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News: Ghana Akufo-Addo Reassigns Two Ministers[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reassigned the following Ministers, with immediate effect:Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:58:19 GMTNew Appointments in the Ghana Armed Forces[Ghana Presidency] Following the completion of the tour of duty and subsequent retirement from the Ghana Armed Forces of Major General William Ayamdo, the Chief of Army Staff, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, in consultation with the Council of State, appointed Major General Thomas Oppong-Peprah, currently Chief of Staff at General Headquarters of the Ghana Armed Forces, as the new Chief of Army Staff, effective Tuesday, 18th February, 2020.Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:50:21 GMTWhose Child Should Stay At Home If We Cancel Double Track? – VP Bawumia Asks Critics[Ghana Presidency] Government is providing over 1000 infrastructure projects across the country to make senior high school education more accessible to the children of Ghana, Vice President Bawumia has stated.Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:36:10 GMTLagos Bound Foreign Airlines Diverted to Ghana Airport[Premium Times] In spite of its avowed commitment to infrastructural development at the nation’s airports tragedy was averted as Lagos bound foreign flights were diverted to nearby Ghana Airport due to weather condition and poor instrument landing systems (ILS) at Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA).Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:55:21 GMTU.S. Ambassador Commissions Shea Butter Processing Facility At Sorogu[Ghanaian Times] The US Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Stephanie Sullivan yesterday commissioned a shea butter processing and warehousing facility at Sorogu, a farming community in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region.Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:31:21 GMTABSA to Play Significant Role in Banking Sector – MD[Ghanaian Times] Barclays Bank Ghana Limited has commenced operations as Absa Bank Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of Absa Group Limited, after receiving all the required regulatory approvals from the Bank of Ghana (BoG).Wed, 12 Feb 2020 10:09:36 GMTNew Ways to Clean Homes May Help in Fight Against Bacterial Disease[The Conversation Africa] Bacteria that cause disease can be found in homes, schools and hospitals and are building up a resistance to antibiotic drugs. What this means is that, in the not-too-distant future, something as simple as a minor cut could develop into a life-threatening infection.Wed, 12 Feb 2020 07:56:15 GMTNPP Are Better Managers of the Economy – BoG Data Reveals[Ghana Presidency] The management of the Ghanaian cedi over the past three years has been one of the best in Ghana’s recent history, the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated.Wed, 12 Feb 2020 13:37:00 GMTCoachella, Beyonce … Coconuts? Afrobeat Star Mr Eazi’s New Venture[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -After rapping at California’s Coachella festival and on Beyonce’s Grammy-nominated “The Lion King: The Gift”, Nigerian star Mr Eazi’s latest venture is closer to home – on a farm.Wed, 12 Feb 2020 07:34:20 GMTBarclays Bank Now Named Absa Bank Ghana Limited[Ghanaian Times] The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is projecting the number of tax payers in the country to increase to sixteen million by the end of the year.Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:49:35 GMTMaritime Experts From Africa Brainstorm in Accra[Ghanaian Times] Maritime experts and administrative bodies from more than 16 African countries have begun a two-day meeting in Accra to discuss ways to strengthen the sector and address pressing issues including maritime crime.Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:49:30 GMTAlleged Coup Plot – 4 Accused Seek Bail At High Court[Ghanaian Times] Lawyers for four out of the nine persons charged with treason will move another bail application for their clients at the Accra High Court on February 14, 2020.Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:49:27 GMTNPP’s Sunyani West Office Smeared With Human Excreta[Ghanaian Times] Some unknown group have vandalised and smeared the Sunyani West Office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Odumase with human excreta.Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:49:23 GMTSA Companies Embark On West African Trade Mission[] South African business people are upbeat ahead of the start of a trade and investment mission to West Africa.Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:35:50 GMTGhanaian Police Officer Vera Ayensu – ‘I Want to Be a Role Model for Other Ladies to Emulate’[Africa Renewal] “I am highly honored to acquire the big [UN] family’s medal. It means that we are the best police officers of our country.”Mon, 10 Feb 2020 14:21:07 GMT‘AfCFTA Secretariat Will Be Operational By 31st March’ – President Akufo-Addo Assures AU[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has assured the Assembly of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union that the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area will be operational by 31st March, 2020.Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:56:57 GMTGive Kofi B State Burial – KK Fosu Urges Gvt[Ghanaian Times] Ace Highlife singer Kaakyire Kwame Fosu popularly known as KK Fosu has appealed to government to give the late legendary Highlife musician Kofi B, a befitting state burial.Mon, 10 Feb 2020 05:12:08 GMTIGP Thanks Government for Resourcing Ghana Police Service[Ghana Presidency] The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, has expressed appreciation to Government for meeting the wide-ranging logistical and other needs of the Ghana Police Service as they work to discharge their constitutional mandate.Mon, 10 Feb 2020 10:14:08 GMTGhana, AfDB Sign $81.67m Loan Agreement to Finance Eastern Corridor Road Phase 1[Ghanaian Times] The African Development Bank (AfDB) yesterday in Accra signed an agreement with the government to commit an amount of US$81.67 million meant to finance the Eastern Corridor Road Development Programme Phase 1.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:10:53 GMTHow to Make Leaders Explain Their Unexplained Wealth[African Arguments] Despite being perceived to be one of Africa’s less corrupt nations, Ghana faces an uphill battle in the fight against graft. The country loses about $3 billion to corruption each year, while both its main political parties – the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) – have been implicated in major scandals while in office. The country has long struggled to deal with high-level corruption.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 05:07:39 GMTGovt to Issue U.S.$750 Million IPO for Minerals Development Fund Next Month[Ghanaian Times] Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, has revealed that plans to issue an initial public offer (IPO) to raise US$750 million for the Minerals Development Fund has been scheduled for March this year.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:38:00 GMTTree Crop Development Authority to Develop Cashew Farming – President[Ghanaian Times] Cashew business in Ghana will soon be given a major boost with the establishment of the Tree Crop Development Authority, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:52:12 GMTOfosu Ampofo Case – Accused Challenges Adoption of Witness Statement[Ghanaian Times] Lawyer for Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed an appeal to challenge a ruling of the High Court to adopt a witness statement, on January 29, 2020.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:52:06 GMTHohoe Municipal Assembly PM Calls for Support[Ghanaian Times] The Hohoe Municipal Assembly of the Volta Region on Tuesday elected Mr Joseph Chris Dzumador, a retired educationist as its new Presiding Member (PM) of the General Assembly for a four-year term.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:12:06 GMTNew Voters Register an Urgent Necessity – Mass Action Committee[Ghanaian Times] A civil society organisation called the Mass Action Committee (MAC) led by its Convener, Atik Mohammed, has backed calls for a new biometric voters register, insisting that a new register is no longer an option, but an urgent necessity.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:11:08 GMTAfter Successful Roll Out of Free Shs – Govt to Prioritise Tertiary Educ – President[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the development of tertiary education is going to be the next major priority of his government, having successfully rolled out a Free Senior High School educational policy.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:11:06 GMTFormer CEO of Defunct Ut Bank Discharged but Fresh Charges Levelled Against Him[Ghanaian Times] Mr Prince Kofi Amoabeng, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of defunct UT Bank, who is charged with stealing and money laundering, was discharged yesterday by an Accra circuit court.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:11:01 GMTGt Accra Regional Coordinating Council Donates 10,000 Boxes of Nose Masks to Wuhan Residents[Ghanaian Times] The Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council (GARCC) has donated 10,000 boxes of nose masks to residents in the Wuhan city in the Hubei Province in China to aid in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:11:04 GMTGhana Launches Digital Inclusion Statement Tomorrow[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, will tomorrow, launch Ghana’s Digital Inclusion Statement at the 8th Annual Freedom Online Conference, at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra.Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:19:03 GMTBank of Ghana to Start Buying Gold Locally to Shore Up Reserves[Ghanaian Times] The Bank of Ghana says it will soon begin the purchase of gold from small scale mining firms as part of the bank’s plans to shore up part of its reserves which is held in gold.Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:19:02 GMT

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