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Day: February 1, 2021

Liverpool sign Ben Davies on a long term deal
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Liverpool sign Ben Davies on a long term deal

Liverpool have completed the signing of Ben Davies from Preston North End on a long-term contract. The 25-year-old centre-back has put pen to paper on a deal with the Reds on deadline day to tie up his transfer from the Championship club and bolster Jürgen Klopp’s defensive ranks. Davies told Liverpoolfc.com during his first interview at Anfield: “I’m obviously delighted to be here. “It’s a huge opportunity. Obviously it came as a bit of a surprise when it first came but once you start to get your head around it, the opportunity that is in front of me is incredible. I’d be silly to not make the most of it and learn off the players [at the club]. “I’ve never actually been to Anfield and I haven’t had a look around yet. I had a quick look out and had a look at the pitch and it l...
Udeotuk Wills admits knowing two of murdered kidnapped Takoradi girls
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Udeotuk Wills admits knowing two of murdered kidnapped Takoradi girls

The first accused in the ongoing murdered Takoradi kidnapped girls case, Sam Udeotuk Wills, today February 1, 2021, admitted before a Sekondi High Court that he knew two of the four murdered kidnapped girls. Sam Wills who is currently facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder with his Nigerian counterpart, John Orji, said this when he formally opened his defense at the Sekondi High Court presided over by a Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong. When asked if he knew the four murdered kidnapped girls, Sam Udeotuk Wills told the court he knew Priscilla Blessing Bentum and Priscilla Mantebia Kurankyi as casual friends but never conspired to kidnap and murder them. “I knew the two Priscillas. I met Priscilla Blessing Bentum at Effiakuma Methodist Church in 20...
Ankaful Leprosarium marks World Leprosy Day
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Ankaful Leprosarium marks World Leprosy Day

The World Leprosy Day, celebrated on last Sunday in January every year, has been marked by the Ankaful Leprosarium General Hospital (ALGH) in Cape Coast.    It was on the theme “Beat Leprosy, End Stigma, Advocate for Mental Wellness.”    The Day is celebrated globally to create awareness of the disease and to sensitize the public to eschew all forms of stigmatization against people living with the disease.    Speaking at the event, Dr Benedict Okoe Quao, National Leprosy Programmes Manager, said stigmatizing people with the disease, was enough to turn their limited disease into eternal pain.    There had been a decline in the incident of leprosy cases globally within the last 10-15 years, he said and called for combined efforts to stop its spread. Since the establishme...
TEWU meets FWSC Thursday to address concerns
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TEWU meets FWSC Thursday to address concerns

The leadership of the Teachers and Educational Workers’ Union, TEWU, will meet the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) on Thursday, February 4, to conclude negotiations on the Conditions of Service for Unionised Staff of Public Universities. The meeting comes three weeks after the leadership of the Union declared a nation-wide strike on January 13, 2021, to press home demands for immediate conclusion of negotiations on the Conditions of Service, which started in 2019. This was in a statement by Mr Mark Dankyira Korankye, the General Secretary of TEWU, and copied to the GNA in Accra. The statement said the delay in concluding the Conditions of Service had seriously affected the promotions of its members because the current Conditions of Service had not been reviewed sinc...
Rehabilitation of Damongo town roads commences
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Rehabilitation of Damongo town roads commences

Mr Saeed Muhazu Jibril, Municipal Chief Executive for Damongo, has cut the sod for work to commence a five-kilometre road in Damongo town to improve access.      The project, which is part of the government's "Year of Roads" agenda, is expected to be completed within 24 months at the cost of more than 24.4 million cedis.    It is being constructed by M/S Naschon Company Limited.    The construction includes 3.5 kilometres by-pass and 1.5 kilometres for others.    Mr Jibril, who is also Minister-designate for the Savannah Region, said the project marked the beginning of similar projects yet to be undertaken.    He said it was part of the government's agenda to ensure that more roads were constructed across the country this year.    Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, Member o...
GSA and stakeholders dialogue over implementation of vehicle homologation
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GSA and stakeholders dialogue over implementation of vehicle homologation

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and the Ghana Automobile Distributors Association (GADA) have held a meeting to discuss and address concerns regarding the implementation of the Automotive Vehicle Homologation and Conformity Assessment Programme. Homologation is the process of certifying vehicles or a particular component of a vehicle that meets the established requirements of various statutory regulatory bodies. During the meeting, representatives of GADA appealed to the Authority to reconsider the Homologation fee, taking into consideration the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on businesses and the fact that the Ghanaian market for new vehicles was significantly small. The Director-General of the GSA, Prof. Alex Dodoo, on his part, said the Homologation fee ...
2021 Spelling Bee national finals slated for February 6
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2021 Spelling Bee national finals slated for February 6

The 2021 national finals of “The Spelling Bee” competition is scheduled for February 6, 2021, to celebrate the commitment, trust, and resilience of spellers, parents, guardians, and sponsors. “The unpredictable nature of Covid-19 has destabilized many organisations and events, including, ‘The Spelling Bee.’ “However, the resilience of our spellers, parents, guardians, and our sponsors has proven to us that our work, which began 13 years ago, has had and continues to have a substantial impact on the education of the Ghanaian child. That is why we are proud to announce that The Spelling Bee National Finals will be held on February 6, 2021, as scheduled.” “Their faith in us empowered us with the mandate to continue with our vision of making co-curricular activities a common f...
Let’s think digital, make more money- Krymi
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Let’s think digital, make more money- Krymi

Ghanaian afrobeat star, Henry Nuamah, known in showbiz circles as Krymi has advised his colleague musicians to change their mentality and think digital. According to him, this would serve as an avenue to make more money in their musical career and also reach other international markets. Speaking to The Spectator, he urged Ghanaian artistes to leverage more on the digital platforms and not only focus on making money through performances. “We need to change the mentality of only making money from gigs but turn to the digital platforms to tap into the opportunities they provide,” he said. According to him, to be an artiste, you need to be smart so that if you failed to  make it through gigs, you switched to available platforms to make ends meet. “There is the need to ...
Diawusie and Kwame Boateng on target as Karela beat Medeama
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Diawusie and Kwame Boateng on target as Karela beat Medeama

Diawusie Taylor and Kwame Boateng scored within a thirteen minutes interval as Karela United FC beat Medeama SC to go two points clear at the top of Ghana Premier League with a sixth consecutive home win. The Ayinasie based club won the game 2-0 to continue their flying start to the season as they proved their title ambitions after their impressive showing against the mauve and yellows in the Nzema derby. The two sides sold an average game in the first sixty minutes but it was the home who lifted up their game and deservedly took the lead through Diawuse Taylor inside 62 minutes to take his season tally to nine. Kwame Boateng added the second goal, thirteen minutes later to make sure the game was beyond the reach of Medeama SC. The win keeps Karela top after eleven games i...
Lufthansa begins longest-ever flight to transport Antarctic crew
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Lufthansa begins longest-ever flight to transport Antarctic crew

Lufthansa began the longest nonstop flight in the German airline's history on Sunday night, heading from the German city of Hamburg to the Falkland Islands - 13,700 kilometres away. The special flight is expected to take 15 hours and 35 minutes, a spokeswoman said. On board the flight to the Mount Pleasant military base are researchers from Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute and the new crew for a German research icebreaker, the Polarstern. Once at the Falkland Islands, the crew will board the icebreaker and spend two months in the Antarctic's Weddell Sea collecting long-term data for climate forecasts. In normal times the crew would fly over Argentina or South Africa on their way to the Antarctic. However, due to the pandemic, scheduled flights are out of the question. ...
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