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Osafo Maafo, Atta Akyea, Ursula missing in Akufo-Addo's 19-member Cabinet

Osafo Maafo, Ursula Owusu, Atta Akyea

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has submitted to Parliament a list of 19 Ministers who will make up his Cabinet Tuesday.

The President’s action is in fulfilment of Article 76(1) of the 1992 Constitution which enjoins him to select some Ministers to form his Cabinet.

The Article states that, “There shall be a cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice President and not less than ten and not more than nineteen Ministers of State.”

It did not state which Ministerial portfolio should be included in the Cabinet of any government.


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The unnecessary political twist and turn of the GHs9.7bn bond

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

The ‘$2.25bn’ Templeton bond saga is a classic example of ‘PR motivated by political spin’ gone bad. I am a strong believer in institutional policy making and cringe when politicians seek to overwhelm the technical space of public relations.

The art of PR makes one minded that your public is not restricted to your customers but include competition and other stakeholders.

Needless to say, politicians ought to be reminded that their public involves more than the electoral public. Focus on sharing facts and cut the political spin.


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Camilla opens up as never before - in her own words - on the pressure of public life

The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House in an exclusive portrait for You magazine by Royal photographer Hugo Burnand

* Duchess of Cornwall shared her views about relationship with Prince of Wales

* Camilla discloses difficulties she faced on becoming Charles’s second wife

* She also highlights the physical and emotional burdens of her hectic schedule

The Duchess of Cornwall has shared her views for the first time about her relationship with the Prince of Wales and the pressures of marrying into the Royal Family.


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SWAG Awards: Anthony Baffoe wins Sports Personality of the Year

Anthony Baffoe receives award from President (Photo By: Images Image)

Former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe was named Sports Personality of the Year on Saturday by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana at their 42nd Awards Night.

The General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana was awarded for his role in international football administration and his contribution to the development of football in Ghana, particularly at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG).


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Atsu, Wakaso, left out of Ghana squad

Christian Atsu is one of several high-profile players omitted by Kwesi Appiah

Christian Atsu has been left out of the 30-man Ghana squad for next month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.

The 25-year-old forward is one of several high-profile players omitted by Kwesi Appiah in his first squad since his second coming as Black Stars coach.

Atsu, who signed for newly-promoted English Premier League side Newcastle United this week, is joined on the sidelines by Mubarak Wakaso, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Razak Brimah.


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More shake up in Ghana Immigration Service

Comptroller of GIS, Kwame Asuah Takyi

Thirty-one middle-level management officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been reassigned from their duty posts across the country.

This is the second major shake-up under the watch of new Comptroller of GIS, Kwame Asuah Takyi, who took office in March this year.

The officers affected are of Superintendent, Chief Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent ranks.

Earlier this month, 45 senior officers were transferred including the Head of Public Affairs at the Immigration Service Francis Palmdetti.


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Ghana, Sierra Leone agree to ratify agreement for cooperation

President Akufo Addo meets President Ernest Bai Koroma

Ghana and Sierra Leone have agreed to ratify the agreement for cooperation between the two countries, so as to provide the legal framework for addressing their trade and investment concerns.

Despite the good relations that exist between the two countries, there is no framework for cooperation to guide these relations
This development has hampered the deepening of bilateral ties and cooperation amongst the two countries.


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I will not shield any corrupt public official – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo Addo in Sierra Leone

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated unequivocally that he will not shield any public official found to be engaged in acts of corruption or malfeasance, but will ensure that the laws of the land are applied fully, without fear or favour.

According to President Akufo-Addo, the recent news of the arrest of some Customs officials responsible for the loss of some GH¢1.2 billion in revenue to the state is part of the efforts his government is making to block revenue leakages at the country’s ports.


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Inflation

ACCRA, May 24 (Reuters) - Ghana's producer price inflation fell to 4.8 percent year-on-year in April from 6 percent the month before, as a stronger local currency cut import prices, the statistics office said on Wednesday.

Producer inflation has come down from more than 48 percent in 2014, a sign of progress in stabilizing the economy under an International Monetary Fund programme that looks set to be extended beyond its April 2018 end date.


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Russians, Ukrainians detained over illegal mining [Photos]

Russians arrested by the Ghana Police

The two Russians and Two Ukrainians who were arrested on Monday in Ghana for engaging in illegal mining spent the night at the Kumasi Central Police Station in the Ashanti Region.

They are expected to be brought to Accra later today, Tuesday for further investigations.

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu ordered the arrest of the four foreign nationals for flouting the mining laws of the country.


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