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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Ejura-Sekyedumase: 57 Persons with disabilities receive equipment to work and make a living

A total of fifty-seven (57) persons with disabilities in the Ejura Sekyedumase Municipality have received various equipment and appliances with which they are expected to work to fend for themselves and their families. The donation of the items which include: wheelchair, fufu pounding machine, corn milling machine, plastic chairs and canopies, fertilizers was supervised by officials of the Ejura Sekyedumase ...

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Omission of Volta Region roads from 2020 budget a mistake – Osafo Marfo

Ghana’s Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo has revealed there was a mistake in the 2020 budget statement read on Wednesday in Parliament. The budget was silent on road projects in the opposition stronghold – the Volta region – however, the senior minister said it was inadvertent. “It was obviously a mistake,” Mr. Osafo-Marfo said to Citi FM on Thursday, noting that ...

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Common platform project saves Ghana $1.1m monthly – Ursula

Government says it is saving more than 1 million dollars monthly under the Common Platform meant to monitor the activities of Telcos than previous contracts. Briefing journalists in Accra on Thursday on some gains made since the establishment of the platform, the Minister for Communications Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the platform is also expected to save some 66 million ...

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WAEC to begin prosecuting examination offenders next year

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is fighting hard to get authorization from the Attorney General to prosecute people for examination malpractice. This is part of WAEC’s war against examination malpractice in the country. In an interview with the Daily Graphic, the Head of Legal at WAEC, Rev. Victor Brew, said the process of granting the council authority would hopefully be ...

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Our flagship programs and interventions put 12.2bn in many pockets

Government says it is directly or indirectly putting an amount of 12.2 billion cedis into the pockets of many Ghanaians since 2017 through its major initiatives and social interventions. Delivering the 2020 Budget statement in Parliament on Wednesday, the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta disclosed that the Free SHS policy has saved parents a total of 1.8 billion cedis ...

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Economy has seen miraculous turnaround – Ofori Atta

Government says the Ghanaian economy has seen a miraculous turnaround moving in the right direction. Presenting the Financial Policy of the government for 2020 in Parliament on Wednesday, on the theme “Consolidating the gains for growth, jobs and prosperity for all” the Finance Minister said economic growth has rebounded strongly from 3.4 per cent in 2016 to an average of ...

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2020 Budget presentation today

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta is expected to deliver the 2020 budget and financial statement today, Wednesday, November 13, 2020. The budget shall be read to Ghanaians by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on behalf of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. This is in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution. Ahead of the Budget presentation, the ...

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JUSAG declares indefinite strike

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has declared a nationwide industrial strike action effective Wednesday, November 13, 2019 following government’s failure to review their current salaries. JUSAG claimed the current salary which was implemented in the year 2017 and to be renewed bi-annually and has not been renewed despite several calls. A statement by JUSAG said: “following our ...

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December Referendum: Vote NO – NDC urges Ghanaians

The main opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) wants the government to withdraw the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2018, saying it has several defects for the smooth, effective and harmonious administration of the Metropolitan and District Assemblies. According to the NDC it supports the election of MMDCEs but the party does not back the proposed referendum to make the process partisan. “Government may, ...

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Banking Cleanup: Customers suffering; Pay them- Mahama to Gov’t

The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has bemoaned the effect the collapse of banks and other local financial institutions is having on individuals, businesses and especially the thousands who lost their jobs in the process. Many people lost their jobs overnight following what government says is a financial sector clean up, closing down banks, micro ...

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