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President Mills directs Ministers of State to create jobs

President John Evans Atta Mills has directed Ministers of State to produce sector blueprints for job creation by June this year. In addition; all sectors should mainstream job-creation into their programmes. These are part of a grand scheme for job creation, promised in the manifesto of the ruling National Democratic …

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Mills says 2010 is year of action

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday reminded Ministers of State and other functionaries in his administration to work to the best of their abilities and build on the gains achieved in the previous year. He called on them to collaborate and unite as they discharged their assignments, and reminded …

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Ghana Parliament approves designated ministers except Ayariga

Parliament on Thursday approved the nomination of eight persons for ministerial appointments, excluding Mr. Mahama Ayariga. The committee decided that Mr. Ayariga the nominee  for the position of Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry would be considered in due course. Mr. Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, …

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Ghana Parliament hosts IMF Deputy Managing Director

The Committee of the Whole of Parliament on Wednesday hosted Mr John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with a call on the institution to wean Ghana from the vagaries of IMF assistance. Committee members said the IMF’s conditionalities are unacceptable because they offer packages …

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Political party promises to establish state farms

The New Vision Party (NVP), when voted into power in 2012, would revamp the Agricultural sector by establishing State Farms that will not only create employment opportunities for the youth but also ensure food security in the country. Prophet Daniel Yaw Nkansah, Leader and Founder NVP said this at a …

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Bagbin advocates for equitable tariff for advanced communities and urban slums

Mr Sumana Alban Bagbin, Minister Designate for Water Resources Works and Housing on Wednesday said he would over-turn the inequitable distribution of water, in which advanced enclaves pay less than urban slums. He said he would draw on the experience, as the chairman for Water Sector Reform during the National …

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Jake tells NPP to choose driver who knows the road

Mr. Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, an aspiring National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party has called on the Party to elect as national chairman, a person who is a tried and tested strategist to bring it back to power in the 2012 elections. “Let us go with the driver who knows the …

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Two Ministers appear before Parliament to answer questions

The Ministers of Health and Education appeared in Parliament on Tuesday to answer questions from members. First to be called was the Minister for Health, Dr Benjamin Kunbuor, who answered five questions tabled also by four members. Dr Kunbuor said the provision of a hospital at Nkwanta North Constituency remained …

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NDC vows to make inroads in Kumasi

Leaders and party faithful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Kumasi Metropolis, have been urged to work harder in order to increase the party’s votes in the area come 2012. Mr Godwin Della, the Subin Constituency Secretary of the party, who made the call, said even though nine out …

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Former President Kufuor urged to resolve factions in NPP

Mr Alfred Bossman, a New Patriotic Party member, has added his voice to calls on the former President John Agyekum Kufuor to resolve the problem between Mr Alan Kyeremanten and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2008 presidential candidate of the party. He said if immediate steps were not taken by …

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