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Ghana government says it’s spending over $1.4b to expand water access

Government is spending over $1.4 billion in expanding access to safe water across the country, Madam Cecilia Dapaah, Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, has revealed. She said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, in 2020, broke grounds for eight water projects that would together benefit some four million people. The …

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Akufo-Addo refunds GH¢237,000 salary increment to state chest – Eugene Arhin

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has returned GH¢237,974, being the salary increment granted to him from January to August, this year. The funds, paid into the Pensions and Salaries Account of the Controller and Accountant – General’s Department, is in fulfilment of his pledge during this year’s May Day celebration, …

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How Ghanaians on social media are comparing effects of Guinea coup to incidents of 2020 elections

On Sunday September 5, 2021, news broke of a military coup in Guinea. The capital, Conakry erupted, not in resistance, but in jubilation. The country’s first democratically elected leader, Alpha Conde, has been deposed in what appears to be a bloodless coup. The putsch carried by his own Special Forces, …

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ECOWAS condemns Guinea coup, demands immediate return to constitutional rule

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned Sunday’s attempted coup in Guinea, and has demanded swift return to constitutional rule. The bloc has also ordered the immediate and unconditional release of President Alpha Conde, and all other persons arrested in the power seizure by unnamed soldiers calling …

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Story of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – How the African political system kills genius

Growing up in the 70s, I listened to Fela. He was very popular in Ghana, indeed, as he also performed in the country, came into exile at a time he was escaping from the brutality of the Obasanjo regime, and was deported by the Acheampong regime. The Obasanjo and Acheampong …

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Government ready to partner for jobs in Ghana under 1D1F – President  

President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo says Ghana is ready to partner any well-meaning entity towards industrialisation for more jobs and economic empowerment under the One District, One Factory initiative. “Our country doesn’t believe in discrimination… be it a Ghanaian or foreign business, we are prepared to support, under our 1D1F, to …

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Public institutions cannot allocate lands without Executive approval – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has warned public institutions to desist from dealing in, granting or allocating public lands without express approval from him through the Lands and Natural Resources minister. He emphasized, that per the dictates of the Constitution, all public lands were vested only in the President and …

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CDD survey finds 62% of Ghanaians not confident in government’s ability to curb corruption

Sixty-two percent of Ghanaians are not confident in the ability of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led Government to curb corruption and impunity by its officials in the next four years, according to a CDD survey. Another 53 percent of the population are not confident in Government’s ability to protect …

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COCOBOD can’t justify more than GH¢3.5m loans and grants – Auditor-General

The Management of the Board COCOBOD has been found to be unable to justify more than GH¢3.5 million sitting on its books, given out as loans and grants. The Auditor-General’s Report 2020 says the Board could not provide supporting documents for a total amount of GH¢3,561,358.19 recorded in the books …

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Ghana not getting enough revenue from oil and gas – GRA

Ghana is not reaping enough revenue from the Oil and Gas industry as it should because local players in the industry lacked the skills and competencies in dealing with their foreign counterparts. Mr. Dominic Narh, Assistant Commissioner of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Commissioner General’s Office, has lamented. …

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