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President Akufo-Addo dismisses four CEOs

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has terminated the appointment of four chief executive officers (CEOs) of state institutions.     They are the Director-General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Asare Ansah, the CEO of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport, Alfred Obeng Boateng, the CEO of Ghana Export Promotion …

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Kennedy Agyapong hauled before Privileges Committee

Mr Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, has been hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for calling the Legislature “useless”. The Minority in Parliament has described his attitude as one which is unbecoming of an MP, saying his comment in the media repeatedly brings the …

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Urgent, drastic measures needed on plastic – Parliament

Parliament on Tuesday stressed the urgent and drastic measures, including outright ban, on plastic to combat the threat of plastics to nature and the environment. A proposed ban was to take effect from November 2015, to help the country deal with the poor sanitation which is mostly as a result …

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Rumbling and tension between MPs and MMDCE’s must stop – Vice President

Dr. Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia, the Vice President, has underscored the need for Members of Parliament (MPs) and Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to put a stop to the occasional rumbling and tensions that existed between them. He said the perennial conflicts between MPs and MMDCEs had been the …

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I’m bringing grassroot-based political administration for NDC victory – Gunu

Mr James Gunu, a former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Akatsi North in the Volta Region, has observed that a “vibrant and innovative grass root political administration” was the surest vehicle to bring the National Democratic Congress (NDC) back to power in the 2020 general elections.  “Grassroots are the core …

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We are proving sceptics wrong – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the government is keeping faith with Ghanaians and delivering on every promise made in the run up to the last general election.             He said its performance in 17 months should be enough to convince everybody and prove sceptics, who …

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Government policies would improve zongo communities – Dr Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President, has said government’s flagship programmes being implemented would significantly improve conditions in zongo communities. He said the establishment of the Ministry for Inner City and Zongo Development demonstrated government’s commitment to bring real development to zongo communities. The Vice President was addressing the chiefs …

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Electing MMDCEs good for Ghana’s local government system – Minister

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), has stepped its sensitization of the citizenry on the proposed reforms of Ghana’s local government system to allow for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to be elected. Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister, said the objective was to ensure high …

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Minority tells government to stop using earmarked funds to finance free SHS 

The Minority in Parliament has criticized what they say is deliberate diversion of earmarked funds by the government to finance the free Senior High School (SHS) programme. They asked that the Finance Minister avoid doing anything to circumvent the guidelines in the Petroleum Revenue Management Act. Mr. Ato Forson, their …

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Minority urges government to take hands off Common Fund

The Minority Caucus of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has cautioned the Government against using proceeds from the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to finance its flagship programmes.   It urged the Government to take its hands off the Fund, which is meant to implement development projects in the districts. “The …

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