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Ghana: Kennedy Agyapong Encouraged by Supporters to Contest as an Independent Candidate.

Supporters of Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a presidential aspirant who faced defeat in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primary, have initiated the “Ghana Needs PHD 2024” campaign, aiming to bolster public support for his independent candidacy in the 2024 Presidential elections. Under the banner of “Ghana Needs Patriotism, Honesty, and Dedication (PHD),” the group invites like-minded …

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Ghana: Belgian Spokesperson of ‘New Force’ Granted GH¢20,000 Bail.

Shalimar Abbiusi, a Belgian national and spokesperson for the emerging political group “The New Force,” secured bail of GH¢20,000 with two sureties from the Kaneshie District Court in Accra. Abbiusi faced charges of obtaining a student permit under false pretenses, to which she pleaded not guilty. According to the prosecution led by Assistant Commissioner of …

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Ghana: New Director-General for SIGA Announced.

The State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) has announced the appointment of Hollistar Duah-Yentumi as its Acting Director-General, effective from November 20, 2023. Duah-Yentumi previously served as the General Manager overseeing Operations at SIGA since its establishment in 2019. In an official statement, SIGA highlighted Duah-Yentumi’s extensive experience and outstanding track record, notably her pivotal …

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Ghana: Opong-Fosu Champions Mahama’s 24-Hour Economy Initiative to Combat Brain Drain.

Akwasi Opong-Fosu, a former Minister of State, lauded the visionary agenda of ex-President John Dramani Mahama, particularly highlighting the proposed 24-hour Economy initiative as a pivotal strategy aimed at boosting productivity and job creation in Ghana. Opong-Fosu emphasized the critical need to tackle the country’s job scarcity, which has led to a significant brain drain, …

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John Mahama: Former President and NDC Flagbearer, Pledges Strong Anti-Corruption Campaign.

In a recent Facebook update, former President John Mahama, currently serving as the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), reiterated his unwavering commitment to aggressively combat corruption if elected in the upcoming 2024 elections. Mahama’s message, shared on the occasion of this year’s Anti-Corruption Day, highlighted his firm resolve to tackle corruption head-on, aiming …

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Ghana: 12 TV Stations Receive Final Warning from NMC for Broadcasting Money Rituals, Pornography, and Occultism.

The National Media Commission (NMC) has issued a final warning to twelve television stations for repeatedly airing offensive content that includes fake lotteries, occultism, money doubling, money rituals, and explicit sexual material categorized as pornography. These identified stations, namely Asomafo TV, Adwenpa TV, Diamond TV, X TV, Funny TV, Big TV, Passion TV, Elephant TV, …

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Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire collaborate to manage water resources for common use

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire are collaborating to build common modalities in the management and judicious use of water resources, Dr Freda Prempeh, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) has said. She said the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was supporting the collaboration for the two countries to well manage, sustain and …

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Ghana: ISSER Urges Negotiations to Resolve MoMo Compensation Standoff.

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has raised concerns over the ongoing impasse between mobile money (MoMo) operators and their agents, highlighting potential adverse effects on financial inclusion if left unresolved. Emphasizing the significant role played by MoMo agents in driving financial inclusion in the country, ISSER expressed apprehension that disagreements over …

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Ghana: Parliament Approves $500 Million Loan

Ghana’s Parliament has granted approval for three significant loan agreements to fund pivotal projects, marking a substantial milestone in the nation’s developmental agenda. These agreements, totaling $500 million, represent crucial partnerships between the Ghanaian government and the International Development Association (IDA) under the World Bank Group. The loan agreements include a $200 million credit facility …

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