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The case for Alexander Afenyo Markin….MP for Effutu
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The case for Alexander Afenyo Markin….MP for Effutu

In an election the governing new patriotic party thought it was going to win by a landslide, it turned out difficult with a slim win both in the presidential and parliamentary elections. At the count the chairperson of the electoral commission, Jean Mensah declared President Akufo Addo winner with six million, seven hundred and thirty thousand and five hundred and eighty seven votes representing 51.302 percent. His main rival John Dramani Mahama of the NDC polled six million two hundred and thirteen thousand one hundred and eighty two representing 47.359 percent. In the parliamentary elections, data from the electoral body put the governing NPP at 137, NDC at 136 and 1 for an independent candidate representing the Fomena constituency in the Ashanti region. The seating balance cl...
Liverpool are hopeful Thiago will play again in the next two weeks
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Liverpool are hopeful Thiago will play again in the next two weeks

Liverpool are said to be hopeful midfielder Thiago Alcantara will play for the Reds again before New Year’s Eve. That’s according to Kevin Palmer, notable for his on-the-money coverage of Virgil van Dijk signing for the Reds, who suggests our No.6 could return to action before we take on Newcastle United on December 30. Thiago hasn’t resumed first-team training yet, and would need to do so before next weekend to stand a chance of playing again before the turn of the new year. The potential return of the Spaniard would be an extremely welcome one, with Naby Keita struggling for fitness and Fabinho forced into defence to cover for Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. Thiago signed for the Reds over the summer but was forced onto the side-lines early on, after a horrific chall...
Slaven Bilic: West Brom manager sacked after 18 months in charge
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Slaven Bilic: West Brom manager sacked after 18 months in charge

West Brom manager Slaven Bilic has been sacked after 18 months in charge, with the club 19th in the Premier League. The Baggies have gathered seven points from 13 league games, with eight defeats, though they earned a surprise 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Tuesday. Assistant coaches Dean Racunica and Danilo Butorovic also depart, as does first-team coach Julian Dicks. A club statement thanked Bilic and his coaching staff "for their efforts in achieving promotion last season". Slaven Bilic, 52, signed a two-year contract when he took over at the The Hawthorns in June 2019, replacing Darren Moore. He guided Albion to promotion on the final day of last season, as they finished second in the Championship. But they have won only one Premier League match this season, beat...
Christians must spread gospel through ICT – Rev Frimpong Manso
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Christians must spread gospel through ICT – Rev Frimpong Manso

Christians have been asked to utilise Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to spread the Gospel. "While there is a lot on the internet, including immoral materials, we Christians can also make positive inroads and try to change the world into a better place through the same internet," Reverend Paul Frimpong-Manso, the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church-Ghana, said on Tuesday.       He was speaking at a ceremony in Accra to launch the Digital Version of the Sunday School Manual of the Church. Dubbed the "Lessman App," the Manual is expected to enhance core activities of the Church such as reaching out to members far and near, ensuring the effective reach of vital church matters, and interaction amongst congregation. He said Christians needed t...
Kayayes to undergo skills training
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Kayayes to undergo skills training

Eleven selected kayayes are to undergo skills training to create employment opportunities in their communities to improve on their livelihood.    The beneficiaries are young girls who had gone to look for income as kayayes in Accra and Kumasi to support their families but returned to the Northern region because of the COVID-19 outbreak.    At a durbar in Kakpagyili, a community in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern region, the beneficiaries were presented with equipment and materials needed to start their training.    They would be attached to master skill trainers to acquire the needed skills to venture into their preferred enterprises, including soap making, weaving and beads making.    The gesture formed part of Livelihood Empowerment for Migrant Returnees, a pilot p...
2020 presidential election results gazetted
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2020 presidential election results gazetted

The Assembly Press in Accra has gazetted the 2020 presidential election results declared by Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), who is also the Returning Officer of the presidential election. This gives legal backing to the results as declared by the EC Chairperson and paves way for any person or group of persons interested in contesting it to do so at the law court, a source at the EC told the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday. The source from the EC said the Commission was mandated by Constitutional Instrument (CI) 127, Regulation 44, Sub-regulation 11, to gazette the results, saying; “Without that, any case from a person or a group about the election results sent to court will be thrown away.” “An instrument, which is executed under the hand of the...
Stakeholders in Upper East resolve to end child marriages
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Stakeholders in Upper East resolve to end child marriages

Stakeholders in selected districts of the Upper East Region have resolved to end teenage pregnancies and child marriages in their jurisdictions.  They said socio-cultural practices, ineffective communication among parents and children, lack of family planning, and parental irresponsibility were major causes of teenage pregnancies and child marriages in their areas.      The stakeholders comprised traditional and religious leaders, Assembly Members from three districts, Bongo, Talensi, and Nabdam.    They made the call at a forum organized by the Regional Coordinating Council with funding support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Global Affairs of Canada.    The UNFPA, in collaboration with the Government and support from the Global Affairs of Canada,...
GIZ supports Community Policing with equipment
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GIZ supports Community Policing with equipment

GIZ, Germany’s leading provider of international cooperation services, has presented 15 motor bikes with helmets and Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to the Ghana Police Service to help strengthen community policing in the country.    The ICT equipment, include 57 each of laptops, projectors and project screens and Public Address (PA) systems.      The presentation formed part of GIZ programme dubbed “Programme to Build and Strengthen the Police Structures in selected Partner Countries in Africa,” which focus on three areas namely, training system, accountability and community policing.      Mr Mortiz Fischer, a Representative from the German Embassy in Accra, noted that there could not be any development without security, adding, development and security...
Christmas fever low due to elections – Traders
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Christmas fever low due to elections – Traders

The Central Business District of Accra appears ready for business after the December 7 polls but traders say business is slow.    At the Makola Market, some traders said patronage was low because some people were dissatisfied with the 2020 general election results.    “This has dampened the spirit of Christmas in some people, therefore, the usual shopping for this festive season has been limited. We are just here with our nice items,” a middle-aged trader said.      Madam Mary Tagoe, a Christmas tree seller, said this year’s sales had been slow compared with last year’s.      “The prices of Christmas trees, Christmas balls, Santa hats and ribbons have been increased and this keeps sacking the few customers from buying them. The prices of these items have been increased by...
Kotoko, Great Olympics to thrill football fans on Thursday
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Kotoko, Great Olympics to thrill football fans on Thursday

Asante Kotoko and Accra Great Olympics game at the Accra Sports Stadium will be a sell-out on Thursday, December 17, following the great rivalry that has existed between the two clubs. Both sides were scheduled to meet earlier but the game was called off due to the participation of Kotoko in the 2020/21 CAF Champions League. Despite the intense rivalry between the two sides, Kotoko always comes out victorious and the lone goal victory over Legon Cities last Sunday would be enough booster for the fabulous lads. The win took them to five points from three games with two games in hand, against (Accra Great Olympics and Medeama SC). Kotoko who began the campaign with two draws (1-1) against Techiman Eleven Wonders and Berekum Chelsea but had to manage some injury situations as...
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