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Inside the News by Mpakoo – All pieces appearing in this column are satire

All pieces appearing in this column are satire

Monies in my account not proceeds of crime – Third accused in Pegasus case

The third accused Nana Owusu Ensaw, a former board Member of the National Communication Authority (NCA) on Thursday said the amount of $300,000 deposited in 2016 in his account was not the proceeds of crime but as a result of hard work. The accused was answering questions under cross-examination by …

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NGO demands completion of new children’s library

Child Rights International (CRI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has raised concerns about suspension of work on the children’s library complex, which was started by the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) some six years ago. It said the progress of work on the facility has for the past three years …

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Ghana Health Service leadership: Appointment revocation fallout: The lessons

“If someone can show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” Marcus Aurelius Since the withdrawal …

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Experts meet to discuss ways of ending fibre cuts

Experts from the Department of Urban Roads, Ghana Water Company (GWCL), National Communication Authority (NCA) and the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms are discussing ways of ending fiber cuts and theft, which causes problems for the telcos and utility companies. The meeting was organized by the National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT) …

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We need security now! – Ghanaian parliamentarians

Ghanaian parliamentarians are on edge following the unfortunate murder of the grandson of J. B. Danquah; member of parliament for Abuakwa North, J. B. Danquah-Adu, and a subsequent close call experienced by Barbara Isha-Ayisi, a candidate for Cape Coast North. According to sources within the parliament house and the Job …

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The God of TB Joshua, the God of Pastor Chris, and the Government of Ghana

Although they both have JM initials, President John Mahama is not President John Mills. And Mahama wants the whole world to be clear about this. No wonder he goes about blaming all previous governments, his own former boss Atta Mills included, for the woes of his current government: ‘If previous …

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I lost the election because I ran out of money – Samia Nkrumah

After her stunning defeat to Ivor Greenstreet, Samia Nkrumah has said that she blames no one but herself for ‘not doing enough susu to buy as many votes as my competitor did.’ ‘I could petition the courts for a rerun, but I won’t do that,’ Samia told journalists after the …

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Leadership of Organised Labour sets record as first Ghanaians in 2016 to believe government promises

On Friday, January 22, 2016, the leadership of Organised Labour in Ghana set record as the first Ghanaians in 2016 to claim without the faintest hint of irony or sarcasm that they wholeheartedly believe a promise made to them by government. After meeting with government to negotiate a reduction of …

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My full-time job didn’t allow me time to read through Wikileaks report – Hannah Tetteh

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hon Hannah Tetteh, has responded to critics who accused her of failing to do due diligence before accepting two US Guantanamo Bay detainees in Ghana, by retorting that her full-time job does not allow her to devote ‘more than a few hours …

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Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – Government

The government has used biblical language to admonish Ghanaians to embrace the new taxes, quoting Leviticus 11: ‘Cast thy bread upon the water: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the …

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