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Prez creates Ministry of Power Barges amid further power plant delays

Prez creates Ministry of Power Barges amid further power plant delays

President John Mahama has created the Ministry of Power Barges, which will be responsible for cobbling together “new and creative excuses” to explain the length of time it is taking to deliver the “emergency” power plants from Turkey. The delivery of the power plants, originally scheduled for April, then September then November, was previously overseen…

Mahama to be picked from KIA by a convoy of bamboo bicycles

President John Drama-nyie Mahama will be picked up by a convoy of Made-in-Ghana bamboo bicylces when he returns from his extended visit to the United States, according to the Flagstaff House (FSH). Officials from the FSH say the decision to ditch the usual presidential convoy- made up of a collection of V8 SUVs and a…

Black Queens to take tips from CHRAJ boss on how to make hotel ‘home away from home’

Members of the national women’s football team who have so far refused to vacate their hotel rooms at the M Plaza Hotel over unpaid bonuses have called on the head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to share tips and best practices on how to make their hotel rooms feel more…

Journalists to receive free self-defence training

A New York-based press freedom lobby group, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will run a two week self-defence training programme for Ghanaian journalists. A report by the lobby group said newsgathering in Ghana has become increasingly hostile, comparing the plight of journalists in the country to “war zone conditions, where journalists are constantly heckled and…

These plastic bags are definitely NPP supporters- NDC man

In keeping with the ruling NDC’s standard reaction to anything or anyone who disagrees with any government policy, an NDC foot soldier has accused all non-biodegradable plastic bags of supporting the opposition NPP. “I believe that these plastic bags are all NPP supporters. They all want to disgrace the current NDC administration. They are nation…

Two-term limit on presidency is un-African, Yahya Jammeh tells Obama

The US president and The Gambia’s long-serving President Yahya Jammeh have differed sharply in their positions on enforcing term limits for African leaders. Barack Obama in an address to the African Union on Tuesday, the first by a US leader, condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power. But Yahya Jammeh who seized power in 1994…

Muntari to help junior doctors retrieve unpaid salaries 

Former Black Stars player Sulley Muntari has offered to help retrieve the salaries of junior doctors who have not been paid for almost a year. The midfielder says he has acquired “extensive experience in dealing with such matters” from his time with the national football team. Muntari is reportedly horrified by the plight of the 91…

Armed robbers demand licence to operate after minister suggests licensing Azorka Boys 

Dozens of individuals claiming to be armed robbers, most using head scarves or hoods to hide their faces, demonstrated in Accra this morning, demanding working licences to operate legally across the country. Their demand was prompted by recent suggestions by Interior Minister, Mark Woyongo to legalise the activities of thugs and yobs who operate on behalf…

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