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Construction of Adeiso -Bawjiase Highway brings relief to commuters

Construction works on a major road that links the Eastern Region to the Central Region is progressing earnestly as commuters, Farmers, Traders and Residents of small towns within the enclave express delight about the development. The 15- kilometers road connects Adeiso, the capital of Upper West Akim District in the Eastern Region to Bawjiase in the Awutu Senya District in ...

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Election 2020: Don’t touch any journalist – GJA president to political parties, police

Mr Roland Affail Monney

President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Roland Affail Monney, has strongly admonished political parties to demonstrably restrain their followers from touching any journalist before, during, and after the 2020 general elections.He also called on the security agencies to spare journalists any brutalities and rather work with them collaboratively.Speaking to Ghanaweb at Aburi on the sidelines of an Editors’ ...

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Today in History: Formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)

President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

Today in history, exactly 57 years ago, on 25 May, 1963, the first African organisation after independence, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was formed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in which President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia played prominent roles. On 25 May, 1963, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie invited the heads of the 32 independent African nations ...

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AU needs to make its agenda relevant to the ordinary African – Antwi-Danso

Dr. Dladimir Antwi-Danso

Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, the Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, has urged the Africa Union (AU) to prioritise the engagement and integration of ordinary citizens to successfully drive the socio-economic advancement of the continent. “Look, one of the biggest problems of the integration of Africa is the neglect of the socio-economic partners of development, who ...

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Include citizens in drafting your manifestos – SEND Ghana charges political parties

Country Director for SEND Ghana, George Osei-Akoto Bimpeh, has called on political parties in Ghana to include the citizenry in the drafting of their manifestos to ensure that there is social equality in the implementation of policies. According to him, SEND Ghana has discovered that most of the time, manifestos drafted by political parties focus on what the parties want ...

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Coronavirus: Ghana pushes for debt relief for vulnerable countries

Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchway

Ghana has called for a collective and coordinated global response to assist vulnerable countries to address the “unprecedented effects” of Covid-19. Such a response, Ghana Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Ministry reiterated, is needed to mitigate the harsh economic and financial effects of the pandemic. “With the benefit of immediate debt relief, developing countries could focus on protecting vulnerable populations, ...

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China’s ambition to neo-colonise Africa – an Open Secret

Economic relations between China and Africa began in the 7th Century and this has continued until today. The population of China is close to 1.3 billion and they are now in Africa to seek resources for their growing consumption, while African countries also seek funds for their infrastructural and developmental projects. The Chinese willingly grant soft loans for large infrastructural ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 5,735, 29 deaths

The Ghana Health Service has released new figures of the COVID-19 cases in Ghana indicating that 97 more persons have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total confirmed cases in the country to 5,735. One more person who tested positive for the virus has also died, bringing to 29 the total number of Coronavirus related deaths in the country. 294 more persons ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 4,700 with 494 recoveries

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s case count of the novel Coronavirus has jumped to 4700, president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. The recoveries have also shot up to 494. He made this announcement during his ninth televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 10, 2020. As of Sunday, 9.30 pm, Ghana had conducted 160,501 tests and with total infections of 4,700 and 494 recoveries. The number ...

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Government extends ban on public gathering till May 31

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gathering including religious activities, festivals and funerals till the end of May. This is in pursuant to the Executive Instrument (EI) 64 and takes effect on Monday, May 11, 2020. Delivering his ninth address to the nation on measures taken to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus, Akufo-Addo said the closure ...

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