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UN warns Ghana of threat as private security personnel outnumbers police officers

…There are 450,000 private security personnel and 33,000 police officers The United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries has warned Ghana of the potential security threat that the very high number of private security personnel in comparison to the number of police personnel poses to the country. The …

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Government will deal with saboteurs of Free SHS – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has warned that government will deal severely with anyone whose actions and inactions will thwart the smooth implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy. He said the Government would move beyond naming and shaming to the prosecution of individuals engaging in fraudulent activities …

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Public debt in half of sub-Sahara Africa reaches 50% of GDP – Lagarde

Concerns are rising over growing public debt in about half of the countries in sub-Sahara Africa. The sharp increase has reached 50 per cent of GDP, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF), Managing Director, Christine Lagarde. Speaking at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, …

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We should take control of our natural resources – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has underlined the need to for new thinking to enable the nation to take control of its natural resources to propel it into economic prosperity. He said it should not be business as usual and that it was time to think outside the box.   This …

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Half of the world’s 7.3 billion people can’t access essential health services – WHO

At least half of the world’s 7.3 billion people still do not have access to essential health services, such as having a skilled birth attendant, vaccinations for children or treatment for HIV, a new data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Bank shows. As a result, more …

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Dr Johnson Asiama opts to resign from Bank of Ghana – Sources

Dr. Johnson P. Asiama, the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana has decided to eventually resign from the central bank, sources close to the Bank have told ghanabusinessnews.com. There has been unverified news during the week saying he had resigned from the Bank. The story took different forms …

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We’ve repatriated $150m of stolen money and frozen $3.5b in assets linked to foreign corruption – US

US authorities say they have repatriated about $150 million of stolen money to countries from which they were stolen, frozen $3.5 billion in assets linked to foreign corruption and efforts are underway to do more. Last Saturday December 9, the world celebrated the International Anti-Corruption Day under the theme: ‘United …

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Ghana government urged to commit resources to fight corruption

Mr Richard Quayson, Deputy Commissioner of the Commission for Human Right and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), has urged government to play the leading role in the adoption and implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) to fight against corruption in the country.  He said the Government must ensure that appropriate …

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