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Deutsche Bank closes 3 Ghana funding deals worth €162m

Deutsche Bank has closed three transactions worth a combined 162 million euros with Ghana’s Ministry of Finance to fund projects in the West African nation, the lender said in an emailed statement. Since 2012, Deutsche Bank has arranged more than 1.3 billion euros of financing related to infrastructure development in Ghana. First transaction is a 92 million-euro package in which ...

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Opoku Ware School students engage in open defecation on campus

Students of the Opoku Ware School (OWASS), one of the premier second cycle institutions in the Ashanti Region are currently engaged in serious open defecation over lack of and inaccessibility of toilet facilities in the school after numerous cries for help went unheeded, a joint Pure 95.7 FM and MyNewsGh.com investigation has uncovered. As a result of this, the children ...

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President Akufo-Addo to give Constitutional Instruments to new regions Tuesday

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, will from Tuesday, February 12, 2019, publicly present Constitutional Instruments (C.I.s) to give effect to the creation of the six (6) new regions. This was contained in a statement issued Saturday, February 9, 2019, by the Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. The president, through the Ministry of Regional Reorganisation ...

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Ghanaian passport validity returns to 10 years, from 5 years

The government has extended the validity of an ordinary Ghanaian passport from 5 years to 10 years, effective March 31, 2019. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in a letter dated February 6, 2019 and addressed to all heads of Missions notified them of the government’s decision. “MISSIONS ARE HEREBY THAT GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO EXTEND THE VALITY ...

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COCOBOD floors Agongo in $46.4m fertilizer deal

Seidu Agongo, the businessman who is currently on trial for allegedly conspiring with ex-Cocobod Chief Executive, Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni, to cause financial loss to the state, has lost a matter of arbitration he initiated against the Cocobod. Had he been successful at the arbitration, Seidu Agongo’s three companies were going to take home not less than a whopping $46.460 ...

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Rot at BOST: Deputy Minister hints of possible prosecution

The Deputy Minister for Energy in-charge of Petroleum, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, has hinted of a possible prosecution of some persons whose actions and decisions resulted in serious financial breaches at the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST). According to him, following the contaminated fuel saga at BOST; two committees were set up explaining that the first one which ...

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Amissah-Arthur’s name pops up in NCA trial

The name of former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has popped up in the trial of the former Board Chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA) and four others. It was Navy Captain (Rtd) Asase Gyimah, counsel for Alhaji Salifu Mimina Osman, a former National Security Coordinator on the NCA Board, who claimed the late former Vice President was aware ...

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Speaker refers Minority MPs’ behaviour to Privileges Committee

Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Minority side who displayed placards during the swearing-in of the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan, last Tuesday are to face the Privileges Committee of Parliament for their behaviour. The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Joseph Osei-Owusu, who gave the ruling yesterday, directed the Clerk of Parliament to go for ...

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