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Betting and porn websites are the most visited by Ghanaians

– – The number of people using the internet continues to grow every year in Ghana. The 2021 digital report of Datareportal revealed that there were 70 million internet users in Ghana as at January 2021. The number of internet users in the country has also increased by 943 thousand (+6.4%) between 2020 and 2021. For many the internet is where they live most parts of their lives, transacting business, linking up with family and friends and accessing information. In Ghana however there is an emerging trend of Ghanaians mostly…

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Ghana: Angry citizens urge their government to #FixTheCountry

– – Ghanaians have been loud on social media demanding improved governance from their political leaders. Many of them who are angry with their standard of living have been tweeting with the hashtag #FixTheCountry. They want the government to fix the economy and provide basic essential social amenities which have been lacking across the country. The hashtag #FixTheCountry has been trending since the start of the week after new taxes were announced resulting in increased fuel prices. You’ll pay more for data to help fund NHIS. But while hospitals struggled…

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Ghana ‘clashes’ with AfCFTA boss over ‘fake’ Covid test results

– – The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is in tango with the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Wamkele Mene over his covid-19 status. On April 27, the AfCFTA Secretariat revealed that its Secretary General was given a ‘false’ covid-19 results after taking the PCR test at the Kotoka International Airport. Subsequently, Mr. Mene went into quarantine and took two tests from private laboratories on the advice of his medical team. According to the secretariat, both tests came out negative, raising concerns about the efficacy of the…

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Ghana panics after China begins exporting cocoa beans

– – Some Ghanaians are panicking over reports of the Chinese entry into the cocoa industry. The Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences recently reported that the Chinese island of Hainan has exported cocoa beans to Belgium. The first consignment of 500 kg of cocoa beans amounted to some $3,600. Ghana’s COCOBOD, the agency that handles issues related to cocoa farming and export in Ghana is assessing the impact of the impact of cocoa beans by China. Although COCOBOD appears concerned, it maintains that the quantity of the Chinese cocoa export is…

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Ghanaians sign petition to stop government from borrowing

– – Ghanaians have been signing an online petition that seeks to stop their government from taking loans from European Fund managers. The petition which was started by a renowned economist and businessman, Dr. Kofi Amoah said “Ghana is presently overburdened with loans.” Ghana’s Debt Load is akin to “We are the World” moment when MichaelJackson with top musicians composed the humanitarian song of a century! Can Ghana’s Men n Women of influence reach out to their followers to sign the Loan Petition Show some LOVE for Gh!https://t.co/FLVPT4LQ7e — citizen…

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Hyundai, KIA to set up assembly plants in Ghana by 2022

– – Global carmakers, Hyundai and KIA are to set up their assembly plants in Ghana by the end of 2022, according to government officials. Ghana’s minister for trade, Alan Kyerematen said when these firms set up, they would be joining firms like “Toyota-Suzuki, Nissan, Kantanka, Volkswagen & Sinotruck” that are already operating in the country. “The Ghana Auto Development programme” will create “6,600 manufacturing parts jobs in Ghana,” the minister said. Pleased to announce that Hyundai & KIA are set to establish assembly plants in Ghana by the end…

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5 Ghanaians arrested in Dubai for drug trafficking, one jailed 10 years

– – Officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrested five Ghanaians for trafficking drugs into Dubai. One of those arrested has been jailed for ten years, according to officials who arrested the suspects at the Dubai International Airport. The Ghanaian Consulate General in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said in a statement on Wednesday that the five were arrested between January and March this year. “The sad part of it all is that, all the parcels containing the weed were given to them by the agents in Ghana…

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Ghana shuts down 49 TV stations for operating without license

– – Ghana‘s national communication authority has shutdown 49 TV stations for operating without a license. Officials say the move is to sanitize the country’s broadcasting spectrum as well as prevent it from being crowded. The NCA said shutting down those operating illegally forms part of a continuous monitoring exercise conducted on various Satellite Free-to-Air Television platforms using the Broadcast Monitoring System (BMS) and the Radio Spectrum Monitoring System (RSMS). “The monitoring revealed that some channels were operating without valid Authorisations, contrary to Section 2(4) of the Electronic Communications Act…

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Ghana: Actress jailed for posting her nudes released on bail

– – A Ghanaian High Court has granted bail to convicted actress Rosemond Brown popularly known as Akuapem Poloo. She was sentenced to a 90 day imprisonment last week for circulating a nude photograph she took with her 7-year-old son last year. There has been massive social media campaigns for the actress to be pardoned. Ahead of her transfer to the designated prison, her lawyer filed two applications for an appeal of the sentence and another for the court to grant her bail. On Wednesday the court granted her bail…

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Mechanical Lloyd Plc delists from Ghana Stock Exchange

– – Mechanical Lloyd Plc has announced the company’s delisting from the Ghana Stock Exchange. The offer results and delisting was approved by the Ghana Stock Exchange and took effect last Friday, 16 April 2021. The shares of Mechanical Lloyd Plc will no longer be traded on the stock exchange after successfully delisting. So far about three firms namely PZ Cussons, Sam-Woode ltd and Pioneer Kitchenware Limited have all delisted on the Ghana Stock Exchange in the past two years. Fourth worst stock exchange in Africa – – Meanwhile the Ghana…

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