office. The DCE, Mohammed Bako was left with no choice but to seek refuge 60

November 1, 2017 2:54 PM Supreme Court Judge recommends making defilement a first degree felony

Mrs Sophia Ophelia Adjeibea Adinyira, a Supreme Court Judge, has recommended the amendment of Ghana’s criminal laws to make defilement a first degree felony. “Section 101 of Act 29 does not describe defilement as a felony, yet the sentence is severer than that of rape, which is described as a first degree felony, this encourages settlement out of court 54