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NDC polls: 'Gen. Mosquito' wallops, tames Koku 'The Bull' Anyidoho

Koku Anyidoho.

Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia has retained his position as General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the party's National Delegates Congress held at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra.

Known by his moniker 'General Mosquito', Mr Asiedu Nketia routed his Deputy and only contender in the two-man race, Mr Koku Anyidoho.


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NDC polls: Ampofo elected Chairman

Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, NDC's new National Chairman

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has been elected as the new National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The former Local Government Minister polled 3,656 votes while his closest contender, Mr Dan Abodakpi, polled 2,199 votes. Alhaji Hudu Yahya garnered 1,823 votes, Betty Mould-Iddrisu managed 355 votes and Danny Anang, a financier of the party had, according to provisional results.


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‘I stand by comments on RTI Bill, criticize me if you want’ – K.T Hammond

Adansi Asokwa MP, K.T Hammond

Adansi Asokwa Member of Parliament, KT Hammond says he is unfazed by the response from civil society to his position on the Right To Information (RTI) Bill.

According to him, even though he welcomes their criticism of his stance on the Bill, he believes some of the comments made about him are unwarranted.


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Emir of Qatar lauds Akufo-Addo for ‘governing Ghana well’

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has praised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for his leadership over the last 22 months since he took power.

He told the president he is “governing Ghana well”, and that the fundamentals of the Ghanaian economy, coupled with the prevailing social indicators, points to a “good example” worthy of emulation by others on the continent.

The Emir of Qatar made this known when President Akufo-Addo paid a day’s reciprocal official visit to Qatar, at the invitation of the Emir.


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What Togbe Afede said about the creation of Oti Region

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State

Togbe Afede XIV, Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State in the Volta Region and the President of the National House of Chiefs recently spoke extensively on the proposed creation of Oti Region in a radio interview with Accra based Citi FM.

Below is a transcribed version of the interview with Vivian Kai Lokko of Citi FM on October 25, 2018

(TRANSCRIBED)

My name is VIVIAN KAI LOKKO.

Our guest for tonight is TOGBE XIV, the President of the National House of Chiefs, as well as the Executive Chairman of the World Trade Centre.


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KNUST: Otumfuo warns against dictatorship

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Chancellor of KNUST addressing the Governing Council on Tuesday

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has stated that no group would be allowed to dictate or conduct itself in a manner, that undermines the integrity of the management of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Addressing the Governing Council of the KNUST on Tuesday in Kumasi, after six new members had been sworn into office, the Asantehene said: "Yes, the university is nothing if not a hotbed of free expression and the penchant for rigorous debate must be one of the intrinsic values we inculcate in our students."


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BoG must move quickly to deal with non-bank sector – Ken Thompson

CEO of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson

The Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson says the Bank of Ghana (BoG) must move quickly to deal with the non-bank sector to save Ghana’s economy from collapse.

Mr Thompson said the Bank of Ghana has done a good job in cleaning the banking sector adding that without a robust financial system the economy will collapse.


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ECG wants 38% increase in power tariffs

ECG workers at work

The Electricity Company of Ghana wants Parliament to approve an increase in end user tariffs of at least 37.6 percent to cover the losses it is making on electricity sales under the current tariff structure which has been in effect since April this year.

This year’s edition of the annual major review of electricity tariffs is currently ongoing, under the supervision of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission PURC, although a firm decision on the applicable tariffs for 2019 is not expected until December 9.


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Minority predicts more taxes in 2019 budget

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, will present the 2019 budget on November 15, to Parliament

Ahead of the 2019 budget presentation in Parliament on Thursday, November 15, the Minority is predicting that the government will introduce new taxes.

These new taxes, according to the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, will be the Finance Ministry's solution to bridging the gaping fiscal deficit.


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KNUST re-opens Friday Nov 16 after new members joined 'old' Council

Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso, Vice Chancellor of KNUST

Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will return to campus on Friday November 16, 2018 and academic work will start on Monday November 19, 2018.

This follows the swearing in of new members of the Governing Council of the university on Tuesday..

The Chancellor of the university, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has set up a five-member committee to be headed by a judge to investigate what led to the impasse.


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