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August 18, 2018 5:00 PM Ebony Magazine team to tour Ghana

A team of writers and photographers from Ebony Magazine, an iconic African-American magazine, would embark on a week tour of Ghana starting from August 21 to 29. The team would visit a number of tourism attraction sites and pay courtesy calls on some traditional rulers in Greater Accra, Ashanti and Central regions. Madam Catherine Abelema Afeku, the Minister 2

May 4, 2018 1:07 PM ESLA pays GHc500m interest to investors

Managers of the ESLA bond, have paid an estimated 228 million cedis as first gross interest payments to investors who bought into the 7 year bond of the six billion cedis energy sector bond. The bond, which formed part of the first tranche of the issuance, attracted an interest rate of 19 percent. A statement from ESLA and copied to Citi Business News said, “Managers 715

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 818

March 31, 2018 6:54 PM Thousands attend Bishop Dag’s miraculous Good Friday Service [Photos]

Tens of thousands of congregants gathered on Friday evening for the Good Friday Easter service of The United Denominations, originating from the Lighthouse Group of Churches led by Bishop Dag Heward-Mills. The event, which was held at the Independence Square in Accra was characterized by mass public prayer, praise, worship and miracles. Most of the attendees 463

March 29, 2018 2:02 PM Barclays Bank Ghana posts GH¢386m in profits in 2017

Barclays Bank Ghana is confident of sustaining its profits and contribution to the new ABSA brand from this year onwards. The Bank’s optimism is premised on its performance for last year (2017) where it recorded a profit after tax of 386.17 million cedis. The Finance Director at Barclays Bank Ghana, Antoinette Kwofie disclosed this plan when she engaged 370

March 29, 2018 12:22 PM U/E to get database on vulnerable people

The Upper East Region will soon have a register of all vulnerable groups and households to guide the execution of government social intervention programmes. The ongoing household data collection under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) targets over two hundred thousand households in the region, with a population of over One Hundred 24

March 29, 2018 9:46 AM Ex Chinese vice mayor sentenced to death for corruption

Zhang Zhongsheng, the former vice mayor of Luliang City in north China’s Shanxi Province, was sentenced to death on Wednesday for taking bribes of more than 1 billion yuan (US$159 million), a court said today, according to Xinhua news agency. Zhang’s personal assets will be confiscated, according to the Intermediate People’s Court of Linfen City in Shanxi 23

March 29, 2018 5:30 AM Airtel Tigo joins calls for 5G network in Ghana

The Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Tigo, Roshi Motman has called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to work towards the acquisition of a 5G Spectrum in the country to reflect the evolving communication space in the world. According to her, the NCA has not been clear on its policy direction towards improved internet coverage in the country 27

March 28, 2018 12:26 PM N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

Government has compelled all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in the Northern Region to sign performance contracts. This directive is to propel them to fast-track the implementation of government’s pro-poor programmes such as the one-district, one factory, one-village, one dam and one-constituency 19

March 26, 2018 6:30 AM Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including 36