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No violence in election 2020 – Akufo-Addo assures Ghanaians

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated the assurance that the 2020 general election would be free and fair without violence and intimidation. He said his government had strengthened the nation’s security system to ensure the forthcoming December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections would be absolutely a violent-free event. …

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Many countries in sub-Sahara Africa and Asia continue to experience rapid population growth – study

Many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and some in Asia continue to experience rapid population growth and high fertility rates. This fact is one of the insights from the 2020 World Population Data Sheet released by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB). It said the population of 25 countries including Ghana, is …

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We need stakeholders’ support to safeguard integrity of examinations – WAEC

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has called for public and stakeholders’ support to safeguard the integrity of examinations in the country. “We cannot effectively carry out this mandate without the support of stakeholders. Although the council is the assessment body established by law with the mandate to determine examinations …

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Ghana to deploy Beneficial Ownership Register in October

Mrs Jemima Oware, the Register-General, on Tuesday said the Department is set to deploy a new Central Beneficial Ownership Register for all companies in Ghana to disclose the identities of owners to help fight corruption. Mrs Oware told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the exercise, scheduled to …

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Ghana receives $1.3m of $50m World Bank funding for REDD+ programme

Ghana has received an advance payment of $1.3 million out of a $50 million agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for results-based payments for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (known as REDD+). The provision of the advance payment was included in the programme contract, which …

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African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative

While the race to find safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines continues, African countries are signing up to a ground-breaking initiative, which aims to secure at least 220 million doses of the vaccine for the continent, once licensed and approved. All 54 countries on the continent have expressed interest in COVAX, …

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MTN Ghana goes to Supreme Court for review  

MTN Ghana has applied to the Supreme Court to seek a review of an Accra High Court’s recent decision to dismiss its challenge against the National Communications Authority over a Significant Market Power (SMP)declaration. In a statement signed by Mr Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, and copied …

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Ghana government to issue GH¢22.7b in treasury bills over the next three months

The government of Ghana is to issue GH¢22.7 billion in treasury bills over the next three months, September to November, the Finance Ministry said in an issuance calendar. More than GH¢19.6 billion, of the amount to be issued, will be used to rollover maturities and the remaining GH¢3.05 billion will …

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We respect court ruling but concerns remain – MTN

MTN Ghana says it respects the decision of the High Court on its (MTN) attempt to prevent the National Communications Authority (NCA) from implementing corrective regulations following the declaration of MTN as a Significant Market Power (SMP). It, however, said “regretfully, our concerns remain unresolved,” in a statement copied to …

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Exchanges over GNPC’s over GH¢5m CSR spending end PAC’s hearings abruptly

A question by Mr Samuel Nartey George, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing on the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation’s (GNPC) corporate social responsibility degenerated into heated exchanges and brought the hearing to an abrupt end. Mr George wanted to know why the Board …

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