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Dumsor imminent as power sector loses 600mw

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Power outages, popularly known as dumsor, are imminent in the coming days as the power sector is on the verge of losing 600 megawatts (MW) of generation by February 3, 2017 due to a complex web of financial obligations and other challenges confronting the national generator, the Volta River Authority (VRA). The power supply deficit is occurring mainly at the ...

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Alan, Agyarko and others to be vetted today

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  Four more ministerial nominees appointed by President Akufo-Addo for various portfolios, will be vetted today [Monday], by Parliament’s Appointment’s Committee. They are Hajia Alima Mahama, who is headed for the Ministry for Local Government and Rural Development, and Dr. Afriyie Akoto, the nominee for the Ministry of Agriculture. The others are Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, who will be vetted for ...

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Teachers threaten strike over unpaid salaries

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The Coalition of newly trained teachers has threatened to lay down their tools, if the Nana Addo-led government does not pay them their accumulated salaries by the end of  this month. The teachers, numbering over twenty thousand, say they have not been paid a dime since they were posted in September last year. Explaining their dire situation to Citi News, ...

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Host nation Gabon limps out of tournament

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Gabon became only the fourth hosts to exit the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after a 0-0 draw with Cameroon, who reach the quarter-finals. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a great chance for Gabon early on when he bundled the ball wide from two yards. His team-mate Denis Bouanga brought saves from Fabrice Ondoa as Gabon poured forward in ...

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Bawumia inaugurates Savelugu central Mosque

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Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, has inaugurated the Savelugu central Mosque in the Northern Region. The Saudi Kingdom funded Mosque, known as AlhuMaidan Centre, has ancillary facilities such as an ultra modern school complex, staff bungalow, offices and latrines. Ghanaian born Saudi Arabia scholar in charge of the Saudi government’s humanitarian services in Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mohammed Ibrahim, facilitated ...

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GNCC assures gov’t of commitment to ‘pro-business’ agenda

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The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce (GNCC) will support government’s goal of creating a conducive business environment for the private sector as well as tackling the problem of unemployment. In a congratulatory message to President Nana Akufo-Addo following his assumption of the office, the chamber expressed confidence in the New Patriotic Party government’s pro-business agenda. Private sector will relive under ...

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Gyan goal sends Ghana into AFCON quarters

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The Black Stars are through to the quarter-finals of the AFCON after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Mali on Saturday. Ghana’s Captain Asamoah Gyan headed home from a cross by Jordan Ayew in the 20th minute to hand the Black Stars their second win at the tournament. It was a cagey opening with possession evenly balanced but the Black Stars ...

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Ghana crosses deadly 70% mark with ¢120 bn debt

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Ghana’s total debt stock has reached 119.9 billion cedis as at November 2016, figures from the Bank of Ghana have shown. The debt also represents 71.9 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the Bank of Ghana’s Economic and Financial Data, the country’s debt ballooned from 112.3 billion cedis in September 2016 to the current figure. By ...

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