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New Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan launched

The Hyundai Grand i10 Sedan was officially outdoored in Ghana through a road show that displayed the well-crafted beautiful exterior of the Hyundai Grand i10 organised by Hyundai Motors.
The road show started from the Tetteh Quashie Interchange through the Airport Junction to the 37th Military Hospital, Ako-Adjei Interchange, Osu Oxford street, Danquah Circle, Accra Sports Stadium then through the Ministries, National Theatre, Adabraka, the Graphic Road to Darkuman Junction, and back to Obetsebi Lamptey. Mr. Karthik Nayak, Sales and Marketing Manager of Hyundai Motors, told reporters after the road show that the new sleek Hyundai Grand i10 was different from the old model, which was introduced to the market in 2010. He said the Hyundai Grand I10 is a fusion of beauty and practicality, explaining, “It’s longer, lower and sleeker and it’s got an interior you can never forget.” Mr Nayak said: “The interior shows a premium design with exceptional use of space and materials, with steering whee…

Commission calls for more participation in local level election

An officer of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has appealed to religious bodies to use the pulpits to sensitize their congregation on the need to actively get involved in the upcoming local level elections.
The Upper East Regional Director of the NCCE , Mr PontiusP ApaabeyBaba,who said this at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church at Fumbisi, said it was important for religious peopleto bring their values to bear on local governance. He said participation in governance was both a legal and moral responsibility of citizens. He said it was wrong to discriminate against women and persons with disabilities during elections. “This is a violation of the fundamental human rights of such people and must not be allowed in this democratic era”, Mr Baba said. He reminded the congregation of the need to sensitize their communities and associates on the importance of elections at the local level such as the District Assembly and the Unit levels. A Principal Field Officer of the Com…

Bodies to GHc27,000 inaugurated

The University of Education, Winneba, has inaugurated two bodies to help raise funds for the University Endowment Trust Fund and Campaign.
The bodies will operate under the theme “Positioning UEW for Enhanced Resource Mobilization to Support Education for Service”. Inaugurating the bodies at the North Campus of the University, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, said funding from government alone could not support all the needs of the University. According to the Vice-Chancellor, it is in this regard that the UEW had established the Endowed Fund and the inauguration of the bodies. He said the University was expected to raise 26,880,000.00 Ghana cedis in five years to the Fund to support its programmes and activities. The VC pledged to contribute 10,000 Ghana Cedis and deans, senior staff and lecturers promised 500.00 to 10,000 Ghana Cedis. Total pledges amounted to a total of 80,000 Ghana Cedis. The pledges are to be fulfilled within 12 months Rev. Fr Professor Afful-Broni, …

Celebrity Lady Captain’s tourney on Saturday

The annual Celebrity Golf Lady Captain’s Prize Championship tee-off at the Celebrity Golf Course at Sakumono, on Saturday, November 29.
Frank Akwasi Opoku, Captain of the Celebrity Golf Club who announced this at Tema on Tuesday, said about 100 amateur golfers are expected to participate in the one-day competition. He said the 18-Hole event being sponsored by Pamela Yeboah, Lady Captain of the club, would be played in accordance with the local rules of the club. The Captain named some of the golfers expected to participate in the competition as Ama Morgan, Jessica Tei, Nana Bema Tackie, Mona Myles-Lamptey, Adelaide Owuau-Adjepong and Esther Antwi. The Men’s Section also have Raymond Zigah, Abdul Aziz-Amankwah, Joe Ampofo, Joe Ohemeng, Emile Short, Ole Arosen and Samuel Adjepong. There would be prizes for ‘’Nearest to the Pin’’, ‘’Longest Drive ‘’ and ‘’Closest to the Pin’’ on Hole 18.
Credit: GNA

Distribution of 1.5 million plus treated nets begins

The Ghana Health Service, with the National Malaria Control Programme, has started the distribution of about 1.5 million treated insecticides mosquito nets throughout the Eastern Region.
The exercise, which is running concurrently with another in the Volta Region, where the same quantity is being distributed, would end by the weekend. Addressing the media as part of a sensitisation programme at Koforidua, Mr Kwame Gakpe, Coordinator for the National Malaria Control Programme, said the exercise was expected to cover over 95 per cent of households in the two regions. He expressed worry that malaria cases recorded at the hospitals nationwide covered about 45 per cent of Out Patient Department (OPD) cases, saying, Ghanaians should be more committed to the cause of reducing the rate drastically. Mr Gapke said the exercise was to replace the expired insecticide nets distributed in 2011, under the Universal Hung-Up Project since “the lifespan of every insecticide net is three years or 20 washes …

Finance Ministry replies Dr Bawumia on whereabouts of US$1bn Eurobond

he Finance Ministry says it is using some $1 billion proceeds from a Eurobond sale in September judiciously, contrary to allegations the money has been used to pay debts incurred by the central bank.
The Finance Ministry's decision to make public how the over-subscribed Eurobond fund has been expended is in response to Dr Mahamoud Bawumia's assertions that the Finance Ministry has been cushioning the weak cedi artificially.
The man who will be vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2016 had said the reason the $1 billion Eurobond was not mentioned in the 2015 Budget statement was because it had not been used for the intended purposes, challenging the ministry to publish a full list of projects executed with the money.
Speaking in the UK, Dr. Bawumia, who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, claimed the money had been signficantly wasted in shoring up the cedi that has fallen against major international currencies.
In a sharp rebu…

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