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Ghana’s President hired £15k per hour jet so he can shower

– – Ghana’s government has justified the decision by the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo to travel in a £15, 000 an hour private jet for his recent foreign trips. Media reports of the president’s decision to travel in a private jet instead of the already acquired presidential jet sparked public criticisms. An opposition lawmaker Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa last week made the revelations about the president spending over $480,000 (Ghc2.8m) on a private jet on his trips to France and Johannesburg in May this year. Renting the aircraft cost the Ghanaian…

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Ghana’s President faces backlash over €170 mln loan facility

– – Soon after coming into office for his first tenure as President of Ghana in 2017, Nana Akufo Addo announced his desire to see Africa and his country Ghana end the perennial quest for aid abroad to develop. He said that “It is time to pursue a path to prosperity and self-respect for our nation. A Ghana Beyond Aid is a prosperous and self-confident Ghana that is in charge of her economic destiny; a transformed Ghana that is prosperous enough to be beyond needing aid, and that engages competitively…

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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’s President was misled over migrant massacre in Gambia

– – In 2005, some 59 West African migrants were murdered in the Gambia. The migrants were hoping to reach Senegal enroute to Europe through the Mediterranean. The truth of what actually happened only emerged after ex-leader Yahya Jammeh left office. Since his exit from power in 2017, he has been implicated by some of his former soldiers, who said he ordered the killings. Two Gambian soldiers who worked for Jammeh’s hit squad in 2019 admitted to participating on Jammeh’s orders in the 2005 execution of the 59 West African…

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Ghana’s President is first leader to take the Covax vaccine

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first global leader to take the coronavirus vaccine from Covax. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. After taking his jab, Akufo-Addo said, “It is important that I set the example to show you that the vaccine is safe by being the first person to receive it so that everyone in Ghana can feel comfortable about taking the vaccine. It is important that everyone is vaccinated.” Ghana?? kicks off #COVID19 vaccination campaign with vaccines from…

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Ghana’s President says same-sex marriage ‘will never happen’ under him

– – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has publicly commented on recent uproar over activities of LGBTQ+ persons in the country. For weeks now, there has been a public outcry over the activities of LGBTQ+ persons in Ghana. It followed the opening of a meeting space for persons of such sexual orientation in the capital, Accra. The centre for the LGBTQ+ was raided by police and shutdown last week to the delight of many Ghanaians who oppose same-sex related activities. Ghana’s President during the weekend told a religious gathering in a…

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Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo re-elected as ECOWAS Chair

– – Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Wednesday was re-elected as Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a statement the authority said the Ghanaian President will serve another one-year term as Chair of ECOWAS. It said “the Authority calls on His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of Republic of Ghana with the support of the Ministerial Ad hoc Committee on institutional reforms to lead a reflection on the issues and a report on this point…

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Ghana probes new variants of Covid-19 as infections surge

– – Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has said that scientists are investigating the presence and extent of spread of new variants of the coronavirus in the country. The new variants of the virus are reportedly responsible for the surge in Covid-19 cases in the country. Ghana has so far confirmed over 56,000 cases of the virus with current active cases now at 1770. There are over 300 deaths so far, according to President Akufo-Addo who delivered a national televised address on Sunday evening. – – Several countries including those in…

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Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo sworn in for second term

– – Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has been sworn in for a second term in office at a ceremony in the capital, Accra. He took the oath of office on Thursday in the country’s parliament after a chaotic scene that characterized the election of the speaker of parliament. The oath of office was administered to him by the country’s chief justice, an event that was also boycotted by the opposition MPs. Nana Akufo-Addo beat his main rival, the former president, John Mahama in last year’s presidential election. – – John…

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Ghana’s opposition files court papers to challenge 2020 poll results

– – Lawyers for Ghana’s opposition leader, John Mahama have filed court papers at the country’s supreme court challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election. The filing of the court papers took place on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 in the capital Accra. On Tuesday the opposition party the NDC said its National Executive Committee (NEC) has approved the party’s decision to go to court to challenge the results of the 2020 elections. Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo won re-election to serve another four year term in office. – – He was declared…

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