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NDC MP charged over $2.4 million fraud granted ¢2m bail
Politics

NDC MP charged over $2.4 million fraud granted ¢2m bail

The Member of Parliament for Twifo Atti Morkwa in the Central Region, David Vondee, has been granted bail to the tune of two million cedis by the High Court in the case where he has been accused of allegedly defrauding a company. The NDC MP, according to the prosecution, sold lands that did not belong to him to a private company called REI Ghana for an amount of 2.4 million dollars. He is accused of failing to return the money after it came to the notice of the company that the lands were not his. The case has been adjourned to the 30th of June by which time the prosecution is expected to have filed their witness statements and made available to the MP all documents they intend to use as evidence in the trial. Details of the case  The MP has been charged with ...
Churches to soon pay royalties, GHAMRO reveals
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Churches to soon pay royalties, GHAMRO reveals

According to Abraham Adjetey, the Administrator of GHAMRO, the organisation will start taking royalties from churches that use music from Ghanaian musicians at their events. GHAMRO has already established task forces that ensure that event organisers pay for the music they use but excluded churches. But Adjetey says the organisation now has plans to include churches in its royalty’s book. “We started three years ago,” said Abraham Adjetey in a recent interview. “I remember I was in a church service then the taskforces from GHAMRO entered.” “They started engaging the church on the need to pay for the musical works they use and then all the members started speaking in tongues and even said one of the Taskforce members was a demon,” he added. Mr Adjetey adde...
Young boys and girls are having too much sex – Marie Stopes, Deputy Director of Operations
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Young boys and girls are having too much sex – Marie Stopes, Deputy Director of Operations

According to Madam Patricia Antwi Bosiako of Marie Stopes Health Center, young girls and boys have sex as early as 15-years-old. In an interview with Berla Mundi on the NewDay show, she said the increasing numbers of teenage pregnancy are because young boys and girls are having too much sex. “A demographic health survey in 2014 said that about 11% of women between ages of 25 to 49 had had sex at age 15, and it further increased to 44% at age 18. So the reality now is that our boys and girls are having more sex,” she saidThe initiative is to champion Adolescent reproductive health, educate the youth on sexual health and the factors that contribute to the rise in teenage pregnancies and reduce the rate of abortion in society.The deputy director of operations at the health centre t...
Ghana acknowledged for achieving global standard on regulatory systems
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Ghana acknowledged for achieving global standard on regulatory systems

Ghana, has been acknowledged by the World Health Organisaition (WHO), for achieving Maturity Level 3 of the Organisation’s global benchmarking tool for measuring the performances of regulatory systems. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO, who gave made the acknowledgement, said the achievement was made through the WHO Listed Authorities initiative in 2020. This, he said meant that Ghana had a stable and well-functioning regulatory system, operating at an advanced level of performance and continuous improvement, and would in future be able to become a reference agency for issuing marketing authorizations in Africa and beyond. Dr Tedros was speaking at the opening of the World Health Assembly meeting currently underway in Geneva, Switzerland to build a gl...
Ghana intensifies election campaign for UN Security Council Non-Permanent Membership
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Ghana intensifies election campaign for UN Security Council Non-Permanent Membership

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has intensified Ghana’s election bid as a Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period 2022 to 2023. The election, slated for June 11, has two Non-Permanent Seats at the UNSC available for the Africa Region which is been contested for by three countries – Ghana from West Africa, and two other countries from Central Africa. Of the trio, Ghana however, has been endorsed by ECOWAS and the African Union (AU). Ghana’s campaign document, which was made available by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration to the Ghana News Agency, is on the theme, “Enhancing Global Peace and Security for Sustainable and Inclusive Peace Development”. The theme defines Ghana’s role within ...
Inmates at Sekondi Central Prisons protest against poor quality of food
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Inmates at Sekondi Central Prisons protest against poor quality of food

Inmates at the Sekondi Central prisons in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis, have staged a protest against the poor quality of food given to them. According to them, the government of Ghana feeds each inmates in Ghana's prisons with GHC 1.80 pesewas per head on daily basis which they described as woefully inadequate. The peaceful protest was therefore to press home their demands for an upward review of their feeding fee and better conditions of living. The Public Relations Officer at the Sekondi prisons, DSP Netser Adjettey told newsmen in an interview that the inmates were complaining of poor quality food served them and over-crowding in their cells. DSP Adjetey therefore called on families and other organizations to support the inmates in cash and kind to augment that of t...
Taxi driver found dead at Akyempim
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Taxi driver found dead at Akyempim

A thirty year-old taxi driver has been found dead at Akyempim in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality and his vehicle taken away by the suspected criminals. The deceased who used to operate within Tarkwa and its environs has been identified as Ernest Essuman. The inhuman act happened in the late hours of Sunday May 23, this year. Chief Superintendent of Police Thomas Osei Ababio, the District Police Commander in charge of Tarkwa who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency said at about 2230 hours, the police received information from an informant about the incident and proceeded to the scene with some police officers. He said on reaching a spot between the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) office at Akyempim along the Tarkwa-Takoradi highway, they found the l...
William Amponsah to participate in Marrakesh International Marathon
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William Amponsah to participate in Marrakesh International Marathon

William Amponsah Ghana’s leading long-distance athlete is set to participate in 2021 Marrakesh International Marathon in Morocco. His participation in the international race was at the invitation of the organisers of the event through the initiative of Medivents Consult.         The race fixed for Saturday, September 19, in Marrakesh would see the top Ghanaian athlete competing with other international athletes across the continent and from Europe. Mr. Henri Senyo Penni General Manager of Medivents Consult – Media, Public Relations, Marketing and Events Management outfit disclosed this to Mrs. Imane Ouaadil Ambassador of Morocco to Ghana when the athlete paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador. He said the athlete is expected to leave Ghana on September 17, and return on Se...
Dan Quaye urges Hearts players to end trophy drought
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Dan Quaye urges Hearts players to end trophy drought

Dan Quaye former Accra Hearts of Oak defender has urged the current players of Hearts to make history for themselves by breaking the 11-year trophy-less jinx. The Phobians who currently occupy the top spot of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League (GPL), are looking to repeat their league winning campaign back in 2009 with just eight matches to end the season. In an interview with GNA Sports, the defender who was highly revered during his playing days urged the players to continue their splendid performance and believed they would be rewarded come the end of the season. "My last season with Hearts was the last time we won the league. I think this time round they can win the league title because they have few experienced players in the squad. "Looking at their performance, the pl...
Deputy Head of EU Mission lauds Ghanaian women
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Deputy Head of EU Mission lauds Ghanaian women

Mr Pieter Smidt Van Gelder, the Deputy Head of Mission of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana, has lauded Ghanaian women for their continued sacrifices and efforts towards Ghana’s socio-economic development. He said Ghana did not lack competent women, citing Mrs Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo, first woman Justice of the Supreme Court of Ghana and first woman Speaker of Parliament. Others are: Madam Sophia Akuffo, Chief Justice of Ghana (2017-2019) and Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, an academic icon and first woman to hold the position of Vice Chancellor in Ghana, before becoming a politician, and first Vice Presidential Candidate for one of the main political parties in Ghana. He also mentioned the late Dr Esther Ocloo of Nkulenu Industries, an industrialist, a pres...
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