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Former President Rawlings honoured in Congo

JJ and Asabea Cropper in Chicago (2006)

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings was last Wednesday honoured by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) at a ceremony hosted by President Denis Sassou Nguesso in Brazzaville, Congo. President Rawlings and his compatriot, General Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria were presented with honorary diplomas by Congolese President, Nguesso. The citation read: “The present Honorary Diploma ...

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President Kufour:I want to remain relevant to Ghana and Africa.

President Kufour

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said he is committed to ensuring that he remains relevant to Ghana and Africa’s human development. The former President made the remarks in an interview with Joy News after the J.A. Kufuor Foundation Lectures Friday. According to him, he is confident the patronage of the Foundation would be an impetus for greater achievements. “I’m ...

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Emmanuel Kobla Deku: A creation of the system……Prosper Yao Tsikata, USA.

I knew Kassbohrer when we were still kids and trying to find our paths. Even though he could be half a decade older than I was, most of my friends were usually older than I was anyway. We regularly met at Viadenu’s flourmill facility or installation, making five finger discounts of milled flour from customers, pilfering might be precise. We ...

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Anlo Chiefs endorse Keta Industrial Salt Estate project

The chiefs of the Anlo State have expressed delight at government’s proposal to establish an industrial salt estate at Keta in the Anlo Traditional Area of the Volta Region. Government in partnership with waste management experts Zoomlion is to establish an industrial salt estate in Keta to generate and support the downstream petrochemical and industrial sector in the country. At ...

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Analysis of the Ghanaian Judiciary – By Kofi Ata, Cambridge, UK!

I have avoided the debate on whether Ghana’s Judiciary is corrupt or not for a very long time because I was of the opinion that, the strange judgements by the courts had more to do with the incompetency of the Prosecution more than corrupt Judges. However, after careful observation of some court cases and judgements in Ghana, I have come ...

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Risks Of Flying and things you need to know!

The recent story of Carine Desir, a 44-year-old woman who died on an American Airlines flight from Haiti to New York, has a lot of people thinking: Could that happen to me? Well, it could. But it’s not likely and there’s no reason to panic. There have been a few cases of Ghanaians flying from Ghana or Europe and suddenly die onboard ...

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Kennedy Agyapong ” I was misconstrued”

Assistant Superintendent of Police Jerry John Boye, the investigator in the trial of Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, for provocation of riot, has told an Accra Circuit Court that the MP, in his statement to the police, noted that what he said on ‘National Agenda’ programme on Oman FM, an Accra-based radio station, was misconstrued. He ...

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Ghana advised to manage oil revenue transparently

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has cautioned Ghana to illustrate greater transparency and accountability in managing the fledgling oil industry to avoid the challenges associated with the harnessing of the natural resource. “My sisterly advice is that you should be uncompromising on issues of transparency and accountability in the sector,” the Nigerian Finance Minister stressed. Dr Okonjo-Iweala, who is also the Nigerian ...

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