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Alan Kyeremanteng is the best Trade and investment Minister in Africa
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Alan Kyeremanteng is the best Trade and investment Minister in Africa

Ghana’s trade and industry minister John Alan Kyeremanteng has been unveiled as the best Trade and investment minister In Africa by the United Kingdom based editorial board of the African Leadership Magazine for 2020. The keenly contested awards attracted over 220, 000 entries on the website and across social media platforms, as well as submissions via email from Africans across the continent and in Diaspora. Melaku Alebel of Ethiopia came second in the trade and investment category. The magazine also unveiled winners in the 17 categories of the African Business Leadership Awards 2020.  The Winners emerged through a 3-step points-based selection process that included a call for nomination; a call for online voting for shortlisted nominees; and the editorial board’s final review of...
Kotoko mourns the death of staunch Hearts supporter Shomo Quaye
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Kotoko mourns the death of staunch Hearts supporter Shomo Quaye

Ghana premier league giants Asante Kotoko have joined their rivals Hearts in mourning of their staunch supporter, Shomo Quaye lost his life on in Kumasi. The popular Kumasi-based Phobian was knocked down by a car on Wednesday evening whiles on his way to Watch UEFA Champions League match between Olympic Lyon and Bayern Munich. He was comfirmed dead on arrival at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. https://twitter.com/AsanteKotoko_SC/status/1296448799867654145?s=20
Next NDC government will phase out witch camps
Politics

Next NDC government will phase out witch camps

Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Vice Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pledged that the next NDC administration will phase out all witch camps, particularly the Gambaga witch camp, to make the practice a thing of the past. According to her the presence of witch camps was a dent on the country’s image and democratic status, adding that the practice of tagging people, especially the elderly as witches, and relegating them to camps, would no longer be tolerated. Professor Opoku-Agyemang made this in an address to community members and inmates of the Gambaga Witches Camp during a visit to the East Mamprusi District, as part of her campaign tour of the North East region.She explained that as part of measures towards the closure of the Gambaga camp,...
We will restore quality education-Prof Opoku-Agyemang
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We will restore quality education-Prof Opoku-Agyemang

The next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will restore quality  education in the country, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, Vice Presidential candidate has said. A statement signed by Mawuena Trebah, Spokesperson for the running mate in Accra on Thursday said the current state of the education system, under the present government, threatened the future of the country. “We will prioritise improving the quality of education, especially at the secondary level, across the country,” she said. The statement said she gave the assurance while responding to concerns by traditional leaders about the poor state of education infrastructure, during a courtesy call on Naa Alhassan Andani, Paramount Chief of the Tampion Traditional Area of Dagbon in the Northern Region, as ...
Premier League fixtures 2020/21 released in full
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Premier League fixtures 2020/21 released in full

The 2020/21 Premier League season is already right around the corner as Liverpool prepare to defend their crown. After last season’s enforced break, the fixture schedule is still slightly congested due to its belated start, with the champions commencing their title defence against Leeds at Anfield on the opening weekend. Manchester City and Manchester United have both been granted exemptions to miss the first weekend of fixtures, due to their runs in the Champions League and Europa League, and will instead begin their campaigns at a later date against Wolves and Crystal Palace respectively. Meanwhile, newly promoted West Brom open up against Leicester while fellow newcomers Fulham host Arsenal. Here are the full ...
GFA adopts new fifa anti-doping regulations
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GFA adopts new fifa anti-doping regulations

The Ghana Football Association has adopted the revised FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations (FIFA-ADR). On November 27, 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board approved the new World Anti-Doping Code (the "Code") which will come into force on 1 January 2021. FIFA being a signatory of the Code consequently revised the FIFA ADR (FIFA ADR) prompting Member Associations of FIFA to adopt the revised Regulations. The Executive Council of the GFA at its meeting held on Monday, August 17, 2020 adopted the FIFA ADR following recommendations by the GFA Medical Committee for full adoption. The GFA adopted the FIFA ADR directly by reference and consequently the provisions of the Anti-Doping Regulations shall apply fully in Ghana Football from January 1, 2021 when it comes into ...
FIFA to hold 70th congress online
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FIFA to hold 70th congress online

World football governing body, FIFA, has announced that this year's Annual Congress will take place Online from Zurich, Switzerland, on Friday, 18 September 2020 at 15:00 (CET). The 70th FIFA Congress was initially scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 5 but FIFA decided to reschedule the event for September due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Concerns over the health and well-being of participants, as well as travel restrictions in many countries, have resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many such events in various parts of the world”, FIFA said after it rescheduled the Congress. The following are among the items on the agenda: - the approval of the FIFA Annual Report 2019; - the revised budget for 2019-2022; and - the detailed budget for 2021. The Cong...
Black Stars to return to action in November
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Black Stars to return to action in November

Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars will return to action in November, 2020 following the approval of the resumption dates for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers by the Confederation of African Football, CAF. This was communicated to member Associations on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. CAF, in March, 2020, postponed all qualifiers indefinitely due to the Corona Virus pandemic. But the Executive Committee of the continents football governing body, has now decided that the remaining four qualifying rounds for Cameroon 2021 will be cleared during the International football windows in November 2020 and March 2021. The Black Stars were just two weeks away from locking horns with Sudan when CAF postponed the qualifiers. The state...
Vodafone’s Homecoming Initiative has decongested our choked hospitals – Dr Kuma-Aboagye
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Vodafone’s Homecoming Initiative has decongested our choked hospitals – Dr Kuma-Aboagye

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has commended Vodafone Ghana Foundation for its “Homecoming” initiative, which has helped to decongest choked health facilities in the country. The Homecoming initiative enables the Foundation to pay the medical bills of financially challenged and vulnerable patients at hospitals, who are not relieved to go back home after receiving healthcare due to their inability to pay their medical bills. He said hospitals were congested as a result of patients owing medical bills and that made it difficult for the facility to admit new patients and offer them healthcare. Dr Kuma-Aboagye said this at the virtual launch of the ‘Middle Belt Homecoming Initiative’ in Accra to settle medical bills of patients in the ...
We have an election to win so let us unite-Lord Commey
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We have an election to win so let us unite-Lord Commey

Mr Lord Commey, the Deputy National Campaign Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has appealed to party members especially contestants who lost at the primaries to unite and campaign to retain power.“We have an election to win and power to retain. The task is challenging, especially, those of us in Greater Accra, so we need to put our house in order, campaign vigorously by convincing the electorates of our success story as well as our planned programmes when given the mandate,” he said. Mr Lord Commey, made the appeal when he inaugurated two bodies namely; the Regional Advisory Committee and Regional Election Campaign Committee on Wednesday in Accra.The theme for the campaign is, “Four more for Nana, four more to do more”. The five-member Advisory Committee include; Rev Pro...
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