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Ghana: Government lays out plan for Asogli debt payment

The government has agreed on a plan to retire debt owed to Sunon Asogli (Ghana) Limited Company, an independent power producer (IPP). Checks by the Daily Graphic indicated that following a notice to shut down the plant last Monday evening, representatives of the government quickly held a meeting with officials of the power producer, which …

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Judge Dismissed Over Inappropriate Relationship in Divorce Case.

A judge, Alfred Kwabena Asiedu, has faced dismissal from the Judicial Service of Ghana due to his involvement in an inappropriate relationship with a woman embroiled in a divorce case being heard in his court. The decision to dismiss Justice Asiedu, who presided over cases at the Jasikan Circuit Court, came as a result of …

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Ghana: Report Reveals 5% Contraction in National Economy.

An investment firm, C-nergy Ghana, recently unveiled a comprehensive review of Ghana’s economic performance, highlighting disparities between the country’s economic growth in local and foreign currency terms. According to the firm’s 2024 Budget Review Document shared with Graphic Business, the nominal GDP growth doubled in cedi terms between 2017 and 2022 but displayed a significant …

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Haruna Iddrisu Urges Parliamentary Probe into Ghana’s 600-Strong Delegation at COP28.

Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu, has called upon Parliament to investigate the reports of the Ghanaian government registering over 600 delegates for the ongoing Conference of Parties (COP28). As per information from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Ghana’s representation at COP28 in Dubai has escalated from 350 last year …

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Nathaniel Bassey Encourages Ghanaian Gospel Artists to Sing in English for Global Reach.

Nigerian gospel artist, Nathaniel Bassey has urged Ghanaian gospel musicians not to limit their global impact by primarily singing in local dialects. During the Jesus Christ Encounter event at the Accra Sports Stadium, Bassey emphasized that although Ghanaian gospel artists are exceptionally anointed, they struggle to gain global recognition due to their predominant use of …

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Hearts of Oak Director Criticizes Coach Martinus Koopman as ‘Frustrated and Bitter’.

Accra Hearts of Oak board member Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has criticized recently dismissed coach Martinus Koopman, labeling his recent comments as those of a disgruntled and unprofessional individual evidently plagued by frustration. Koopman had attributed the club’s recent downturn in performance to the board’s directives, claiming that he was instructed not to utilize specific players …

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APC Asserts Ownership of 24-Hour Economy Policy.

The All People’s Congress (APC) has asserted ownership of the 24-hour economy policy, emphasizing that the party had delineated this vision since 2020 to revitalize Ghana’s economy and foster prosperity. Hassan Ayariga, the founder and leader of the APC, elucidated during a press conference held in Accra that the party had formulated the 24-hour economy …

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PNC Urges GES to Postpone School Resumption.

The Peoples National Convention (PNC) has voiced its concern over the swift and rushed reopening approach adopted by the Ghana Education Service (GES), particularly regarding first-year students. The party highlighted the plight faced by students and parents after receiving school placements and being promptly pressured to report to schools within a short span of three …

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COP28: African Countries to Join Battery Energy Storage Systems Consortium

Poised to revolutionize Africa’s energy landscape through advanced energy storage solutions, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria and Togo are among the 11 countries committed to joining the Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) Consortium. Announced on Monday by the Global Leadership Council (GLC) – an international network of political and business leaders – and …

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Ghana: The surprising big wins at the NPP parliamentary primaries

The New Patriotic Party delegates flocked to various polling centres to cast their votes in the party’s ongoing parliamentary primaries in its orphan constituencies. The primaries took place in some 111 constituencies nationwide. GhanaWeb has put together a list of all the surprising big wins in some of the orphan constituencies Ledzokuku Constituency Dr Bernard …

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