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“Gov’t using digital technology to stimulate growth in Economy”- Pres Akufo-Addo
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“Gov’t using digital technology to stimulate growth in Economy”- Pres Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says Government is employing the application of digital technology to stimulate the growth and transformation of the Ghanaian economy, and, thereby, help ensure that every Ghanaian derives maximum benefit from this process. Speaking at the launch of the 25th anniversary of MTN, on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, President Akufo-Addo stated that, since assuming office in 2017, his government has taken decisions that have provided the necessary impetus to stimulate the economy on several levels. “We recognized that having a national database was one of the critical elements of a digital economy, and instituted that as a matter of priority by implementing the National Identification programme, and completing the first phase of t...
Report: Asante Kotoko part ways with Brazilian striker Michael Vinicius after three months
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Report: Asante Kotoko part ways with Brazilian striker Michael Vinicius after three months

Brazilian striker, Micheal Vinicius Junior, has been sacked by Asante Kotoko after three months with the Ghanaian giants. Head Coach of the side Mariano Barreto confirmed Vinicius departed after their 0-2 victory over lower tier side Bekwai Youth Football Academy on Wednesday. Asante Kotoko announced the capture of Brazilian forward Michael Vinicius Silva de Morais on March 17, 2021 after he signed a two and half year deal with them. Vinicius has had previous stints with Fluminense (Brazil), Linkoping City and Vasalunds IF (Sweden). The striker scored two goals in the ongoing Ghana Premier League season.
Transport fares increased by 13%
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Transport fares increased by 13%

Transport fares in Ghana have been increased by 13 per cent. A statement issued by transport operators on Wednesday June 2 said this is to enable them accommodate the increase in the prices of fuel. The new fares take effect from Saturday June 5, the statement said. “In line with the administrative Arrangement on Public Transport Fares the Road Transport operators have received the prices of various components that go into, the running of, commercial transport services. “After long and difficult negotiations with stakeholders, a 13 per cent upward adjustment in public transport fares across all category of services has been agreed upon.”transport-fares_210602143544_0001Download
Tanzania: Female MP ordered to leave Parliament over tight trousers (PHOTOS)
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Tanzania: Female MP ordered to leave Parliament over tight trousers (PHOTOS)

Female MPs in Tanzania have called for an apology to an MP who was ordered to leave Parliament because of her trousers. A male MP said the way some women dressed invited ridicule to parliament. "Mr Speaker, an example there is my sister seated on my right with a yellow shirt. Look at the trousers she has worn, Mr Speaker!" Hussein Amar said in parliament on Tuesday. The Speaker then ordered the MP, Condester Sichwale, to leave. "Go dress up well, and then join us back later," said the Speaker Job Ndugai. He added that this was not the first complaint he had received about female Member of Parliaments' attire, and told chamber orderlies to deny entry to anyone who was inappropriately dressed. While Mr Amar did not elaborate on what he found wrong with Ms Sichwale's ou...
Shatta Wale apologises to road contractor
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Shatta Wale apologises to road contractor

Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has rendered an apology to Kennedy Acquah, a road contractor with whom he had a tussle with this week. According to the ‘Melissa hitmaker’ he doesn’t want to go into the details of what happened on Monday, May 31, calling on Kennedy to joins hands with him ‘to build our motherland.’ “A lot has happened, needless to explain or defend. Wish to apologize to everyone especially the contractor and Kennedy, let us work together to build our motherland, One Love!,” he Tweeted. This comes after the road contractor, Kennedy Acquah, had accused the dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and his men of assaulting him and his workers at Adjiringanor in Accra. The engineer on site claimed that the artiste was angry that they did not extend the work on the road...
Felix Annan dropped, Kwame Baah starts as Barreto name team to face BYFA
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Felix Annan dropped, Kwame Baah starts as Barreto name team to face BYFA

Coach Mariano Barreto has named Kwame Baah to start for Kumasi Asante Kotoko in their game against BYFA this afternoon in Bekwai. The former Inter Allies shot stopper starts ahead of Felix Annan in the FA Cup round of 64 fixture against the lower side. Felix Annan was tipped to start following the absence of first team goalkeeper Razak Abalora but was not selected by the Portuguese trainer. Barreto has made changes to team that drew with Aduana over the weekend with the the return of Wahab Adams, Yusif Mubarik, Evans Adomako, Patrick Asmah. Below is the team to face BYFA:
“Critiquing the work of  journalists not an attack on media freedom” – Pres Akufo-Addo
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“Critiquing the work of journalists not an attack on media freedom” – Pres Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says critiques preferred by citizens and officialdom on the work done undertaking by the media can in no way be described as “an attack on media freedom”. Speaking at the African Journalists’ Leaders Conference on Tuesday, 1st June 2021, at the President Akufo-Addo indicated when journalists are physically attacked or prevented from doing their work, no matter where in the world it takes place, that is an attack on media freedom, and must be roundly condemned by all. However, according to the President, “there seems to be an emerging narrative, which is being proffered by some in Ghana, that critiquing the work of a journalist constitutes an attack on media freedom. That certainly cannot be described as an attack on med...
Six Chinese arrested for illegal mining granted bail
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Six Chinese arrested for illegal mining granted bail

Six Chinese nationals, arrested for engaging in illegal mining (galamsey) at Asankragua in the Western Region, have been admitted to bail by an Accra High Court.They are: Chen Guibin, Yao Zengcan, Lu Xiaobin, Wu Xiaobin, Cheng Churoung, and Xue Lianhua.They have, however, not been able to execute the bail bond.On Friday, May 14, this year, the Kaneshie District Court remanded the accused into Police custody but they applied for bail at the High Court.The prosecution, led by Inspector Richard Amoah, prayed the District Court for a date to enable them to prepare. The Court, presided over by Ms Rosemond Agyiri, adjourned the matter to July 1.The accused persons are being held on six counts of possession of firearms without lawful excuse.The facts, as narrated by the prosecution, are t...
Education Minister sets records straight on Rastafarian-Achimota court ruling
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Education Minister sets records straight on Rastafarian-Achimota court ruling

Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the Board of Achimota School is not clothed with the power to unilaterally decide to appeal a Court ruling of the Human Rights Court that ordered it to admit two Rastafarian students. According to him, any such important decision should have been advised by the Attorney General who represented the school in the landmark case. The Board of Achimota Senior High School says it will appeal the High Court decision ordering it to admit the two Rastafarian students, Oheneba Nkrabea and Tyrone Marghuy. The school, in a statement issued by its Board on Tuesday 1st June 2021, said it strongly disagrees with the ruling and has instructed its lawyers to appeal the decision. But commenting on the development on Metro TV Tuesday night, mo...
Kumasi: Armed robbers Attack Shop; Make Away With GHC140,000
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Kumasi: Armed robbers Attack Shop; Make Away With GHC140,000

Armed robbers have attacked a shop at Buokrom Estate in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region making away with GHC140,000 in broad daylight. Reports say one of the two robbers stood in front of the shop while the other entered and attacked one of the clients.The robbers then held some staff hostage amid sporadic gunfire. One person who attempted to enter the shop to help the workers was shot at the entrance of the shop by the robbers leaving him with wounds.The robbers after their successful operation sped off on motorbikes amid gunshots to ward off people who attempted to chase them.No arrest has been made yet.The Kumasi Police have commenced investigations into the incident. Source: kasapafmonline.com
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