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Georgina Wood makes history, fills 22-yr-old Council of State vacancy

Former CJ, Georgina Theodora Wood and President Akufo-Addo

Former Chief Justice, Georgina Theodora Wood has been sworn in as the last of the 25-Member Council of State.

The 1992 Constitution reserves a seat for a retired Chief Justice, but for 22 years the vacancy has not been filled. The last time it was filled was in 1995 by former CJ Philip Edward Archer.

Since then three other Chief Justices have died in office or retired on health grounds. The three are Isaac Kobina Abban was expected to retire in May 2001 on health grounds but he died in the same month.


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Ghana Gas denies reports of ‘missing’ $47.4m gas funds

Ghana Gas

The Ghana National Gas Company has dismissed reports suggesting that it is unable to account for some $47.4 million accrued from the sale of raw gas to the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC).

Ghana Gas, in a statement signed by the Corporate Communications Manager of Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah, described such reports as “untrue and misleading.”


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Ghana is still a success story for Africa - German Ambassador

German Ambassador to Ghana, HE Christoph Retzlaff

Accra June 19, GNA - The German Ambassador, Mr Christoph Retzlaff says Ghana’ democratic credentials and stable economic growth continued to make it a success story in Africa, and attractive to many foreign partnerships.

“It’s a kind of a model case for many African countries and we see a lot of potential in Ghana, and we think the idea of the G20 Compact with Africa in fostering private business is just matching the priorities of the new government here”, he noted in an interview with the GNA in Accra.


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Inviting Ofori-Atta over $2.25bn was needless - Kwarteng

Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng

A Deputy Minister for Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, thinks that it was needles for the minority members of parliament to have invited the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta to the House over the $2.25 bond issue.

To him, the minority from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side who orchestrated the minister’s invitation, did not read well, the documents relating to the bonds and that, if they had read the bonds document well, they would not have invited Mr Ofori-Atta to the House.


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Fare thee well Major Maxwell Adam Mahama

Fare thee well Major Maxwell Adam Mahama

Hundreds of mourners have converged on the Forecourt of the State House in Accra to bid farewell to the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama, the military officer who was murdered in a mob action at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region.

The funeral, expected to be heavily steeped in military tradition, is the difficult end to the short but decorated career of the rising military officer who was lynched at Denkyira-Obuasi while leading a military detachment providing security for Alaska C & G Mining Company at Diaso in the Upper Denkyira West District in the Central Region.


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NPP takes care of media better than NDC even in opposition - Bagbin

Alban Bagbin

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament says the only political party in the country that is media friendly even when it is in opposition is the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Alban Bagbin said the NPP knows how to pamper and invest in the media which it did with distinction when it boycotted the 1992 general elections. The NPP went to Parliament for the first time in 1997.


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UK general election 2017 live: voting opens with final polls pointing to Tory win

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to vote Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

All the news as the snap election gets under way, with last-minute polls still putting Theresa May’s Tories ahead of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour

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Anti-graft agency criticises A-G for accepting GHȻ10, 000 Chinese gift

Linda Ofori Kwafo

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has frowned on a decision by the Attorney-General’s Department to accept a GHȻ10,000 grift from the Chinese Mission in Ghana.

According to the GII, the AG’s office should not have taken the money in the midst of the prosecution of some Chinese nationals involved in illegal mining in the country.

“The point is that we are currently at the moment dealing with matters that concern Chinese engaging in illegal mining,” said GII Executive Director, Linda Ofori-Kwafo.


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