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Ghana’s debt to GDP ratio drops to 57.2%

Ghana’s Debt-to-GDP ratio has dropped to 57.2% according to the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana. In the 2016 Annual Progress report, Ghana’s Total Debt to GDP ratio stood at 73.1% at the end of December, 2017 with year on year debt accumulation rate of 36% in the erstwhile administration. The situation resulted in an increasing interest burden, ...

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Work on Kumasi Airport expansion progresses steadily

Work is progressing on the second phase of the Kumasi Airport which consists of building a new terminal and expanding the existing one to accommodate more passengers. There will also be an extension of the runway and the building of a bigger car park. When completed, the facelift will bring the Kumasi Airport to an international standard. Currently, all the ...

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Amidu gets teeth to bite; law to fight corruption ready

The Special Prosecutor, Martin A. B. K. Amidu, is set to discharge his duties following the enactment of the enabling law backing his operations. Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul, yesterday laid the Legislative Instrument (LI) in Parliament to give legal backing to the Office of the Special Prosecutor on behalf of the Attorney-General, Gloria Akuffo. The L.I. which would mature in ...

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I resigned because of internal politics – Former Power Minister

Former Power Minister, Kwabena Donkor, has revealed his 2015 controversial resignation from office as the then sector minister was not as a result of his purported inability to end the power crisis (dumsor) the country faced at the time. The Member of Parliament for the Pru East Constituency in the Brong Ahafo region on assuming office as the then power ...

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‘You are not God’ – Mahama fights Akufo-Addo’s ‘prediction’ about NDC

Former President John Mahama says it is only God who chooses a leader, not President Akufo-Addo as he wants Ghanaians to believe. Addressing delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Bekwai on Monday, Mr Mahama played down comments by President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) would remain in opposition for a long time. Incensed ...

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LI on Special Prosecutor Office finally laid

Government has finally laid before parliament the Legislative Instrument (LI) on the office of the Special Prosecutor. The Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul laid the document on behalf of the Attorney General, Monday, Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent Joseph Opoku Gakpo reported. The document has since been referred to the Subsidiary Legislative Committee for deliberations and it will take 21 working days ...

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COCOBOD allegedly buys US$3.5m untested fertilizer with forged document

t has emerged that the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) under the management of its current Chief Executive, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, purchased some 100,000 bags of an untested fertilizer called “Cocoa Nti” worth US$3.5 million, using a forged scientific report which is a subject of controversy at the ongoing trial of Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni and Alhaji Seidu Agongo. The forged ...

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Full List of 10 teachers sacked for immoral conduct and theft

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has released a full list of teachers who have been sanctioned for violating the code of conduct of the service. According to a statement issued and signed by Cassandra Twum Ampofo, Head of Public Relations Unit of the GES, the decision was arrived at after thorough investigations into their conduct by the Disciplinary Committee which ...

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Akufo-Addo inspects 1D1F project in Asuogyaman

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has visited the Kete Krachi Timber Recovery Limited, a company operating under Government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative. The company, located in Asuogyaman, in the Eastern Region, runs a timber salvage operation on the Volta Lake, using barge-mounted salvage units, built around modified Caterpillar excavators. It will be recalled that construction of the Volta Lake resulted in vast ...

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Deputy Communications Director of the NPP jabs former president Mahama over Free SHS claims

Ex President John Dramani Mahama over the past few days on his campaign tour has been vociferous against the Akufo-Addo led government on some key policy areas like the Free SHS. While addressing NDC delegates at Nsuta Kwaman Beposo in the Ashanti region as part of his campaign tour he said, “When these students graduate where will they get employment? ...

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