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Parliament never discussed ex-gratia – Lee Ocran

A former Member of Parliament, Lee Ocran, who is also a member of the Transitional Team, says Parliament never discussed the end-of-service benefits for ex-presidents, which is now subject of hot debates in the country. “The issue was not even on the order paper of the day,” he said. Instead, …

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Kufuor to receive lump sum of GH¢460,000…

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor would be receiving a lump sum of GH¢460,800 in addition to other pensions, as his end-of–service benefit. The estimate is based on a Joy FM calculations of a monthly pay of GH¢3,200 approved by the Chinery-Hesse Committee report for serving Ghana for eight years. The …

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Bank of Ghana governor goes on leave

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Paul Acquah has decided to go on his leave accumulated over almost nine years. Dr Acquah was born in Juabo in the Western Region of Ghana. He is a graduate of the University of Ghana and Yale University in Economics. Governor Acquah …

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Ghana’s Parliament unanimous on presidential ex-gratia awards

The Majority and Minority in Parliament have justified the new package of emoluments for former Presidents recommended by the Chinery Hesse Committee. Leaders of both sides of the House say the recommendations are not outrageous as opined by a section of the public. The Deputy Majority Leader, Mr. John Tiah …

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Kufuor’s ex-gratia awards – some concerns

The most typical character of Ghana’s political elite – greed, would yet be displayed when former President Kufuor’s ex-gratia awards are made known to the Ghanaian public today, Monday January 19, 2009. What some consider  vulgar demands of former President Kufuor were agreed upon by the Chinery-Hesse Commission and approved …

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World Bank report not chastisement of NPP– Nduom

The recent World Bank report on Ghana’s economy is not a chastisement of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom has said. According to Dr. Nduom the report was meant to alert the new administration of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the state of the Ghanaian …

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Bawumia resigns from Bank of Ghana

The Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has written to disengage from his remaining 18-month contract with the bank. Joy News sources at the BoG say Bawumia has also applied for his accumulated leave for nine years, and is no longer likely to return to work …

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Don’t appoint NPP supporters – Mills warned

President John Atta Mills has been warned not to appointment New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters into his all inclusive government because they will sabotage his programmes. Giving the warning, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Africa International Magazine Dr. Dee Otibu-Asare, appealed to the new government to appoint only …

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Kwesi Botchwey speaks on Ghana’s economy

Dr. Kwesi Botchwey, Ghana’s longest serving Minister for Finance and Economic Planning has called on Ghana’s politicians to be honest about the facts of the country’s economy, and stop the blame game. The man who managed Ghana’s economy for 13 years from 1982 to 1995 says the matters which the …

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CVs alone not enough – Chief of Staff

Newly appointed Chief of Staff Mr John Henry Newman, on Friday observed he was quite impressed with the curriculum vitae of a good number of presidential staffers, however he would expect them to prove their worth practically. He said by virtue of their impressive CVs, the staffers have acquired substantial …

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