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Times are hard; Two years enough to fix economy – ICU to Gov’t

Ghana’s Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) has observed times are hard in the country and expressed dismay government has not fixed the economy as expected halfway into the given four-year term. The concerns were registered when the national leadership and the Upper East Regional Council of the union held a general meeting in the Upper East regional capital, Bolgatanga. ...

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Google writes to Ghana over last Friday’s Cedi glitch

Online giant Google has written to Ghana over last Friday’s glitch which saw the Cedi to dollar rate weighing as much as four times the accurate figure. Google currency last Friday March 15,2019 displayed a dollar was about GHC22 when the actual rate was around GHC5.8 to the dollar. In a statement to the Finance minister, google said: ‘We always ...

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Kennedy Agyapong rescinds decision to quit politics

The Central Regional Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) have expressed gratitude to maverick Member of Parliament for Assin Central and party financier, Ken Agyapong for rescinding his decision to quit politics. The loudmouthed Legislator addressing party supporters at Nyankumasi within his constituency at the weekend announced that he was exiting politics because he feels cheated and insulted by ...

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Gov’t expresses confidence in insurance recapitalisation process

Deputy Minister of Finance has reiterated government’s support for the National Insurance Commission (NIC) in its quest to recapitalize the insurance industry through increasing of the minimum capital requirements. Kweku Kwarteng said the sector plays a key role in the financial services sector hence the need for a strong foundation to deliver on its mandate. He was speaking at the ...

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You are to advice us, not to overtake us – Otumfuo warns Queen mothers

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu has warned queen mothers in Ashanti Kingdom against the formation of associations that are intended to undermine the authority of chiefs. He said he has observed recent developments where queen mothers form associations and then travel to Accra to meet government officials for validation. Addressing the Asanteman council at the Manhyia palace Monday, the Monarch ...

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‘Double-track’ teachers not paid salaries for 5 months

About 8000 teachers recruited by the government to facilitate the implementation of the controversial double track system under the Free SHS policy, have not been paid their salaries five months after their employment. The Ghana Education Service, which is in charge of processing of the newly recruited teachers for their biometric data to be captured and staff identity cards issued ...

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Four killed in gory accident at Tarkwa

Four people died in a gory accident at Tarkwa in the Western Region on Monday, when a passenger mini-bus ran into a pickup truck. The pick-up truck was said to have crossed the mini-bus on the Tarkwa-Bogoso highway. The victims included a student of Fiaseman Senior High School, an elderly woman. Two people survived the accident and are receiving medical ...

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Yaa-Naa to send delegation to Chereponi over Konkomba-Chokosi war

The King of Dagbon Ya-Naa Abukari Mahama II, has called for an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing conflict between konkombas and Anufors (Chokosis) in Chereponi. The Yaa-Naa is extensively worried about the deadly communal strife in that part of his traditional territory and has decided to intervene. Secretary of the Yaa- Naa and a spokesperson at the Gbewaa Palace, ...

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Asiedu Nketia slapped with GH₵600 in GH₵15m defamation suit

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has been slapped with a cost of GHc600 in the GH₵15 million cedi defamation case by the Board Chairman of the Audit Service, Professor Edward Dua-Agyeman. The defamatory suit is in connection with Mr Asiedu Nketiah’s comments he made on radio which Prof Dua-Agyeman said was intended to damage ...

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W/R: 59 foreign nationals arrested for galamsey

Fifty-nine foreign nationals from neighbouring African countries have been arrested by a team of police and Immigration officers at Adum Banso in the Mpohor district in the Western Region. Briefing Empire News in Takoradi, Head of Operations at the Western Regional Office of Ghana Immigration Service, Assistant Commissioner Immigration (ACI) Beatrice Okpoti said the Mpohor District Security Council (DISEC) conducted ...

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