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Twenty-five-year-old Philip Assan is a software developer based in Sekondi-Takoradi. He dropped out of the university to explore his passion and interest in technology. Speaking in an interview with Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, the host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, Philip Assan indicated that after pursuing Agriculture at Sekondi College, he was admitted to the University of Development Studies, Navrongo Campus. According to him, though he chose Computer Science in pursuance and polishing of his talent, he was declined and rather offered Biology. After three years, he dropped out at Level 300 over a lack of interest in the…

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A war between the people of Doba and Kandiga in the Upper East region of Ghana appears to have no end anytime soon. The conflict between the two communities which were hitherto living harmoniously has crumbled after countless efforts by prominent people and reputable organizations to bring an end to it. The recent spark could be largely blamed on the unprovoked attack and killing of a man from Kandiga who many years ago migrated to Kologo, a neighboring community to Kandiga. The killers after executing the heinous crime proceeded on sporadic shooting compelling the men from Kandiga to respond with…

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The people of Kandiga are noted for self help initiatives. They have over the years on their own efforts built classroom blocks, CHPS compounds and rehabilitated broken boreholes. Today, the people of Kandiga which is located in the Kassena-Nankana West district have taken the bull by the horns one more time. Led by their chief Naba Abawine Amenga-Etego II, they mobilized the enthusiastic youth who are always willing to take up the task of developing their community to engage in maintenance works on the road linking the Kandiga Development Centre to the Kandiga market square. This road serves as assessible…

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In this press release, we highlight key issues and present a brief chronology of the events that led to the recent violent clashes between Kandiga and Doba, which unfortunately resulted in the loss of human lives and property. This is essentially to give readers a true perspective of what led to the current clashes as a lot of distorted narratives are out on many media platforms clouding the truth and the facts. 1. The conflict between Kandiga and Doba over a parcel of land located between the Anayere and Atankire Rivers in the Upper East Region began in 2012. However…

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*THE MO/DEG PEOPLE OF GHANA* *the mo/deg people of ghana are found in the northern and brong ahafo regions.they speak deg or mo language.* *ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF DEGA* location and name: the dega people live within both the brong ahafo and northern regions of ghana. the two regions are divided by the black volta river which also separates the two major towns that have paramount chiefs, new longoro (maantukwa) and bamboi (gbanboi). the entire dega area used to be within the ashanti territory until the british colonial government created the northern territory in 1908 and used the black volta…

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Members of the Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) have asked labour unions to resists any attempt by the government to pass the E-levy. According to them, the E-levy threatens the future of the Mobile Money industry hence must be resisted. A statement they issued said “The Mobile Money industry and its affiliates have seen a massive shakeup since the announcement of the e-levy proposal. “The future of the industry is at stake if the levy remains in this form. We wish to state that the projected reduction in MoMo transactions is very worrying to us as Agents Network.…

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Processes are far advanced to upgrade the Kintampo College of Health to University status, Bono East Regional Minister, Kwasi Adu-Gyan has disclosed. “Immediately I took the reigns of office, my vision was to make the Kintampo Health College a university. So, I talked to the President and he asked me to liaise with the Education Minister. We have done the necessary documentation and it is left with the Tertiary Education Council to approve it”, the Minister said. According to the Regional Minister, after cabinet approval, the University will have a satellite campus in Techiman, Nkronza, Sene East and West to…

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The #FixTheCountry Movement has declined the call by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to join its protest against E-levy on Thursday, February 10, 2022. The #FixTheCountry Movement on Friday, February 4, 2022, received an invitation from the opposition NDC to join the scheduled protest. According to the Movement, it rather wants to build a multi-sectoral and non-partisan coalition against the levy, regarded as unpopular. “In light of these, we think that the time has come for us to build a multi-sectoral and non-partisan coalition against the E-Levy. #FixTheCountry is committed to leading that process.” It used the opportunity to “encourage…

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The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, says Ghana cannot afford to keep begging or borrowing money to fund its development. For this reason, she says the country’s only option for raising additional revenue is to pass the 1.75% E-levy on financial transactions. Speaking at the government’s town hall meeting on the controversial levy at Koforidua in the Eastern Region, she said the E-levy will give Ghana the much needed resources to undertake its many developmental plans. “If the funds are not generated internally, we either have to go and beg for aid or borrow and we cannot continue…

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A group calling itself Crossfire Ghana is calling on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to intervene in the security rumpus of Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin to avert the unexpected. In a statement signed by Convener Nana Osei Tutu, the group expressed worry at the timing of the withdrawal of the military officers for the Office of the Speaker as a result of recent happenings in Parliament. “We all know the current state of affairs of our Parliament and the vociferous nature of the current speaker especially in fighting…

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The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana is asking the government to completely scrap the E- Levy proposal from the 2022 budget.The group says the policy is not pro poor. The agents at a press conference today have therefore sounded a word of caution to government to consider dropping the policy and has given itself one month to determine the next course of action . “It will elicit behavior that will undermine the cash lite and the digitalization drive of the economy, millions of young people will lose their jobs , 80 per cent chances of going back to the…

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The proposed E-levy in the 2022 budget statement has not changed, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, has said. He said at a press conference in Accra on Monday December 6 that the proposal is still at 1.75 per cent. “On the matter of the E-levy, having regard to its serious fiscal implications, we will continue our consultations with the Minority Caucus in Parliament and other relevant stakeholders, with a view to achieving consensus and reverting to the House in the shortest possible time,” he said. This is contrary to what the Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament Alexander Afenyo Markin had…

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