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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Waiting until 2019 to construct footbridges too far – Adentan resident

Madina-Adentan footbridge

A resident of Madina-Adentan is unhappy with a 2019 timeline given by the Ghana Highways Authority for the construction of bridges on the Madina-Adentan highway.

Selorm Brantie who is a member of the residents association is unimpressed with the assurance by GHA.

He said one year is too long a time and that more people would have died by that time.

According to him, the time to act is now to save lives since one life is one too many to lose.

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Parliament approves Oppong Nkrumah, 5 others as ministers

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Inforation

Parliament has approved the nomination of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as the Information Minister.

Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Evans Opoku Bobie, Gender Minister Cynthia Morrison, Upper East Regional Minister Paulina Abayage, and two other Deputy Ministers have also been approved by the House.

Their approval follows a successful vetting by Parliament’s Appointment Committee last week and its recommendation for all the nominees to be approved.

Aviation Minister, Kofi Ada praised the Ofoase-Ayirebi MP for his brilliant answers to questions asked during the vetting.

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British Royals arrive in Accra: Everything you need to know about the historic visit

The British Royals arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Friday

Today marks the first day of Prince Charles of Wales’ visit to Ghana, the first since 1977. Alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (who is visiting for the first time), the pair plans to tour some parts of Accra and Kumasi throughout the weekend and into Monday before heading to Nigeria on Tuesday morning. Here is everything you need to know.


The trip is at the request of the British government to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom and will highlight key themes within the Commonwealth of Nations.

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George Andah involved in car crash, flown to Accra

George Andah, Deputy Communications Minister

Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah is reported to have been involved in car crash Saturday.

Reports say Mr. Andah’s vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle in the Awutu Senya West Constituency where he represents in Parliament.

Myjoyonline.com understands Mr. Andah, who together with three others, sustained serious injury, have been airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for emergency care.

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'No reason to be poor; 2019 budget full of hope' - President Akufo-Addo assures

President Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the indication that the 2019 budget would "reflect the hope Ghanaians have in the government and the future of the country".

He said though his administration inherited an ailing economy, systematically, it had succeeded, as economic indicators have shown, to put the country's economy back on the right path.

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