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Midas Touch denies accusations from Imrana
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Midas Touch denies accusations from Imrana

The management of Midas Touch Incorporated has strongly refuted allegations by its artiste, Imrana, suggesting that the record label has failed to adhere to the terms of their contract. New artiste Imrana alleged that his record label Midas Touch has among other things failed to provide him a decent accommodation and a monthly stipend agreed upon in a contract signed in October 2019. But in a response the management of Midas Touch described the allegations by the artiste as malicious and untruths adding that the claims by the artiste have been referred to their lawyers for further action. According to Midas Touch, the artiste had been consistently paid a monthly stipend of 2,000 Ghana cedis until the Covid-19 struck when it was reduced to 1, 300 monthly which they have never defa...
We will maintain and improve free SHS – Mahama
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We will maintain and improve free SHS – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama, the Flagbearer and Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the next NDC administration will maintain and improve on the free Senior High School (SHS) education policy. “We will improve the free SHS and make sure that the quality of teaching and learning is made better..,” Mr Mahama stated on Wednesday.       He said this when he formally introduced his running mate Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, in Accra. Mr Mahama described Prof. Opoku-Agyemang as God-fearing and a woman of unquestionable integrity who had carved a niche for herself as a distinguished scholar worldwide. He said among her many achievements instilling discipline in the Education sector with t...
Ivorian FA suspends presidential elections after Didier Drogba’s application is validated
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Ivorian FA suspends presidential elections after Didier Drogba’s application is validated

The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has suspended its upcoming presidential elections, citing “serious shortcomings” in the electoral process. FIF took the decision just days after one of the candidates in the race, Didier Drogba had his application validated by the Federation’s electoral body. It had been doubtful that Drogba’s application would be accepted, with concerns raised over whether he could meet the election requirements. The Ivory Coast Footballers Association (AFI), one of the five main interest groups in Ivorian football had refused to endorse his candidacy, drawing a suspension from FIFPro. However, Drogba’s application was controversially accepted after he got the endorsements of three Ivorian Ligue 1 clubs, two Ligue 2 clubs, two Championnat Divisi...
MTN Ghana sees investment in digital and financial services driving growth
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MTN Ghana sees investment in digital and financial services driving growth

MTN Ghana says it would exploit the several opportunities in the digital and financial services space and invest in infrastructure to further accelerate the company’s growth in the future. Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr Selorm Adadevoh told a virtual shareholders meeting on Thursday that the company would continue to stick to the drivers of growth, including data, digital, including rich media services and mobile money, enterprise business and wholesale business to drive profit.   The company will also drive down operational cost while efficiently investing in capital expenditure to optimise network performance. “We are upbeat about our compelling investment case as we continue to maintain a strong position in our market with strong revenue growth and leadership in core...
We will keep investing in education- B5 Plus CEO assures Ghanaians
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We will keep investing in education- B5 Plus CEO assures Ghanaians

Mukesh Thakwani, Chief Executive Officer of B5 Plus Limited Mukesh Thakwani, the Chief Executive Officer of leading steel and iron manufacturing company in West Africa B5 Plus Limited, has reiterated the company's commitment to invest in the education of Ghanaians to make the country more responsive to needs and challenges of the 21st century. Mr. Mukesh Thakwani made these remarks in a speech at the Youth Engagement for Global Africa programme to celebrate this year's International Youth Day which was under the theme "Corporate support for Educational initiatives in the Covid-19 environment." In his speech, Mr. Mukesh Thakwani noted that B5 Plus Limited see Education as the only way to give back to the society and that has propelled them to invest in Ghana's Education secto...
Gospel singer Joe Mettle ties the knot with fiance
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Gospel singer Joe Mettle ties the knot with fiance

Ghanaian Actor Gospel Musician Joe Mettle's, traditional wedding is happening now somewhere in Accra.Joe has been pictured with his groomsmen and his beautiful wife has also been pictured wearing a beatiful kente at their private engagement few hours ago.   Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter Joseph Oscar Nii Armah Mettle better known by his stage name Joe is set to marry his girlfriend Salomey Selasie Dzisa. The musician is set to marry on Saturday, August 15, 2020.This comes after a wedding invitation was sited on social media confirming the news. There have been lots of rumours about Mettle tying the knot with TV personality Berla Mundi but unfortunately, the wedding invitation did not feature the rumour.The white wedding will be taking place at the Christian Centre, Assemblie...
Cop accidentally kills colleague in Bono Region
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Cop accidentally kills colleague in Bono Region

Tragedy hit the Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) of the Bono Regional Police Command when a member of the team, Corporal Rexford Amoako, was allegedly shot and killed accidentally by one of his colleagues. According to the police, the RDF was deployed from Sunyani last Monday for highway patrol duties within Dormaa. The Bono Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, confirmed the incident to the Daily Graphic. "An investigation has begun to establish what actually took place and further developments shall be communicated to the public," Chief Inspector Oppong stated. Suspects rearrested Meanwhile, eight suspects arrested for their involvement in the clash between supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the ...
Government Covid-19 task force train national team handlers
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Government Covid-19 task force train national team handlers

Members of Government’s COVID-19 Task Force have held a training workshop for Technical team members of the four national teams that are expected to resume camping. The workshop which was held at the GFA Conference room on Wednesday August 12 is geared towards educating the team officials on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and preventing its spread whiles in camp.  The COVID-19 task force was lead by Dr. Aboagye Dacosta, Leader- Risk Communication and Social Mobilization National Response COVID 19, Dr.Evelyn Adjei Mensah, Member of the National case management team and Dr Lawrence Lamptey, a Member of the surveillance team. GFA President, Kurt E.S. Okraku  in delivering his welcome address intimated that the workshop offers a clear path for the return to fo...
Exercise Health Benefits That Will Surprise You
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Exercise Health Benefits That Will Surprise You

Whether it is an endurance, strength, balance or flexibility workout, exercise is certainly one of the best things that we can do to stay healthy, active and fit.  However, when we think of exercise, it understandably comes to mind healthy weight loss, getting or maintaining your desired physique and being able to do physical activities, but did you know that it has benefits that takes you beyond losing unwanted pounds? Aside from helping you shed weight and/or maintain your form, physical exercise has other, lesser known health benefits that will surprise you: Improves Immune System  Exercise brings beneficial effects to your immune system. Moderate daily exercises not only result in fewer and less severe colds, but leave you with 50 percent less sick days than ...
Abokobi Rural Bank posts GH309,222 profit
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Abokobi Rural Bank posts GH309,222 profit

The Abokobi Area Rural Bank Limited posted a net profit of GHc309,222 last year as against GHc370,354 in 2018, incurring a dip of a little over eight per cent. However, the Bank’s total assets rose from GHc18,111,561 in 2018 to GHc23,121,555 in 2019 representing an increase of 27.66 per cent, whilst customer deposits also increased to GHc18,311,904 in 2019 from GHc15,970,198 in 2018, accounting for an increase of 14.66 per cent.         Naa Odofoley Nortey, Board Chairperson of the Bank, disclosed this at its 28th Annual General Meeting at Abokobi in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. She said the woes of the financial sector resulting from the clean-up exercise by the    regulators, which commenced in 2017 through to 2018, worsene...
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