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Sputnik V procurement breaches: Agyeman Manu must be punished to deter others
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Sputnik V procurement breaches: Agyeman Manu must be punished to deter others


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The Executive Director for the African Centre for Health Policy Research and Analysis, Thomas Anaba, is calling for sanctions against the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, for failing to exercise good judgement during processes for the botched procurement of Sputnik V vaccines for Ghana.

Answering questions from the bi-partisan parliamentary committee probing the controversial Sputnik V vaccine procurement, Mr. Agyemang Manu admitted that he failed to seek cabinet and parliamentary approval before engaging a private individual for the procurement of Sputnik V vaccines for managing Ghana's COVID-19 cases.

The firm had earlier agreed to supply Ghana with 3.4 million doses of Sputnik V vaccines at the cost of $19 per dose instead of the $10 factory price.


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Kpone Katamanso: Restrict movement of pigs to prevent spread of swine fever
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Kpone Katamanso: Restrict movement of pigs to prevent spread of swine fever


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The Kpone Katamanso Municipal Assembly has urged pig farmers within the municipality to restrict the movement of their animals following the detection of the African Swine Fever among some pigs in the enclave.

In an interview with Citi News, the veterinary officer attributed the quick spread of the virus to the inappropriate disposal of carcasses of infected pigs by farmers.

Dr. Pecku also indicated that education for farmers among other measures are being put in place to contain the spread of the virus.


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Police officer killed during bullion van attack laid to rest [Photos]
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Police officer killed during bullion van attack laid to rest [Photos]


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Emmanuel Osei was killed together with a female trader by armed robbers who shot them during a bullion van robbery at Jamestown, a suburb of Accra, in June 2021.

The unidentified armed men who were on motorbikes crossed the bullion van and started shooting sporadically.

In the process, two persons were shot dead instantly - the police officer on escort duty, and a trader who was affected during the shooting.


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'Endeavor to fight against complacency'
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'Endeavor to fight against complacency'


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The NPP National Youth Organizer hopeful stressed that the 2024 elections should not be seen as an easy task by members of the ruling New Patriotic Party.

Speaking on Kingdom FM's afternoon Show 'Pae Mu Ka', Mr. Salam Mustapha reiterated that the success of the party largely depends on the youth hence they should not be complacent in the 2024 election.

He also appealed to the youth not to be engulfed in apathy as every party member will be catered for under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's administration.


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Coronavirus: Back your words with action
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Coronavirus: Back your words with action


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His comments come after the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, revealed on the same show that President Akufo-Addo will soon address the nation again on the measures outlined to deal with the pandemic.

Ranking member on the Health Committee Kwabena Mintah Akandoh is surprised that the President has not spoken on the increasing rate of infections.

We need a clear direction from the Political head or the President as he consistently was addressing the nation on issues of Covid.


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Taifa: Family of 23yr-old who died from electrocution blames ECG; demands justice
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Taifa: Family of 23yr-old who died from electrocution blames ECG; demands justice


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The family of 23-year-old Yannick Kumah Agyemang who was electrocuted to death at Taifa in Accra is demanding justice.

According to the family of the deceased, the electricity pole that caused his death had been insulated and left unattended until a recent repair work by the ECG which left the pole exposed.

Speaking to Citi News on the sidelines of the funeral rites of Yannick Agyeman, father of the deceased Kenneth Agyeman Kumah said the family will not rest until justice is served.


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Mahama should have been jailed like Jacob Zuma
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Mahama should have been jailed like Jacob Zuma


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Jacob Zuma, served as South Africa's President from 2009 to 2018, when he resigned under growing pressure from his party, the African National Congress, amid declining electoral support and public anger at corruption allegations during his tenure.

On June 29, 2021 the constitutional court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in jail for defying an instruction earlier in February to give evidence at an inquiry examining allegations of high-level corruption during his time in office.

Martin Amidu who was then the Special Prosecutor was expected to investigate Mahama on the alleged Airbus Scandal- but the former said his office lacks the resources to deliver and vowed not to arrest any corrupt official in an Election Year.


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Atta Mills' legacy in Ghana's economic history is unmatched
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Atta Mills' legacy in Ghana's economic history is unmatched


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Former President John Dramani Mahama has described the legacy of the late President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, as unmatched in Ghana's economic history.

The ex-president opined that although the presidency of the late Prof. Mills was a short one, the level of socio-economic development chalked under his tenure cannot be overstated.

Atta Mills died at the 37 Military hospital three days after his birthday.


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PPA advocates for adoption of e-procurement system
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PPA advocates for adoption of e-procurement system


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As Ghana continues to record new cases of COVID-19, the Public Procurement Authority is urging both government and private institutions to adopt the electronic procurement system, which was launched and implemented by the government in 2019.

The Head of Corporate Affairs at PPA, David Damoah who spoke to Citi News on the sidelines of a visit by a delegation from the Gambia Public Procurement Authority to learn best practices from the Koforidua Technical University on e-procurement called on all institutions to help the government reduce the spread of Covid-19 by using the e-procurement platform.

Management of the Koforidua Technical University who have fully implemented the e-procurement system say the system has improved transparency and reduced lobbying which encourages corruption.


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Competent, dedicated Dampare not related to Akufo-Addo


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Appearing on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is not in any way related to the President either by blood or long-distance family ties.

Oliver Ofori Baah described Dr. Dampare as a man of competence and an officer who has risen through all the ranks to his current position with no blemish to his name.

He explained that Dr. Dampare is a man who has unquestionable integrity, dedication, and is loved by the majority of Police Officers because of his record.


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John Boadu didn't snub our workshop
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John Boadu didn't snub our workshop


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The leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party's Constituency Officers' Welfare scheme, has debunked media reports suggesting that the General Secretary of the party, Mr. John Boadu, snubbed their just ended workshop held in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.

Indeed and in fact, it was John Boadu who proposed the name of the Welfare Scheme as the National Constituency Officers Welfare Scheme to cater for all Constituency Officers, instead of the National Constituency Chairmen Welfare Fund, which we had earlier proposed.

With the foregoing, it begs belief and defies logic for anyone to suggest that John Boadu snubbed our Workshop.


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GMA expresses concerns over upsurge in Ghana's COVID-19 cases
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GMA expresses concerns over upsurge in Ghana's COVID-19 cases


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The Ghana Medical Association has expressed worry about the current trend of positive COVID-19 cases in the country.

The month of July has seen Ghana's COVID-19 case count rising significantly, with more than 2,500 new cases recorded.

The Ashanti and Bono regional directorates of the Ghana Health Service have expressed worry about the astronomical increase in cases in their regions.


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Alan's promise to operationalise Komenda Sugar factory 'a mere rhetoric'
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Alan's promise to operationalise Komenda Sugar factory 'a mere rhetoric'


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A group known as the Concerned Citizens of the Komenda Traditional Area in the Central Region is skeptical about the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen's promise to ensure the operationalization of the Komenda Sugar Factory before the end of 2021.

The Komenda Sugar Factory, which was inaugurated in May 2016 by then-President, John Mahama, was built at a cost of $35 million from an Indian EXIM Bank facility.

In June 2020, the government said the ban on foreign travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected the processes of reviving the Komenda Sugar Factory.


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KTU TUTAG donates GHS 50,000 to support campus hospital project
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KTU TUTAG donates GHS 50,000 to support campus hospital project


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The Koforidua chapter of the Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana, TUTAG, in the Eastern Region, has presented a cheque of GHC50,000 to the management of the Koforidua Technical University to support the construction of a hospital project being undertaken in the school.

In an interview with Citi News after presenting the cheque to management and inspecting the progress of the work which started some months ago, the Chairman of TUTAG, Dr. Anthony Ayarkwah, said TUTAG recognises the need for the institution to have a standard health facility.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor, David Kofi Essumang, who received the cheque commended TUTAG, and called on other groups to support the construction of the hospital.


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Bench warrant issued for arrest of 10 recalcitrant motorists who snubbed court
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Bench warrant issued for arrest of 10 recalcitrant motorists who snubbed court


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The La District Magistrate Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of 10 motorists who failed to appear in court on Friday, July 23, 2021, for prosecution.

8 out of the 18 drivers appeared before the court on Friday, July 23, 2021, and were slapped with various fines.

The La District Magistrate Court has subsequently issued a warrant for the arrest of the remaining 10 drivers.


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Sissala West MP, others escape unhurt after attack by armed men
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Sissala West MP, others escape unhurt after attack by armed men


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The Member of Parliament for Sissala West in the Upper West Region, Mohammed Adama Sukparu, says he escaped unhurt with other occupants of his car when unknown armed men attacked them in his constituency.

The incident happened between Jefisi and Bulu at about 7:50 pm on Friday, when the MP was returning from a funeral he attended at Jefisi.

Mr. Sukparu has reported the incident to the Sissala West District Police Command for investigation.


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Alan's promise to operationalise Komenda Sugar factory 'a mere rhetoric'
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Alan's promise to operationalise Komenda Sugar factory 'a mere rhetoric'


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A group known as the Concerned Citizens of the Komenda Traditional Area in the Central Region is skeptical about the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen's promise to ensure the operationalization of the Komenda Sugar Factory before the end of 2021.

The Komenda Sugar Factory, which was inaugurated in May 2016 by then-President, John Mahama, was built at a cost of $35 million from an Indian EXIM Bank facility.

In June 2020, the government said the ban on foreign travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic affected the processes of reviving the Komenda Sugar Factory.


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Sissala West MP allegedly attacked by armed men
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Sissala West MP allegedly attacked by armed men


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The Member of Parliament for Sissala West in the Upper West Region, Mohammed Adama Sukparu has allegedly been attacked by unknown armed men in his constituency.

The incident happened between Jefisi and Bulu at about 7:50 pm when the MP was returning from a funeral he attended at Jefisi.

Mr. Sukparu has reported the incident to the Sissala West District Police Command for investigation.


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