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“Technical, Vocational Education Key To Economic Transformation” – President Akufo-Addo

Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the strategy of his government is to expand technical and vocational opportunities at both secondary and tertiary levels, and, thereby, strengthen the linkages between education and industry, as well as empower young people to deploy their skills, to employ themselves and others. According to President, Government is paying critical attention ...

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Teenage boy robs woman at knife point

A 19-year-old-boy who ordered a trader to hand over her bag at knife point at Gbawe- Bulemi has been sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court to serve three years in a correctional centre. Mubarak Adamu, a trader, attacked the complainant with a dagger and ordered her to hand over her handbag to him. The frightened victim gave out her handbag, ...

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How about Ghana beyond filth?

In the beginning, I too was awed by everything President Akufo-Addo said. Like the people who liked, shared and re-shared the video of his press conference with France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, I found him inspiring. But over a year after his inauguration, I still find him up in the clouds with his lofty rhetoric, and I need my president to ...

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ECG tariff reduction to reflect in bills by 1st April

Consumers of electricity should expect the reduction in tariffs from April and not from tomorrow as announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC). This is because the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) explains that the implementation cannot reflect on the bills of consumers due to the monthly cycle billing system it uses. The PURC, last week announced that it ...

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Safo-Antwi, Acheampong declare readiness for 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Sean Safo-Antwi and Gemma Acheamong

Ghanaian sprinters Sean Safo Antwi and Gemma Acheampong are raring to go at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Safo-Antwi who made the final of the men’s 60metre event (at the just-ended IAAF Indoor Athletics Championships) finishing in seventh place took to his social media handles yesterday to reveal that he has been selected to represent Team Ghana ...

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Zenith Bank partners Vodafone to enhance benefits to high-net-worth customers

Zenith Bank Ghana, a market leader in the banking industry and Vodafone Ghana, a leading telecommunications company, have entered into a mutually-beneficial partnership to bring unmatched benefits to their customers. The collaboration is to harness significant synergies from both institutions – with Zenith Bank’s Platinum Banking service offering Vodafone Black customers a highly personalized level of banking service and a ...

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Ken Agyapong raises issues with NACOB’s operations at Kotoka Airport

Kennedy-Agyapong

Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central in the Central Region has raised issues with how the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has been conducting its business at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in the fight against narcotics trafficking. He is arguing that NACOB’s modus operandi is making them complicit and cited a recent instance where before ...

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More suspected robbers arrested; One involved in Lebanese shooting

From left:Hila Abdul Ahmeen, Wisdom Cudjoe Amede and Iddris Yusif

Three suspected armed robbers, including a member of the gang that attacked Royal Motors Limited in Accra and killed the Lebanese cashier in Tema, have been arrested. The police, who effected the arrest of the three last Monday, gave their names as Hila Abdul Ahmeen, alias Illa, 31, who was part of the gang in the two infamous robbery incidents, ...

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Is our healthcare system on a time bomb?

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu

A good healthcare system promotes a healthy population, while the breakdown of the system is simply a recipe for low productivity, shorter lifespan for the people, as well as poor health outcomes for the population. In Ghana, the healthcare system swallows a large chunk of resources that go into training, building facilities, stocking them up and remunerating personnel to deliver ...

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Let’s take advantage of amnesty to honour our tax obligations

Kofi Nti-GRA

Last week, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) announced that it had waived interest payment and penalties on tax defaulting companies and individuals as part of measures to encourage full compliance. Subsequently, it has asked the tax defaulters; that is, those already in the tax system and the ones yet to register with the GRA, to take full advantage of the ...

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