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$1.2m kickback scandal: Trade Ministry requests forensic audit

he Ministry of Trades and Industry is set to begin a forensic audit into the alleged $1.2 million scandal that has hit the former Executive Director of the Ghana Standards Authority.

Dr George Crentsil has been cited in a damning investigative report that alleges that he collected $1.2 million kickback from a contractor undertaking construction work for the Authority.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

'I Am Bolt': Film Review

Olympic megastar sprinter Usain Bolt gets his close-up in this dynamic documentary.

Athletic achievements don’t get much more unbeatable than the records held by Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, who’s won nine consecutive Olympic gold medals and even more World Championship awards.

Considered the fastest sprinter who’s ever logged track time, Bolt is a hero to millions and admired on a level comparable to global sports legends like Muhammad Ali and Pele.

The Hollywood ReporterMon, Nov 21, 2016 Mon, Nov 21, 2016

2016 Elections Will Be My Final Attempt At Presidency-Nduom

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.”

Citi FMMon, Jul 18, 2016 Mon, Jul 18, 2016

2016 polls'll be Ghana's best: EC Boss

With all the electoral reforms put in place for the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, Ghana will experience one of the best polls whose results will be accepted by all, Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, has said.

During a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding with a delegation from the European Union (EU) in Accra on Tuesday October 18, Mrs Osei said: “We welcome the work of the observer team and indeed we have had previous engagements in the past few months with the pre-assessment team that came earlier.

Class FM OnlineTue, Oct 18, 2016 Tue, Oct 18, 2016

2017 Budget failed to set social protection targets - SEND Ghana

Civil Society Organisation, SEND Ghana has faulted the government over its inability to clearly state its targets for social protections issues, especially child protection and welfare in the 2017 budget.

The group explained that although expenditure allocation to the sector Ministry - the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection- increased by about 416 per cent over the 2016 figure, the absence of a programme budget for the ministry would make it difficult to assess the proportion that goes into child rights promotion and protection.

Graphic OnlineThu, Mar 16, 2017 Thu, Mar 16, 2017

2018 World Cup: Avram Grant desperate to have crocked Ghana stars back ahead of Egypt showdown

Ghana coach Avram Grant is anxious to have injured duo Jordan Ayew and Kwadwo Asamoah back to full fitness to revive their hopes of qualifying to the 2018 World Cup with a cracking game against Egypt looming large next month.

The former Chelsea manager is under mounting pressure to rewrite the script after his side laboured to a goalless drawn game against Uganda in their opening group E clash last Friday.

Ayew is scheduled to return to action at the end of the month with Asamoah's road to recovery seeming far away.

Ghana SoccerNetThu, Oct 13, 2016 Thu, Oct 13, 2016

23 people line up for Ghana’s presidency

Twenty-three persons aspiring to become president of Ghana have picked up nomination forms to contest in this year’s December 7 presidential elections, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Ms. Charlote Osei, has announced.

The figure is made up of 16 political party presidential aspirants and seven independent aspirants.

They are to return the fully filled forms with a filing fee of GHC50,000 by September 29,2016.

READ Presidential candidates to pay GH¢50,000 as filing fees

3 NewsFri, Sep 23, 2016 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

A vote against economic mismanagement: Ghana’s opposition wins the presidential election

JUST before 9pm on Friday night celebrations erupted in Accra. Ghana’s electoral commission had declared the opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo, the winner of the presidential election and his supporters were in the mood to party, dancing in the streets, honking car horns and setting off fireworks late into the night. It was a resounding victory for Mr Akufo-Addo (pictured), who took 53.85% of the vote, on his third run for the presidency, to incumbent John Mahama’s 44.4%.

The EconomistSun, Dec 11, 2016 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Accra at 60: concrete heads and colonial questions in Ghana's capital

On this day 60 years ago, many of Ghana’s workers were given the day off. They flocked to central Accra, a city originally settled in the 15th century, to hear Kwame Nkrumah declare independence. Today, only parts of Nkrumah’s Accra remain – while rapid expansion and development is reshaping the city in ways that are causing excitement but also concern.

The GuardianMon, Mar 6, 2017 Tue, Mar 7, 2017

Accra mayor rallies support for ‘cleanest city’ agenda

Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Chief Executive Mohammed Adjei Sowah has rallied assembly members and other stakeholders to support the agenda of the assembly to make the President’s declaration of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa a reality.

He said achieving that mission required a huge change in policy, action plans, enforcement mechanisms and attitudes.

He made the call in his first sessional address to the assembly in Accra last Thursday.

Graphic OnlineTue, Jun 27, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Act firmly to cut out waste and corrupt practices – Minister

Directors of education have been asked to do more to cut out the waste and purge the service of corrupt practices.

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, the Education Minister, said everything must be done to check the false claims, remove the ghost and fake teachers from the system.

She made the call in an address read for her at the 23rd annual meeting of the Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) in Kumasi.

“Investing in quality education for positive transformation of the youth for national development” is the theme chosen for the five-day event.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Aug 24, 2016 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Adama Barrow to visit Ghana today

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.

Citi FMFri, Apr 28, 2017 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Adei must speak like a responsible adult – Omane Boamah

Communications minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has descended heavily on Professor Stephen Adei over his claim that President John Mahama is stashing the public service with Northerners.

The former GIMPA Rector at a lecture in Accra accused the President of appointing too many of his regional folks in the public service.

“One of the things going on which is totally unacceptable is why one out of every four public sector appointment comes from the President’s area of origin.

Starr FM OnlineTue, Aug 9, 2016 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Adei: Let's raise bar for who becomes Prez

The former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, has called for improvement in the criteria for aspiring presidents in the country.

AccraFM.comThu, Mar 3, 2016 Thu, Mar 3, 2016

Adopt productive attitudes during work hours - Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has asked all workers to adopt productive work attitudes in order to fast-track Ghana's development.

Akufo-Adoo during his May Day address today (May 1) at the Independence Square lamented how a section of the Ghanaian workforce after arriving at work every day spend the first hour at work praying and tardying about instead of working.

The President noted that such workers often displayed gross disrespect towards their employers and work hours.

Graphic OnlineMon, May 1, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

Africa is still rising - IMF

Accra, Sept. 13, GNA - The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says Sub-Saharan Africa has bright prospects for growth in spite of persistent slowdown in growth owing to the slump in commodity prices and a more difficult global environment.

While there have been quite significant slowdown in some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in resource-intensive countries, including Ghana, non-resource-intensive countries like Kenya, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire have been able to maintain growth.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Sep 13, 2016 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Africa Live: Regional leaders due in The Gambia

We're expecting the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to arrive in The Gambia today in an attempt to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down after he lost the election.

Mr Buhari is expected to be joined by Liberian leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Sierra Leone's Ernest Bai Koroma and Ghana's John Mahama, who himself lost an election last week and has said he will step down as president next month.

After initially accepting defeat, at the end of last week he claimed he no longer accepted the result and asked for a new poll run by a "Godfearing" electoral commission.

BBCTue, Dec 13, 2016 Tue, Dec 13, 2016

African Markets - Factors to watch today, April 13

NAIROBI, April 13 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic
indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on
Friday.
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EVENTS:
*CONGO REPUBLIC - Finance ministers from the West African
and Central African monetary unions meet in Congo Republic's
capital Brazzaville to discuss the franc currency and other
economic issues.
*MAURITIUS - Bank of Mauritius to auction 364-day Treasury
bills worth a total 800 million rupees.

ReutersFri, Apr 13, 2018 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Agalga denies lobbying Martey to chair Peace Council

The Ministry of Interior has rejected claims that Deputy Minister, James Agalga, attempted to lure outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, to take up the position of chairman of the National Peace Council.

Martey in chronicling series of attempts made at buying his conscience to stop criticizing the government, said that in one of such instances, James Agalga made a phone call to him asking him to make himself available to chair the council, as he was assured of the ministry’s support.

Citi FMMon, Sep 5, 2016 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

AGI presses for access to funding, further reduction of utilities

Issues of Power supply and cost, finance and labour continue to impede the growth of indigenous businesses and companies in Ghana despite government interventions in promoting industrialization and job creation.

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) says, even though the Akufo-Addo government has abolished some nuisance taxes for industry, reduced tariffs and utility cost, industries still struggle to produce at full capacity.

myjoyonline.comWed, Apr 18, 2018 Wed, Apr 18, 2018