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President says no to $200M chamber for parliament

Sources inside Jubilee House tell the Daily Statesman that President Akufo-Addo is set against moves by Parliament’s leadership and other senior figures in the House to embark on building a new debating chamber for MPs.  Sources inside Jubilee House tell the Daily Statesman that President Akufo-Addo is set against moves by Parliament’s leadership and other …

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Many Stranded As Limited Voter Registration Ends Today

The Electoral Commission’s controversial limited voters’ registration officially comes to a close today, barring any date extensions. Yesterday, the eve of the climax, saw long queues at various registration centers that clearly gave the indication that many would not be captured by 5:00 pm when the process would come to an end. As the prospect …

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Helena Huang deported after Rosewood smuggling case

The Chinese national arrested with four containers of Rosewood, Helena Huang has been deported. Her deportation, which was made known by the Ghana Immigration Service was based on the revocation of her resident permit due to her engagement in the alleged smuggling of Rosewood. The Daily Graphic sighted a notice signed by the Comptroller General …

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ModernGhana Brouhaha: Peace FM Editor Obeng Manu arrested

MyNewsGh.com has confirmed the arrest of an Editor of Peace Fm, Yaw Obeng Manu in connection with alleged cybercrime claims made against editors of online news portal, Modern Ghana. It is gathered that Mr Obeng Manu was invited by the National Security but later referred to the Greater Accra Regional Police Command where he was …

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Dubai court upholds ruling in favour of NAM1, orders Royal Horison to pay $39m

The Dubai high court hearing the case involving Menzgold CEO, Nana Appiah Mensah and his Arabian debtors, Royal Horison, has upheld its earlier ruling ordering the United Arab Emirates-based company to pay up $39 million owed the Ghanaian. The court at its sitting on Tuesday over an appeal filed by Royal Horison also ordered the …

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Modern Ghana editor recounts ordeal with National Security operatives [Audio]

Emmanuel Ajafor Abugri, editor of Modern Ghana was on the Citi Breakfast Show to recount the alleged acts of torture he suffered at the hands of National Security Operatives after being detained last Thursday.

Mr. Ajarfor, who was detained alongside a fellow journalist, Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum, was interrogated without a lawyer present.

The editor said he was physically assaulted and his privacy violated by the forceful seizure of some of his electronic gadgets.

He also said the personnel tried to beat out a false confession from him concerning the authorship of a controversial article published on the website.

Amissah-Arthur rejected NDC running mate offer thrice – Wife

Matilda Amissah Arthur, the wife of late Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, former Vice President, has revealed that her husband rejected the offer to be running mate to John Mahama three times. She said her late husband was not interested in the role as the family wanted to always have a private life. She said he however bowed …

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Finance Ministry approves Ghc1.5 billion for 14 road projects

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Friday 28 June conditionally approved a multi-year funding commitment of more than GH¢1.56 billion for the commencement of 14 road projects over the medium term. The move to approve the projects will see reconstruction, rehabilitation and upgrading of some selected road networks spanning 381.3 kilometres across Ashanti, Brong …

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Utility tariff increases take effect today

Consumers of electricity and water across the country will be paying more for utilities beginning today, July 1, 2019, following the upward tariff adjustment announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) last month. The Utility Services Regulator approved an 11.17 percent tariff increment for electricity and 8.01 percent increment in water. The PURC approved the increases …

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