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NHIA to scale up electronic membership renewal by end of year

National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it expects over 50 per cent increase in membership in the next few months with the introduction of its electronic membership renewal service. By 2030, the scheme expects that the electronic renewal would help it achieve universal health coverage for the country. According to the Deputy Director of the NHIA, Mr Oswald Esuah Mensah ...

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Supreme Court ‘throws out’ writ challenging legality of new regions referendum

The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit challenging the planned referendum for the creation of six new regions. According to Graphic Online’s court reporter, Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson, in a unanimous decision, a seven-member panel of the court held that the three individuals who initiated the suit failed to properly invoke the interpretative jurisdiction of the court. The three plaintiffs, Mayor ...

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Cabinet approves construction of 10 Coastal Fishing Harbours, Landing Sites

Parliament is expected to soon approve the construction of 10 Coastal Fishing Harbours and Landing Sites. This, according to the Information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, follows a recent Cabinet approval to the commercial and financial agreement for these projects. He told journalists at a bi-weekly briefing Wednesday, that Cabinet has recommended to Parliament for consideration and approval for work to ...

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Domestic cocoa processing hits 300,000 tonnes

Domestic processing of cocoa hit 300,000 tonnes in the 2017/2018 cocoa season, a 19 per cent jump from the 252,000 tonnes processed the previous season. That brings to 34 percent of the total volume of annual cocoa output averaging 900,000 tonnes that is processed locally. According to the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the rise in domestic processing this season was ...

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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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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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