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August, 2021

  • 4 August

    Photos: historic moments of #fixthecountry demo

    Thousands of Ghanaians on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, participated in the much-publicised #FixTheCountry protest. The demonstrators are demanding among other things a new constitution and steps to address the many challenges facing the ordinary Ghanaian. The protest is to pile pressure on the government to address Ghana’s numerous challenges, including …

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  • 4 August

    Akufo-Addo appoints Edward Boateng as new MD for tor

    President Akufo-Addo has appointed Ghana’s former Ambassador to China, Edward Boateng, as Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).Mr. Boateng is expected to lead in the transformation of the company. Edward Boateng takes office at the Tema Oil Refinery at a time when workers at the state institution have …

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  • 4 August

    Over 400 protestors hit the street on #fixthecountry demo

    #FixTheCountry conveners and protestors have hit the streets of Accra today to demand that government addresses economic and social challenges facing the country. The protestors clad in red, gold, green and black outfits, are holding placards with inscriptions stating “Stop the cathedral and use the proceeds to build hospitals, schools, …

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  • 4 August

    Gov’t to fix poor roads in Tain – Road Minister

    By: Mary Quartey Minister for Roads and Highways, Akwasi Amoako Attah has given an assurance to the Member of Parliament for Tain constituency, Sulemana Adama, saying that government is working to fix roads within his constituency. His assurance follows a question that was posed to him by the Said MP …

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  • 3 August

    Head of mission at Peru Embassy visits Bishop Torto

    By: Naa Anyema Collison The Head of Mission Embassy of Peru in Ghana Abel Antonio Càrdenas Tuppia has paid a courtesy call on the Lord Bishop of Accra Rt. Rev.Dr Daniel Sylvanus Mensah Torto. The visit was as part of Peru’s 200 years of independence celebration. In a conversation, the …

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  • 3 August

    Maintain 50% benchmark value reduction – GUTA to Gov’t

    By Naa Anyema Collison The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) is accusing the government of attempts to remove the Benchmark Value Reduction of 50% on some selected imported items, saying, any scrapping of the policy will escalate the prices of goods on the market and increase hardship. A statement …

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  • 3 August

    Traditional and modern ways of breastfeeding

    By: Naa Anyema Collison World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration held every year from August 1 to 7 in over 120 countries. World Health Organisation states breastfeeding as one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. This year, the theme for breastfeeding week is ‘Protect …

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  • 3 August

    Parliament to Install Undercarriage Scanners to intensify security

    By: Mary Quartey Adequate measures are underway for the installation of vehicle undercarriage scanners in Parliament to check all vehicles that enter the precincts of the House in order to ensure proper security for workers and members. These vehicle undercarriage scanners are said to be designed to scan the whole …

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  • 3 August

    Controversial Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill duly laid before Parliament

    By: Mary Quartey The controversial ‘Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill’ 2021, on August 2, 2021, was duly laid before parliament for presentation and first reading. The bill, dubbed the anti-LGBTQ bill, prescribes that people of the same sex who engage in sexual activity could be fined …

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  • 3 August

    IGP assures protection for #fixthecountry protesters tomorrow

    The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has pledged to provide maximum security during the #FixTheCountry protest slated for Wednesday, August 4.The Acting IGP, who took office on August 1, said the protesters will be entirely shepherded by the Police.This was revealed in a statement issued …

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