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Government spends GHc8.1 million under GhanaCares stabilisation Programme to preserve livelihoods
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Government spends GHc8.1 million under GhanaCares stabilisation Programme to preserve livelihoods

The Government has spent GHc8.1 million to preserve livelihoods under the Stabilization phase of the GHc100 billion GhanaCares (Obaatan pa) programme. Under this phase, Ghanaians were provided with foodstuffs free water and electricity to more than 200 vulnerable families and households. The programme is an unprecedented, bold and audacious GHȻ100 billion post-COVID programme to stabilize, revitalize and transform Ghana’s economy to create jobs and prosperity for Ghanaians over a three-year period. Mr Charles Adu-Boahen, Minister of State, Finance said this at the Advantage Knowledge Forum on the theme: "Building Business Agility and Growth for AfCFTA and the Post COVID-19 Era." The Forum was organized by Enterprise Insurance in partnership with the Greater Accra Region Ch...
We transport more fuel through barges and pipelines than road-BOST
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We transport more fuel through barges and pipelines than road-BOST

The management of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation has stated that their Asset utilization has risen from 15 per cent to 85 per cent. As a result, they said more of their fuel was transported by barges and pipelines than road transport. They therefore denied that Tanker drivers were rendered jobless because of lack of stock at their depots. In a statement reacting to the Ghana National  Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union and copied to the media BOST said the transmission of fuel from their Primary Depot in Accra to Kumasi, Buipe, Akosombo and Bolga Depots were carried out through three modules: Road(Tankers, Pipeline and River Barges via the VoltaLake. " BOST has two pipelines connecting the Tema-Akosombo and Buipe-Bolgatanga  Depots. "Over the past few years t...
Toyota Ghana launches Automark Brand
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Toyota Ghana launches Automark Brand

Toyota Ghana Company Limited (TGLC) has introduced a new innovative business unit to its operations under the trade name Automark. Automark is the Certified Pre-Owned vehicle business segment in Pan-Africa was developed by Toyota for its dealerships. Mr Kohji Yanaka, the Managing Director, speaking at the launch, said it was in line with the vision that TGCL took the initiative to introduce a new business unit. He said as an automobile company with aspirations to satisfy the transport needs of all income brackets, Toyota Ghana was committed to supporting a segment of the market with a limited budget for new vehicles. The objective of Automark is to ensure that customers receive convenience and transparency when they buy or sell their used Toyota vehicles. The Managing D...
UTAG declares nationwide strike beginning Monday, August 2
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UTAG declares nationwide strike beginning Monday, August 2

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has directed members to withdraw all teaching and related activities on campus beginning Monday, August 02, this year. They should lay down their tools and stay off teaching, examinations and invigilation, marking of examination scripts and processing of results until further notice. A statement issued by the NEC, and jointly signed by Professor Charles Marfo, the UTAG National President, and Dr. Eric K. K. Abavare, the National Secretary, said members on the various campuses ought to comply with this directive. The decision to embark on an industrial strike, according to the NEC, was borne out of the government’s refusal to heed to calls by the Association to improve the worsening ...
Tourists and villages evacuated as wildfires rage across Turkey, Greece, Italy
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Tourists and villages evacuated as wildfires rage across Turkey, Greece, Italy

Dozens of villages were evacuated in tourist hotspots in southern Turkey on Sunday as wildfires that have claimed six lives raged for the fifth day, while Greece, Italy and Spain were also hit by blazes. Fanned by soaring temperatures, strong winds and climate change -- which experts say increases both the frequency and intensity of such blazes -- this year's fire season has been significantly more destructive than the previous average, EU data shows. Turkey is suffering through its worst fires in at least a decade with nearly 95,000 hectares (235,000 acres) burnt so far this year, compared with an average of 13,516 at this point in the year between 2008 and 2020. A neighbourhood in the tourist city of Bodrum has been evacuated, CNN Turk broadcaster r...
Olympic organisers investigate after Belarusian runner seeks refuge
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Olympic organisers investigate after Belarusian runner seeks refuge

A Belarusian runner due to compete at the Tokyo Olympics was taken to the airport against her wishes after making complaints about her coaches, according to media reports on Sunday night. The International Olympic Committee, the Games organisers, said it had asked for clarification from the Belarus team about the status and whereabouts of Krystina Tsimanouskaya, who is due to compete in the women’s 200m sprint on Monday. Belarus’ dictatorial leader Alexander Lukashenko and his regime are widely seen as international pariahs after he fraudulently claimed victory in last year’s presidential election and then embarked on a brutal campaign to suppress protesters and supporters of his rival, which has seen thousands beaten and jailed.  Images and video circulated on social medi...
Thomas Partey suffer ankle damage in friendly clash with Chelsea
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Thomas Partey suffer ankle damage in friendly clash with Chelsea

Thomas Partey went down under a challenge by Ruben Loftus-CheekCredit: AFP Ghana Back Stars and Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey has suffered a fresh ankle injury in their pre season game against Chelsea. The player was substituted in the first half of Arsenal's friendly against the Blues with suspected ankle damage. The Ghanaian started against the Blues, but appeared to turn his ankle under a first-half challenge by Ruben Loftus-Cheek. He received extensive treatment in the 34th minute, before trying to carry on. But just six minutes later he was down again, and subsequently replaced by Granit Xhaka. Partey, 27, missed a number of games during his first season in North London. He suffered with hamstring and hip issues that limited him to just 18 starts in the Premie...
Tokyo Olympics: Lamont Marcell Jacobs claims shock 100m gold
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Tokyo Olympics: Lamont Marcell Jacobs claims shock 100m gold

Italy's Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed a shock gold in the Olympic 100m final, after Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes was disqualified for a false start. Jacobs, who only switched away from long jump in 2018, streaked clear to win in 9.80 seconds, 0.04 clear of American Fred Kerley. Canada's Andre de Grasse won a second successive Olympic bronze in third. World champion Christian Coleman and Trayvon Bromell, the world's fastest in 2021, were both absent from the final. Coleman, banned for whereabouts failures after missing three drugs tests, and Bromell, eliminated in the semi-finals, were joined on the sidelines by the long-retired defending champion Usain Bolt. Few would have picked Jacobs, who was born in Texas to an American father but moved to his mother's I...
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Brave Samuel Takyi wins again to inch closer to first Tokyo Olympics medal for Ghana

It was an action packed Ghana versus Colombia battle in the ring as Samuel Takyi took on his experienced opponent David Ceiber in Tokyo. The inexperience of the West African showed early in the fight as he lost on every judge's scorecard in round one. But Samuel Takyi bounced back with sheer guts and fierce determination to overhaul the deficit in the next two rounds on his way to a dogged win. A huge performance and a spirited comeback by the 20 year old amateur fighter from Accra. Takyi is assured of his first ever Games medal if he wins his next bout at his very first Olympics. More to follow
Samuel Takyi wins again to inch closer to first Tokyo Olympics medal for Ghana
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Samuel Takyi wins again to inch closer to first Tokyo Olympics medal for Ghana

It was an action packed Ghana versus Colombia battle in the ring as Samuel Takyi took on his experienced opponent David Ceiber in Tokyo. The inexperience of the West African showed early in the fight as he lost on every judge's scorecard in round one. But Takyi bounced back with sheer guts and fierce determination to overhaul the deficit in the next two rounds on his way to a dogged win. A huge performance and a spirited comeback by the 20 year old amateur fighter from Accra. Takyi is assured of his first ever Games medal if he wins his next bout at his very first Olympics. More to follow
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