Month: February 2016

DKM Blows GH¢100m – MPs Demand Bail-Out

  The issue of the DKM Diamond Microfinance Company Ltd and other savings and loans companies operating mainly in the Brong-Ahafo Region and the three northern regions stirred emotions and angered most Members of Parliament (MPs) when the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper, came to brief them on the matter yesterday. Mr Terkper said over […]

Gov’t replies Bawumia; calls his comments on projects false

  Government has responded to comments made by the NPP Vice-Presidential candidate suggesting a chunk money borrowed by the John Mahama government was not judiciously utilised. A statement signed by Communications Minister Dr. Edward Omane-Boamah says Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s claims are false and misleading. Dr. Bawumia, addressing students of the UDS Wa campus said government’s […]

European Union signs GESP financial agreement with Ghana

Accra, Feb. 22, GNA – The Government of Ghana and the European Union (EU), on Monday signed a financial agreement of Euro 31.6 million for the new Ghana Employment and Social Protection (GESP) Programme in Accra. The Programme would contribute to inclusive growth in Ghana by strengthening social protection and employment systems in the country. […]

Attack On Election Steering Committee Unfortunate – Amidu

Former Attorney General Martin Amidu has expressed disappointment in pressure group Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), for attacking the membership of the electoral commission’s Election Steering Committee. According to him, it is unfair for the reputation of an individual to be attacked simply “because they had been nominated to represent their respective public institutions […]

Ghana Electoral Commission suspends Steering Committee

  The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the work of the controversial 18-member Steering Committee following stiff opposition by representatives of political parties. This it said would enable the Commission to review concerns raised by the major opposition political parties. The EC made this known at the just ended Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting to […]

Confusion Over €13M TB Loan

  A new loan of €13,112,601 from ABN AMRO N.V Bank of The Netherlands which was intended to replace an earlier one approved by parliament in July last year became a bone of contention recently among the Speaker, minority members and majority members as to whether the loan should be seen as a completely new […]