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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 117

March 27, 2018 7:48 AM ‘Smoking’ elephant in India baffles experts

A video of a wild elephant in India blowing out ashes has baffled wildlife experts around the world. Vinay Kumar, a scientist belonging to the Wildlife Conservation Society (India), filmed the 48-second video during a work trip to Nagarhole forest in Karnataka state in April 2016. He told the BBC that he had not released the video until now because he did not “quite 112

March 26, 2018 5:25 PM GIS to implement 5-yr strategic plan to end illegal migration

The Ghana Immigration Service is set to implement a five-year strategic plan aimed at reforming the Service to deal with the menace of illegal migration. The plan, which is expected to span between 2018 and 2022, is a continuation of an earlier strategic plan that ended in 2015. Briefing the media at a validation workshop, the Chairman of the Strategic 114

March 26, 2018 11:46 AM Egypt elections: Favourite Sisi seeks high turnout in polls

Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election set to deliver an easy win for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, with turnout the main focus after all serious opposition withdrew complaining of repression. Polling stations will be open for three days and Sisi, a former military commander, has urged Egyptians to vote, hinting that he sees the election 128

March 23, 2018 3:25 PM We didn’t leak US ‘military base’ agreement – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has lashed out at Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid for suggesting they leaked the controversial defence cooperation arrangement between the governments of Ghana and the United States. The Information Minister, earlier this week, suggested that that the Minority in parliament were behind the leak of the document. While denying 138

March 23, 2018 10:49 AM GJA presents citation to NIB boss

The Ghana Journalists Association has presented a citation to the Managing Director of the National Investment Bank (NIB), Dr. John Asamoah for supporting the 2018 Ghana Journalists (GJA) Awards and the journalism profession. Presenting the citation to him, the president of the GJA, Mr. Affail Monney praised the MD for showing keen interest in the development 144

March 21, 2018 6:58 AM AMA to operationalize five sanitation courts

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is set to operationalize five sanitation courts within the city to deal with sanitation offenders in a bid to enhance waste management, and ensure a clean Accra. The AMA boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, noted that Accra currently has two sanitation courts. According to Mr. Adjei Sowah, the Assembly among other things 112

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 120

March 18, 2018 6:39 PM Luke Shaw set to leave club after more Mourinho criticism

Luke Shaw looks set to leave Manchester United in the summer after more criticism from manager Jose Mourinho. The left-back was substituted at half-time during Saturday’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory against Brighton. Mourinho said he had taken him off because Shaw, along with fellow full-back Antonio Valencia, had failed to follow his tactical instructions 116

March 17, 2018 2:00 PM Zongo development to focus on infrastructure, sanitation – Boniface

The Minister for Inner Cities & Zongo Development, Alhaji Boniface Abubakar Saddique, has said his ministry is concentrating on four thematic areas that seek to massively improve the livelihoods of Zongo dwellers. The areas his outfit looks at developing includes infrastructure, sanitation, economy and security. “We are charged to get ourselves engaged 110