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Joseph Esso swerves Hearts.. set to join Asante Kotoko
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Joseph Esso swerves Hearts.. set to join Asante Kotoko

Kumasi Asante Kotoko have set sights on former Hearts of Oak striker Joseph Esso as they seek to boost their squad for the season. The Reds are eager to bring the forward, to the club according to widespread reports. Esso was released by Accra Hearts of Oak after a failed contract negotiations between him and the club. According to Fox 97.9 FM the former Hearts of Oak player Joseph Esso has agreed in principle to play for Kumasi Asante Kotoko. The report indicated that the player had a meeting with the board of Asante Kotoko on Thursday in Accra to discuss his personal terms with the club. Joseph made 14 appearances and scored 3 goals for the Phobians in the 19/20 Ghana Premier League which was canceled due to the COVID-19.
GFA sets new date for 26TH ordinary congress
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GFA sets new date for 26TH ordinary congress

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), in the exercise of its powers under Article 31(2) of the GFA Statutes 2019, has fixed Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9am in the forenoon as the date and time for the 26th Ordinary session of Congress. The event will take place at the GFA Technical Centre (Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence, Prampram). The Council took this decision at its meeting on Monday, August 17, 2020. The new date and venue replace what was earlier communicated. The 26th Ordinary Session of Congress was billed to take place on Thursday, August 27, 2020 via video conferencing but decision has been overturned following the lifting of restrictions on the number of people who can attend conferences subject to the maintenance of social distancing (etc)...
Government on course to deliver on road infrastructure- Amoako-Atta
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Government on course to deliver on road infrastructure- Amoako-Atta

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta says the government is on course to deliver on road infrastructure across the country. He said President Akufo-Addo was keeping to his pledge to Ghanaians to improve on the roads network to open up the country. Mr Amoako-Atta, who addressed journalists ahead of the President's two-day tour to the Western Region, said projects such as the one district one factory and Planting for Food and Jobs require improved roads network to facilitate production. "Since 2017, food has been in abundance due to the flagship programme of Planting for Food and Jobs and for that matter the need to prioritize the road sector to enable free flow of goods," he said. He said the government inherited about 80,000km of roads network with only 39...
Gov’t urged to stop pair trawling in Ghana’s waters
Business

Gov’t urged to stop pair trawling in Ghana’s waters

Friends of the Nation (FoN), a non-governmental organization(NGO), has called on the government to help stop illegal pair trawling by foreign vessels in Ghanaian waters. According to FoN, the fish stock in the sea is fast depleting, necessitating urgent attention to address the situation. Mr Kyei Kwadwo Yamoah, the Programmes Manager of FoN, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the fishery sector was suffering due to illegal fishing, including transhipment, popularly called SAIKO. He said that SAIKO was the worst form of illegal fishing and urged the government to stop it without delay. Mr Yamoah said the practice of SAIKO continue to deplete the marine fishery resources and as a result, many fisher folks and their dependents live in abject poverty. The Pr...
Standard Chartered Ghana adjudged best wealth management bank
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Standard Chartered Ghana adjudged best wealth management bank

Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, has been adjudged the Best Wealth Management Bank in Ghana by the UK-based Global Business Outlook Awards 2020. The current recognition adds to the growing list of local and international awards won by the Bank this year. Commenting on the awards, Setor Quashigah, Head, Wealth Management, Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, said, “At Standard Chartered, we continue to pride ourselves in our ability to guide clients to make the right investment decisions through different stages of their life cycle”. She said the advisory-led Wealth Management approach allowed the bank to operate with no product bias to enable better investment outcomes for our clients. “Our highly skilled and professional local advisory team, coupled with our network o...
Show what you’ve done with monies borrowed-Mahama tells Akufo-Addo
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Show what you’ve done with monies borrowed-Mahama tells Akufo-Addo

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC),John Dramani Mahama, is raising questions about how the Akufo-Addo government has borrowed so much money and yet has nothing to show for it. Addressing the Chiefs and people of Sogakpe in the South Tongu constituency as part of his four-daytour of the Volta Region, Mr Mahama expressed concern that the government has very little to show for all the loans it has taken. He explained thatbetween 2013-2016, his administration borrowed a little over 54 billion Cedis and the record is there for all to see in the area of roads, schools, healthcare infrastructure, electricity, water, harbours and airports, among others. “In four years, the Akufo government has borrowed more than 140 billion Cedis, so the simple question ...
NDC committed to peaceful elections-Mahama
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NDC committed to peaceful elections-Mahama

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has reiterated the party's position to ensure a peaceful election. He notes however that the posturing of the government raises questions about its commitment to a violent-free election in December. Addressing the chiefs and people of Mepe in the North Tongu constituency on Monday to kick start his four-day tour of the VoltaRegion, Mr Mahama observed that the government does not seem to be interested in making the Decemnber general elections peaceful. "In December we will go for an election and we want our election to be non-violent and we in the NDC are peaceful people. But our opponents have a tendency for violence and they have displayed at any given opportunity", he said. Mr Maham...
Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China
World

Ex-CIA officer accused of spying for China

A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with selling secrets to China over several years, the justice department announced. According to the charges, the former US spy – identified as Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, aged 67 – conspired with an unnamed relative, also an ex-CIA officer, to sell secrets in return for tens of thousands of dollars and gifts. Ma was arrested on Friday, following a sting operation conducted by the FBI. The relative was identified only as co-conspirator 1, an 85-year-old naturalised citizen living in Los Angeles, who worked as a CIA officer from 1971 to 1982 with the highest clearance level, with access to the identity of covert CIA officers. According to court documents, the co-conspirator is suffering from a severe cognitive disease so the FBI was n...
One Million jobs will be created over four years- Mahama
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One Million jobs will be created over four years- Mahama

Mr John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer, National Democratic Congress (NDC), says one million jobs will be created for the youth over four years by the new NDC government from 2021. Mr Mahama said Ghana cannot afford to have young people graduate into a joblesseconomy, adding that people would have sustainable and decent jobs. A statement issued to the Ghana News Agency by Mr James Agyenim-Boateng, Spokesperson, NDC Campaign Team, said Mr Mahama was speaking in Battor ,North Tongu constituency on the first day of his four-day visit tothe Volta Region. Mr Mahama told a gathering of various interest groupings that the mostcritical thing that the people needed now were jobs. The Flagbearer of the NDC said a new NDC government would invest in Technical and Vocational Education and Trai...
Foreign Minister receives credentials of AfCFTA Secretary-General
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Foreign Minister receives credentials of AfCFTA Secretary-General

Mr Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Monday, presented his credentials to Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The presentation of the credentials took place ahead of the Commissioning and Handing Over of the AfCFTA Secretariat Building to the African Union Commission (AUC) in Accra. Madam Ayorkor Botchwey congratulated the Secretary-General on his new appointment and welcomed him to Ghana. She assured the Secretary-General that the Government of Ghana would work closely with him towards the successful implementation of the AfCFTA Agreement. The Minister, who reiterated the importance of the AfCFTA Agreement in transforming the lives of Africans, also expressed appreciation to the AUC...
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