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GUSS General Meeting
Date
Sat. 23rd February
Time
14:00 - 18:00
Venue

Visbyrinken 6, Rinkeby
Agenda
Union elections...
 
Other Activities
 
Exchange Rates
Monday, February 11th
Daily Interbank FX Rates
Currency Buying(¢) Selling(¢)
USD
4.9977
5.0027
Sterling
6.4695
6.4780
Euro
5.6686
5.6730
SEK
0.5399
0.5404
Naira 61.15 61.21
Source: Bank of Ghana
 
Swedish FX Bank Rates
Currency
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USD
9.8678
8.9629
Sterling
12.7031
11.4150
Euro
11.1406
10.1613
Source: Forex Bank, Sweden
Validity of Ghanaian passports to be extended to 10 years: A statement dated February 6th, 2019 and signed by the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mohammad Habibu Tijani, has instructed all Ghanaian foreign missions abroad to inform all concerned that "the government has decided to extend the validity of ordinary passport booklets issued to qualified Ghanaian applicants from five to ten years (5-10 years) with effect from 31st March, 2019." The statement, addressed to all heads of missions and consular officers, added that the processing fees for passports will remain the same until further notice.
     
Akolor - one year ago: Today, 9th February, marks the first year of the passing away of Sanle Akolor (SAY) a long term resident of Stockholm and member of the Ghana Union. Akolor came to Stockholm in the early 1970s, lived and worked here until he moved back permanently to Ghana in 2010 but made yearly visits to Stockholm where his children and grandchildren still live. Akolor was an active member of the Ghana Union, held several posts in the union and was instrumental in the revision of the union constitution. He lived throughout his many years here in Täby. A former officer in the Ghana Army, he was popularly called "Major" in his village in Ghana. Akolor was laid to rest in his hometown, Santrokofi, on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. See report here...  
  Sanle Akolor died in the early hours of February 9th, 2018, at home in Hohoe
     
Sabuni lyfts fram som ny L-ledare: Nyamko Sabuni har ett starkt internt stöd för att efterträda Jan Björklund som partiledare i Liberalerna. SVT Nyheter har ringt runt till alla ordförande i L:s länsförbund. Av de 18 som svarade lyfte fem fram Sabuni. Cecilia Malmström, som sagt att hon lämnar politiken, lyftes fram av två. Sabuni var riksdagsledamot 2002-2006. Hon har varit integrationsminister, jämställdhetsminister och biträdande utbildningsminister. I dag arbetar hon som hållbarhetskonsult. Även om Sabuni var det namn som nämndes oftast, vill de flesta hålla sina favoriter hemliga. Enligt SVT:s politiske kommentator
Mats Knutsons källor är Sabuni intresserad av jobbet som L-ledare. Under onsdagen meddelade Jan Björklund att han inte vill bli omvald som
partiledare på L:s landsmöte i höst. Han sade att efterträdaren bör stöjda uppgörelsen mellan L, C, S och MP. (SVT text)
 
  Nyamko Sabuni, 49, came to Sweden as a 12-year old from Congo and studied Law at Uppsala University
     
From our Archives: The July-October 1994 issue of the then union newsletter, The Ghanaian Conscience, carried three items in the Children's Corner from three of our kids. There were two drawings. One was by Kpormone Afua Buame, 6 years, and in Klass 1D at Svenshögskolan in Lund and another by Jiani, 5 years, who was then with his father, a Ghanaian, working in Phonm Pehn, Cambodia. Niimatha Suberu, who was then 10, also sent a story about Madicken och Lisabet. This was 24 years ago. All the three girls are now grown up and on their own. Afua Buame returned to Ghana with her parents and now works in the ICT industry in Ghana. Jiani also returned to Ghana, earned a degree in Business Administration and qualified as an ACCA accountant. She is now in the USA with her husband pursuing a Masters in Design and an MBA. Own own Nimatha also earned a degree in Business Administration in the US and now works in Stockholm. Click on the image to the right to see the full page from 24 years ago.  
  Children's Corner in The Ghanaian Conscience, July-October 1994
     
U.S. imposes visa restrictions on Ghana: The United States said on Thursday it was imposing visa restrictions on Ghana, accusing the African country of not cooperating in accepting its citizens ordered removed from the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a statement. “Without an appropriate response from Ghana, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population,” the statement said. “Ghana has failed to live up to its obligations under international law to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States,” said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said. “We hope the Ghanaian government will work with us to reconcile these deficiencies quickly,” she said. See also...
     
     
     
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