Ambassador Smith presents letter of Credence to Acting Governor General of Belize

Ambassador Smith with H.E. Carlos Perdomo

His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd) on Monday June 20, 2016 presented his Letters of Credence as Ghana’s First High Commissioner to Belize to the Acting Governor General of Belize, H.E. Carlos Perdomo at “Belize House” in Belmopan.

Ambassador Smith presented his Open Letters to the Minister for Natural Resources and Immigration, Senator Godwin Hulse, who stood in for Hon. Wilfred Elrington, Minister for Foreign Affairs who had travelled out of the country.

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2016 Elections Will Be My Final Attempt At Presidency-Nduom

Dr. Paa Kwesi Ndoum

The flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party, (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has indicated that, the 2016 general election will be his last attempt at the presidency.

Dr. Nduom said he has done all he can over the course of his presidential bids and November will be his last attempt.

In an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, the PPP flagbearer stated that, “This is the last opportunity for Ghanaians to recognize the person who can do the job. If this one passes by, I have done what I can. The rest is up to Ghanaians.”

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Nduom can’t win 2016 polls – Lecturer

Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom

Although the acclaimed flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has espoused great and workable business ideas as part of his campaign activities ahead of this year’s elections, Ghanaians are not ready to shift from their support of the two dominant political parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Eric Opoku-Mensah, a lecturer in political communication and presidential rhetoric at the University of Cape Coast, has said.

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Klottey Korle NDC: SC clears Zanetor

Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings

Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings has been cleared by the Supreme Court to hold herself out as the parliamentary nominee of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the forthcoming general elections.

The Supreme Court also directed the High Court to deliver a ruling in that regard because an individual can only be a candidate after the Electoral Commission (EC) has opened the opportunity for filing. The apex court, therefore, said since the EC was yet to take that action, the argument of Dr Rawlings not being eligible did not hold water.

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Montie hearing: Contemnors found guilty

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson

Contemnors in a case of threat against justices of the Supreme Court have been found guilty.

The court presided over by Justice Sophia Akuffo found the accused guilty for scandalizing the court, defying and lowering the authority of the court and bringing it into disrepute.

Two radio panelists, Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson were cited for inciting hatred against, and threatening to kill, justices of the Supreme Court.

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Ghana calls for impartial action on all human rights violations

Ghana today (July13, 2016) urged the international community to act impartially in all cases of human rights violations.

"In order to maintain the credibility of the international human rights architecture, we must demonstrate through our actions that every citizen of the world deserves the same level of respect and protection", Ambassador Martha Pobee, Ghana's Permanent Representative to the United Nations stated in her address at the High Level thematic debate of the General Assembly in New York on "UN@70: Human Right at the center of the global agenda".

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Ghana is first to complete mechanisms for African passport – Zuma

Dr. Nkosazana Zuma – AU Chair

Ghanaians would wince, roll their eyes and suck their teeth when they hear Ghana is first of the 54 countries of the African Union (AU) to report back to the AU that it has completed mechanisms for the use of the continental passport proposed by the organisation.

Acquiring a passport in Ghana has become a case of a camel passing through the eye of a needle.

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Nice attack: 50 people 'between life and death', says Hollande

Fifty people injured in the Bastille Day attack in Nice are in a critical condition "between life and death", President Francois Hollande has said.

At least 84 people died, including more than 10 children, after a lorry crushed them along 2km (1.2 miles) of the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday.

The driver, named by sources as French-Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31, was shot dead by police.
Guns and a grenade found inside the lorry were reported to be fakes.

President Hollande, who is in Nice, said the attack was of "an undeniable terrorist nature".

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We eat roads – Mahama tells critics

Road Construction

President John Dramani Mahama has retorted his critics who downplay his social intervention projects, which they say do not bring food to the table.

The commonly criticised project has been road construction, which has incidentally been a trump card of the government.

Reacting to this criticism that ‘we don’t eat roads’, the President in an interview with Radio Savannah on Thursday in the Northern Region, pointed out to the contrary that roads are literally food that can be eaten.

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Government urged to intensify tax education

GRA Logo

Accra, July 13, GNA - Nii Ayi Aryeetey, the President of Chartered Institute of Taxation Ghana, has called on government to intensify its tax education drive for all companies and the public for easy understanding and compliance.

He commended the efforts of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in educating the masses on tax issues, but said there was more education to be done since some of the populace were still not abreast with the tax laws.

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