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Interior Minister Ambrose Dery and Comptroller General of GIS Kwame Asuah Takyi
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Interior Minister ordered to appear before Hight Court

The Accra High Court has ordered the Comptroller-General of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), Mr Kwame Asuah Takyi, and the Minister of the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, to appear before it on August 25, 2017, to justify why a temporary residence permit should not be issued to an Indian businessman, […]

Charlotte Osei
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Charlotte Osei receives 2016 Woman of Courage Award

Chair of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei has said she is honoured and blessed to serve Ghana in public office despite the insults and attacks on her person. “In spite of all the challenges, obstacles, attacks and hurdles I have faced in my 6-year journey in public service, I […]

Charlotte Osei and Amadu Sulley at PAC sitting
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Electoral Commission sold 40 cars to members of staff

The Electoral Commission (EC) auctioned 40 of its vehicles in 2013 to members of staff of the Commission. Although management of the EC estimated the value of the 40 vehicles at GH¢402,000, a valuer at Intercity STC valued them at GH¢83,029. Beneficiaries of the auction included the Senior Staff Association […]

Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister for works and housing
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Government bungalows now Sobolo, Pito breweries – Minister

The Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, Freda Prempeh, has bemoaned the treatment of government bungalows by retirees after their service to the state. According to her, some retirees abandon state properties and leave them to squatters who turn such facilities into “sobolo” and “pito” breweries, with the cost of […]

Council of State approves the creation of new regions
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Council of State approves the creation of new regions

The Council of State has, unanimously, informed the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that there is a substantial demand for the creation of new regions. The Council has, therefore, advised President Akufo-Addo to appoint a Commission of Enquiry “to inquire into the need and to make recommendations on all the […]

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BREAKING NEWS!!! Airport Residential Area House on Fire!!!

A house at the airport residential area is engulfed in a huge fire.  There is no fire servicemen personnel around to put out the fire.  It is uncertain whether the house is a business or a residential facility.  We’ll bring you live updates as and when they become available.  

Teachers to be certified
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Teachers to write exams for license

The National Teachers Council (NTC) of the Ministry of Education has announced that teachers will now have to pass a special examination before being granted the license to teach. The move, according to the NTC, is to enforce discipline and eliminate non-performing teachers from the system, in accordance with the […]

Half of the population in Ghana's Northern Region lives below the poverty line, yet the slot machines are almost everywhere. (Noah Fowler / For The Times)
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One-armed bandits hit the savanna: Inside the Chinese-led gambling epidemic in rural Ghana

When the machines arrived last winter, the villagers were mesmerized. In Zamashegu, a farming community of 1,000 people in northern Ghana, they may as well have come from outer space — four electric slot machines installed in two roadside shacks, chirping and clattering, bathing the packed-dirt walls in a pale, […]

The Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD), in the grasp of the Kibo laboratory robotic arm, is photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member on the International Space Station as it deploys a set of CubeSats. Credit: Reuters
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Ghana launches its first tiny, cube satellite into space

Ghana’s first satellite is now orbiting Earth. It’s a historic moment for the country at a time when several African countries are increasingly interested in space exploration. Just last year, the African Union passed an initiative to help coordinate the efforts of space agencies across the continent. The GhanaSat-1 was designed […]

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Ghana’s gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

Ghana’s gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the environment, a government official said on Saturday. Total gold output from Africa’s second largest producer was 4.1 million ounces in 2016, the […]