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Police must invite John Mahama now over Saglemi Affordable Housing Projects Scandal
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Police must invite John Mahama now over Saglemi Affordable Housing Projects Scandal

Accountability and  ensuring judicious use of our resources by state officials need the attention of all Ghanaians at all times. This country and the good people of Ghana can simply not afford to continue watching corrupt officials wasting our constraint resources to pursue their personal parochial agenda at the expense of development for the masses. Members of Concerned Voters Movement (CVM) have learnt that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police administration has launched a full scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding Saglemi Affordable Housing Projects. This follows a report submitted to the Police by Ghana Institution of Surveyors indicting some officials in former President John Mahama era, who were key in executing the projects....
Nadal and Djokovic see off spirited challenges to reach French Open final
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Nadal and Djokovic see off spirited challenges to reach French Open final

If Rafa Nadal were to win the French Open for the 13th time in 15 years on Sunday by defeating Novak Djokovic in his 100th win at Roland Garros, the Coupe des Mousquetaires surely should be awarded to the Spaniard in perpetuity. It is not a notion Nadal would embrace, but beating the world No 1 in the autumn of their rivalry to equal Roger Federer’s all-time record of 20 majors – three ahead of Djokovic – would test even Nadal’s entrenched humility. “I live my reality,” he told Spanish journalists. “When we finish, we talk about [Federer’s record]. For me, what matters at the moment is that I will play the final of the most important tournament of the year for me. Nadal knows victory is far from a given, even though he has lost only twice at the tournament in 99 mat...
Mali gives Akonnor baptism of fire…..beats Stars 3-0
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Mali gives Akonnor baptism of fire…..beats Stars 3-0

CK Akonnor suffered a humbling defeat in his first game in charge of Black Stars as his side was put on the sword of the Eagles of Mali who hammered his side 3-0 in their friendly encounter played in Turkey yesterday. Two early goals in each half from Mali Captain Hamari Traore and El Bilal Toure and a third from Amodou Traore saw the Eagles run rout over the Stars in the West African affair. Mali displayed an early intent to grab the lead when they seized control of the game from the onset. They were rewarded in the 2nd minute when Hamari Traore slotted pass Stars goaltender, Lawrence Ati Zigi, after he was put through successfully by Cheick Doucoure. The Malians were gingered by the lead and nearly added a second in the 12th minute only this time Ati Zigi was alert to foil ...
Burkinabe picked up by Police over German girlfriend and daughter’s murder
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Burkinabe picked up by Police over German girlfriend and daughter’s murder

A 43-year-old man of Burkinabe Nationality has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his German girlfriend and her 13 year-old-daughter at their residence in Kokrobite, Accra. A Statement from the Police said the Burkinabe is also under investigation for secretly burying the two at the bushy area of the compound of their residence. Police say neighbours have indicated that the three had been living together since January this year, until the sudden disappearance of the two. According to the statement, a strong stench from the neighbourhood and obvious absence of the woman and her daughter prompted neighbours to lodge a complaint with the Police at Kokrobite leading to the discovery of the bodies of the deceased. Police say an exhumation order from Court is being executed for...
Standard Preventive COVID-19 protocols sustains KIA’s attractiveness- Minister
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Standard Preventive COVID-19 protocols sustains KIA’s attractiveness- Minister

Standard COVID-19 prevention protocols observed by the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), has sustained the attractiveness of the airport even in the wake of the pandemic. Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Aviation, said this on Tuesday in Accra, when Qatar Airways launched its flight operations into the country, with a Boeng 787 aircraft. "This coming in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, is an indication of the preparedness of the KIA, with regards to laid protocols on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19," he said. Mr. Adda also noted that the gesture and others of its kind, also signalled a positive response to an economy that was growing in the right direction and as a result, was worth investing into. He gave the assurance that the airline's management would see...
Asante Akim North NPP Parliamentary Candidate files nomination
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Asante Akim North NPP Parliamentary Candidate files nomination

Mr Andy Appiah Kubi, Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante Akim North, on Tuesday filed his nomination to contest the 2020 elections on the ticket of the NPP.      Mr Appiah Kubi, who is also the Deputy Minister for Railway Development, was accompanied by a team of supporters to the offices of the Electoral Commission (EC) to submit his forms.      He charged members of the Party to unite and rally behind him to retain the seat for the Party.      Mr Sampson Agyei, Asante Akim North Constituency Chairman, appealed to all those who lost in the primaries and their supporters to bury their differences and come together to support the candidate to win the seat for the Party.    He said losing the primaries was not the end of their political career and they should forget the pa...
Vice President cuts sod for LPG bottling plant
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Vice President cuts sod for LPG bottling plant

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has cut the sod for the construction of an LPG Bottling Plant at Axim in the Nzema East Municipal Assembly (NEMA) in the Western Region. The plant when completed would help deal with gas explosion occurrences at the various filling stations leading to lose of lives and properties in the country. The construction of the cylinder bottling plant is a unit of the cylinder recirculation module and has an installation of LPG storage tanks, offloading points for LPG mobile trucks, maintenance building for testing of cylinders and storage facilities for both filled and empty bottles. It also comes with an installation of water tanks, loading bays and parking lots for LPG bullets trucks, installation of automatic cylinder filling hall designed to have a...
Retain NPP to enhance development – Dr. Bawumia
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Retain NPP to enhance development – Dr. Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has appointed out that the time has come for Ghanaians to retain President Akufo-Addo for another four years to enable him implement the transformation he promised Ghanaians. He said Ghanaians have witnessed the four years of former President Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration and what they could do and have also witnessed the three-and-half years of President Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration and can therefore make a good choice. Dr Bawumia made the declaration while meeting with settler community members at Elubo in the Jomoro District at a durbar held in his honour by the chiefs and people of Elubo as part of his two-day working visit to the Western Region. He said the NDC mismanaged the...
Ghana needs transparent election— Prof Opoku Agyemang
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Ghana needs transparent election— Prof Opoku Agyemang

In the quest to protect national peace for development, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Vice Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has stressed the need for optimum transparency in the processes involving the pending December elections. She is convinced that the integrity of the election could  only be protected through transparent and fair electoral processes. The Vice Presidential candidate made the observation when she called on Osabarima Kofi Boateng, Chief of Akwatia in the Eastern region, as part of her campaign tour of the area. She urged all stakeholders to contribute in ensuring a peaceful election. “We all need the electoral process and the election to be organised in a very transparent manner to ensure that the will of the people is ...
“Our promises are on equitable progress”-Prof Opoku-Agyemang
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“Our promises are on equitable progress”-Prof Opoku-Agyemang

The Vice presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang says the party's manifesto promises are all geared towards practicable progress. According to the NDC Running mate, the 2020 election is about meaningful progress and development that is inclusive and serves every Ghanaian. A statement signed by Mawuena Trebah, Spokesperson of the Running mate in Accra said the NDC had proven its time under John Dramani Mahama, that it could be trusted to develop the country. It said Prof. Opoku Agyemang was addressing the chiefs and people of Akim Akroso as part of her tour of the Eastern region. The statement said the footprints of the four years of President Mahama was evident in all parts of the country and cited the main road through Akim ...
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