FESPACO 2019 in Pictures!

FESPACO 2019 Photos FESPACO 2019 has been buzzing all week-long as a result of its exciting activities. The week-long film festival in Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou comes to an end today and PlugTimes.com presents some of the interesting scenes. Full name Festival Panafricain du Cinéma de Ouagadougou, it is the 26th edition and has carved a niche as arguably, Africa’s top-most film festival. It has been characterised by presentations, film shows, and many others. Rwandan culture has been well-represented with president Paul Kagame, and was honoured. Share on: WhatsApp

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Ghana growing faster and positively under Akufo-Addo-Mexican Ambassador to Ghana

The Ambassador of Mexico to Ghana, H. E. Maria De Los Angeles Aguirre has observed that the country is growing faster and positively under current President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, our source reports. According to her, she is poised to turn Ghana and Mexico into strategic partners in the economic field and as a result, will work closely with Ghana to help achieve the President’s vision. Speaking to Rasheeda Adams on “Talk with Rasheeda” the Ambassador said since assuming the position as the Head of the Embassy, she has worked hard to…

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Catherine Afeku axed as Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister | Barbara Oteng Gyasi in

Hon Catherine Abelema Afeku, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture has been realigned to a new office, PlugTimes.com can confirm. This was made known on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in a statement signed by Mr Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the seat of government. The law maker is now the Minister of State at the Office of the President and she has been assigned to the office of the Senior Minister. The vacant position will now be occupied by Hon Barbara Oteng Gyasi who is the Prestea Huni-Valley constituency. Prior to…

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First Ghanaian Drone Company receives Commercial Certificate to Operate

STK Aeroshutter, a Ghanaian drone operating company, has received a commercial Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Operating Certificate (ROC) in Ghana, making it the first Ghanaian company to do so. With the support and guidance from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Aeroshutter initiated the process of applying for ROC in 2018, which also involved the licensing of its local operations staff who have now become the first Ghanaian commercial drone pilots in the country. Aeroshutter is a drone service company that deals in agriculture, construction, mining, oil and gas, and also provides daily survey…

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Re-shaping the future of Ghanaian & African start-up businesses using phone verification

It was 5 am in the morning, but I was already getting ready for work. No, this wasn’t my first day at work, I am already three months in. However, my drive and passion were burning as strong as they were on the very first day I stepped into the company because the company promised a great future, not just for me, it promised to re-shape the mobility future of Ghana, and improve the lives of people in Ghana. I was working in a ride-sharing company, Taxify; it empowers anyone…

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GALAMSEY FRAUD! Anas to Show a Documentary on Men Who Stab Akufo-Addo in the Back – VIDEO

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is back again and this time, he investigates the rot after president Akufo-Addo launched ‘Operation Vanguard’. It is a military-police joint task force inaugurated to combat the menace of illegal mining in the country. However, the investigate journalist is set to drop another explosive documentary into some of the ill-mannered actions of some members of the team. Watch a trailer to the first in the series of documentary which will be shown on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.   Coming soon.A Tiger Eye PI 2019 Documentary part 1…

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Nana Addo’s ‘Presidential Kiss’ at #SONA2019 Goes Viral

Nana Addo – Rebecca Akufo-Addo kiss at SONA 2019 Nana Addo had what many calls a ‘presidential kiss’ with the First Lady immediately after delivering the State of the Nation Address (SONA 2019). The kiss at the event which took place in Parliament on Thursday has gone viral. Check it out! H.E. Akufo-Addo's viral Kiss at the State of the Nation Address (#SONA2019) H.E. Akufo-Addo's viral Kiss with First Lady at the State of the Nation Address (#SONA2019) Posted by PlugTimes.com on Friday, February 22, 2019 Share on: WhatsApp

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Government secures $40m Grant to Support Tourism in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s tourism sector has received massive boost in recent times. This comes as a result of definitive plans and actions put in place by the Tourism, Arts & Culture, and its agencies. Speaking at the State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2019 on Thursday, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo revealed the government has secured some funds to boost the sector. According to him, it is a $40 million grant which was acquired from World Bank. He added that its acquired to support the sector Ministry, and its agencies in order to upgrade tourist facilities…

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Nana Addo receives roadmap on ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda

President Nana Akufo-Addo has received a strategy document and Charter that outlines the roadmap for Ghana’s to achieve self-reliance and the vision of a ‘Ghana beyond aid’. The strategic document was prepared and presented to the president by the 13-member Ghana Beyond Aid Charter Committee, which the president constituted in June 2018. The document is expected to be laid before Parliament and will be a national policy document that will guide the actions of the government, its agencies and other stakeholders. Speaking at the presentation ceremony at the Jubilee House…

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Mahama hit with another lawsuit four days to NDC presidential election

Former President John Mahama has been hit with yet another lawsuit four days to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential election slated on Saturday, February 23, 2019. In the latest lawsuit sighted by citinewsroom.com, a former Secretary of the NDC in the Trobu constituency in Accra, Edmund Palmer is seeking to restrain Mahama from contesting in the party’s upcoming presidential election. Edmund Palmer in his writ wants the court to stop Mahama “from pursuing his bid to be elected as a flagbearer/presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress in his capacity…

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