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“Work as a team to move the Municipality forward”-Ms Koomson

Ms Ophelia Koomson, Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has challenged the newly elected assembly members in the area to forget about their party affiliations and work as a team to move the municipality forward. She reminded them of the non-partisan nature of the assembly and urged that they work …

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UT Bank introduces Premium Finance Scheme

The Management of UT Bank on Wednesday launched on to the market the first premium finance scheme, which aims at assisting individuals and companies pay their annual insurance premiums. Under the scheme, the Premium Finance Consortium will make direct lump sum payments on behalf of clients to insurers to pay …

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Ghanaians protest against high cost of living

A number of Ghanaians on Wednesday hit the streets of Accra to protest against the high cost of living following the recent fuel price hike. The protest dubbed: “Ahokyere Demo,” was organised by the Alliance For Accountable Governance (AFAG), with support from other political pressure groups such as the Progressive …

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Debate on Queenmothers inclusion in Accountability Committee deferred

Members of Parliament on Wednesday deferred debate on clause 56 of the Petroleum Revenue Management Bill which proposes the inclusion of Queen mothers in a future Public Interest Accountability Committee. Mr Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader, therefore called for the determination of the clause’s future to be deferred to afford members …

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Ghana gov’t will not interfere in GFA affairs-Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday gave the assurance that government has no intention of interfering in the work of the Ghana Football Association (GFA). He said government would rather do everything possible to support the Association to attain its aims and objectives within and outside the country. Vice …

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Universities told to develop programmes on tax evasion

Mr. George Blankson, Commissioner-General, Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), on Wednesday called on the country’s universities and learning institutions to develop specific programmes aimed at educating tax professionals to meet global tax needs. He said it was high time institutions took up the mantle of training tax professionals, “We need the …

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Britain to help Ghana reduce drug trade and crime

Mr Nicholas Westcott, Out-going British High Commissioner to Ghana, said on Wednesday that Britain was poised to co-operate with Ghana to reduce drug trafficking and crime. In a chat with President John Evans Atta Mills at the Osu Castle in Accra, he said the co-operation would be beneficial to both …

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US Embassy warns of Visa Lottery scam

The United States Embassy in Ghana, has warned Ghanaians of scams regarding its diversity Visa Lottery and asked applicants of its programme to be wary of such fraudsters. In a media alert issued today by its public affairs section, the Embassy said “We wish to alert the public of recent …

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Bawku Youth appeal for release of detainees

The Youth in Bawku, mainly Kusasis and Mamprusis at a forum organized by Global Youth Network Foundation (GYNF) on Wednesday appealed to President Mills to release their brothers who have been detained in prison due to their alleged participation in the ethnic conflict in the area. They noted that they …

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