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Killed NDC man’s family throws bombshell

t has emerged that Wasihu Idrisu, the slain National Democratic Congress (NDC) vigilante in Kumasi, allegedly had a verbal confrontation with the bodyguard of NDC Member of Parliament (MP) in the Ashanti Region. The mother of the deceased, who is fondly called Abu by the family and neighbours, threw the bombshell, claiming the purported confrontation happened last Saturday prior to ...

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Ayawaso Probe: Sam George’s boys dressed like National Security operatives

It has emerged that ‘boys’ of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George dressed like members of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit of the National Security on the day of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election shootings. Director of Operations of the National Security, Colonel Michael Kwadwo Opoku made this known on ...

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Ghana regrets ‘dirty money’ tag

The government of Ghana has expressed regret over the European Commission’s move to include the country in its lists of countries defaulting in the anti-money laundering and the Financing of Terrorism framework. The Finance Ministry in a statement said the decision to include Ghana in the list was regrettable and flawed. The statement indicated that the process by which the ...

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SONA 2019: New ¢1b Housing Fund to target low-income earners – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a comprehensive plan including a ¢1 billion Housing Fund, to address the country’s housing deficit. Making the announcement Thursday, during his third State of the Nation’s Address (SONA) to Parliament, he said the initiative is “aimed at targeting low-income earners.” Acknowledging the importance of housing and the “long-standing problem that gets worse” by the passage ...

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God has exposed NDC – Kennedy Agyapong

Plans by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to soil the remarkable achievements of the Akufo-Addo led government and make the New Patriotic Party (NPP) unpopular among Ghanaians and the world has been exposed, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has stated. The Assin Central MP says the shooting incident that happened at the NDC head office in the Ashanti Region allegedly involving some ...

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State Auctioneer faces 2 year Parliament ban

A State Auctioneer, Alexander Adjei, is set to be banned by Parliament for a period of two years after the legislature adopted the report of its Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the Performance Audit Report of the Auditor-General on the disposal of government vehicles by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) and Ghana Health Service (GHS). Mr. Adjei would ...

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Akufo-Addo to present 50 buses to Ghana Armed Forces tomorrow

President Akufo-Addo will present 50 Ankai buses to the Ghana Armed Forces on Friday February 22, 2019. According to President Akufo-Addo, the presentation is the first tranche of the 138 Staff and Operational Vehicles of various categories, and 26 dispatch motorcycles that the army will receive this year. President Akufo-Addo in the 2019 State of Nation Address in Parliament on ...

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Full Text: President Akufo-Addo’s SONA 2019

Mr Speaker, I am glad to be here with you again in this august House, the Parliament of our Republic, to perform, for the third time, the pleasant duty of fulfilling my constitutional obligation, by giving Honourable Members and the Ghanaian people a message on the state of the nation. In accordance with protocol and convention, it is good to ...

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Government settles US$230m VRA debt to Ghana Gas

In a move to reduce the debt that the Volta River Authority (VRA) owes to Ghana National Gas Company, government has settled US$ 230 million of the debt through a balance sheet restructuring. This was revealed at a press meeting with the management of Ghana Gas on Monday in Accra, by the Head of Finance of Ghana Gas, Emmanuel Essel. ...

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Bill for election of MMDCEs laid in Parliament

The Government has laid in Parliament a Bill to amend the Constitution to allow for the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the country. The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in its 2016 manifesto promised to oversee the direct election of MMDCEs within 24 months of election into office, to coincide with the next District Assembly elections ...

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