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Parliament asks government to address energy sector debts

Parliament has called on the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Energy, Mr John Peter Amewu to as a matter of urgency,  activate the cash waterfall scheme and other prudent measures to address the debt accumulation in the energy sector. The lawmakers further called on the Minister of Finance, …

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Public Procurement Authority was usurping its powers – Witness

Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah, the third prosecution witness in the trial involving Dr Stephen Opuni and one other, has said the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) was usurping its powers, when it came to be advising on purchase of agro-chemicals. He said even though the authority advised on how bidding should be …

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Roads should be free from flooding – Minister

The Minister of Roads and Highways has charged road contractors to ensure that they deliver quality work to prevent flooding of the roads after rainfall as it is happening in many parts of Accra. Mr. Kwesi Amoako Atta, speaking in earnest, says, “I have asked MPS to ensure that they …

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Government awards Nsaba and Duakwa town roads on contract – DCE

The Central Government has awarded Agona Nsaba and Agona Duakwa town roads on contract to facilitate easy transportation of goods and services. Mr Dennis Armah-Frempong, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agona East, made this known when he addressed the chiefs and elders of Nsaba Traditional Area as they marked the …

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FAGE Chairman urges youth to venture into mango cultivation

Mr George Kafui Agboso, the Chairman for the Federation of Association of Ghanaian Exporters (FAGE) has advised Ghanaian youth to enter into mango farming as it is one of the major exportable fruit crops in the country currently. Mr Agboso gave the advice when he spoke to 62 second year …

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Ghana unable to eradicate NTDs by 2020 – GHS

Ghana will not be able to eradicate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by 2020 as required by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is because, Elephantiasis and Lymphatic Filiarisis remained endemic in the country, despite the annual Mass Drug Administration (MDA) exercises conducted on …

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Parliament discusses downward review of presidential, parliamentary ages

Parliament on Tuesday began discussions for a reduction of the ages allowed by Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, to qualify for election as President and Member of Parliament, to enable more young men to serve Ghana at the nation’s highest political offices. “Mr Speaker, if an individual is old enough to vote …

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Black Stars to earn $30,000 as qualification bonus

Each member of the senior national team, the Black Stars will take home $30,000 as qualification bonus, after topping Group F, at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The Stars, defeated Guinea Bissau 2-0 to amass five points in three matches and topped the table with a …

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Ghana to introduce nuclear power into energy mix – Minister

Government has announced plans to introduce nuclear power into the country’s energy mix and will take between 10 to 15 years for the realisation of the vision to ensure affordable energy for industrial development. A team has been constituted to embark on reconnaissance trip for a preliminary assessment and collection …

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Government says new measures in tax Exemptions Bill to deal with weaknesses

Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng says the government appreciated the weaknesses in the tax exemption regime and would introduce new measures in the Exemptions Bill to deal with the shortcomings. However, he said, the Exemptions Bill currently before Parliament when passed would not cancel exemptions already granted. “The …

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