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Monthly Archives: January 2021

COVID-19: We may lay down our tools if social gatherings are not banned – GMA

Ghana Medical Association (GMA)

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has reiterated calls for the government to place a ban on all public gatherings. The Association had in an earlier press statement asked the government to ban such gatherings in order to contain the spread of COVID-19. General Secretary of the Association, Dr. Justice Yankson said if …

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Jomoro Municipal Police Commander allegedly commits suicide

Information reaching GhanaWeb indicates that, the Jomoro Municipal Police Commander in the Western Region, Superintendent of Police (SP) Zeprain Zenge, has allegedly committed suicide. SP Zenge allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his gun on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at his official Bungalow at Half Assini, a close source …

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Mahama refusing to testify in Election Petition – Frank Davies

Frank Davies

Mr. Frank Davies, one of the lawyers for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s legal team in the election petition case says ex-President John Dramani Mahama is afraid to testify in court. Mr. Davies made the claim on Friday, January 29, 2021, when he addressed the press shortly after the Supreme …

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Asiedu Nketia’s witness statement scandalous, irrelevant – Akoto Ampaw hits back

Akoto Ampaw

Lead Counsel for the second respondent in the election petition hearing has expressed displeasure about some portions of the witness statement presented to the Supreme Court by the Petitioner’s witness, Johnson Asiedu Nketia. Lawyer Akoto Ampaw pointed out that some paragraphs in the document are untrue and not based on facts. …

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Parliament votes against Ayariga’s motion for absorption of 2021 tertiary fees

Judge wants Ayariga in court by 1pm

Parliament has voted against a motion filed by the Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga asking government to absorb fees of students in public tertiary institutions and to extend support to private universities for the 2021 academic year. He premised his request on the adverse impact of COVID-19 …

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How Rawlings’s family ‘cleared’ reports of other children during his funeral

Children of former President Rawlings, Zanetor, Yaa Asantewaa, Amina and Kimathi during the funeral

In the lead up to the final funeral rites of Ghana’s first President of the Fourth Republic, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, there were reports of the former leader bearing children with other women outside his marriage with Nana Konadu. Two women have so far emerged from the shadows with claims …

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Rawlings came through for me during difficult period in my presidency – Akufo-Addo

Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has disclosed that late former President Jerry John Rawlings came through for him during difficult moments in his presidency. In his tribute at the pre-burial service of the late former leader, President Akufo-Addo described Rawlings as a “repository of knowledge.” According to him, the …

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Election Petition: Mahama files witness statements; Asiedu Nketia, Kpessa-Whyte to testify

The petitioner in the ongoing Election Petition hearing, John Dramani Mahama, has filed his witness statements. It was filed on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, by his lawyers. The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia and Michael Kpessa-Whyte, a former Executive Director of the National …

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Five more persons succumb to COVID-19 in Ghana; death toll now 372

Five more persons have died from the COVID-19 virus rasing Ghana’s death toll to 372. Ghana has also seen additional 646 new cases after new infections from tests conducted as of January 22, 2021. Some of these cases are being managed in treatment sites, isolation centres across the country, while …

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Kufuor attends Rawlings’s funeral in wheelchair

It is no secret that former presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor had a frosty relationship. While they both tried in the public space do downplay suggestions of some hostility between them, their public statements were more than enough to convey such thoughts to Ghanaians. This deep-seated spite between Rawlings and Kufuor …

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