General News

Oquaye is acting President

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Mike Oquaye, was yesterday sworn in by Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo as Acting President of the country in the absence of President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. He took the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office in compliance with clauses 11 and 12 of Article 60 of the 1992 Constitution, as well ...

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Breaking News- K.B. Asante dead

Renowned Ghanaian diplomat, Kwaku Baprui Asante, has died at age 93. This was confirmed to Citi News by a family member on Monday morning, who said a further statement will be released. Born on March 1, 1924, K.B. Asante was the Secretary to Ghana’s First President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and served under a number of Heads of States in Ghana. ...

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Ghana’s housing crisis: Cost of land up by 450% in 13 years

For years Ghana has been battling with finding a solution to its housing challenges. Figures from players in the housing sector show Ghana’s housing deficit ranges from 1.7 million to 2 million. Despite moves by successive Governments and the private sector to reduce the deficit, it appears the multiplicity of the problem makes it difficult to find solutions. In the ...

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BoG announces policy rate today

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison is today [January 22, 2018] expected to announce the central bank’s policy rate for commercial banks for the next couple of months. It follows the completion of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC’s) annual meetings to review the Ghanaian economy. Today’s announcement will be the first for this year and it ...

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Wives have equal share in husbands’ properties – Lawyer

All properties acquired by a husband technically belong to their wives too You cannot will a family land to your children even if you have properties on them because you only have “life interest” in them and not a “succession interest” – your interest ceases when you die. When you develop a family property that is not shared among you, ...

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University of Ghana reviews undergrad courses to focus on entrepreneurship

The University of Ghana is in the process of reviewing its undergraduate study programmes to focus more on entrepreneurship, critical and analytical thinking, as well as intellectual development. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Samuel Kwame Offei, said going forward, their programmes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, would concentrate on creating the 21st century graduate, by ...

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Kwabenya Police Station raid: Suspects picked up for screening

Police in Accra have begun screening an undisclosed number of suspects picked up in connection with the deadly Sunday dawn jailbreak at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region. Gunmen, numbering about six, shot and killed a Monitoring Inspector, Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi, who tried to stop the jailbreak at the station, before freeing seven of the inmates. The seven escapees, a ...

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MOFA sheds more light on fighting Fall Army Worms

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture at a media interaction has refuted claims that the Fall Army worm outbreak was developed in foreign laboratories. The department of Agriculture under the ministry says the fall army worm have been existence for ages and the it is focusing on how to “control their rate of destruction.” “The pest has come to stay, ...

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Bawumia’s return from UK ‘medical rest’ uncertain – Hamid

Government says it is unsure how long Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will be away on medical leave in the UK. Information Minister, Mustapha Abdul Hamid, told Joy News “He will come back to work depending on the advice of Doctors.” Remaining tight-lipped about the illness that necessitated Dr Bawumia’s sudden medical leave, he stressed, however, that the Vice President ...

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GIJ demands apology from Casely-Hayford

The Students’ Representative Council of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) is demanding an apology from Member of pressure group, Occupy Ghana, Sydney Casely-Hayford. Sydney Casely-Hayford said most of the female students at GIJ, are more concerned about what they wear than their training. “Go to the Ghana Institute of Journalism, GIJ, and look at the students who are coming ...

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