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July 25, 2018 2:40 PM Use Afenorto festival as rallying point for development- Ablakwa

This year’s celebration of the Afenorto Festival of the Chiefs and People of the Mepe Traditional Area in the Volta Region, has been launched in Accra with a call on celebrants to use the festival as a rallying point for the development of the area. The festival, on the theme “A People United towards a Culture for the Future through Education: Benefactors 317

March 29, 2018 6:02 AM Amewu condemns police assault on journalist at CID Headquarters

Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, on Wednesday visited a member of his Ministry’s press corps, Latif Iddris of Joy News, one of the Multimedia Group Limited’s platforms, who was beaten by some police officers at the Headquarters of the Police Criminal Investigations Department on Tuesday. Latif Iddris, who has been on admission 140

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 198

March 28, 2018 12:28 PM CID demands official copy of Anyidoho’s ‘treason’ tape

The Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), has officially written to Accra-based Happy FM to produce an official copy of a recording in which the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, is believed to have made comments deemed treasonable. Mr. Anyidoho was picked up at the International Press centre 157

March 26, 2018 3:51 PM Male shoppers sweep prizes in malls’ Holiday Travel Trivia final

The triple travel trivia promotion closed at the weekend with a keenly-contested game of wits which ended with an all-male haul for the three slots of all-expense-paid trips to international holiday destinations. Shoppers Jacob Acquah, a staff of the Mechanical Workshop (Cinema Section) of the Ministry of Information, Kingsley Kusi Asomah, an aluminium 139

March 23, 2018 1:24 PM ‘Two dead’ in French hostage-taking

A gunman has killed at least two people during a hostage-taking at a supermarket in Trèbes, southern France, authorities say. An operation involving elite police is continuing at the Super U shop, where others were wounded. Reports say the gunman, who remains in the supermarket, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. Earlier, a policeman was shot and wounded 152

March 21, 2018 1:50 PM Probe into UT, Capital Banks’ collapse not yet complete – Elsie Awadzie

The second deputy of Bank of Ghana, Elsie Awadzie has stated that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is yet to complete investigations to ascertain whether the activities of the top officials of UT Bank and Capital Bank led to the collapse of the two financial institutions. According to her, once the takeover of the two banks was confirmed, the BoG immediately 131

March 20, 2018 4:39 PM KPMG takes over management of uniBank

The Bank of Ghana has announced that it has appointed audit firm, KPMG as administrator for uniBank. This means that the central bank has taken over the assets and management of uniBank. The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison says uniBank is currently insolvent. Addressing a press conference in Accra, Dr. Ernest Addison stated that KPMG has been appointed 146

March 19, 2018 1:56 PM Concerned Teachers threaten strike again over unpaid arrears

The Coalition of Concerned Teachers (CCT), is threatening a nationwide industrial action if the government fails to pay teachers’ salary arrears by close of March 2018. The President of CCT, King Ali Awudu, at a press conference on Monday said the government has failed to honor pledges to pay the monies on two occasions. He said the Union will therefore 135

March 17, 2018 12:11 PM Africa’s efficiency in Agric now worse than colonial era – Historian

A Professor of history at the Harvard University, Emmanuel Akyeampong, has warned that Africa’s quest for development will fail unless the continent learns to adequately feed itself first. Speaking to the press after his Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial lecture at the University of Ghana, Prof. Akyeampong bemoaned Africa’s dependence on food aid from the West and China 138