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Prez Akufo-Addo to engage EC to allow Ghanaians abroad to vote

President Akufo-Addo says his government will be working with the Electoral Commission to ensure the law allowing Ghanaians abroad to vote in the country’s elections becomes fully operational. Addressing the Ghanaian community in Togo, President Akufo-Addo expressed disbelief that ten years after the  Representation of People Amendment Law was passed, it …

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Open Ghana – Togo border 24-hr – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is advocating for the 24-hour opening of the borders between Ghana and Togo, explaining that this will boost trade and tourism, and, thereby, ensure that the peoples of the two nations reap the economic benefits thereof. According to Akufo-Addo, “the opening of our borders will …

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Nationwide blackout : Power will be restored in 3 hours – GRIDCO

Power will be restored to the nation in approximately three hours, the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) has promised. GRIDCO’s assurance follows a nationwide blackout on Wednesday night. Speaking to Citi News’ Bernard Avle, the Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCO, Mr. William Amuna said: “almost 50 percent of power had already …

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2 grabbed for possessing human body parts

Two persons believed to be in their 30s have been arrested for being in possession of decayed materials suspected to be human parts. The Akim-Oda District Police on Sunday April 30, upon a tip-of arrested the two at Akim Nkwanta. According to Sergeant Gideon Boateng, Deputy Public Affairs Officer of …

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13,800 Teachers’ Salaries Mistakenly Blocked

The April salary of nearly 14,000 teachers have been mistakenly blocked by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department. The mistake, according to officials of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) occurred while the government was making attempts to clean the payroll of ghost names by enforcing that all public …

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Nationwide blackout hits Ghana

Majority of Ghanaians went to bed without power Wednesday night after what appeared to be a nationwide blackout hit the West African nation. The lights went off around 9pm GMT. The last time a nationwide blackout hit Ghana was in January 2016 as a result of system failure. The nation’s …

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Doctors unhappy with queueing to use theatre

Hospital authorities at the Nandom St. Theresa Hospital in the Upper West region are bemoaning the situation in which doctors have to queue before they can use the theatre for operations. They are unhappy about having to wait long hours before they can use the only operating theatre available for use by the four doctors on call …

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Ghanaians react as Whatsapp goes down

Subscribers in Ghana have expressed frustration following news that social media app WhatsApp is down. The outages have been reported in Europe and Brazil. No explanations have been given but a spokesperson for the company said the problem has been recognised. “We’re working to restore service back to 100 per …

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