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U/West: 26 Burkinabes arrested for entering Ghana illegally sent back
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U/West: 26 Burkinabes arrested for entering Ghana illegally sent back


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Twenty six Burkina Faso nationals who were apprehended by the Upper West Regional Police Command for entering Ghana through unapproved routes have been repatriated.

Investigations by officials of the Ghana Immigration Service revealed that they were journeying to Ghana for farming and other economic activities.

On the same day, Immigration officials at the Nandom District office also arrested seven Burkina Faso nationals who illegally entered into Ghana through unapproved routes on the Hamile stretch bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso.


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29th Anniversary: NDC is the most successful political party in Ghana
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29th Anniversary: NDC is the most successful political party in Ghana


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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has touted the achievements of the party in the political history of Ghana.

At an event to commemorate the party's 29th anniversary, Mr. Nketiah said the NDC's achievements cannot be compared to any other political party in Ghana.

The NDC is a social-democratic political party in Ghana.


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A Bawumia, NAPO ticket will shake Ghana in 2024
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A Bawumia, NAPO ticket will shake Ghana in 2024


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Speaking on a local radio station in Kumasi monitored by MyNewsGh.com, he catalogued the successes chalked by the two in their political journey and observed that they stand tall and will be a major stumbling block for the opposition National Democratic Congress winning 2024 polls.

He warned the NPP against making a grievous ticket since it sends shivers down the spines of the NDC adding that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the major headache in the camp of his political opponents.


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Vetting: Suhuyini votes against Deputy Education Minister-designate over bribery allegation
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Vetting: Suhuyini votes against Deputy Education Minister-designate over bribery allegation


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The Member of Parliament for the Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Suhuyini, has announced his decision to kick against the approval of Gifty Twum-Ampofo as a Deputy Minister for Education.

Mr. Suhuyini said Gifty Twum-Ampofo's response, when she appeared before the Appointments Committee on Thursday, June 10, 2021, suggests that her conscience is dead to the threat of bribery and corruption to Ghana's democracy.

I'm therefore disappointed in the nominee's lack of candour and what seems to be a conscience that is dead to the threat of bribery and corruption to our democracy.


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NDC@29: We're looking at Mahama for direction, inspiration
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NDC@29: We're looking at Mahama for direction, inspiration


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For the first time in the history of the party, the main opposition party is celebrating its anniversary without its Founder the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Mr Ofosu-Ampofo further told Dzifa that the spirit of Mr Rawlings will continue to lead the party.

He said the party has unmatched records in most sectors of the economy especially in the education sector.


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No show at Assin North MP's dual citizenship case
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No show at Assin North MP's dual citizenship case


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Mr Amaliba's application to withdraw from the case was based on the argument that he found a comment the Presiding Judge passed during the process, to be prejudicial and that he thought the Judge had already predetermined the case.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Kwasi Boakye had already ruled over the application by Mr Quayson's legal team to recuse himself from the case adding that unless a higher jurisdiction of the Chief Justice orders so, he would continue proceedings.

Therefore one of the issues to be determined by the court was whether or not the MP qualified to contest the election at the date he filed his nomination because of dual citizenship case, whether he still can hold himself as MP after his swearing-in.


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Ghanaians are confident in NPP than NDC


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According to Mr. Buaben Asamoa, there is no political party in Ghana better at managing the economy than the governing NPP considering their achievements so far.

The Communications Director has advised Ghanaians not to pay attention to the needless politics by the NDC on corruption but rather focus on the collective fight against corruption especially the state institutions assigned to supervise and deal with the canker.

He furthered by noting that certain policies by the NPP on education, jobs and infrastructure has given hope to Ghanaians.


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Judiciary will play its role in 'galamsey' fight
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Judiciary will play its role in 'galamsey' fight


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The Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, says the Judiciary will contribute its quota in helping government win the ongoing fight against illegal mining, also known as 'galamsey'.

He says the third arm of government is aware of the continuous devastation of natural resources through illegal mining, and will ensure that laws governing Ghana's mining sector are enforced at all times.

At the same event, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, mentioned that only strict enforcement of the county's mining laws will help sanitise the sector.


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Constructing an Airport in Cape Coast will boost tourism; it's prudent
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Constructing an Airport in Cape Coast will boost tourism; it's prudent


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Mr. Frederick Adom Obeng, a Deputy Minister-designate for Transport, says it will be prudent for the government to construct the much-talked-about Cape Coast airport in the Central Region.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Yofi Grant, had earlier defended the government's promise to construct the airport in Cape Coast.

Mr. Yofi Grant said there was enough investor-related evidence to back the establishment of a new airport in Cape Coast.


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Techiman South NDC petitions Appointments Committee
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Techiman South NDC petitions Appointments Committee


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The National Democratic Congress in the Techiman South constituency wants Parliament's Appointments Committee to reject the nomination of the current Member of Parliament for the area, Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah.

Speaking to Citi News, the NDC Bono East Secretary, Shamsudeen Ali stated that the Techiman South NDC has petitioned Parliament to express its concerns.

In his suit filed at the High Court in Wenchi, Mr. Baasongti asked the court to quash the decision by the Electoral Commission declaration Mr. Adjei-Mensah Korsah of the New Patriotic Party as the Member of Parliament for the Techiman South constituency.


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'Unwise' Ken Attafuah's tongue should have guided him
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'Unwise' Ken Attafuah's tongue should have guided him


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Professor Attafuah in an interview with Angel FM is reported to have said in Twi that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has charged him to ensure that no party executives are hired in the process at the National Identification Authority.

His comment has attracted condemnation from NPP party members and some footsoldiers who have described Prof. Attafuah as insensitive.

Very unwise, and some may even say selfish, considering he lost this same job when NPP lost in 2008 only to regain it after NPP regained office! At least, his memory and self-benefit ought to have even guided his tongue and stopped him from speaking out of turn.


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KIA COVID-19 tests raked in $17.3M in 4-months; Airport Company gets $1.1M
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KIA COVID-19 tests raked in $17.3M in 4-months; Airport Company gets $1.1M


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The Minister for Transport, Mr. Kwaku Asiamah, has disclosed that an amount of $17.3 million was realized between September and December 2020 from COVID-19 testing at the Kotoka International Airport.

The Minister also explained that the contract between the Ghana Airport Company and Frontiers Health Services stipulated a ratio of 10 to 140 dollars out of the $150 testing fee.

The government engaged Frontiers Healthcare Solution Services Limited to conduct the rapid COVID-19 tests following the reopening of the airport to international passenger flights in September 2020.


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29th Anniversary: NDC is the most successful political party in Ghana
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29th Anniversary: NDC is the most successful political party in Ghana


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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has touted the achievements of the party in the political history of Ghana.

At an event to commemorate the party's 29th anniversary, Mr. Nketiah said the NDC's achievements cannot be compared to any other political party in Ghana.

The NDC is a social-democratic political party in Ghana.


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'Withdraw petition against Ayine; he didn't say anything injurious'
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'Withdraw petition against Ayine; he didn't say anything injurious'


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The Deputy National Youth Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Edem Agbana, has called on the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah, to withdraw his petition against Dr. Dominic Ayine.

In a letter written by Judicial Secretary to the General Legal Council, the Chief Justice, took issue with the views expressed by Dr. Ayine on the 2020 Election Petition Judgment on a CDD-Ghana platform.

Your petition against Ayine an attack on Parliament and free speech - Minority takes on CJ. The Minority in Parliament also wants the Chief Justice to reconsider his decision.


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Formalise your operations to attract credit and growth
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Formalise your operations to attract credit and growth


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The Director of Business Banking at Absa Bank Ghana, Grace Anim-Yeboah, has advised Micro Small and Medium Enterprises who intend to secure credit facilities to expand their businesses to formalise their operations.

She also said formalising the operations of the business is important for growth.

The Citi Business Festival is an extensive program of business events and on-air activities providing inspiration, business ideas, and information to persons who are starting, building, or growing their businesses.


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Akufo-Addo announces 19-member cabinet for second term
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Akufo-Addo announces 19-member cabinet for second term


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President Akufo-Addo has assembled his cabinet for the second term in accordance with Article 76 of the 1992 constitution.

Like his first term, 19 ministers of state will form his cabinet in the second term.

The constitution mandates the President to constitute a Cabinet of not less than 10 and not more than 19 ministers and shall have a secretary appointed by the President.


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Absa Bank Ghana offers collateral-free loans to credible MSMEs
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Absa Bank Ghana offers collateral-free loans to credible MSMEs


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In a bid to see Micro Small and Medium Enterprises thrive, ABSA Bank Ghana has been offering loans as high as GHS 500,000 to start-ups without taking any form of collateral.

The Citi Business Festival is an extensive program of business events and on-air activities providing inspiration, business ideas, and information to persons who are starting, building, or growing their businesses.

The virtual business fora are live on Citi TV every Tuesday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.


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We'll resist any attempt to weaken NDC
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We'll resist any attempt to weaken NDC


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The Minority in Parliament says it will resist any attempt by state institutions to deliberately weaken the opposition National Democratic Congress.

The Minority considers a petition by the Chief Justice against Dr. Dominic Ayine at the General Legal Council, and an invitation by the Council to their member, Rockson Dafiamakor, as part of a plot to weaken the party.

In a letter written by the Judicial Secretary to the General Legal Council, the Chief Justice took issue with the views expressed by Dr. Ayine on the 2020 Election Petition Judgment on a CDD-Ghana platform.


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Amin Adam, Gifty Twum Ampofo and others to be vetted today
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Amin Adam, Gifty Twum Ampofo and others to be vetted today


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The Appointments Committee of Parliament will continue vetting for Deputy Ministerial nominees later today, Thursday.

The vetting is expected to end on the 15th of June, 2021.

The Committee has since last week vetted close to 20 of the 40 nominees.


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Ghana Health Service justifies procurement of 'expensive' Sputnik-V vaccines
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Ghana Health Service justifies procurement of 'expensive' Sputnik-V vaccines


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The Ghana Health Service has justified the government's decision to procure Sputnik-V vaccines at an overpriced value.

A Norweigian news tabloid, Verdens Gang had reported that Ghana has requested to purchase 3.4 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine through two businessmen who are selling it to Ghana at $19 per dose instead of the $10 per dose on the international market.

The ranking member on Parliament's Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh believes the government is making up unfounded excuses to buy several doses of the Sputnik V vaccine at an overpriced value.


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