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Parliament holds close door meeting to consider emoluments

Members of Parliament on Friday held a close door meeting to come out with a proposal defining the terms and conditions for an increase in their personal emoluments. This is in line with article 71 (1a) of the 1992 Constitution which has to do with the salaries and allowances payable …

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Yendi Community asked to stop politicising development projects

The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Issah Zakaria, has asked the people in the Yendi Municipality to desist from politicizing development projects being undertaken in the area. He said chieftaincy and politics were making some people in the area not to take part in development projects, particularly communal labour, being …

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Gov’t should investigate looting of public stores during 2008 transition- Ministers

The Regional Ministers Review Conference in Koforidua in the Eastern Region has called for the prosecution of people who looted the stores of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) during the 2008 transitional period. The ministers claimed that stores of the Non-formal Education Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES) …

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Ghana repays Barbados part of over $600,000 for repatriation of stranded Ghanaians, other nationals

The Ghana government has paid its share of the cost of repatriating some stranded Ghanaians and other African nationals in that country in 2008, the Nation News, a Barbadian publication reports. The publication cited the Barbadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean as saying on Wednesday …

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Government pledges support for German businesses

The government has assured the Ger­man business community of support that will enable them establish viable businesses operations in Ghana. The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mahama Ayariga, told a German Trade Mission in Accra on Wednesday that German businesses should not hesitate to forge mutual­ly beneficial trade …

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Ghana to receive $215m World Bank budget support

Ghana will receive $215 million from the World Bank to support the country’s budget. The World Bank says its board approved the Poverty Reduction Support Credit (PRSC) Thursday in Washington. The goal of the credit it says, is to support the government of Ghana’s efforts to consolidate ongoing fiscal stabilization …

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Agric workers brainstorm to minimize effects on climate change

Ghana’s 0.05 contribution to the greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane has been described as minimal, yet, it is one of the countries to suffer the greatest impact of climate change. This is due to the fact that the effect of the phenomenon on tropical …

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New payment system to address NHIS shortcomings

As part of measures to address shortcomings of the current provider payment under the National Health Insurance Scheme, a capitation payment system is to be piloted in the Ashanti Region. It involves advance payments to primary care service providers of a calculated and agreed amount of money per client for …

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