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2019 to see well sanitized and resilient banking sector – Frank Adu

Ghana’s banking sector should be well-sanitised and more resilient as the central bank continues its reforms, Frank Adu Jnr., Managing Director of CalBank, has said as he called on the nation to back the regulator to clean up the sector. “I think the system will be well-sanitised and become more resilient from next year onward. We should all basically support ...

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Rawlings and Mahama disclose concerns on National Cathedral to Duncan Williams

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan Williams who has been spearheading a fundraising campaign for the construction of the National Cathedral has indicated that two of the former presidents Jerry Rawlings and John Mahama have concerns with the decision on the cathedral. There is a divided front on government’s decision to support the construction of the with some describing it as a needless ...

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Akufo-Addo is clearing NDC mess to make way for development – Chiana-Paga NPP Chairman

The Chiana-Paga constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mohamud Adams Karimu, has appealed to Ghanaians to exercise patience with President Akufo Addo, as he works through the mess created by the former administration, to bring the needed development in all sectors of the country. According to him, the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, in its 8 years ...

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Martin Amidu to approve wives and husbands for his staff

Any would be wife or husband of an employee of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has to undergo proper scrutiny from the security agencies before being given the green light to go ahead with the marriage, says Office of the Special Prosecutor Regulations, 2018 (L.I. 2373). The law also compels an employee who intends to get married to ...

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$12m Oslo building saga: NDC exposed

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has stressed that the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament had lied about the cost of the controversial chancellery in Oslo, Norway which the government is reportedly seeking to acquire. The Minister reiterated her earlier position last week at a press conference in Accra. “The press statement is ...

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Drone deal not borne by taxpayer – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated, for the avoidance of doubt, that the use of drones to supply essential and life-saving medical supplies to patients, especially in remote areas, will not be borne by the taxpayer. “This programme is not going to be run on the public budget. Corporate Social Responsibility contributions from private sector players will pay for ...

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EC inaugurates ROPAA Consultative Committee

Mrs Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday inaugurated the Representation of the People’s Amendment Act (ROPAA) Consultative and Implementation Committee. The nine-member Committee is made up of three representatives from the EC, the Peace Council, Civil Society Organisation, the Academia, one each from the ruling party and the main opposition party, while the minority parties were ...

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Majority criticises Ablakwa for releasing official documents

Mr Frank Annor-Dompreh, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee has described the conduct of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Minority spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, as a nuisance to the committee. According to him, the Ranking Member is beginning to show “Bad faith” in his dealings with members especially the majority on the committee. Mr Annor-Dompreh made the statement at a press conference ...

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Nieuwe loonstrookjes: bijna iedereen in de plus

De meeste Nederlanders zullen op hun eerste loonstrookje in januari 1 tot 2,5 procent meer netto overhouden, ook als zij van hun baas geen salarisverhoging hebben gekregen. Wie rond 40.000 euro bruto verdient, profiteert relatief het meest van tariefswijzigingen in de inkomstenbelasting en verhoging van de algemene heffings- en arbeidskorting Ook bijstandsgerechtigden en AOW’ers krijgen 3 procent meer op hun ...

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