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We will suspend all the way into the Flagstaff House – NPP executives

The National Executive Committee of the NPP has vowed to suspend anyone who stands in the way of the party’s attempt to take over the reins of government from the NDC. Hours after the suspension of Dr Nyaho Tamakloe, a senior member of the NPP told journalists that nobody who …

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Is your firm prepared to do business in Africa in 2016?

Frontier market economies in Africa are predicted to grow higher in 2016 relative to the well-known emerging countries. Indeed frontier markets are where populations are growing and urbanizing rapidly, household disposable incomes are increasing and the taste for sophisticated consumables are rising. The interesting part is that both local and international …

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Jokes about Chinese goods are not funny anymore

Jokes about Chinese goods are not funny anymore. At least that’s one of the things 2015 has taught us. Economic growth in the world’s second largest economy slowed to its lowest since the global financial crisis and the attendant reduction in China’s demand for commodities, and subsequent effect on price, …

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Government regrets opposing calls for new voters’ register

Privileged information reaching us suggests that heavyweights in the government are weeping and gnashing their teeth this Christmas and New Year season over the lack of foresight that pushed them to oppose calls for a new voters’ register. This change of heart is not because they have been won over …

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Would dumsor end in 2016?

Ghana has been grappling with energy crises for sometime now. Most of the time parts of the country are plunged into darkness. The situation, which has become known as dumsor – dumsor is a combination of two Akan words ‘Dum’, switch off and ‘Sor’ switch on has cost human lives, …

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Ghanaians mostly feel sad and weep over growing corruption

Ghanaians are overtly religious, but they are also generally hypocritical. They would often react emotionally to matters rather than critically think, to the point that they often fail to look at issues dispassionately – and so in the face of grinding and debilitating corruption, they simply feel sad and weep. …

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Bear with us while we end corruption on December 31 by 11:49pm – Government

The Flagstaff House has tried to assuage the anxieties of Ghanaians regarding the rising spate of corruption scandals with a press statement assuring the public that the government promises to finish the plunder of state resources before midnight of the December 31, 2015. ‘Although government is fully committed to eradicating …

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Paris COP 21: A new era of opportunity

Seventy years ago, the United Nations was created from the ashes of the Second World War. Seven decades later, in Paris, nations have united in the face of another threat – the threat to life as we know it due to a rapidly warming planet. Governments have ushered in a …

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Power Minister’s response on AMERI deal is economical with the truth

Over the weekend, Norwegian newspaper, Verdens Gang (VG) published what is a thorough investigative report on a deal that Ghana signed with a Dubai company AMERI for a 250MW power plant in February 2015. The newspaper stated among other things that the CEO of the company at the time the …

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Hassan Ayariga blames loss to Edward Mahama on ‘inability to cough’

Disappointed PNC presidential hopeful, Hassan Ayariga, has claimed that he would have ‘easily won’ the primaries if he had ‘only stuck to his previous strategy of coughing’ at his opponents instead of vote-buying. Speaking to journalists after his loss, Mr Ayariga said his only regret is that he has lost …

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