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Ghanaians advised to observe COVID-19 protocols to prevent new infections

The government has called on the citizenry, to continue the strict observance of all the preventive etiquette of COVID-19, to prevent a new wave of infections. Mr Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, who was addressing a News conference in Accra on Sunday, said the Government had taken note …

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Government has identified sources of funding to Western Togoland secessionists – Nkrumah

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said Government and security agencies have identified the sources of funding and key actors behind the Western Togoland secessionist group. In view of that, he said, the security agencies had taken stringent measures to deal with it decisively and publish names of key actors …

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Communication Workers Union elects new National Executives

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) of Trades Union Congress, Ghana has elected new National Executives to manage its affairs for the next four years. The new executives include: Mrs Vida A. Quansah- National Chairman; Mr Felix A. Quaye- First National Vice Chairman and Mrs Elizabeth A. Neequaye- Second National Vice …

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Ghana government asked to restore reputation by paying contractors

The next government irrespective of which political party wins the Presidential Elections in December, from 2021 must restore government’s reputation by paying all contractors. Mr Habibu Adam, a Senior Economist at the Office of the Senior Minister told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra on Sunday that …

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Western Togoland agitation: Government must adopt negotiatory approach – Prof Aning  

A security expert has advised the government not to adopt a brutal military approach to resolve the Western Togoland secessionist group’s hostilities. Professor Emmanuel Kwesi Aning, Director at the Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research, Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre, rather called for a well-coordinated approach and dialogue in resolving …

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Government says it will save more than $200m in CENIT amended power purchase deal

The Ghana government and CENIT have agreed to an amended power purchase agreement under which the company has decided to move to a tolling structure and to transfer all resulting cost savings to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). CENIT, a Ghanaian independent power producer (IPP) that began commercial operations …

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Accounts of customers of defunct financial institutions credited – CBG

The accounts of all customers of defunct microfinance, savings and loans and finance houses have been fully credited with the cash value of their estimated bonds, Mr Daniel Wilson Addo, the Managing Director of Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) has said. In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency, Mr …

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ADB says to commit 50% of loans to agricultural development

The Management of Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has indicated that it is putting in place strategic measures that will see the bank raise its agricultural loan portfolio to 50 per cent by the year 2022. This is to enable farmers and value chain actors to have access to enough capital …

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Prof. Owusu-Dabo is new KNUST Pro-Vice-Chancellor

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor Ellis Owusu-Dabo as its new Pro-Vice-Chancellor. Until his appointment, Prof. Owusu-Dabo, a Consultant Public Health Physician, Teacher and Researcher, was the Dean of the University’s School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences. He replaces Prof. Mark Adom-Asamoah, …

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Finance Minister briefs House of Chiefs on Agyapa Royalties deal

Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister for Finance has appeared before the National House of Chiefs to brief members on the concept and benefits that Ghana would derive from the Agyapa Royalties deal. The move formed part of a broader stakeholder consultation being undertaken by the Ministry to explain the rationale …

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