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Ghana’s Industrialisation to benefit from Tema LNG Terminal

Sub-Saharan Africa’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Tema can turn Ghana into a petroleum hub, Tema LNG managing director Edmund Agyeman-Duah tells The Africa Report. The project, built at a cost of $350m, can be a “driver of growth” for Ghana and the region, says Agyeman-Duah. It will provide year-round guaranteed supply and promote investment in industries

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Married teacher accused of sleeping with a 15-year-old student

A 35-year-old married teacher identified as Kandice Barber has been accused of sleeping with her 15-year-old student on about three occasions. Read also Ghana: Farmers fear of a spike malaria deaths due to in second wave of Covid-19 in Africa In a UK court, the teacher is accused of sleeping with the underage boy about three times including sleeping with him

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Election Petition: Ashanti NDC PCs produce evidence of 2020 Election rigging

Assertion by the forty seven NDC parliamentary candidates in the Ashanti region suggest that the NPP rigged the just ended 2020 elections in all the 47 Constituencies of Ashanti Region. The PCs claims figures were inflated on behalf of NPP by the use of force via the military. The NDC Parliamentary Candidates (PCs) say considering the recent parliamentary debacle where

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The intriguing story of the first and only Black person known to have ever met Hitler in person

In the autumn/fall of 1932 when African-American scholar Milton Samuel J. Wright became the first and only person of African descent known to have had a face-to-face conversation with the infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Wright was at the time a Ph.D. student of economics at Heidelberg University. Some sources say the African-American academic, born in Georgia, had just completed

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Ghana Standards Authority maintains fees to bring relief for importers and traders

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has agreed to maintain its old fees for the registration of importers. This agreement was reached after a consensus-building meeting jointly organised by the National Standards Body and the Ghana Shippers’ Authority on Thursday, January 14, 2012, for industry players such as importers and exporters, traders and other members of the business community. The meeting

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Food and Drugs Authority to start prior registration of imported goods by February 1, 2021

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) will commence strict implementation of the registration of all regulated products prior to importation, effective February 1, 2021 at the Tema Port. Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Food, Roderick Daddey-Adjei, said the authority will not allow the importation and clearance of unregistered products – adding that importers must register all new shipment

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Ghana: Food and Drugs Authority outlines programmes for 2021 amidst COVID-19

CEO of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Delese Mimi Darko, has reassured members of the general public of the efficacy of the face masks, hand sanitizers and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) the authority has approved for use by the public. She cautioned suppliers to ensure strict adherence to the approved standards for these products and added that random

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Study reveals Ghanaian traditional medicines show promising results against tropical diseases

he discovery of new drugs is vital to achieving the eradication of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Africa and around the world. Now, researchers have identified traditional Ghanaian medicines that work in the laboratory against schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis, three diseases endemic to Ghana, according to a PLOS publication of NTDs, copied to the Ghana News Agency. The major

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UN Secretary General calls for $100 billion in climate finance to support developing nations

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina on Monday joined world leaders to discuss the global transition to clean power as part of a green recovery and identify actions that can be taken to support this. The virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition, under the theme “Achieving a rapid shift to green, affordable and resilient power systems” was held amid

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African Development Bank President Adesina named a champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall climate-adaptation initiative

African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina has been announced as a champion of Africa’s Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative. The appointment was made at a forum held in the margins of the One Planet Summit 2021 to mobilise support for the ambitious project to plant an 8,000 km swathe of trees and other vegetation across the Sahara and Sahel

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Akufo-Addo tells Supreme Court to dismiss Mahama’s election petition

The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the Declaration of President-Elect Instrument is the proper method ‘at law’ for declaring a winner of a Presidential Election and not the initial announcement by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission which has no basis in law. This was contained in his Response dated 8 January 2021 to

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I felt like a wood – NDC MP whose laps Ursula Owusu sat in Parliament speaks, blasts Ursula

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Juaboso constituency, Hon Mintah Akandoh whose laps Ursula Owusu-Ekuful sat during the chaotic session in parliament before the investiture of President Akufo Addo, has spoken about the trending issue. A video of NPP’s Ablekuma West MP, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, sitting on the laps of Hon. Akandoh of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) went viral

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Government must pursue policies to improve business environment – AGI

The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Tsonam Cleanse Akpeloo, has asked the government to pursue policies that would improve the business environment, reduce the cost of capital and financing, and remove regulatory bottlenecks for growth. “We expect that Government will continue to bail out troubled businesses and provide stimulus packages to support efforts by

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Election of Speaker and Deputies is a plus for Ghana’s democracy – IMANI Africa

The Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Africa, Mr Franklin Cudjoe, has described the election of the Speaker of Parliament and his two deputies as a plus for Ghana’s democracy. Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), was on Thursday, elected the Speaker of the Eighth Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana.

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National Dean of Presiding Members praises Bagbin’s first officiation as Speaker

The National Dean of Presiding Members of Ghana, Mr Joseph Korto, has praised the maiden performance of the Speaker of the 8th Parliament of the Fourth Republic saying Mr Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin’s first Parliamentary session was forward looking. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, after witnessing the inauguration of President Akufo-Addo. Mr Korto, who is

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“What A Night!” former EC Chair Charlotte Osei reacts to events ushering in Ghana’s eighth Parliament

A lot has been happening in the parliament house in Ghana over the past 24hrs as the 7th parliament got dissolved, ushering in the 8th parliament. In what has quiet not happened before, the two leading parties had a candidate up for the Speaker Of Parliament role, with the NPP having Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye in contention whiles the NDC

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Captain Smart exposes pastors who went to shrines in Benin to destroy Prez Akufo Addo

Accra based Angel FM’s morning show host, Captain Smart, has revealed on his show on Angel 102.9 FM that some Ghanaian pastors traveled to the small West African country of Benin to kill Nana Akufo Addo spiritually before and after the presidential elections on December 7, 2020. The former Adom FM on-air personality made said these evil people had wanted

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Ghana government strengthens COVID-19 safety protocols at Kotoka

Government has announced new guidelines at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), to strengthen the existing protocols to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 in Ghana. As of January 1,2021, 712 positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded at the KIA, out of 118,278 tests conducted. The positivity rate among international arrivals in Ghana rose from 0.26 per cent in September

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