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Ex-Asante Kotoko chairman passes away
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Ex-Asante Kotoko chairman passes away

Ex chairman of Ghanaian giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Yaw Bawuah, dies aged 82. He died in the early hours of Friday, January 14, 2022, in Kumasi, family sources confirmed. The legendary chairman led Asante Kotoko to win their second CAF champions league trophy in 1983, beating Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the final. He assembled the squad which Opoku Nti, Papa Arko, Joseph Carr, and former Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah.
AFCON 2021: Ghana Black Stars captain Andre Ayew fit For Gabon Clash
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AFCON 2021: Ghana Black Stars captain Andre Ayew fit For Gabon Clash

Ghana Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac has disclosed that Black Stars captain Andre Ayew is fit for Friday’s must-win penultimate Group C clash against Gabon, according to African Football. Ayew sat out Wednesday’s training session as a precautionary measure citing a health issue that he had before Mondays 1-0 loss to Morocco. The Ghana Black Stars captain later sustained a head injury in the match against Morocco in which he played the full 90 minutes. “Andre Ayew is in stitches but he is fit and okay. Will he be selected for tomorrow? As for selection, I don’t talk about it,” Rajevac was quoted by Ghanasoccernet. Meanwhile, Ghana are battling to ensure they collect maximum points in their last two games starting with Gabon on January 14 and their final Group C matc...
6 Selected Roads, Paa Grant Interchange To Start March 2022
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6 Selected Roads, Paa Grant Interchange To Start March 2022

The construction of six selected roads in Sekondi and Takoradi and an interchange at the Paa Grant Roundabout in the Western Region are expected to start in March 2022. The project, which Messrs Viabuild Africa will undertake, is in two Phases and is expected to run simultaneously. Briefing the Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, during his working visit in the Western Region, Jones Adu-Debrah, the Regional Director for the Department of Urban Roads, said Phase 1 of the project involves widening the Adiembra, Sekondi, GSTS and the Axim Roads, a total of 10.67km, into multi-lane dual carriageways. The Shippers Council and DeGraft Johnson Roads, 2.64km, will also be rehabilitated. Whiles Phase 2 of the project consists of constructing an Interchange at the ...
Vice President Bawumia launches Pan-African Payments System
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Vice President Bawumia launches Pan-African Payments System

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has launched the Pan-African Payments System (PAPSS), Africa’s most practical solution to payment systems integration on the continent since independence from colonial rule.  President Dr Bawumia was joined in Accra by Fintech leaders in the continent for the commercial launch of the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS) on Thursday. The Pan-African Payment and Settlement System is a cross-border, financial market infrastructure instantly connecting payment transactions across Africa, eliminating the need to route such payments through third party banks usually located outside the continent.  Among others, it is designed to enable instant and secure payments between African banks, payment service providers and othe...
Registrar General’s Department delists the names of 2,788 companies
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Registrar General’s Department delists the names of 2,788 companies

Two thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight companies have been delisted from the register of the Registrar-General’s Department for defaulting to file Annual Returns as required by the regulations of the Department. The delisted companies are the first batch of the over 100,000 companies whose names have been published on the Department’s website and national dallies for failing to comply with Department’s directives. A press release signed by Registrar-General, Mrs Jemima Oware, said the deletion of the names of the defaulting companies was part of the Department’s measure to clean-up its register. The categories of companies delisted are 1,374 companies limited by share, 978 companies limited by guarantee (Churches, Fun Clubs, Associations, Union, and Schools), 41 external...
Ghana, Hungary deepen relations
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Ghana, Hungary deepen relations

Ghana and Hungary on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to deepen their relations and provide mutual support at both bilateral and multilateral levels. The ministerial teams for the two countries, held discussions centering on the expansion of relations, specifically on trade, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, ICT, financial services, water management, and environmental protection. These were made known at the press briefing addressed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Hungarian President, János Áder at the Jubilee House in Accra when the latter paid a working visit to Ghana. President Akufo-Addo said the Hungarian President’s visit to Ghana “reinforces our commitment to engage each other…our two countries share similar aspirations and values.” “We have both ...
Pan-African Payment and Settlement System aimed at saving Africa $5b annually launched in Ghana
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Pan-African Payment and Settlement System aimed at saving Africa $5b annually launched in Ghana

Prof Benedict Oramah – Afreximbank Yesterday January 13, 2022, a historic event happened in the capital of Ghana, Accra. The Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS), a platform expected to save Africa more than $5 billion annually in payment transaction costs, while it plays an increasingly significant role in accelerating the continent’s transactions underpinning the operationalisation of the AfCFTA was launched. PAPSS, developed by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), and established in partnership with the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat is expected to boost intra-African trade by transforming and facilitating payment, clearing and settlement for cross-border trade across Africa. Commending the partners at the launch, the Vice Pr...
Chinese man allegedly shoots 8-year-old boy
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Chinese man allegedly shoots 8-year-old boy

A Chinese man has allegedly shot and wounded an eight-year-old boy at Kwahu Apradang in the Eastern Region. The incident is said to have created some tension among the residents. According to police reports, the incident reportedly occurred on Wednesday January 12, 2022 while the victim, identified as Kwasi Mireku, was playing with his friends. The suspect has only been identified as ‘Soldier.’ Narrating the incident to the media, the mother of the victim, Sarah Pedikan, disclosed that she was working in her backyard farm when she heard the noise of gunshot. In a state of panic, she asked the children to quickly leave the place. Mrs Pedikan added that not long afterwards, some friends of Kwasi rushed to announce that he had been shot. “I asked my son what happened,...
Two drivers per truck to help reduce road accidents – NRSA
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Two drivers per truck to help reduce road accidents – NRSA

Mrs Obiri-Yeboah gave the suggestion at a workshop to sensitise drivers and pedestrians on safety measures to help reduce the carnage on the country’s roads in Kumasi, dubbed “Ensuring Safety, Protecting Lives.” According to her, many road crashes could be attributed to stress suffered by drivers as a result of the fact that they seldom took time off to rest during such long journeys. ‘It is not appropriate for one driver to drive that long journey,” Mrs Obiri-Yeboah, said. She assured that her outfit would ensure that transport unions buy into the idea of deploying two drivers to a vehicle, emphasising that “driver fatigue contributed to the increasing spate of accidents on roads in the country”. “The Authority will ensure that officers are trained as inspectors and stati...
Radio Ada reportedly attacked, presenter beaten & equipment destroyed
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Radio Ada reportedly attacked, presenter beaten & equipment destroyed

Radio Ada 93.3 in the Greater Accra Region was reportedly attacked on the morning of Thursday, January 13 by a group of eight men, one of who was said to have been armed with a pistol. A presenter who was on-air at the time of the attack is reported to have been beaten while the studio equipment of the station were vandalized leading to a temporary shutdown of the station. A statement by management of the station says “two Radio Ada staff together with visitors to the station were held hostage during the attack”. The management says, the attackers disclosed publicly their reason. “The attackers openly declared that they had come to vandalise the station because of its Manor Munyu and other programmes discussing the recent developments in the Songor.  They threatened t...
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