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We’ll bring all programmes to fruition — Akufo-Addo

Written by | November 26, 2018 | 0
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the strongest assurance yet that with the support of Ghanaians, especially the religious community, and the grace of God, the government will bring into fruition all the programmes which were once described as overly ambitious and not feasible. Quoting Philippians 4:13 of the Holy Bible: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”, the President declared that by the grace of God, the free SHS, Planting for Food and Jobs, One District, One Factory and One Village, One Dam programmes and rail and road infrastructure would be executed to engender progress and prosperity. Speaking at a church service to climax the 125th anniversary of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra at the Black Star Square in Accra yesterday, the President

Power outages purely technical; problems resolved – Deputy Energy Minister

Written by | November 26, 2018 | 0
The Deputy Minister of Energy in charge of Power, Mr William Owuraku Aidoo has explained that the recent power outages experienced in some parts of the country was as a result of some technical challenges. According to him, there was a problem with the supply of gas from the Sankofa field and around the same time, gas from Nigeria was also cut as a result of scheduled cleaning of the pipeline. In a radio interview with Accra-based Citi FM on Monday in a reaction to fears that the power crisis – ‘dumsor’ – which challenged the country between 2014 and 2016 had resurfaced, Mr Aidoo assured that the problems had been solved. “We had two major challenges happening at the same time which culminated into this rather unfortunate power outage that we’ve been suffering.

President inspects One-district, One-factory at Asuogyaman

Written by | November 26, 2018 | 0
The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said those who were pessimistic about the introduction of the One-district, One-factory (1D1F) project were proved wrong as many of such factories were springing up throughout the country and Ghanaians would see the reality. He said his government had plans for the nation and all the projects and programmes outlined for the country during his 2016 campaign tour were being fulfilled and those who doubted him have seen the reality on the ground. Inspection of 1D1F The President made the remarks when he inspected the Volta Lake Timber Recovery Project at Sedorm in the Asuogyaman District as part of the government’s 1D1F initiative during his three day visit to the Eastern Region last Thursday. The Volta Lake Timber Recovery project is being

Amidu, Domelevo others attend anti-corruption conference in Denmark

Written by | November 26, 2018 | 0
“Now is the time to act!” That is the message of the 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, which was opened Monday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The conference is co-hosted by Transparency International and the government of Denmark and brings together more than 1,500 participants including heads of state, civil society actors, the private sector and journalists from more than 120 countries. Ghana sent a very strong delegation to Denmark including the Deputy Minister of Finance Kwaku Kwarteng, Auditor General Daniel Yaw Domelevo, Special Prosecutor Martin A.B.K. Amidu and representatives of media and civil society. The two ambassadors of Ghana to Denmark, Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa, and Denmark to Ghana, Tove Degnbol, are also participating. Deputy

Use 2019 budget to reduce size of govt — Economist

Written by | November 8, 2018 | 0
An economist and senior lecturer at the Economics Department of the University of Ghana, Dr Ebo Turkson, has said the 2019 budget must announce plans to reduce the size of government as part of efforts to rein in public expenditure. After two years in office, Dr Turkson said, the time had come for the government to admit that some of the new ministries could be merged and others subsumed under the presidency. Useful links Ghana Politics | Ghana Celebrity News | News in Ghana The reduction in size and numbers, he said, should be extended to the list of presidential staffers, which was last reported at 998 as of the end of 2017. There were also 110 ministers and deputies. He told the GRAPHIC BUSINESS ahead of the presentation of the 2019 budget that the reduction in the size of government was

Akufo-Addo departs for Africa Investment Forum

Written by | November 8, 2018 | 0
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Ghana yesterday (Tuesday) for South Africa to participate in the Africa Investment Forum, which is being held in Johannesburg. He is going at the invitation of the African Development Bank. A statement issued by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, said the Forum will enable invited Heads of State and governments to engage with the investor community and explore potential investments and financing. It said President Akufo-Addo would participate, as a panellist, in “Championing Investments: Presidential Investment Chats”, and also at the launch of the EU-AU High-level platform on Sustainable Energy Investments in Africa. It said on Ghana-specific engagements, the President would meet investors interested in the development,

Deputy Minister addresses C’wealth Youth Taskforce Meeting in Malta

Written by | November 8, 2018 | 0
The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr Curtis Perry Kwabla Okudzeto, has led a delegation to Malta to participate in the Second Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Taskforce Meeting. The Second Ministerial Taskforce Meeting is under the theme: “Resourcing & Financing Youth Development: Empowering Young People. Useful links Ghana Politics | Ghana Celebrity News | News in Ghana Addressing the plenary on November 5, the Deputy Minister was hopeful that the YouthConnekt Summit held in Rwanda would go a long way to propel entrepreneurship, creativity and innovative drive among young people to take advantage of job creation opportunities in the digital space and other areas. He noted that the YouthConnekt programme is a multifaceted Youth Empowerment Model focused on leveraging youth

Akufo-Addo angry over inhuman treatment of African migrants

Written by | November 6, 2018 | 0
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed deep concerns over the cold-hearted treatment of African migrants in Europe. When the Deputy Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, called on him at the Presidency on Monday, President Akufo-Addo did not mince words when he criticised the inhumane and abusive treatment of African migrants in Europe. He said although the Europeans had every reason to fight against illegal migration, their treatment of migrants, especially illegal migrants, were against the rights and dignity of the offenders. President Akufo-Addo said it was unacceptable for people to be treated in that manner, simply because they were illegal immigrants. In the 19th Century, he said Europeans, including Italians, fled to the United States in their numbers due to poverty

South Africa ready to learn from Ghana’s digital address system – Xingwana

Written by | November 6, 2018 | 0
The South African Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Lulu Xingwana has expressed satisfaction with Ghana’s rolled-out digital property address system. Ambassador Lulu believes Ghana’s digital address system is innovative and shows Ghana’s readiness to leapfrog its technological drive for rapid economic development

Let him suffer before you shoot him- Bodyguard recalls Rawlings’ order on Major Asare

Written by | October 13, 2018 | 0
More details are spilling in regarding the atrocities committed by former President Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings who is been accused of using indemnity clauses to shield himself from showing Ghanaians the locations of mass graves where he ordered the bodies of slain soldiers and civilians to be dumped. MyNewsGH.com yesterday reported on how Mathew Adabuga, a former bodyguard of Rawlings revealed the sight of some mass graves to bury some bodies murdered during the “revolution”. The Ex-Corporal in the Ghana Armed Forces and a bodyguard of former President Jerry John Rawlings has said Rawlings cannot absolve himself of culpability in the murder of the murder of three judges and a military officer in 1982. According to him, Jerry Rawlings gave the order for numerous murders for