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GHC2 Billion Released To Settle Debt Owed Contractors

The government is to release about GH¢2 billion between this year and early 2019 to settle outstanding arrears owed contractors, mostly in the road sector, Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said. In an interview with the Daily Graphic in Accra, Mr Ofori-Atta said out of the amount, GH¢1 billion had already been earmarked for disbursement by the end of the year, while an additional GH¢900 million would be paid to contractors in the course of next year. Giving details about the payment soon after a 2019 post-budget session under the auspices of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international accounting and auditing firm, the Minister of Finance explained: “The decision to release […]

First Lady Rebecca Throws A Challenges To Ghanaian Women

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has challenged Ghanaian women to boldly take initiatives to ensure gender parity in the country. “For me, it means that we move in spite of the obstacles. That we push forward in spite of the resistance. It means we do not allow anything to stop us,” she said. The First Lady threw the challenge when she hosted Ghanaian women from various sectors of the economy at her residence in commemoration of the 2018 International Women’s Day Celebration, themed “Press for Progress.” Mrs Akufo-Addo said through the Rebecca Foundation, she has started a Women’s Empowerment programme called Telema to improve the economic status of women to bridge […]

No miscreant will have the space to terrorise citizens- Akufo-Addo

The president has described as unacceptable the recent spate of armed robbery activities in the country. Addressing the 61st Independence Day celebration, of the West African country, the president said he is under every obligation to maintain the peace of the country and will not compromise on that. “I will work to ensure that citizens are able to go about their daily duties in the confidence that they are safe. I want to make this clear: no miscreant will have the space to terrorize citizens and generate a sense of insecurity in our country,” the president promised. The assurances by the president come in the wake of what has been months of […]

THE 2018 BUDGET STATEMENT AND ECONOMIC POLICY OF GOVERNMENT

SECTION ONE: INTRODUCTION 1. Rt. Hon. Speaker, Honourable Members of Parliament, on the authority of His Excellency the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I beg to move that this Honourable House approves the Financial Policy of the Government of Ghana for the year ending 31st December 2018. 2. On the authority of the President, and in accordance with Article 179 of the 1992 Constitution, permit me to present to this august House, the Budget Statement and Economic Policies of government for 2018. 3. I also submit before this august House The 2017 Annual Report on the Petroleum Funds, in accordance with Section 48 of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act, 2011 […]

OccupyGhana kritisiert den “mangelhaften” BNI-Bericht über die BOST-Saga

Druckgruppe, OccupyGhana, hat das Energieministerium für die Einrichtung eines Ausschusses zur Intensivierung der Ermittlungen in der wütenden Bulk Oil Storage und Transport Company (BOST) verunreinigten Kraftstoff Saga empfohlen. Nach der Gruppe ist ein Bericht in die Kontroverse durch das Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) nicht umfassend. “Wir sagen diese, weil dieser BNI-Bericht ist so mangelhaft in mehreren, materiellen Weisen und Blätter so viele Fragen unbeantwortet, dass es schwierig ist, mit einigen seiner Meinungen und Schlussfolgerungen zu vereinbaren”, sagte OccupyGhana in einer Presseerklärung. Enthüllte: BOST verkaufte kontaminierten Treibstoff auf über 30 nicht lizenzierte Unternehmen Es ist letzte Woche aufgetaucht, dass BOST fünf Millionen Off-Spec-Öl an Movenpiina verkaufte, ein Unternehmen, das nicht […]

Die Wahlkommission gibt keinen Beweis für die Umsetzung der ROPAA

Die Wahlkommission hat es versäumt, einen wirklichen Beweis für die Umsetzung der Vertretung des Volksänderungsgesetzes, 2006, bekanntlich als ROPAA zu einem Accra High Court, wie vor einem Monat bestellt, zu produzieren. Die Kommission bemüht sich nun, sich auf zwei Dokumente zu stützen, die sie vor dem Gericht als Beweis für die Umsetzung des Gesetzes trotz einer früheren Zulassung, dass diese beiden Dokumente unzureichende Beweise waren, Über zehn Jahre nach der Verabschiedung des ROPAA-Gesetzes, das es den Ghanaern ermöglicht, im Ausland zu leben, um bei den Wahlen in Ghana zu stimmen, hat die EG, die die Wahlen von Ghanas überwacht, keine Schritte zur Umsetzung des Gesetzes unternommen. Infolgedessen haben fünf ghanaische […]

EC fails to provide evidence of ROPAA implementation

The Electoral Commission has failed to produce actual evidence of the implementation of the Representation of the People’s Amendment Act, 2006 popularly known as ROPAA to an Accra High Court as ordered a month ago. The Commission is now seeking to rely on two documents it tendered before the court as evidence of implementation of the law despite an earlier admission that those two documents were insufficient evidence. Over ten years after the ROPAA law was passed which will make it possible for Ghanaians living abroad to vote in Ghana’s elections, the EC, which supervises Ghana’s elections has not taken steps to implement the law. As a result, five Ghanaian […]

Stealing Among ECG Staff Crippling Energy Sector-Former Minister

All Judges of the country’s Supreme Court are deemed competent and therefore were qualified to assume the role of a Chief Justice (CJ), private legal practitioner, George Loh pointed out. He however observed that several factors including gender balance could have worked against Justice Jones Dotse’s nomination as he was tipped as favourite to have succeeded the outgoing CJ, Justice Georgina Theodoria Wood. “There are various possible issues that might have gone into the appointment of the new CJ and I will not run from the gender. We have the President, the Vice President and the Speaker of Parliament and it is important to balance it with a female” According […]

Stealing Among ECG Staff Crippling Energy Sector-Former Minister

Dr. Kwabena Donkor has bemoaned what he described as the attitude of thievery and pilfering among staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) revealing that it is among other challenges crippling the energy sector “ECG staff and consumers connive to deny ECG of its revenue”, former Power Minister in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, alleged “I have an issue where over four years my house on the Spintex road was metered but no bill was issued to me. I have to follow up severally because at a point they could not determine whether my house was in Tema Region, Accra East or Accra West Region” he revealed […]

Dr Bawumia listed plans by the government to issue national ID cards;

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has outlined three major strategies to formalize Ghana’s economy. Giving his keynote address at the maiden national policy summit held at the Accra International Conference Centre, Monday, the Vice President said a formalized economy represents the single most important transformation of the economy of any country. Providing details of the strategies geared towards formalizing the economy, Dr Bawumia listed plans by the government to issue national ID cards; provide digital addresses for all residences, and to ensure an interoperability of the telecom and financial sectors of the economy. These three major strategies which he contends will “change the dynamics of the economy,” are all expected […]