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Tigo & Airtel

Operators of Tigo and Airtel Friday announced that they have, through their respective subsidiaries, entered into an agreement to combine their operations in Ghana.

As per the agreement, Millicom International Cellular S.A. and Bharti Airtel Limited would have equal ownership and governance rights in the combined entity.

The Big Six

The planning committee for Ghana’s 60th anniversary celebration has released a documentary chronicling the history of the country as part of activities to ignite patriotism.

The documentary, titled “From Gold Coast to Ghana: A Glorious History of Self-determination”, spans events from the 15th century, when the Portuguese first engaged with the Gold Coast through the period of Dutch association which lasted for 274 years up until the British colonisation which lasted for 85 years.

Tamale Teaching Hospital

A male adult has died with two others in an unknown condition at the Tamale Teaching Hospital following oxygen shortage and also refusal of surgeons to administer an expired anesthesia drug on a patient who suffered “acute abdominal pain”.

Yahaya Zuberu was referred from the Samaritan Medical Center in Tamale after being diagnosed of acute abdomen and appendicitis.

The Ghana Soil Health Consortium is asking the government to introduce a policy to ensure farmers adhere to strict soil improvement practices.

The soil health policy being recommended will develop soil health diagnostic and management tools for improved agricultural advisory services.

President Akufo-Addo in a handshake with WO1 Bernard Amoah (left), leader of the VAG members. Looking on are Commander Steve Obimpeh (retd) (middle), President of VAG, and Mr Dominic Nitiwul (right), the Minister of Defence. Picture: SAMUEL TEI ADANO

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has charged the Ministry of Defence to release GH¢200,000 towards the welfare of members of the Veterans Association of Ghana (VAG).

Per the President’s instruction, the veterans had served Ghana well and distinguished themselves at the cost of their lives, for which reason they had secured a special place within the scheme of national life and deserved to be honoured.

Mr Tamas Meszerics

The European Union (EU) Observer Mission for Ghana’s 2016 Election has suggested that an independent institution be set up to monitor political party campaign financing for elections.

The international observer mission argues that the move will help reduce extravagant spending by parties and promote transparency.