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December 6, 2017 5:59 AM US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in world first

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials have said. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be “a flagrant provocation 10

December 2, 2017 6:00 AM Ghana’s local fish supply to increase by 100,000 tonnes

Government is seeking to increase the local fish supply by 100,000 metric tonnes by 2018. This is in line with the objective of reducing the country’s overdependence on imported fish. The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, who disclosed this also maintained that the effort will correct the balance of trade deficit that Ghana 13

November 30, 2017 11:02 AM Jobless Allied nurses suspend protest temporarily

The Allied Health Professionals from the College of Health in Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region, have called off their picketing at the Ministry of Health. This follows a meeting between them and the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, after they besieged the ministry for two days over their posting and financial clearance. “As at now, we have suspended 20

November 27, 2017 1:28 PM Italian PM to visit Ghana today, French President Thursday

French President, Emmanuel Macron, will be in Ghana on Thursday, November 30, for a day’s visit. Macron’s visit forms part of his tour of Africa since becoming President earlier in 2017. Prior to that, Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, is also expected to be in Ghana today, Monday, November 27, for a day’s visit. Macron’s Africa tour which begins 31

November 24, 2017 7:06 AM Contractors to start work on GHc19m Dome-Taifa road

Government is set to construct a 1.5 km dual carriageway road from Dome roundabout to Taifa within the Greater Accra Region, at a cost of about GHc 19 million. According to the Roads and Highways Minister, Kwesi Amoako Atta, the construction is expected to be completed in 12 months. The Engineer for the work, is from the Department of Urban Roads, with the employer 25

November 17, 2017 6:15 AM How 2018 budgetary allocation to ministries were slashed [Infographic]

The 2018 budget as presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta before Parliament on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, indicated a significant cut in budgetary allocation to some Ministries compared to what was allocated them in the 2017 budget. The Roads and Highways ministry had its budget slashed by at least 80% from GHS444 million to GHS77 million 37

November 16, 2017 12:17 PM Australian diplomat dies in New York building fall

An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan building and fell to a landing on the second floor, New York police said. US media report he was playing a “trust game” with a friend before he fell. Mr Simpson 35

November 15, 2017 10:32 AM #Ghbudget: 2018 budget delivery underway in parliament

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, is on the floor of Parliament, presenting the government’s 2018 budget to lawmakers. The budget is the second to be read by Akufo-Addo administration since it took over the administration of the country in January 2017. The budget is expected to focus on about 10 key areas including infrastructure, macroeconomic stability 36

November 2, 2017 12:26 PM Kwahu Professional Network condemns Fulani attacks

The Kwahu Professional Network has condemned the recent mayhem being perpetrated on the peace-loving and law-abiding people of Kwahu by Fulani Herdsmen. In a statement, the group called on government and the security agencies to arrest the situation immediately. 1. Members of the Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN), an association of young Kwahu Professionals 37

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 31