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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

NHIA to scale up electronic membership renewal by end of year

Written by | November 26, 2018 | 0
The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it expects over 50 per cent increase in membership in the next few months with the introduction of its electronic membership renewal service. By 2030, the scheme expects that the electronic renewal would help it achieve universal health coverage for the country. According to the Deputy Director of the NHIA, Mr Oswald Esuah Mensah the new strategy is aimed at helping the NHIA hit its target of universal health coverage for the country by 2030 without fail. The electronic renewal service which achieved over 50 percent increase in membership in the piloted districts the Mamprusi West district in the Northern region and the Asuogyaman district in the Eastern region after a few months will thus be scaled up nationwide by the end of the

Russia President, Vladimir Putin Says: Africa Is A Cemetery For Africans

Written by | November 23, 2018 | 0
President Vladimir Putin has called for politicians, high-ranking figures and their loved ones to return home to the “Motherland”. Photo: Getty   “When an African becomes rich, his bank accounts are in Switzerland. He travels to France for Medical treatment. He invests in Germany. He buys from Dubai. He consumes Chinese. He prays in Rome or Mecca. His children study in Europe. He travels to Canada, USA, Europe for tourism. If he die, he will be buried in his native country of Africa.

Lifestyles diseases cause of Tema Manhean deaths – Ghana Health Service

Written by | November 8, 2018 | 0
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has explained that the 15 deaths recorded at Tema Manhean in the Greater Accra region in the last two weeks were due to lifestyle diseases. The Director General of the GHS, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare has explained that the deaths were not spiritually related as earlier speculated. Useful links Ghana Politics | Ghana Celebrity News | News in Ghana He said the deaths were unrelated and that they had resulted from different causes of death. In a radio interview with Radio Ghana Thursday afternoon, Dr Nsiah Asare said none of the deaths was endemic or infectious in nature. ”Four of them are hypertension, alcoholism and somebody who already has hypertension and another who has a cardiac problem.” breakfast series Useful links Ghana news | Ghana Business News | News

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,

Commodity Exchange Market to create prosperity for all — Finance Minister

Written by | November 8, 2018 | 0
The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori Atta, has said the Ghana Commodity Exchange Market (GCX), will transform the country’s economy by creating prosperity for all the actors in the commodities value chain. He said the GCX would create more value for all stakeholders in the commodity trading industry, especially farmers and improve the country’s export capacity as well. Speaking at the launch of the GCX in Accra on Tuesday, he said; “Today, a new market has been born and this market will transform the economy.” “The GCX is a new pillar of the financial system and this again shows our resolve to deepen our financial market and promote broad based growth which is key for restoring private sector investment in the agricultural sector which is critical,” he stated. Transform agric