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Ghana: 12 candidates cleared to contest presidential election

– Advertisement – Ghana’s Electoral Commission has given the green light to twelve presidential aspirants to contest the December presidential election. The twelve were cleared after successfully going through the filing process of the Electoral Commission. Those cleared include the incumbent Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party and former President John Mahama of the main opposition National Democratic Congress. Three female candidates including former first lady of Ghana, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party have also been given the green light to contest the upcoming polls. The…

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Child Online Africa founder honored for humanitarian services

– Advertisement – The founder of Child Online Africa, a pan-African non-profit organization fighting for the safety of children online, Awo Aidam Amenyah has been honored for her humanitarian services. At a Humanitarian awards event in Ghana’s capital Accra, a citation was read on her honor for fighting for the rights of children and pushing for a safer environment for them to operate online. The citation from the Humanitarian Awards Ghana read that the honor to Amenyah was “in recognition and appreciation of your outstanding and selfless commitment in rendering…

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Stranded Nigerian traders in Ghana cry out for repatriation

– Advertisement – Hundreds of Nigerian traders in Ghana have staged a protest demanding their repatriation over what they say is the inhumane treatment from the Ghanaian government. They are crying foul over the refusal of the Ghanaian authorities to reopen their shops months after they were locked up for alleged violation of Ghana’s investment laws. In September, the speaker of the Nigerian Parliament led a delegation to Ghana following an outcry over the closure of Nigerian owned shops in Ghana’s retail market. A Ghanaian delegation was also in Abuja for an…

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Strike by airport workers in Ghana disrupts flights

– Advertisement – Staff of Ghana’s Civil Aviation Authority have laid down their tools. They are protesting encroachment on lands belonging to the authority which they claim is affecting their operations. The strike follows a recent ultimatum issued by the workers for their concerns to be addressed or be forced to embark on strike. Some domestic airlines have cancelled flights as a result of the strike. Ghana’s Ministers of Aviation, Interior and Employment were reported to have engaged in series of meetings on Wednesday with the striking airport workers to convince…

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Nigerians in Ghana demonstrate against police brutalities

– Advertisement – Some Nigerians residing in Ghana have picketed at the Nigerian High Commission in Accra. They are demanding an end to what they call police brutalities against civilians in Nigeria. The Nigerians carried placards asking the Nigerian government to sit up and end the brutalities. It took the intervention of Ghanaian security officers to end the protest. – Advertisement – Tuesday’s protest coincides with the sixth day of demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutalities which have so far claimed ten lives. The protests have been sparked by a…

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Ghana’s finance minister says Africa deserves more help for Covid-19

– Advertisement – Ghana confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases on March 12; imports from Norway and Turkey. Africa has since recorded more than 1.5 million cases and counting, though, in terms of infections and deaths, we have fared better than most regions. Perhaps this is because of our youthful population, the natural social distancing of outdoor living and experience with infectious disease management — helped by good leadership. Our economies, however, have not been spared. Across the continent, governments are facing falling revenues, rising expenditures, increasing debt distress, and…

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Over 400 pistols, ammunition seized at Ghanaian port

– Advertisement – Ghanaian authorities have confirmed the seizure of some 436 pistols and ammunition at the country’s major port in Tema. A 20-footer container containing 26 packs of 50 pieces of ammunition and 1(40millimetre) piece of pepper spray was also impounded by officials. Ghana’s Revenue Authority said the weapons were illegally imported from Turkey. The arms and ammunition were concealed in personal effects made up of clothing, shoes and bags. The revenue authority in the statement said the arms were detected during a physical examination exercise at the Terminal Three facility by…

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Ghana:17 presidential aspirants file nominations

– Advertisement – A total of 17 presidential aspirants have filed their nominations to contest the upcoming elections scheduled for December 2020 in Ghana. 14 of the aspirants are representing political parties with the remaining three contesting as independent candidates. The country’s Electoral Commission will now decide their fate after scrutinizing the forms to ensure that all requirements are met. At the close of nominations the Chairperson of the EC Mrs. Jean Mensa said the technical and Information Technology teams tasked to scrutinise the forms would submit their report on…

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Ghanaian lawmaker shot dead after campaigning

– Advertisement – A lawmaker in Ghana has been shot dead by persons suspected to be armed robbers in the central part of the country. Ekow Quansah Hayford who is the Member of Parliament for Mfantsiman was shot dead on Friday morning after campaigning in his constituency. He was campaigning for re-election in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections scheduled for December 7. Eyewitnesses say the MP was driving back to his community when highway robbers blocked a road to rob motorists. While the robbery was ongoing, Mr. Hayford identified…

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Guinness Ghana appoints Helene Weesie as new MD

– Advertisement – Guinness Ghana, a Diageo PLC Group company has appointed Helene Weesie as its new Managing Director (MD) with immediate effect. Helene joins Guinness Ghana with a wealth of international experience within Diageo globally and within the fast-moving consumer goods sector. Her knowledge and expertise cuts across sales, marketing and general management; having held a number of roles both within Diageo and outside with peer companies in our sector. Until recently, Helene was the Managing Director of Diageo’s Central Europe Cluster of countries and prior to that she…

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