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Automatic deletion of NHIS voters' dangerous – Atuguba

The Supreme Court of Ghana cannot order an automatic deletion of persons who registered onto the electoral roll using the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards as a proof of identification because such an order will be dangerous for the constitutional democracy in Ghana, Dr Raymond Atuguba, a senior law lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana has said.

Class FM OnlineThu, Jul 7, 2016 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

ECG disconnects Accra Sports Stadium

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has cut power supply to the Accra Sports Stadium as part of a mass disconnection exercise of defaulters in Accra.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Sports Authority, Frederica Mensah-Davies confirmed that power supply to the national stadium was cut on Tuesday.

The Accra Sports Stadium in 2015 owed the ECG bills worth GH¢240,000 and were placed on a payment plan of GH¢24,000 per month to enable them clear the debt.

Graphic OnlineThu, Jul 7, 2016 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Supreme Court orders EC to delete NHIS registrants from electoral roll

The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the Electoral Commission (EC) to delete the 56,739 names it submitted to the court as the list of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registrants on the electoral roll.

In a unanimous decision read by Mr Justice Sule Gbadegbe, the court further ordered the EC to take all the necessary steps to delete other names of persons who registered with NHIS cards but which were not included in the list it presented to the court.

Graphic OnlineThu, Jul 7, 2016 Thu, Jul 7, 2016

News blackout from GNA after ECG cuts power over GH¢450,000 debt

It’s been over 24 hours and there is news blackout at Ghana’s only news wire, the Ghana News Agency (GNA), because the Electricity Company of Ghana has cut electricity to the Agency.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Jul 6, 2016 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

UK report slams Iraq war; Blair says he acted in good faith

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Tony Blair led Britain into an unsuccessful war in Iraq through a mix of flawed intelligence, "wholly inadequate" planning and an exaggerated sense of the U.K.'s ability to influence the United States, according to a damning official report on the conflict that was published Wednesday.

Associated Press (AP)Wed, Jul 6, 2016 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

US threatens to cut over $500 million aid to Ghana

The US government has threatened to cut about $500 million in private investments intended to help shore-up the dipping fortunes of the Electricity Company of Ghana, if the government remains unconcerned about curbing the threat of modern forms of slavery.

Starr FM OnlineWed, Jul 6, 2016 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Ghana – US trade volumes to double to $2.5 billion in 3 years

Ghana’s trade volume with the US is expected to double within the next three years following the increased trade engagements between the two countries.

Citi FMWed, Jul 6, 2016 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

President Mahama grants 896 prisoners amnesty

Accra, July 4, GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has, in commemoration of Ghana’s 56th Republican Anniversary, granted amnesty to 896 prisoners.

A statement from Flagstaff House Communications said the freed prisoners include 813 first offenders, 16 seriously ill and 63 aged (70 years and above).

Others are special cases made up of one double amputee and three prisoners on death row who had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment.

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Ghana News AgencyMon, Jul 4, 2016 Wed, Jul 6, 2016

Public officials dissipating funds with impunity – AG

The Auditor General has revealed that staff of the department are getting discouraged and angry at the high level of impunity with which public officials are dissipating public funds and are left unpunished.

Starr FM OnlineTue, Jun 21, 2016 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Tolerance key to peaceful Elections-Rt Rev Ofori

Accra, June 21, GNA - The Right Reverend Dr Setorwu Ofori, the Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church, has urged Ghanaians to tolerate divergent views and remain united to ensure that the impending general election are peaceful.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Jun 21, 2016 Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Public private partnerships will enhance vegetable production

Accra, June 15 GNA - Mr Kenneth Wujangi, Deputy Chief of Staff in charge of operations, has said public private partnerships in the vegetable production, is essential to enhance growth and deliver reliable stream of information and technology in emerging trends.

He said collaborative partnerships could be used to effectively bridge the gap between the public and private sectors to meet the farmer and consumer needs.

Mr Wujangi said this at a conference on public private partnership in the vegetables value chain in Accra.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Jun 15, 2016 Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Ghana represents excellence – Mahama

Ghana has come a long way and at 59 it has gained a lot of respect among the comity of nations, according to President John Dramani Mahama.

Starr FM OnlineSun, Mar 6, 2016 Sun, Mar 6, 2016

The Obama Legacy: any lessons for Africa?

As President Obama prepares to leave the national and global scene much ink would be spent discussing, debating, and dissecting his legacy. While much of this deliberation is likely to focus on his contribution to bare-knuckled politics, raw policy and other fiscal issues I argue that Barack Obama’s imprint on his country and the world goes beyond dollars and cents.

myjoyonline.comFri, Mar 4, 2016 Fri, Mar 4, 2016

NDC defends Zanetor over non-registration

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said they have not breached the constitution by allowing parliamentary nominees who are not registered voters to contest in last year’s primary.

Citi FMFri, Mar 4, 2016 Fri, Mar 4, 2016

Mahama's summary of President Erdoğan's visit

Over time, Turkey and Ghana have forged a relationship that reflects a partnership among equals. The visit of Turkey's President, HE Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has made this partnership stronger.

GhanaWebFri, Mar 4, 2016 Fri, Mar 4, 2016

NDC won’t contest Abuakwa North by-election

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has decided not to contest the Abuakwa North Constituency by- election scheduled for this month.

DailyViewGh.comFri, Mar 4, 2016 Fri, Mar 4, 2016

Speaker rebukes MPs for rowdiness

The Speaker of parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, on Thursday March 3 admonished legislators over their lack of civility during debates on the floor of the House.

Class FM OnlineThu, Mar 3, 2016 Thu, Mar 3, 2016

‘I will trend in Hollywood soon’ - Ghanaian actress

For most actors all over the world, one particular film does it for them by propelling them into the limelight and making them stars.

Graphic OnlineThu, Mar 3, 2016 Thu, Mar 3, 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

Dumsor over, 'my honour restored' – Haruna

The end to the protracted power crisis, according to the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, has restored his honour.

Class FM OnlineThu, Mar 3, 2016 Thu, Mar 3, 2016