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Kumawood actress Kyeiwaa ends 4-day-old marriage

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Kumawood actress Rose Mensah, popularly known as Kyeiwaa has ended her four-day old marriage to Kumasi based spare parts dealer Daniel Osei.

Kyeiwaa returned the ring and drinks on Thursday after she discovered that Osei was already married to another woman. She was accompanied by her father and a number of Kumawood actors and actresses to end the...

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Govt takes steps to control expenditure — Terkper

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The Ministry of Finance is taking urgent steps to control spending in order to ensure that the continued fall in crude oil prices does not derail the achievement of the country’s fiscal deficit target for the year.

The move is also to ensure that the country’s medium-term fiscal consolidation objectives remain attainable and do not detract from the...

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Veterinary Service destroys 40,154 birds

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The Veterinary Services Department (USD), has destroyed 40,154 birds and 1,103 crates of eggs as part of measures to contain the spread of the bird flu disease in the Greater Accra, Volta and Ashanti regions.

In addition, 37 bags of feed have been destroyed, with a feed mill situated in an outbreak area under investigation for destruction, while...

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ECG cuts power to GBC, other institutions in Ho

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The Volta Regional branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has carried through its threat to disconnect companies which owe the company huge sums of money.

As a result, the ECG on Thursday cut power supply to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) for failing to pay a debt of GH¢700,000....

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NDC sacks officials for issuing Boateng with nomination forms

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The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dismissed two party officials who issued presidential nomination forms to presidential aspirant, Mr George Boateng.

The two, who the party refused to name, were the accountant who issued the receipt for the nomination forms and the administrator who handed over the forms to Mr George Boateng....

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Rawlings: Global inequality promotes conflict

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Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has in an address delivered at the Africa Scout Conference in Kampala, Uganda, stated that the upsurge of conflict, terrorism and social upheaval across the world is not by accident, stating when people are pushed to the wall with no window to vent their frustrations violence seems to be the o...

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Ghanaians will renew our mandate – Veep Amissah Arthur

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Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur says Ghanaians will renew the mandate of the John Mahama-led administration at the 2016 general elections for its good performance.

Paa Kwesi Amissah expressed the optimism at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) headquarters in Accra on Thursday where he had gone to pick nominations forms for President...

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Police announce road closure for Millennium Marathon

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Police announce road closure for Millennium Marathon

The Ghana Police Service has announced the temporary closure of certain roads ahead of the maiden edition of the Millennium Marathon to be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 in Accra.

The roads which would be closed from 5 am to 12 midday, is to ensure the smooth management of both human and vehicular traffic, before, during and after the event, a...

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Voters' register is bloated, let's not pretend - Nana Konadu calls for new register

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Voters' register is bloated, let's not pretend - Nana Konadu calls for new register

Former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, has added has joined calls for a new voters’ register ahead of the 2016 elections.

According to her, there is no need pretending that the voters’ register was not bloated.

Mrs Rawlings, who is the founder of the National Democratic Party (NDP), in an address to the media Thursday said a new voters’ r...

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Soldiers kill one, injure others in Kasoa demolition row

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Soldiers kill one, injure others in Kasoa demolition row

 One person was killed and two others injured when military men deployed to supervise a demolition exercise at Kasoa in the Central Region fired warning shots to disperse protesters, it has been reported.

Accra-based Joy FM reported Thursday that, in the process, one person was hit in the head by a stray bullet....

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Too early to conclude turnout for elections was low - EC

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Too early to conclude turnout for elections was low - EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has stated that it is too early to conclude that patronage of Tuesday’s district level elections (DLEs) was low, as reported in sections of the media.

In an interview with the Daily Graphic Wednesday, the Deputy Chairman of the EC in charge of Operations, Alhaji Sulley Amadu, conceded, however, that the turnout for the...

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PHOTO: Patasi Assembly member aspirant arrested for vandalizing ballot box

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An assembly man aspirant in last Tuesday’s District Level Elections who was accused of misconducting himself during the polls at the Patasi Electoral Area in Kumasi was arrested by the police.

The aspirant, Kwaku Manu, was said to have attacked Electoral Commission officials and vandalized a ballot box, which already contained votes at the KCC...

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Family appeals for $152,000 to save 11-month old daughter

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The family of an 11-month- old baby, Berak Adwoa Boateng Annoh , has appealed to individuals, philanthropists and benevolent organisations to help her financially, to undergo Cardiothoracic Surgery which will cost US $ 151,865.00.

In a hospital report presented by the parents from the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), the Consultant Paediatric and...

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Old wounds open in NPP over party funds

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The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is investigating the First Vice-Chair of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddie Blay, and the Treasurer, Mr Abankwah Yeboah, over the alleged diversion of party funds..

According to a police invitation letter dated August 26, 2015 and signed by Mr R. V. Dedjoe, the Deputy...

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Robbery notices a hoax — Kasoa Police

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The Kasoa District Police Command in the Central Region has warned that it will radically deal with any individual or group which uses the spate of robberies in the area to create needless and unnecessary fear and panic among the residents.

The comment follows rumours that some robbers had gone to some areas of the town, particularly Adom Estates...

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‘Assist Ekow Micah to seek prompt medical care’

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The Accra Circuit Court Wednesday asked police investigators handling the case of Ekow Micah, the musician, to assist him seek prompt medical care for the backache he is suffering.

The directive by the court followed an appeal by counsel for Micah, Mr John David Merson, put before the court that his client was experiencing severe backache....

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Photos: Revellers killed while celebrating assembly man’s victory

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Three persons, including a woman, died at Assin Kyekyewere around 6.45 p.m. Tuesday when a taxi ran into jubilant supporters of an assembly member elect who were celebrating their candidate’s victory in the district level elections.

Thirteen others were injured, with four who were seriously injured receiving treatment in health facilities at Assin...

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Octogenarians threaten to picket at Flagstaff House over high cost of living

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Octogenarians threaten to picket at Flagstaff House over high cost of living

Some old men and women who demonstrated in June over harsh economic conditions have threatened to move to Accra and picket in front of the seat of government, if government failed to address the economic challenges facing the country.

According to them, things have turned from bad to worse, with more people losing their jobs as a result of some...

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AMA Boss picks forms to contest Ablekuma South seat

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Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Alfred Oko Vanderpuije has picked nomination forms to contest the Ablekuma South parliamentary seat ahead of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) primaries.

Mr Vanderpuije, who has been the mayor of Accra for the past 10 years said in an interview on Accra-based television station, TV3...

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Privatising the police; Elizabeth Ohene writes

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Zoomlion, a waste management company, should not have a brand identification problem. The nomenclature, zoom and lion, certainly has a dramatic ring to it and to borrow a Ghanaian phrase, “They are all over the place,” thanks to the Local Government Ministry, which made the company the waste management company of choice to all the district ass...

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Nana Addo to begin nation-wide tour ahead of 2016 campaign

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The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, would embark on a month long tour of the country beginning Thursday, September 3, 2015.

The tour dubbed “Rise and Build Tour” is to enable Nana Akufo-Addo touch base with the party ahead of the commencement of the campaign for the 2016 general elections.

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Don’t use Ciprobiotic 250 - FDA alerts public

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public, particularly hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, against stocking and dispensing an unregistered antibiotic, Ciprobiotic 250.

“Hospitals, clinics and pharmacies having stocks of Ciprobiotic 250 (Ciprofloxacin Oral suspension 250mg/5ml) are advised to immediately hand them over to any of t...

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NHIA owes service providers GH¢270m

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The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) owed healthcare providers an estimated GH¢270 million as of February this year, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the authority, Mr Nathaniel Otoo, has said.

He remarked that there were delays in payment due to some structural and financial challenges which he said were being addressed.

Speaking at...

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IMF approves $116.6m for Ghana

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board yesterday approved the disbursement of $116.6 million to Ghana.

A statement issued by the IMF said the approval followed the completion of the first review of Ghana’s economic performance under the programme supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement

“Completion of the review enables the d...

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COCOBOD repays $1.7 billion loan for cocoa purchases in 2014/2015 season

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The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has completed the repayment of the $1.7 billion loan it raised from a consortium of banks in 2014 to finance cocoa purchases in the 2014/15 crop season.

The repayment of the loan started in February this year and ended last month, within which the board paid off the principal and the accumulated interest.

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ECG threatens to take public institutions off national grid if…

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The Central Regional office of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has given defaulting institutions two weeks to pay debts or be taken off the grid.

Defaulting institutions which include the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and the GETFUND Hostel at the University of Education, Winneba owe...

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Northern Region: NDC youth vandalise regional minister's office for pulling out of primaries

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Northern Region: NDC youth vandalise regional minister's office for pulling out of primaries

Some youth believed to be members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Damongo Constituency of the Northern Region, who are unhappy about the decision of the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna, not to contest in the upcoming primaries of the party have vandalised the party’s constituency office.

The irate youth...

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Pharmacists call of partial strike

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Pharmacists call of partial strike

The Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) has suspended its nationwide partial strike.

The decision to call off the strike was taken at an emergency National Delegates meeting held on Monday, August 31, 2015.

According to statement signed by the National Chairman of GHOSPA, Stephen Okoe Corquaye, the decision to call off the...

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District Assembly Elections get off to slow start

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Voting in the 2015 Local Level Elections to elect assembly and unit committee members has opened across the country, however to a very slow voter response.

Voting kicked off at 7am with election officials and materials ready for the process at various polling centres within the Osu Clottey District of the Greater Accra Region, however voter...

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Kofi Akordor: How the West created a monster called ISIS

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We thought we were too far away to worry about events in North Africa and the Middle East. Even Boko Haram, which is closer in neighbouring Nigeria, did not, at least we thought, pose any threat to our national security until news started filtering in that the dreaded Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) has set up a recruitment camp in Ghana.

As...

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