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100-year $50bn bond will boost economy, shore up cedi – Ofori-Atta

The government has hinted at plans to restructure the economy by issuing a $50 billion century bond. Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has expressed optimism that the century bond will contribute to strengthening the falling cedi. Speaking with the parliamentary press corps on Monday, 24 September 2018, Mr Ofori-Atta said the government is exploring several means in its bid to ...

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Local firms will get tax waiver for similar ‘StarTimes’ 300 villages project – Ursula

The government has assured that tax waivers await local companies that are also able to take up significant initiatives like the ‘300 villages satellite TV project’, being undertaken by Chinese multinational media company, StarTimes. This would mean the local companies will be investing at least GHc3 million in equipment for such projects. “The Chinese government is giving us equipment to ...

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DTT Saga: Government reimbursing K-NET on all customs charges – Ursula

Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has said the Akufo-Addo government is reimbursing wholly Ghanaian-owned IT firm K-NET, for all customs duties and charges it paid at the ports when the company imported equipment into Ghana to build the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Network infrastructure. The reimbursement, according to Mrs Owusu-Ekuful, is part of the current government’s support to local companies ...

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NDC members are suffering – Bagbin

Alban S. K. Bagbin, who is aspiring to be flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has bemoaned the extreme calamitous pandemonium that the members of the main opposition party finds themselves in. Speaking over the weekend on Prestea based Energy 93.3 FM in the Western Region of Ghana, Hon. Bagbin said, “one of the reasons that motivated me to ...

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We’re not in crisis; but Ghanaians are in difficulty – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said he expects the country to be firmly handle the current economic difficulties. Though the President said the country was not at a crisis point, he acknowledged that the average Ghanaian was in difficulty. “It is not a crisis, but the difficulties that we are going through now are difficulties that the system will be able ...

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Stop sabotaging family planning efforts – Midwife to Ghanaian men

A Midwife is chastising Ghanaian men for sabotaging family planning efforts. Madam Abigail Adjei, who works with the Ankaase Methodist Faith Healing Hospital observes that many women complain about negative repercussions of many of the family planning options. “Some say they bleed endlessly when they take some of these options, others say they grow very lean, some even say they ...

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New entity to manage digital TV platform – Ursula

Ghana’s Digital Terrestrial Platform (DTT) infrastructure will be managed as a commercial entity, the Ministry of Communications has announced. It will be incorporated as the Central Digital Transmission Company Limited (CDTCL) and governed by a board, the ministry has explained. A statement issued in Accra and signed by the Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, said the board would ...

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$100m Ghana Gas choppers deal stinks

A government sanctioned forensic audit has revealed that the acquisition of helicopters worth over $61 million by Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) caused financial loss to the state because the choppers were never utilized. The four Z-9EH helicopters bought from China for surveillance by Ghana Gas during the previous Mahama administration at the total cost of $100 million ($25m each) ...

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Turkey desires to partner Ghana to run proposed national airline

The Turkish Government has expressed interest in partnering the Government of Ghana towards the operation of the proposed national airline. The Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Nesrin Bayazit, made this known when she paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda in Accra, on Wednesday. She said the Turkish Airlines had the biggest network in Africa ...

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