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MTN to improve services in Awutu Senya West after Eugene Arhin's request
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MTN to improve services in Awutu Senya West after Eugene Arhin's request


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Telecommunication giant, MTN Ghana is set to improve its network connectivity within some deprived communities in the Awutu Senya West constituency in the Central Region.

This follows a request the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin made to the telecom giant in April 2021.

In his letter to MTN Ghana, Mr. Arhin explained that the move will help open up such communities to development opportunities.


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NHIA hastens investigations into cases of extortions
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NHIA hastens investigations into cases of extortions


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The National Health Insurance Authority is on a manhunt for credentialed service providers who are demanding extra money for medical services covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme.

In collaboration with the law enforcement agencies, the Authority has hastened its investigations into widespread cases of extortions and will soon punish the offenders.

This comes at the back of recent complaints by the NHIS members who are livid over the conduct of some service providers at the point of healthcare delivery.


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Osafo Maafo-led committee submits final report on 2020 election to NPP leadership
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Osafo Maafo-led committee submits final report on 2020 election to NPP leadership


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The Osafo-Maafo-led 2020 Elections Review Committee has presented its final report to the leadership of the New Patriotic Party.

John Boadu, the NPP General Secretary, who received the report on behalf of the party, commended the members of the Review Committee for doing an excellent job and gave them an assurance that the party would religiously peruse the report and take the necessary steps to implement the recommendations therein, some of which may require constitutional amendments.

The Review Committee was set up by the party's National Executive Committee to make an honest and impartial inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the party's participation and performance in the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, and to produce a comprehensive report with far-reaching implementable recommendations to improve the political and electoral fortunes of the party.


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#FixTheCountry: Ghanaians to protest over 'government's broken promises' on May 9
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#FixTheCountry: Ghanaians to protest over 'government's broken promises' on May 9


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A group of Ghanaians who are unhappy with what they call the economic challenges in the country have declared their intention to protest on May 9, 2021.

The group has been expressing its displeasure over successive government's failure to improve the living standards of Ghanaians on Twitter using the hashtag #FixTheCountry.

The group does not intend to deliver a petition to the presidency but will converge on Independence Square at 8:30 am for the march to commence at 9:30 am.


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Suspect in Kasoa ritual killing declared minor by court
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Suspect in Kasoa ritual killing declared minor by court


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One of the boys involved in the alleged ritual killing of 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah at Lamptey Mills, a suburb of Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfro within the Ga South Municipality, has been declared as a minor.

The case docket has been forwarded to the Attorney General's Department for advice while the case has been adjourned to May 19, 2021.

Four persons including two teenagers, Felix Nyarko and Nicholas Kini are in the grips of the police for their alleged involvement in the killing of 11-year-old Ishmael Mensah supposedly for money rituals at Lamptey Mills.


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Gayheart Mensah files nomination to contest GJA Presidency
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Gayheart Mensah files nomination to contest GJA Presidency


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Gayheart Mensah, a media practitioner of 33 years standing, has filed his nomination to contest for the Presidency of the Ghana Journalists Association.

He was an Adjunct Lecturer in Advance Journalism and also Development Journalism at the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Gayheart pointed out that 'POWER', which he intends to expand on subsequently, will constitute the pillars of his message as he goes round the country to canvas for the votes of GJA members.


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Akufo-Addo stresses on need for African countries to be self-reliant
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Akufo-Addo stresses on need for African countries to be self-reliant


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President Nana Akufo-Addo has stressed the need for African countries to be self-reliant in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking on CNN's Zain's Exchange on Monday, May 3, 2021, the President argued that in order for African nations to survive the impact of COVID-19 on their economies, they have to be self-reliant.

When asked about measures put in place to push local businesses to expand and thrive on the international market, President Akufo-Addo said his government has created a conducive environment for both local and foreign investors.


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GMA demands prosecution of Christ Embassy leaders over COVID-19 protocol breaches
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GMA demands prosecution of Christ Embassy leaders over COVID-19 protocol breaches


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The Ghana Medical Association has asked for the immediate prosecution of the leadership of the Christ Embassy Church Ghana for allowing its members to flagrantly breach COVID-19 safety protocols at an event organized at the Fantasy Dome in Accra last Friday.

The group, in a statement, said the church service was not only a potential super-spreader event but also unlawful and reckless, for which the organizers should not be allowed to go scot-free.

Others including the Christian Council of Ghana, the health authorities, civil society organizations and some Members of Parliament have expressed outrage over the development and slammed the church over they say is its irresponsibility.


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Methodist Church rejects GES directive to allow Muslim students to fast during Ramadan
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Methodist Church rejects GES directive to allow Muslim students to fast during Ramadan


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The Methodist Church Ghana has kicked against the Ghana Education Service' directive to Wesley Girls' High School to allow Muslim students to partake in the Ramadan fast.

The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum had met with the Board of Wesley Girls' High School and advised the GES to put measures in place to address the concerns of Muslim students.

The GES directive was welcomed by the Office of the National Chief Imam after it had also raised concern with the treatment of Muslim students.


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Akufo-Addo bereft of ideas to transform Ghana
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Akufo-Addo bereft of ideas to transform Ghana


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The NDC's National Youth Organiser made the remark on the back of a viral social media campaign dubbed #FixTheCountry, which seeks to put pressure on the government to solve the country's unending issues.

Touching on the newly-introduced taxes, Mr. Agbana said the move by the government will make Ghanaians worse off.

The newly introduced taxes by the government took effect on May 1, 2021, leading to an increase in fuel prices.


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Domelevo wasn't forcibly removed from office
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Domelevo wasn't forcibly removed from office


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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has insisted that former Auditor-General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, was not forcibly removed from office, stating that he duly retired.

President Akufo-Addo defended his government's action against Domelevo, insisting that he only implemented the country's law on retirement.

Some anti-corruption watchers in the country had said the government's fight against corruption was in shambles.


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Juror fails to show up in trial of J.B Danquah murder
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Juror fails to show up in trial of J.B Danquah murder


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The trial of suspects in the killing of late Abuakwa North MP, JB Danquah Adu suffered yet another delay today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, when a juror failed to show up to the hearing.

The Jury Foreman had told the court that the said juror was held up in another trial in Criminal Court 3 and for over an hour, the court was constricted by the absence of the juror.

Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso have been charged with murder and abetment for the murder of the late MP. Asiedu had earlier said that he went to the MP's house to steal but ended up killing him in self-defense.


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Parents of Achimota Preparatory pupils protest school's closure by GES
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Parents of Achimota Preparatory pupils protest school's closure by GES


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About 40 parents of pupils of Achimota Preparatory School have besieged the premises of the school to demand justice over what they describe as the unfair and arbitrary closure of the school by armed police officers and officials of the Ghana Education Service.

Citi News reported last Friday that officials of the Ghana Education Service in the Okaikwei North District had locked up offices and classrooms of the Achimota Preparatory School following a court order received by the GES to take over the management of the school.

The ruling was given on March 2020, according to a statement from the GES. The Service explained that the land and building being occupied by the Achimota Preparatory School formed part of Achimota School Land per the Achimota School Ordinance No. 7 & 1948.


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I'm satisfied with government's corruption fight
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I'm satisfied with government's corruption fight


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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, says he is satisfied with the effectiveness of his government's anti-corruption fight, adding that there is evidence to this performance.

According to him, Ghana's improved ranking on global corruption indexes is a testament to how well the government has performed.

Nana Akufo-Addo said anti-corruption institutions in the country were poorly resourced at the time he took over office in 2017 he has ensured that they are adequately resourced to work.


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Ghana must be bold enough to fund health infrastructure
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Ghana must be bold enough to fund health infrastructure


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Ghana's Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, says his five-week stay at the Mayo Clinic in the US for treatment for COVID-19 complications has opened his eyes to the close link between health and finance.

He believes that the country must take some bold steps to improve its health infrastructure going forward, and he is determined, as the Finance Minister, to find a way to address the funding challenge.

Some critics said his action was a subtle acceptance of the failure of the government to ensure quality health infrastructure and health service delivery in Ghana.


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We're working to fix technical challenges causing outages in Tamale
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We're working to fix technical challenges causing outages in Tamale


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Authorities at the Northern Electricity Development Company, say work is ongoing to fix the technical challenges which have interrupted the power supply to the Tamale metropolis.

While the Ghana Grid Company resolves the challenge at Adubili-yili KV substation, NEDCo says a team is also working to replace a faulty underground cable which has compounded the problem.

In line with this, the Electricity Company of Ghana published a schedule for planned power outages in parts of the Greater Accra Region from 10th May to 17th May 2021.


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Adopt the 'One Man One Vote' principle in selecting flagbearer
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Adopt the 'One Man One Vote' principle in selecting flagbearer


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Previous arrangements in selecting flag bearers, left the party divided and created schisms as well as factions that the party must not tolerate, if it is indeed interested in winning the 2024 Elections.

One way of ensuring a united party, properly positioned to fight for a better electoral fortune in the 2024 Elections, is for the party to adopt a very open and democratic mode of selecting its flag bearer.

I respectfully, humbly and freely counsel you, the leaders of the NPP, to adopt the OMOV principle, in selecting who leads you in the 2024 Elections, to brighten your chances and further consolidate your status as a democratically innovative party in Ghanaian and African politics.


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I'm satisfied with government's anti-corruption fight
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I'm satisfied with government's anti-corruption fight


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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, says he is satisfied with the effectiveness of his government's anti-corruption fight, adding that there is evidence to this performance.

According to him, Ghana's improved ranking on global corruption indexes is a testament to how well the government has performed.

Nana Akufo-Addo said anti-corruption institutions in the country were poorly resourced at the time he took over office in 2017 he has ensured that they are adequately resourced to work.


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BOST reacts to IES' demand for withdrawal of increased margins on petroleum products
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BOST reacts to IES' demand for withdrawal of increased margins on petroleum products


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The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited has responded to the Institute of Energy Security over the latter's recent call for the withdrawal of increased margins on petroleum products.

Last week, IES asked government to without delay, withdraw the increased levies on some margins in the Price Build-UP of petroleum products.

The Primary Distribution Margin, PDM, the tax in the petroleum price build-up which is utilized in the distribution of petroleum products across depots in the country is targeted at ensuring uniformity in petroleum product prices across the nation.


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E/R: Robbers attack Metro Mass Transit bus at police checkpoint in Begoro
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E/R: Robbers attack Metro Mass Transit bus at police checkpoint in Begoro


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The Begoro District Police Command is searching for some four persons who attacked a Metro Mass Transit bus with registration number GT 3389 - Z at the Begoro police checkpoint in the early hours of Monday, May 3, 2021.

According to the police, their officers on duty were not at post at the time of the incident.

The driver of the bus, George Asante told the police that they could not make the said men out as they were in nose masks.


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