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Day: February 17, 2021

Eugene Arhin’s wife sued for defamation
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Eugene Arhin’s wife sued for defamation

Chantelle Kudjawu, a private investigator and a businesswoman has sued Gloria Assan Arhin, the estranged wife of the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin for defamation. Mrs Kudjawu, a mother of three alleges that Mrs Arhin in a divorce petition dated February 10, 2021 accused her of engaging in adultery with her husband (Mr Arhin), an accusation she says was made with "malicious intent". She is therefore seeking among others GH¢3.5million in damages from Mrs Arhin as well as a retraction and an unqualified apology which should be published in the Daily Graphic newspaper, as well as the various social media handles and online media that carried the story. In the writ, Mrs Kudjawu's lawyers Clinton Consulting Partners state that she has never en...
Baffour Awuah: Akufo-Addo’s gov’t created 3million jobs in the last four years
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Baffour Awuah: Akufo-Addo’s gov’t created 3million jobs in the last four years

The Akufo-Addo administration in its first term was able to create 3million jobs, Employment and Labour Minister-designate, Ignatius Baffour Awuah has said. He said this during his vetting by the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Wednesday February 17. When asked by Bodi Lawmaker, Sampson Ahi to give the number of jobs created by Mr Akufo-Addo’s administration in the last four years, he said “On the number of jobs, yes, it is true that on 1st May 2018 I indicated that the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had created approximately 1million jobs. “Even though I don’t have the exact figures for the end of 2020 the last time we reported on, it was in September 2020 and the figure was around 3million jobs.” He further told the committee that he was pre...
Accra Hearts of Oak supporters make four demands to Board chairman
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Accra Hearts of Oak supporters make four demands to Board chairman

Accra Hearts of Oak supporters besieged the club’s secretariat and made four demands to the Board Chairman in the wake of recent happenings. The Phobians has in the last 72 hours seen their head coach and goalkeepers trainer leave and are currently without a substantive head coach. The supporters as a result of this, met the media on Wednesday morning at the club’s secretariat and made four demands to the board chairman Togbe Afede XIV which includes appointing a new local coach for the club by close of Friday. “The NCC demands the immediate appointment of a first-team coach. “This should be done in consultation with all the stakeholders. We have realized that the expatriate coaches have not helped the club for the past decade. “We will not hesitate to take any action w...
Tears as groom-to-be dies few days to wedding
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Tears as groom-to-be dies few days to wedding

The sudden death of a Ghanaian groom who has died four-days to his wedding has left his friends and family members devastated and mourning. Reports indicate the deceased, identified as Fuseini Sayibu Baba, died while preparing for his marriage scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2021, in Tamale. He is said to have passed not long after he extended an invitation to friends on social media. Friends and social media users, who are still in shock and heartbroken over the news, have begun pouring in tributes in his honour. Source: Adomonline.com
Adu Boahen : Akufo-Addo asks Deputy finance minister to act as his rep at Ministry
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Adu Boahen : Akufo-Addo asks Deputy finance minister to act as his rep at Ministry

President Akufo-Addo has asked former Deputy Finance Minister, Charles Adu Boahen to act as his representative at the Ministry of Finance following Ken Ofori-Atta’s medical review in the United States. This was contained in a press statement from the Office of the President signed by the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare. The statement said, “Pending the absence of the President’s Representative at the Ministry of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, I am directed to by H.E. the President to request that you act as his representative at the ministry”. The statement added that the directive is in accordance with section 14 (5) of the Presidential (Transition) Act, Act 845, (2012). Frema Osei-Opare urged Mr. Adu Boahen not to take any decision with regard to policy issu...
Hajia 4 Real Reacts To ‘Haram Photos’
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Hajia 4 Real Reacts To ‘Haram Photos’

Ghanaian socialite, Hajia 4 Real, has reportedly spoken out about her photos which are considered “haram” in Islam. Hajia 4 Real, a Muslim by faith, is notorious for nudity, something that is proscribed by Islam. The beautiful socialite does not shy away from publicly showcasing her sultry boobs in tempting bikinis. But in a video footage from her recent media interview, Hajia admitted that she was a Muslim. According to her, “I think religion is all about the heart, it’s not how you appear, it’s about who you are inside”. She indicated that despite her appetite for nudity, she took her prayers seriously as a Muslim. Source: Dailyguidenetwork.com
National Youth Authority educates market women and drivers on COVID-19
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National Youth Authority educates market women and drivers on COVID-19

The Sefwi-Wiawso branch of the National Youth Authority has embarked on a campaign to educate market women and commercial drivers on the need to adhere to the COVID-19 safety protocols. As part of the campaign, the Authority visited Dwenase market and bus terminal and donated washable, disposable nose masks and hand sanitisers to the market women, drivers and selected schools within the Waiwso Municipality. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the exercise, Mrs Raheal Author, Sefwi-Waiwso Municipal Director of the National Youth Authority, said the fight against COVID-19 was the responsibility of all and the Authority was determined to support it. "We realized that market women and drivers come into contact with many people, hence the decision to support them with th...
STMA distributes PPE to schools and markets
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STMA distributes PPE to schools and markets

The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly(STMA)  has distributed hand sanitisers, packs of reusable nose masks and school uniforms to some selected schools and markets within the Metropolis. The selected schools and markets include  Mpinstin AME Basic School, Nkroful STMA  Basic School, Mampong MA Basic, Old hospital and Chief Ibrahim Islamic Schools, Kojokrom market, Takoradi and Sekondi markets. The Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Abdul Mumin Issah,  who handed over the items on behalf of President  Akufo-Addo, said the surge in COVID-19 cases had necessitated the donation to the schools and markets to stop the spread of the virus. He said the government provided the STMA with 76,000 nose masks and 36,000 hand sanitisers to be distributed to schools and markets in the Met...
Suspected suicide cases:  Cops under pressure must get help
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Suspected suicide cases: Cops under pressure must get help

The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Sheila Kessie Abayie-Buckman, has urged police personnel to seek professional medical help whenever they experience symptoms of depression. She reminded them that accessing medical help from psychologists and psychiatrists was free under their service conditions, just as for any other illnesses. “Seeking attention for any mental health condition, including depression, does not classify one as a weakling even if one’s job requires one to appear tough at all times,” she advised. “Those who will attend to you are officers of the Service who understand your situation. Supt Abayie-Buckman was speaking with the Ghana News Agency in an interview, on Tuesday, in the wake of three police personnel, in diffe...
Uganda: Bank of Uganda Extends Credit Relief Measures to Banks for More 6 Months
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Uganda: Bank of Uganda Extends Credit Relief Measures to Banks for More 6 Months

Bank of Uganda (BoU) yesterday announced an extension Credit Relief Measures for another six months. The move aims at helping commercial banks and other supervised financial institutions to continue restructuring loans and also provide loans to the commercial banks and financial institutions to lend out to the business community. Bank of Uganda will also maintain Central Bank Rate at seven per cent as well as the Covid-19 Liquidity Assistance programmes (CLAP) to the commercial banks, credit institutions and microfinance deposit taking institutions. In a statement issued yesterday, the deputy Governor of Bank of Uganda, Dr Michael Ating-Ego, said: "In addition, BoU will extend for six months effective April 1 the Credit Relief Measures (CRM) and also maintain the CLAP to the ...
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