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KGL group sponsors maiden edition of GIPC diasppra investment summit
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KGL group sponsors maiden edition of GIPC diasppra investment summit

KGL Group, a wholly owned Ghanaian group of subsidiaries, lent support to host the maiden edition of the Ghana Diaspora Investment Summit 2021 organized by the Ghana Investments Promotions (GIPC). The event held under the theme 'The New Normal: Leveraging Diaspora Investments To Build Back Better’ sought to highlight diasporan collaborative investments as an integral lever to spur rebound growth in the fall out of the global pandemic. The summit brought together policy makers, corporate entities, private sector business and investors, both local and across the diaspora, to engage, identify entry barriers and propose viable solutions to create an enabling environment to foster direct local investments. The two-day event was held on June 23rd and 24th at the Kempinski Hotel, an...
GFA appoint Daniel Laryea for Hearts, Kotoko duel
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GFA appoint Daniel Laryea for Hearts, Kotoko duel

According to reports, the Ghana Football Association has appointed FIFA referee Daniel Laryea to handle the big game between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Referee Daniel Laryea will be aided by compatriot Kwasi Brobbey and Patrick Papala as line one and two respectively. Benjamin Sefa will be the fourth referee for the game slated for the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Hearts of Oak will renew their age-old rivalry in a title challenging week 31 Ghana Premier league game in Accra. A win for any of the teams will boost the title winning ambitions making the game a very promised one crowded with thrills and fireworks.
Collaborate to ensure new land act works – VP Bawumia
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Collaborate to ensure new land act works – VP Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has charged the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Lands Commission and other land management agencies as well as traditional leaders to see to the vigorous implementation of the new Land Act 2020 (Act 1063), to ensure sanity and security in the administration of land in Ghana. Addressing participants at a national symposium organised by the Ministry in collaboration with other land use administrators in Accra on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 Dr Bawumia expressed delight that a comprehensive document guiding the use and administration of land had finally become a reality. “Today’s National Symposium) marks a significant event in the history of land administration in Ghana. I say this because, for the first time, a Law on land administ...
Digitization of land title and registration will overcome many problems in land administration – VP Bawumia
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Digitization of land title and registration will overcome many problems in land administration – VP Bawumia

Ghana can only make the much-needed strides in development when technology becomes the driver for all sectors of the economy, especially in the administration of land, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has underscored. Thus the Nana Akufo-Addo government undertaken, over the past four and a half years, a vigorous digitization drive to formalize all sectors of the Ghanaian economy, in order to stimulate growth and make the provision of services more secure and accessible to Ghanaians. Speaking at a national symposium organised by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with other land use administrators in Accra on Wednesday, 23rd June, 2021 Dr Bawumia emphasised the key role digitization is expected to play in the implementation of the new Land Act to ensure s...
Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher signs new five-year contract with club
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Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher signs new five-year contract with club

Caoimhin Kelleher has signed a new five-year contract with Liverpool. The Republic of Ireland goalkeeper has been rewarded for his impressive progress over the course of the 2020-21 season. Will Kelleher remain with the first-team next season? Despite recent speculation that he could be loaned out next season, The Athletic understands that the 22-year-old will definitely be staying put as part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Kelleher, who has made nine senior appearances for the club in all competitions, leapfrogged Adrian in the pecking order to become regarded as Alisson’s understudy. What has been said? Kelleher told Liverpoolfc.com: “I am happy to get it over the line and finally done. It was in the pipeline for a few months with negotiations and stuff so I am...
Dr Bawumia is a first class assistant – President
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Dr Bawumia is a first class assistant – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed gratitude to the people of the North East Region for providing him with “a first class assistant” in the person of the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. He thanked the people of Walewale in the West Mamprusi Municipality of the Region, saying, “He has been of great help to me in my government.” The President, who is also the Chairman of ECOWAS, said this at Walewale on the first day of his two-day tour of the Region to thank the people of the area for their support to him and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2020 general elections. “A big thank you to the people of the North East, especially to the people of Walewale, you have given me a first class assistant in the form of the Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia....
NPP MP files urgent question over cost of Mahama’s chartered flights from 2013 to 2016
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NPP MP files urgent question over cost of Mahama’s chartered flights from 2013 to 2016

The Dormaa East MP has filed an urgent question in Parliament asking for the cost of chartered flights used by former President Mahama between 2013 and 2016. Paul Apraku Twum Barimah believes the question to the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta will address the current controversy over purchasing a presidential jet. “It is, therefore, important that as a country we look at collectively how we can come together to resolve all these issues. “I have filed the question to also understand how much it cost this country between 2013 to 2017 when our president [former President Mahama] was on series of travels using chartered flights,” he said to Joy News. Mr Twum Barimah believes this would also assist the citizenry in making a “proper comparative analysis” and also to “understand...
Police arrest alleged fugitive after four months
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Police arrest alleged fugitive after four months

The Weija Police have arrested an alleged fugitive murderer, Joshua Quashie, after an intensive search. Quashie, 29, is alleged to have murdered one Nii Armah Tagoe, 26, at Obakrowa in February 2021. The suspect was on the police wanted list for the past months after the alleged murder and was grabbed after an intensive search. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, Head of the Accra Regional Police Command's Public Affairs Unit, told the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday that the deceased Nii Armah was a driver residing at Ayikai Dobro whilst Quashie was a mechanic residing at Obakrowa. She said on February 5, 2021, the deceased’s motorbike was seized by some youth, including the suspect at a land site in Obakrowa. The police said two days later, one of them, ...
Speaker inaugurates Parliamentary Friendship Associations Management Committee
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Speaker inaugurates Parliamentary Friendship Associations Management Committee

Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin on Wednesday called on Members of Parliament to enhance their participation in parliamentary diplomacy. He urged MPs to avail themselves, join parliamentary friendship associations, and take part in mutual activities that inured to the benefit of one another. The Speaker made the call at the Parliament House when he inaugurated an 11-member Management Committee of Parliamentary Friendship Associations of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. The Committee is chaired by Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, Deputy Majority Leader and MP for Efutu Constituency. Speaker Bagbin urged the legislators to be interested in issues that affected one another and to collaborate among legislatures for workable solutions. “Gl...
Côte d’Ivoire: Former PM Soro sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting coup
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Côte d’Ivoire: Former PM Soro sentenced to life imprisonment for plotting coup

A court in Côte d’Ivoire on Wednesday sentenced former prime minister and rebel leader Guillaume Soro in absentia to life in prison on charges of plotting a coup against his former ally President Alassane Ouattara. Soro, who is in exile in Europe, was charged with conspiracy and an attempted attack on state authority. His lawyers have previously condemned the charges as politically motivated and said there was no evidence to show he was guilty. The case has raised tensions in a country still recovering from a brief civil war a decade ago, during which Soro led the rebels that swept Ouattara to power after a disputed election. Soro went on to serve as prime minister and speaker of parliament under Ouattara, but the two men later fell out as the president...
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