Ghana Tourism Authority closes down 16 illegal hostels


16 illegal hostels operating in the Eastern Region have been closed down by the Ghana Tourism Authority for operating without a licence. The tourism authority regulates the activities of all accommodation establishment which includes hotels, hostels, guest houses and apartments. Related Stories GIBA’s Akwesi Agyemang named Ag. Tourism Authority CEO Tourism Authority outlines plans to promote Ghana’s tourism Catherine Afeku ...

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US-based Ghanaians sue EC over ROPAA


  Five Ghanaians resident in the United States, have sued the Electoral Commission (EC) at the Supreme Court over the non-implementation of the Representation of the People Amendment Act (ROPAA), Act 699. They contend that the non-implementation of the law is a breach of their fundamental human rights under the laws of Ghana; particularly Articles 17(2), 42 and 33(5) of ...

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MPs ‘angry’ over Odekro performance ranking


Some Members of Parliament have expressed concern over recent the ranking of their performance by some civil society groups and are requesting the leadership of the House to seriously act to halt such surveys. According to them such reports only create a bad image for the House. Their comments were with reference to a recent survey conducted by Odekro; a ...

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Kwesi Nyantankyi targeting AFCON trophy after DR Congo victory


President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has stated that the 2017 African Nations Cup title is the team’s target after booking a place in the semi-finals of the tournament. Ghana beat DR Congo 2-1 in the quarter-finals thanks to goals from Jordan Ayew and Andre Ayew in the match played in Oyem. The team has now booked a ...

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Ken Attafuah appointed as Ag. NIA boss


President Akufo-Addo has appointed a criminologist, Prof. Ken Agyeman Attafuah as the acting Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA). The appointment is among the few undertaken by the president this week to change the leadership of most government institutions following his assumption of office. Professor Ken Attafuah, a former deputy chair of the Commission on Human Rights and ...

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Jay Z sells 33% stake in Tidal


Jay Z has sold a 33 per cent stake in his streaming site Tidal. Telecoms company Sprint has forked out an estimated $200 million for the hefty share of the ‘Empire State Of Mind’s company. It will mean that Jay Z will make an impressive return on the initial $56 million he invested into the company when he purchased Tidal ...

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Police bias against Alavanyo fanning tensions


The Paramount Chief of Alavanyo, Togbe Tsedze Atakura, has suggested bias on the part of police against his people in the handling of tensions between the people of the Alavanyo and Nkonya ethnic groups. This follows the latest killing in the area, which Togbe Atakura stressed did not signify a renewal of the clashes between the two ethnic groups, which ...

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Yara Ghana appoints 1st Ghanaian Managing Director


Yara Ghana Limited., a leading fertilizer company, has appointed Mr. Danquah Addo-Yobo as the Managing Director to lead the vision and mission of the company. Danquah Addo-Yobo was the Chief Financial Officer of the company before taking up this role. Before joining Yara in 2014, Danquah Addo-Yobo had worked with the AP Moller-Maersk Group for 12 years during which period ...

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