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We Came To Ghana To Beg . . . Say Mali, Niger, Chad, Nigeria Migrants

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Some African migrants have told The Chronicle that the hospitality of Ghanaians had brought them into the country to beg for alms on the streets.

These migrants, who The Chronicle interacted with at different locations at the Nima, a suburb of Accra, said they are from Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Mali, and according to them, they came by foot, whilst others said they came by road.

The beggars, who pleaded to speak on condition of anonymity, said begging for alms is a ‘profession’ they had adopted to survive in the country and to take care of their children back home in their respective countries.

An 80-year-old street beggar, who said she is from Zaria, in Northern Nigeria said she came to Ghana by foot, however, she could not recollect the number of days she spent walking from Zaria to Ghana.

She confidently indicated that begging for alms is what she had lived on since arriving in the country at a youthful age. The Zaria native said she was a divorcee.

According to her, her children h…

Ghana Cocoa Board Warns Farmers Smuggling May Jeopardize Pay

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Ghana’s cocoa regulator is warning farmers that the smuggling of beans from neighboring Ivory Coast may jeopardize efforts to keep producer payments unchanged despite a slump in prices.
The regulator in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer, expects that as much as 70,000 metric tons of the country’s crop will be smuggled across its borders by the time the season ends in September, a person familiar with the matter said July 5.
Ivory Coast cut farmers’ pay by 36 percent to the equivalent of about 700,000 CFA francs ($1,211) per ton in April to cope with prices that have fallen by more than a third in a year on forecasts of an oversupply. Ghana, the second-biggest grower, kept farmer payments at the equivalent of 7,600 cedis ($1,723) per ton since October and has ruled out any cuts for the next harvest.

“If farmers want to continue to enjoy the privilege of high prices even at such times, then we must stop all forms of smuggling,” said Johnson Mensah, a director of the Ghana Cocoa …

Ghana To Suffer Major Food Crisis By End Of Year - GAWU

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In April 2017, about 1,400 hectares were attacked by the fall armyworms
Ghana should expect an acute shortage of food by the end of the year, this is according to the General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU). The Union claims that the ongoing fall army worm invasion is not being tackled well by government.

So far, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has revealed that although about 20,000 hectares of farm yields have been affected by fall armyworms invasion, the infestation is under control but the General Secretary of GAWU, Edward Kariweh, has argued that the number of hectares of farm yields goes beyond what government is gathering.

According to him, checks by the Union reveal that close to 100,000 hectares of farm lands across the country have been badly affected by the invasion.


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Africans Getting Fed Up With Gay Rights Noise – Speaker Of Parliament

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Ghana’s third most-powerful man, its speaker of parliament, says Africans are increasingly becoming fed up with external forces trying to force alien cultures on them.

Prof Mike Ocquaye, a seasoned lawyer and law lecturer, said it was unacceptable that foreign governments and groups were using the issue of human rights to champion acts such as homosexuality, bestiality etc.

He made the comments during a meeting with members of international rights group, Amnesty International (AI), who called on him on Tuesday. Among the issues AI raised was the need to scrap death sentence from Ghana’s statutes but LGBT rights did not come up specifically.

“It is becoming a human right in some countries. The right to do homosexuality. The right for a human being to sleep with an animal. We are tired of some of these things and we must be frank about it. I think all these matters need to be seriously interrogated.”

“Following what Tony Blair said which I personally wrote him a letter that if we do not…

Secret Recording Device Is Mine – Inusah Fuseini Discloses

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A Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has claimed ownership of the audiovisual recording device retrieved from the office of the current Minister, John Peter Amewu.

The device was discovered in the office of the Minister on Monday. It was retrieved by the National Security after they embarked on a routine screening exercise at the Ministry.
But the Public Relations Officer [PRO] at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has told NEAT FM’s morning show host Kwesi Aboagye that, a native of Israel detected the audiovisual recording device believed to have been secretly planted in the office of the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu.

According to Mr. Abraham Otabil, the Israeli [Name withheld] was at the Minister’s office to discuss security issues with him after he had raised concerns about threats in his fight against illegal mining, popularly known as ‘Galamsey’.


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Prez Akufo Addo Gives PNC's Edward Mahama An Appointment

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President Akufo-Addo has appointed the 2016 Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Edward Nasigri Mahama as an Ambassador-at-Large.

He was among 21 others who have been appointed to represent Ghana as diplomats in other countries.

They were all sworn in by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday.

An ambassador-at-large is an ambassador with special duties but not appointed to a particular country.

Others who were also part of the 22 sworn in include former Attorney General, Ayikoi Otoo is to represent Ghana in Canada, George Ayisi Boateng; South Africa and Mercy Bampoe Addo for Malta.

Others include Salma Francess Mancell-Egala; Turkey, Paul Oko; Egypt, Kwasi Owusu Yeboah; Togo, Miss Sophia Horner-Sam; Netherlands, Mrs. Amerleey Olennu; Denmark, Mrs. Elizabeth Salamtu; Namibia, Gen. Francis Adu-Amanfoh; Mali.

Ghana's VP Encourages Sudanese Businesses To Invest In Ghana

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Ghana's Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday encouraged Sudanese businesses to invest in Ghana while challenging Ghanaian businesses to build closer ties with their counterparts from Sudan.

He said there are a lot of business opportunities in Ghana adding that the priority of the president Akufo-Addo-led government is to make the West African nation the most business-friendly country in Africa.

Bawumia was speaking when he hosted Osama Faisal Elsayed-Ali, the Sudanese Minister of State at the Ministry of Investment at the Flagstaff House in Accra.

He challenged Ghanaian investors to take advantage of the business relations existing between the two countries to make significant investments that would bring them appreciable returns.

He said such collaboration would offer opportunities to consolidate good political and diplomatic relations between Ghana and Sudan.


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Ghana’s Rebecca Asamoah Places 2nd At Miss UN

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Twenty-five-year-old Ghanaian beauty queen, Rebecca Asamoah, placed second at the 2017 edition of Miss United Nations international pageant held in Kingston Jamaica over the weekend.

Rebecca, who is the first Ghanaian queen at the Miss UN pageant beat several other contestants from over 80 countries to come close to winning the ultimate crown which went to Olga Makhlevskaia from Russia.
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Mexican queen, Irais Carbajal, also took the second runner-up position while Russia was crowned the overall winner at the event.

Miss UN is a humanitarian pageant which helps to better the lives of persons around the world. It identifies and showcases world’s best tourism cause ambassad…

Ghana's Cocoa Loan Syndication Oversubscribed To $1.6 Bln - Sources

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Ghana's cocoa regulator COCOBOD has already received around $1.6 billion worth of bids in an oversubscribed loan syndication aimed at financing purchases of the 2017/18 crop, government and COCOBOD sources told Reuters on Monday.

The world's second-largest cocoa producer after Ivory Coast uses loans from international banks every year for bean purchases. It had earlier said it aimed to raise $1.3 billion in September to bring in a crop it estimated at around 850,000 tons.

Two sources familiar with this year's transaction told Reuters that more than 20 banks have signed up to the syndication since a London roadshow by COCOBOD last month.

"It was a successful roadshow because not only was the target loan amount oversubscribed by at least $300 million, but there were indications of new banks signing up to the syndication for the first time," one industry source said.


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Ghana's "Democrazy"

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Democracy seems to be Ghana's problem. Politicians are more concerned with winning elections than doing the right thing. This is why indiscipline is gradually taking over our society. People do all manner of things and go scot-free in the name of democracy. Corrupt officials get away with their booty because there is a ghost called "due process". Political party fanatics can intimidate people at will and are sure to go unpunished because their party is in power. These overzealous ones often forget that they can't win power alone. They forget that other people played a part in bringing their party to power.

We have graduates picketing almost on a daily basis at no other place than the ministries to pressurize the government to post them. These same ones will be seen there again in a year or two, after being posted, to demand payment of salaries. For how long must this continue?

Why won't we allow the government do the right thing? Have we lost trust in the governm…

Lady Absconds With Properties Of Her Facebook Lover In Ghana (Photos)

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Police in Ghana have reportedly launched a manhunt for a lady identified as one Nana And Asare, who allegedly disappeared with cars, luggage, other valuable items belonging to an EU-based Ghanaian man, Kingsley Osei Bonsu, (pictured) whom she met on Facebook and started a relationship with.

Kingsley posted the photos on his Facebook asking for information that could lead to her arrest.

"This lady has duped me heavily, if u know her where about kindly assist me to get her arrested.

Anyone who can help me in helping me get her arrested will be rewarded handsomely" he wrote.

See Photos Of The Lady Below:




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