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COVID-19: US Embassy closed down for 2 weeks

The United States of America (USA) has closed its Embassy in Ghana for two weeks. The closure took effect on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. In a statement, the Embassy noted that its “staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent possible under […]

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Despite “a lot of unhelpful” comments about my COVID-19 interventions, the results’ve “vindicated” me – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that despite the criticism of the measures his government put in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus such as banning of all international flights, closing all of Ghana’s borders to human traffic as well as mandatorily quarantining all persons who entered Ghana from abroad, the number of imported […]

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COVID-19: EC suspends voter registration exercise

The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the upcoming voter registration exercise slated for April 18, 2020, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. “We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and […]

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COVID-19: Akufo-Addo grants amnesty to 808 prisoners

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo upon the recommendation of the Prisons Service Council and in consultation with the Council of State has “already, in accordance with Article 72(1) of the 1992 constitution granted amnesty to 808 convict prisoners”. The categories of the convicts to benefit from the amnesty include first offenders (783), seriously ill inmates […]

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SC dismisses injunction application against Nat’l Cathedral

An injunction application filed by businessman Jonathan Holm against ongoing works at the site designated for the construction of the National Cathedral has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. Mr Holm had prayed the court to put a freeze on the works ongoing at the site until a substantive case he had filed against the […]

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Probe Airbus scandal – Pentecostal & Charismatic Council

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has expressed concern about the Airbus bribery scandal as far as the purchase of airplanes for the Ghana Armed Forces is concerned. “We call on the security agencies to conduct serious investigations” into the matter, the Council said in a communiqué issued after deliberations at the 2020 Conference […]

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Leave us out of your presidential debates – NPP to NCCE

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has dissociated itself from any presidential debate the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) intends to hold ahead of the December elections. According to the NPP, the NCCE has not had any prior engagements with the party on the matter and has, therefore, breached courtesy by publicly announcing its […]

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Airbus Bribery Scandal: How Ghana got corrupted

Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, confessed to a High Court in London of paying huge bribes in order to secure contracts in Ghana, between 2011 and 2015. The planemaker has been fined three billion pounds (£3bn) as penalties. Anti-corruption investigators, according to The Guardian Report, have described the court’s decision as the largest ever corporate […]

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Airbus bribed top official for favours – UK court documents

A top Ghanaian official was among many officials from four different countries that Airbus bribed between 2009 and 2015 in exchange for contracts, which has led to a court in Britain slapping a fine of £3 billion on the company. A UK court document said: “The fifth count alleges  that contrary  to section 7  of  […]

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Akufo-Addo tours Savannah, Upper West regions

President Akufo-Addo will tomorrow begin a two-day working tour of the Savannah and Upper West Regions. Whilst there, the President will pay courtesy calls on traditional rulers in Kpembe, inspect the rehabilitation works on the Salaga water system and attend a durbar of chiefs and people of Salaga North. He will also inspect the Tamale- […]

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