WE MUST STOP THE RIVALRY BETWEEN MEN, VEHICLES, CATTLE AND SHEEP ON OUR CITY CENTERS

WE MUST STOP THE RIVALRY BETWEEN MEN, VEHICLES, CATTLE AND SHEEP ON OUR CITY CENTERS. There are lots of benefits in animal rearing, particularly the raising of poultry, sheep and cattle. Those breeding animals speak of good financial returns in the sale of animals, especially during annual festivities like Christmas and Eid al Fitr and Adha. Nutritionists on their part say the animals that include chicken, cattle and sheep are sources of protein in our diets. Many homes cannot do without meat from sheep, cattle and chicken. Currently animal rearing in many African cities does not follow rules requiring animal farmers to keep them away from the city centers. Cattle




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MAHAMA MINISTERS HOT AS NAMES OF FORMER APPOINTEES UNDER INVESTIGATION POP UP

MAHAMA MINISTERS HOT AS NAMES OF FORMER APPOINTEES UNDER INVESTIGATION POP UP. It may be a mere coincidence when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last week during his encounter with some selected journalists in Accra hinted that his government will do a thorough research on alleged corrupt appointees of former President John Dramani Mahama before proceeding to court for any prosecution. But Today can report that even before the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) took up the reins of government, the leadership of the party had already pencilled down some names for prosecution. According to President Akufo-Addo, a proper research on alleged corrupt officials in the previous administration was necessary




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GHANA’S DEBT NOW GH¢137 BILLION

GHANA’S DEBT NOW GH¢137 BILLION. The total public debt for the country as at May this year has reached ¢137 billion putting the debt-to-GDP ratio at 67.5%, a summary of economic and financial data released by the Bank of Ghana has revealed. This was at the end of the Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting to review the health of economy over the past three months. Breakdown of debt numbers The report showed that the debt stock increased by ¢9.4 billion in three months from ¢127.8 billion to ¢137.2 billion. It is not clear for now whether the increase was caused by fresh borrowing by government, the cedis’ depreciation or




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COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES

COCOBOD TO CUT DOWN OVER 100 MILLION COCOA TREES. The Ghana COCOBOD is looking forward to cut down about one hundred million cocoa trees by the 2017/2018 crop season. The trees, mostly diseased ones, are among the 40 percent of total unproductive cocoa trees. According to the CEO of the COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the destruction of the crops has become necessary to improve the crop yield of cocoa farms. “17 percent of the tree stock has been affected by the swollen shoot disease so we need to cut them and replant. Another 23 percent of the cocoa trees are either in moribund farms or over-aged.” “By overage, it means




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WHERE ARE THE ONE VILLAGE, ONE DAM, ONE FACTORY, ONE DISTRICT? – NDC DEMANDS

WHERE ARE THE ONE VILLAGE, ONE DAM, ONE FACTORY, ONE DISTRICT? – NDC DEMANDS. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is demanding some answers and results to key government promises made in the heat of the 2016 elections. The party at a news conference Thursday is asking about the status of the free senior high school (SHS); one district, one factory and one dam, one village projects. The opposition believes these promises, if fulfiled could lead to the development of the country. The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) made a plethora of promises to Ghanaians in the run up to the 2016 general elections. NDC National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy and National




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ADWOA SAFO ON “EMBARRASSING” SELF-IMPOSED EXILE – NDC

ADWOA SAFO ON “EMBARRASSING” SELF-IMPOSED EXILE – NDC. The chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Portuphy, has described Adwoa Safo’s silence as a state of “self -imposed exile”. Addressing a press conference on Thursday July 20 2017, Kofi Portuphy said the MP for Dome Kwabenya has gone into complete exile following statement that she personally lobbied for funds for the establishment of the Community Day Senior High School in her constituency. “Adwoa Safo has gone into an embarrassing self-imposed exile after it came to light that she had no hand in the project,” he noted. In the video, Safo was seen making the point forcefully to the




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PETITION: EC CHAIR CHARLOTTE OSEI TO SUE ACCUSERS

PETITION: EC CHAIR CHARLOTTE OSEI TO SUE ACCUSERS. The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei has threatened to sue her accusers in relation to the petition which has been sent to the presidency asking for her removal on grounds of “misconduct.” Accordingly, her counsel, Mr Thaddeus Sory has asked lawyer for the concerned staff of the EC, Mr Maxwell Opoku Agyeman to provide the names and full details of the petitioners. A group, calling itself concerned workers of the Electoral Commission (EC) have petitioned the President and the Chief Justice to begin impeachment processes against the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei.In a six-page petition dated Thursday, July 13,




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PRESIDENCY RECIEVES PETITION ASKING EC CHAIR TO BE REMOVED

PRESIDENCY RECIEVES PETITION ASKING EC CHAIR TO BE REMOVED. The Presidency has confirmed receiving a petition from some staff of the Electoral Commission asking that the chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei should be removed. The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin confirmed this to Graphic Online’s presidential correspondent, Victor Kwawukume on Wednesday afternoon. In the petition, EC staff, calling themselves concerned workers of the Electoral Commission (EC) are asking the President and and the Chief Justice to begin impeachment processes against the Chairperson of the Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei for misconduct.In a six-page petition dated Thursday, July 13, 2017 and signed by their counsel, Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, the group accused




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PRESIDENT NANA ADDO’S FULL STATEMENT AT MAIDEN MEETING WITH THE MEDIA

PRESIDENT NANA ADDO’S FULL STATEMENT AT MAIDEN MEETING WITH THE MEDIA. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday held his maiden media encounter at the Flagstaff House to account for his stewardship to Ghanaians after six months in office. The meeting was to afford journalists the opportunity to ask him key questions they believe he hasn’t adequately addressed at various forums and also know about his plans on bettering the lot of Ghanaians while in government. Below is the full statementINTRODUCTORY STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, AT THE 1ST MEDIA ENCOUNTER, AT THE BANQUET HALL OF THE PRESIDENCY, ACCRA, ON TUESDAY, 18TH JULY, 2017




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PHOTO: WONTUMI VISITS KOTOKO’S HEAD COACH

PHOTO: WONTUMI VISITS KOTOKO’S HEAD COACH. The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako, was at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on Saturday to visit Mr. Steve Polack, the head coach of Kumasi Asante Kotoko who was involved in an accident last Wednesday with his team. Mr Bernard Antwi Boasiako’s visit was to personally convey President Akufo-Addo’s message of condolence to the team and much importantly, wish the coach speedy recovery while on his hospital bed. The Asante Kotoko team bus was involved in an accident on Wednesday after their 1-0 defeat in Accra to Inter Allies in match day 22 of the Ghana




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GHANA IS CURRENTLY HOSTING 14,000 REFUGEES, REPORT SAYS

GHANA IS CURRENTLY HOSTING 14,000 REFUGEES, REPORT SAYS. Ghana as a country is currently hosting about Fourteen Thousand (14,000) refugees from Liberia, Togo, Sudan and Cote D’Ivorie. Amongst others, are those who escaped from ravages of war in their respective countries. More so, the refugees in Ghana are mostly hosted in Refugees settlements whilst a good number live in urban areas in Ghana. These are: Krisan and Ampain in the Western Region; Bujumbura in the central Region and; Fetentaa in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The Minister for Interior, Hon. Ambrose Dery, made this known during the swearing in of Members of Ghana Refugees Board in Accra. According to him, Ghana is




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