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Vice President calls for cost-efficiency in projects delivery

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has asked public sector institutions to ensure cost-efficiency in the implementation of infrastructure projects, to reduce financial wastage and protect the public purse. As the government looked for suitable investments opportunities to close the infrastructure gap, it was important to make the most of the …

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Stop politicizing national identification process – President tells Minority

President Nana Addo Dankwa on Saturday called on the Minority in Parliament to stop politicizing the national identity registration process and to support the initiative to aid Ghana’s transformation agenda and development. He said it is unfortunate that leaders of the Minority in Parliament were deliberately sabotaging the process, which …

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Anglogold Ashanti expected to inject $880m in Obuasi Mines  

Parliament has approved a development agreement between the Government of Ghana and Anglogold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited, for the mining company to make a capital investment of $880 million into Obuasi mine, which has seen a lull in its activities for some time now. The agreement, whose execution would end by …

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Pollutants from agriculture a serious threat to world’s water – FAO

Water pollution from unsustainable agricultural practices poses a serious risk to human health and the planet’s ecosystems, a problem often underestimated by policymakers and farmers alike, cautions a new report. In many countries the biggest source of water pollution today is agriculture — not cities or industry — while worldwide, …

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MTN freezes wallets of customers in Ponzi scheme scam

Management of MTN says it has received complaints from some of its mobile money customers, who allegedly contributed to a Ponzi scheme operated by Savannah Brokerage Investment and are demanding reversal of their respective amounts invested. A statement issued by Mr Samuel Koranteng, Acting Corporate Services Executive, MTN, said the …

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Africa should have ‘can-do mindset’ – Bawumia

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has rallied Africans to have a “can-do mindset” and work together to drive the continent’s economic transformation agenda. “The most important transformation is the transformation of our mindset. We have to believe that we can do what other countries and continents have done. It is not …

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New Panama Papers leak: Lionel Messi, Cartier, Argentine leader listed

Two years after the Panama Papers rocked the offshore financial system, a fresh document leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca reveals new offshore details about an array of global elites, including soccer superstar Lionel Messi, the Argentine president’s family and a former senior Kuwaiti official convicted of looting his country’s social …

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Board Member resigns in protest over corruption in African Union

In what would be the first ever resignation of an African Union official over corruption within the institution to be known, a Ghanaian serving on the AU Advisory Board on Corruption has resigned, citing persistent corruption in the organization. Usually, individuals unhappy with issues in the organization leave quietly not …

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Roadmap to regulate mining in the offing – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced plans for a comprehensive strategy to tackle the threat of illegal mining to the nation’s economy and the environment. This, he said was going to address the vexed issue of the lifting of the ban on small-scale mining. It would involve the reclamation …

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ECOWAS insists 2020 single currency deadline is attainable

The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) says barring any hitches, its new deadline of 2020 for the introduction of a single currency for the region will be met. Commissioner for Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Research at the ECOWAS Secretariat, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku told a high-level technical working …

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