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Ya-naa pledge support to President Akufo-Addo
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Ya-naa pledge support to President Akufo-Addo

The Overlord of Dagbon, Ya-Naa Abukari II, says the outstanding leadership qualities exhibited by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has brought peace to Dagbon, and repositioned the ancient kingdom onto a path of accelerated development. Receiving the delegation at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi, on Friday, 6th August 2021, at the beginning of the President’s two-day tour of the Region, Ya-Naa Abukari II stated that “the ability to facilitate the performance of the Kingdom's landmark funerals, leading to his enskinment, is a singular achievement that has won you (President Akufo-Addo) great trust in the minds of Ghanaians and Dagombas to be precise.” As a result of this, the Ya-Naa assured President Akufo-Addo that, “the Gbewaa Palace will look forward to w...
Akufo-Addo Commissions Savelugu Rice Processing Factory
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Akufo-Addo Commissions Savelugu Rice Processing Factory

President Nana Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Savelugu rice processing factory at Savelugu in the Northern Region. The 1D1F Common User Facility(CUF) is an Agro-industrial factory establishment by the Rural Enterprise Programme (REP) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI). Common User Facility(CUF) concept was conceived in 2017 following policy direction by MOTI to realign to REP to be consistent with the government of Ghana industrial transformation agenda. The model seeks to enhance the ability of agricultural value chain actors with low or no financial wherewithal to own individual or group processing facilities in line with the 1D1F initiative. The total cost for the Savelugu rice processing factory is Gh 7.3 million including the cost of factory building , p...
C/R: Pregnant woman killed; unborn baby removed from belly
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C/R: Pregnant woman killed; unborn baby removed from belly

A pregnant woman believed to be in her 40’s has been killed while the unborn baby was removed from her belly at Ekumfi Akwakrom in the Ekumfi district in the Central Region. Reports say the woman is not known in the community and was only seen in the area on Thursday evening suspected to have visited a resident. The woman’s unborn baby was placed beside her with one of the baby’s legs chopped off lying in a pool of blood. Eyewitnesses said they saw the deceased on Thursday evening only for them to see her lifeless body early Friday morning around 6:00 am. They believe she was knocked down and run over by a runaway driver. Other accounts also suspect some unscrupulous people killed her and removed her unborn baby. Meanwhile, the case has been reported to Ekumfi Esuehy...
Projection mapping light show makes Olympic debut in Tokyo
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Projection mapping light show makes Olympic debut in Tokyo

The women’s 100m final saw the introduction of a projection mapping light show to set the stage for one of the highlights of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday night (31). The technology made a successful debut in the Khalifa Stadium at the World Athletics Championships in Doha in 2019, where a delegation from the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (TOGOG) and the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) first saw the spectacle in action and agreed to work on a similar light show for the Olympic Games. However, the logistics of the Tokyo stadium and the programme of events mean that the light show is only viable for the women’s and men’s 100m finals. The show, used to create anticipation for the race and to introduce the eight finalists, is projected on to the 100m track using 12 project...
Rojas breaks world triple jump record with 15.67m in Tokyo
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Rojas breaks world triple jump record with 15.67m in Tokyo

Yulimar Rojas saved her best for last in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympic Games, sailing out to a world record of 15.67m* to land Venezuela’s first Olympic title in athletics. The two-time world champion opened with an Olympic record of 15.41m (1.1m/s) but struggled to match that with her next two attempts, leaping 14.53m in round two and producing a foul – albeit a long one – in round three. She went beyond 15 metres again in the fourth round, leaping 15.25m, and then recorded another foul in the penultimate round. By the time Rojas lined up for her final effort, her victory was guaranteed. Portugal’s Patricia Mamona had secured silver with a national record of 15.01m (1.0m/s) and Spain’s Ana Peleteiro had jumped a national record of 14.87m for bronze. With the pressu...
NDC commiserates with family of late Alhaji Mohammed Agbeve
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NDC commiserates with family of late Alhaji Mohammed Agbeve

The Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by National Chairman, Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, on Friday, joined the family of the late Alhaji Mohammed Agbeve at the Janazah prayer at Agbogba, Accra. He said, “On behalf of the former President John Mahama and the NDC, I commiserate with the wife, the children and the entire Agbeve family on the loss of Alhaji Mohammed Agbeve, who had contributed greatly to the NDC and to the many Ghanaians.” “My condolences also go to the management and staff of the Agbeve Herbal Hospital for the loss of their indefatigable founder, whose management skills had helped to propel the company,". “He (Alhaji Agbeve) is somebody we will all continue to miss because of the relationship he kept with all,” Mr Ofosu Ampofo stated. ...
KNUST suspends examination indefinitely
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KNUST suspends examination indefinitely

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST have suspended indefinitely the end-of-semester examination scheduled to begin on Monday, August 9, 2021. The announcement follows a decision by members of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) not to return to the lecture halls until the government addresses their concerns. The Deputy Registrar in charge of Academic Affairs at the KNUST, Mrs Margaret Dzisi in a statement said “it is announced for the information of all students and staff that due to the ongoing strike by UTAG, the end-of-semester examinations originally scheduled for Monday, 9h August 2021 to Friday 20th August 2021 have been temporarily suspended until further notice.” She indicated that a new schedule for the examinations will be r...
Sputnik V probe: Finance Minister to retrieve ¢16m on botched deal
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Sputnik V probe: Finance Minister to retrieve ¢16m on botched deal

The Ad hoc Committee that investigated the procurement of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines has found out that two million $2,850,000.00 representing 50% of the contract sum of five-point-seven million dollars ($5,700,000.00) was paid to Messrs Al Maktoum. This translates into the Cedi equivalent of GH¢16,331,640 converted at the then prevailing exchange rate of US$1 to ¢5.73. Meanwhile, when he appeared before the committee, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu said under oath that no amount of money was paid to the Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, King of Dubai even though 20,000 doses of the vaccines were supplied. The Committee has thus recommended that the Finance Ministry retrieves the more than 16-point-33 million Ghana Cedis paid to the Sheikh. These are contained in a ...
Government releases GH¢800m for contractors
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Government releases GH¢800m for contractors

The Ministry of Finance has released GH¢800 million for the payment of outstanding arrears to road contractors. The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, who disclosed this at the inauguration of the Ghana Road Fund Management Board, indicated that substantial payments had already been advanced to road contractors in the country. The board, chaired by Deputy Majority Leader Alexander, Afenyo-Markin, has 13 members with representations from both public and private institutions. Other members are Ing. Godfred Boateng (President’s nominee), Azara Abukari-Haroun (Minister’s nominee), Prince Benjamin Aboagye (Minister’s nominee), Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem (Controller and Accountant General Department) and Yvonne Quansah (Finance Ministry). The rest are Anthony Se...
IGP Mourns with Family of the Late Sergeant Jonathan Atterh Ayertey
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IGP Mourns with Family of the Late Sergeant Jonathan Atterh Ayertey

The Acting Inspector-General of Police Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, together with some members of the Police Management Board joined the family of the late General Sergeant Jonathan Atterh Ayertey to give the deceased Police Officer a befitting burial today 7th August, 2021 at 37 DVLA Mobile Force Police barracks. The Late Sergeant was stationed at the National Police Headquarters Confidential Registry where he was serving until his untimely death on 13th June, 2021, after a short illness. Late Sergeant Atterh Ayertey left behind four children and a wife who is also a Police officer. Also present at the funeral were, Director-General Human Resources; Commissioner of Police (COP) Mr. Fred Adu Anim, Director Service Workshop; COP Mr. Francis Ebenezer Doku, and the Medical D...
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