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Full text: First independence speech by Kwame Nkrumah

First President Kwame Nkrumah delivered the first independence speech on March 6, 1957, to hundreds of participants including representatives from the British monarch. “We have won the battle and again rededicate ourselves,” he had said, adding “Our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa.” Today, Ghana celebrates Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (a.k.a Founder’s ...

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Minority to campaign vigorously against special petroleum tax

The Minority National Democratic Congress [NDC] in parliament, will from October 2018, roll out a national outreach program to engage Ghanaians on their position on the recent fuel price hikes. This according to them, is an attempt to explain the issues plainly to the citizenry, and further press home their demand for the scrapping of the special petroleum tax. The ...

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Ghana to receive $10billion to improve road projects

Ghana’s roads are to undergo a major reconstruction with modern all-season road network linkages to spur economic and social development through easier access to and from rural areas to the main population centre. The $10 billion project will include undertaking a thorough assessment of the current road network in Ghana to identify and build roads, from scratch, expand some existing ...

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Auditor-General blocks salaries of some head of state institutions

The Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo has revealed that salaries of some heads of public institutions who delayed in responding to observations contained in audit reports have been frozen. The directors of some state institutions were given up to 30 days to respond to the observations contained in an audit report on their institutions. However, most of the directors failed to respond. ...

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Ghanaians are suffering – Gabby Admits

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, has stated that times are hard for the citizenry, but it is a sign of a developing economy. He assured Ghanaians that they should exercise patience for government as President Akufo-Addo is charting the path for a buoyant economy for all. In a Facebook, he wrote “there is ...

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Health Ministry gets financial clearance to absorb unemployed bonded nurses

The Ministry of Health says it has secured financial clearance to absorb unemployed bonded nurses. Sector Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has assured the distressed nurses that they will receive their appointment by the end of the year. He gave the assurance when he was addressing the Nurses and Midwifery Council mid-year review meeting at Nsuta in the Ashanti Region. The ...

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Ghanaians poverty situation improved – Report

Ghana’s poverty rate has declined and currently stands at 23.4%, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has announced in a latest survey. According to the survey, Ghanaians are not as poor as they used to; nonetheless, about 2.4 million people in Ghana are drowning in extreme poverty while 6 million people are living in poverty. Speaking at the Launch of the ...

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