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Four Ghana MPs face British travel bans over ‘visa fraud’

Accra — Three members of Ghana’s parliament and a former MP are facing travel bans to Britain over apparent visa irregularities, according to a leaked document seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Britain’s high commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, wrote to parliament’s speaker, Mike Oquaye, saying that the four had apparently been involved "in visa fraud directly affecting the UK".

Former MP George Boakye obtained a visa for his daughter, who then over-stayed her visa for more than three years, only returning to Ghana this January at Britain’s insistence.

Business DayWed, Apr 26, 2017 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Don’t be ashamed; we did well – Mahama to NDC appointees

Despite a painful defeat in the 2016 general elections, former President John Dramani Mahama believes the National Democratic Congress (NDC) effectively delivered its mandate while in office.

Many, including some members of the governing NDC, have attributed the party’s loss to the incompetence of the President’s team, corruption in government and impunity, among others.

In spite of these criticisms, the President asked the former appointees to hold themselves high in light of what he calls the “monumental achievements” that the party chalked while in power.

Citi FMWed, Apr 12, 2017 Wed, Apr 12, 2017

“Delta Force” suspects to face additional charges

Kumasi, April 08, GNA - Mr David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) has hinted that the 13 suspects of the group calling itself “Delta Force,” a vigilante body that were assisted to escaped from lawful custody from the KMA court where they were facing trial for allegedly assaulting a public officer, would be slapped with more charges.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Apr 10, 2017 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Judiciary appeals for maximum security for judges

Accra April 8, GNA - The Judicial Council has tasked the Inspector General of Police and the Interior Ministry to take immediate steps to provide maximum security at all times for judges and courts in the country.
It demanded that invasion of the court by the Delta Force be investigated with dispatch and the perpetrators dealt with decisively in accordance with the law.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Apr 10, 2017 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Catholic Bishops says Delta Force's action discredits Ghana

The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference (GCBC) has condemned the attack on the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court by some members of the Delta Force, a political vigilante group, describing the act as lawlessness that only goes to discredit the country’s hard-won democratic credentials.

The bishops said they had noted with dismay the disregard for the rule of law exhibited by the vigilante group.

Graphic OnlineMon, Apr 10, 2017 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

What can Ghana teach South Africa about neocolonialism?

In 2011, the South African government announced a plan to create a 9.6-gigawatt nuclear energy programme. The project, they argued, would allow South Africa to diversify its energy sector, move away from coal-based energy production and boost economic growth.

But soon questions were raised about who this large-scale industrial project would ultimately benefit. Allegations have been made that public participation was being sidelined and that interested parties were colluding with the Russian government.

Al JazeeraMon, Apr 10, 2017 Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Learn genocide lessons; Ghana gov't told as Rwanda marks 23rd Anniversary

The government of Rwanda has entreated Ghana to learn lessons from the ethnic cleansing which claimed the lives of millions of Rwandans in 1994.

Chairman of the Rwandan Community in Ghana, Bernadin Gatete says failure by Ghana to embrace its ethnic and cultural diversity could plunge the country into similar atrocities.

myjoyonline.comSun, Apr 9, 2017 Sun, Apr 9, 2017

Anthony Joshua to dominate for a decade after beating Wladimir Klitschko - Duke McKenzie

Anthony Joshua will brush aside Wladimir Klitschko with ease, according to former three-weight world champion Duke McKenzie.

Joshua's IBF heavyweight strap and the vacant WBA 'super' title are on the line when the two heavyweights collide in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

And McKenzie believes Joshua will comfortably beat Klitschko ahead of a decade of dominance for the London 2012 Olympic gold medallist.

"Joshua is the real deal," McKenzie told Sky Sports.

Sky NewsSun, Apr 9, 2017 Sun, Apr 9, 2017

Kwaku Sakyi-Addo steps down as Telecoms Chamber CEO

Chief Executive Officer of the Telecoms Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo has stepped down after six years.

According to a statement from the Chamber, Mr Sakyi-Addo is taking on a new role as Chairman of the Board of the National Communication Authority (NCA).

Below is a copy of the statement

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications today announced that Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, its CEO, will leave the organization as he takes on a new responsibility as Chairman of the Board of the National Communications Authority (NCA), the industry regulator.

myjoyonline.comSun, Apr 9, 2017 Sun, Apr 9, 2017

South African protests call on President Zuma to stand down over corruption scandals

Thousands of people have joined rallies in South Africa demanding the resignation of President Zuma after his sacking of a popular minister stoked simmering anger over government corruption and a struggling economy.

Some protesters carried signs reading 'Fire Zuma' while others said they felt the ruling class were more concerned about enriching themselves than dealing with high unemployment, a slowing economy and stubborn racial inequality.

ITV NewsFri, Apr 7, 2017 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Joshua vs Klitschko: Anthony Joshua ready to 'step up' against Wladimir Klitschko

Anthony Joshua admits it is time for him to "step up" in his career as he prepares to face Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.

Joshua (18-0 KO18) is preparing to defend his IBF world heavyweight title against Klitschko (64-4 KO53) in front of 90,000 fans on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with the vacant WBA strap also on the line.

The unbeaten Brit has blown away every opponent put before him and has never been taken beyond the seventh round so far in his career, but faces arguably his toughest test against the two-time world champion. . . .

Sky NewsFri, Apr 7, 2017 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Akufo-Addo Gov’t Chases 14 Billion Dollars Loan

It is emerging that Ghanaians, will witness more borrowing under the Akufo-Addo government, contrary to its campaign accusation against the John Mahama government and avowed promise not to borrow to fund its projects.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has criticized the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for chasing a loan total of 14 billion dollars with a 15-year repayment timeframe a 19 percent interest rate, saying the Akufo-Addo government is not keeping to its campaign promise of not borrowing to undertake developmental projects.

The HeraldFri, Apr 7, 2017 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Minority MPs boycott Appointments Committee sittings

Accra, April 5, GNA - Members of the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) side on the Appointments Committee of Parliament Wednesday boycotted sittings to vet deputy ministers designate.

They said the Majority had sidestepped an agreement for the House to go on recess on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Parliament is expected to go on recess by Friday, April 7, but the Appointments Committee will continue vetting the remaining 50 deputy ministers designate.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Apr 5, 2017 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Policy decisions are anchored on accurate data - Veep

Accra, April 5, GNA - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Wednesday said policy decisions of the Government were based on accurate data and, therefore, called for adequate investment in data gathering processes that would engender development.

He said without information it would be difficult for the Government to take accurate decisions concerning national priorities.

He said the data produced by various actors must be consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals, match user needs and easily comprehensible.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Apr 5, 2017 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

World Bank to help Ghana solve economic challenges

Accra, April 4, GNA - The World Bank’s Vice President for Africa, Mr Makhtar Diop, has extended the Bank’s support towards addressing Ghana’s numerous economic challenges.

He said the Bank was concerned about “one of the engines in the sub-region” and was determined to help Ghana emerge out of her current situation.

Mr Diop made the commitment when he called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, in Accra.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Apr 4, 2017 Wed, Apr 5, 2017

Galamsey in Ghana affecting Ivory Coast – Frimpong-Boateng

Ivory Coast’s semi-public water distribution company, SODECI, recently shut down its water treatment plant in the area because of the level of pollution in the Bia River.

Galamsey menace in Ghana

There has been intense pressure on government to end the illegal practice, and save water bodies and the environment from further destruction.

Currently, some water treatment plants in Ghana have been shut down due to the activities of illegal miners, which have rendered water bodies from which the plants harvest water for processing useless.

Citi FMTue, Apr 4, 2017 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Ghana re-appoint Kwesi Appiah as coach

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has re-appointed Kwesi Appiah as the coach of the Black Stars.

Appiah, who will also take charge of the national team for locally-based players, has been offered a two-year contract to start work 1 May.

He replaces Avram Grant who stepped down as coach after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

It is a second stint in charge for Appiah, who led the Black Stars from 2012 until 2014.

Since leaving the Black Stars following a poor World Cup campaign, he has been coaching Sudanese side Al Khartoum.

BBC SportsTue, Apr 4, 2017 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, is this police behaviour acceptable to you?

Ghana is a very funny place. Hypocrisy and selfishness have eaten so much into our social fabric that some of us are even ready to assist in our self-destruction!

Currently, a video in the Twi language has gone 'viral' on the Internet, in which a young Ghanaian man is seen warning the Akufo- Addo Government not to carry out its plans to end galamsey.

myjoyonline.comTue, Apr 4, 2017 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Ghana and Japan sign two grant agreements

Accra, April 1, GNA - Ghana and Japan on Friday, signed two grant agreements totally $ 58.4 million, geared towards the improvement of international corridor roads and sector budget support to promote health service delivery.

The signing of the agreements were initialled for Ghana by Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, while that of Japan was by Mr Kaoru Yoshimura, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan and Mr Koji Makino, the Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Ghana News AgencySat, Apr 1, 2017 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visits Ghana

I am very pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, daughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will visit Ghana from this evening as part of a two-country visit to West Africa that also encompasses Sierra Leone.

This visit, The Princess Royal’s third to Ghana, will celebrate the unique friendship between the UK and Ghana as it marks its 60th Anniversary of Independence. It will also reinforce the strength and depth of our bilateral relations.

myjoyonline.comTue, Apr 4, 2017 Tue, Apr 4, 2017