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Ashanti youth group warns Kennedy Agyapong

Members of the Asante Youth Association are warning Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin central, Kennedy Agyapong to desist from making provocative comments about Asantes or face their wrath. “Kennedy cannot use the good image of Nana Addo in the Ashanti Region. We are warning him to stop that cheap politics,” they stated. The owner of Accra based radio station, ...

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MH17: Plane with Malaysian bodies arrives in Kuala Lumpur

The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time (02:00 GMT). National flags will be flying at half-mast across the country and a minute of silence will ...

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Mahama might not win in 2016 – Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the “bad image” of the Mahama-led administration could prevent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) party from winning in 2016. “It’s most unfortunate but the image of both the government and the party [National Democratic Congress – NDC]…is as bad as what it was into the John Evans Atta Mills’ period and before he died ...

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Arthur K. behaves like a NUGS president – Karbo

A former National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Anthony Karbo says Dr. Kobina Arthur Kennedy’s behaviour towards party matters can be likened to that of a ‘NUGS [National Union of Ghana Students] president’. “His behaviour and reactions to matters within the party is as though he is still the National NUGS President which he was sometime in ...

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NPP General Secretary under fire

Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Regional Chairmen for the Northern and Upper East Regions have called for the immediate termination of the recent appointments made by the party’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong. They also want Perry Okudjeto reinstated as the party’s Acting Communications Director. The NPP General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong subsequent to his appointment of Deputy national communication Directors ...

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Attacks on Pastor Otabil “unfortunate’’ – Lawyer

Legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong, has described as “unfortunate” the government’s response to the demands of a new leadership by the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church. Pastor Mensah Otabil last Thursday likened Ghana to a “sinking” ship, which he said needs a “decisive captain”, rather than an “overconfident” one, to steer the rudder out of the midst of ...

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Rid your gov’t of corruption- Rawlings charges Mahama

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has asked  President Mahama show a clear commitment to the fight against corruption by addressing  the unprecedented levels of corruption within his government. ”… . People with conscience are sometimes appalled by the extreme insensitivity displayed by some political appointees. The unprecedented levels of corruption, offensive show of power and opulence by some at a ...

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Minority’s concerns over $300M loan “contradictory” – James Klutse

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance, James Klutse has described concerns raised by the Minority over the 300 million dollar VTB loan as contradictory and inaccurate. Government’s decision to secure a 300 million facility from  the VTB Bank Capital of Russia to enhance Ghana’s participation in International Peace Support duties has been opposed by the Minority in Parliament ...

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GFA deny Sierra Leone permission to play Afcon qualifiers in Ghana

The Ghana Football Association has released a statement saying it cannot grant Sierra Leone access to the country for their qualifiers. Sierra Leone had asked for permission to play some of its African Cup qualifiers in Ghana because of the Ebola outbreak at home. The Confederation of African Football said in a statement on Tuesday that Sierra Leone indicated it ...

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Mahama explains IMF decision

President John Dramani Mahama has explained that the decision to open discussions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was not because of the failure of government’s own home grown solutions.But he said it was because of the need for policy credibility and confidence from the international financial institutions, capital markets and investors for the measures to be implemented to restore ...

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