Politics

Adama Barrow to visit Ghana today

President Akufo-Addo with Adama Barrow at his inauguration

The Gambian President, Adama Barrow will today [Friday] pay a day’s visit to Ghana where he is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff house.

Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin told Citi News, the Gambian leader is also in Ghana to thank President Akufo-Addo for the role he played in ensuring that democracy was restored in his country.


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US to invest $38 million in Ghana’s agric sector

American Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson with Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, BA Regional Minister

The American Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson, has revealed that his country intends to invest considerable resources in the agriculture and health sectors in Ghana.

He made the declaration during a working visit to the Brong Ahafo Region on Tuesday.
The US Ambassador was hosted by the Regional Minister, Mr. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh.


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Ivory Coast bears the brunt of Ghana's illegal mining

Benito Owusu-Bio

Prestea (W/R), April 25, GNA - A delegation from Ivory Coast would today hold diplomatic talks with Ghanaian officials over effects of illegal mining in Ghana having rippling effects in that country.

Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, told the media in Preatea in the Western Region during the tour of some mining sites.


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Akufo–Addo names 212 MMDCEs

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has finally named 212 persons to fill the vacant positions of Chief Executives in the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCEs) across the country.

This was announced by the Minister for Local Government, Hajia Alima Mahama in Accra today [Wednesday].

Speaking on behalf of the President, the Minister called for calm among party members and support for the nominees.


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Ghana President Akufo-Addo meets in-coming Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah

Ghana President Nana Akuffo Addo (right) in talks with Kwesi Appiah (left)

In-coming Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah has held a closed-door meeting with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, www.footballghana.com has reported.

The meeting which was held on Tuesday at the Flagstaff House precedes Appiah's official announcement as coach of the senior national team.

The 56-year-old is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), an appointment which has the blessing of President Akufo-Addo.


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Four Ghana MPs face British travel bans over ‘visa fraud’

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Accra — Three members of Ghana’s parliament and a former MP are facing travel bans to Britain over apparent visa irregularities, according to a leaked document seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Britain’s high commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, wrote to parliament’s speaker, Mike Oquaye, saying that the four had apparently been involved "in visa fraud directly affecting the UK".

Former MP George Boakye obtained a visa for his daughter, who then over-stayed her visa for more than three years, only returning to Ghana this January at Britain’s insistence.


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Don’t be ashamed; we did well – Mahama to NDC appointees

Former President John Mahama

Despite a painful defeat in the 2016 general elections, former President John Dramani Mahama believes the National Democratic Congress (NDC) effectively delivered its mandate while in office.

Many, including some members of the governing NDC, have attributed the party’s loss to the incompetence of the President’s team, corruption in government and impunity, among others.

In spite of these criticisms, the President asked the former appointees to hold themselves high in light of what he calls the “monumental achievements” that the party chalked while in power.


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“Delta Force” suspects to face additional charges

David Asante-Apeatu, Inspector General of Police (IGP). addressing the Press

Kumasi, April 08, GNA - Mr David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has hinted that the 13 suspects of the group calling itself “Delta Force,” a vigilante body that were assisted to escaped from lawful custody from the KMA court where they were facing trial for allegedly assaulting a public officer, would be slapped with more charges.


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Judiciary appeals for maximum security for judges

Judicial Service

Accra April 8, GNA - The Judicial Council has tasked the Inspector General of Police and the Interior Ministry to take immediate steps to provide maximum security at all times for judges and courts in the country.
It demanded that invasion of the court by the Delta Force be investigated with dispatch and the perpetrators dealt with decisively in accordance with the law.


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Catholic Bishops says Delta Force's action discredits Ghana

Most Rev. Philip Naameh — President, Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference

The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) has condemned the attack on the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court by some members of the Delta Force, a political vigilante group, describing the act as lawlessness that only goes to discredit the country’s hard-won democratic credentials.

The bishops said they had noted with dismay the disregard for the rule of law exhibited by the vigilante group.


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