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Don’t abandon Volta road projects – MP to government

The Member of Parliament for Ho Central, Benjamin Kpodo, has questioned the rationale behind government’s decision to “scale down” a 17.5km feeder road project which covers the Hodzo, Takla, and Kpenoe communities. According to him, the Feeder Roads Department and other relevant stakeholders said they had to scale down on projects because of lack of funds. The legislator, however, noted …

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NCA scandal: 4 former officials to face prosecution – Hamid

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid has emphasized that investigations are currently still ongoing to enable possible prosecution of the individuals at the centre of an NCA money siphoning scandal. According to government, it is awaiting the result of the investigations into the matter by the Bureau of National Investigation(BNI) to take a decision on the fate of the individuals involved in …

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Mahama urges Africans to tear down neocolonialism relics

Former President John Dramani Mahama is urging all Africans to tear down the relics of Neocolonialism and work hard to shape the common future as the forebears envisaged. In a message to mark AU day, Mr. Mahama said, the journey towards true freedom has been long and a daunting task at some points, but the true spirit of Pan-Africanism has …

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Ghana, Sierra Leone agree to ratify agreement for cooperation

Ghana and Sierra Leone have agreed to ratify the agreement for co-operation between their two countries, so as to provide the legal framework for addressing their trade and investment concerns. Despite the good relations that exist between the two countries, there is no framework for co-operation to guide these relations, with this development hampering the deepening of bilateral ties and …

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$4m Create, Loot & Share: NCA boss returns $40,000

Former Board Chairman of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, has reportedly started returning his share of the money he and his colleagues unlawfully pocketed in that state agency. According to Mustapha Hamid, Information Minister, Mr Baffoe-Bonnie, former Board Chairman appointed under the Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, had paid $40,000 out of his share of $200,000 from …

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Some people behaved as gods under Mahama – Nii Lantey

The Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo Nii Lantey Vanderpuije has observed that the defeat of the NDC in the 2016 elections is a good omen for the party. According to him, the loss will offer the party the opportunity to rid itself of actions that could lead to their total destruction. The National Democratic Congress led by former President John …

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NPP ministers use Ghana Gas helicopters like ‘trotro’ – Kwabena Donkor

A former Minister of Power Dr. Kwabena Donkor has lashed out at Akufo-Addo’s ministers over the use of the Ghana Gas helicopters, which became the subject of controversy this week. Dr. Donkor who did not mince words claimed the ministers use the choppers like a mini commercial bus, popularly called ‘trotro’ in Ghana, and was quite surprised about the missing …

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Our helicopters with Air Force, not missing – Ghana Gas

The Management of Ghana Gas has clarified that the helicopters procured for the security surveillance of the oil and gas enclave in the Western Region are currently stationed at the Air Force Headquarters at Burma Camp. There were claims that some helicopters purchased by the Mahama administration in 2015 for Ghana Gas were missing. But responding to allegations concerning the …

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Education Minister inaugurates Audit Committee

Dr Mathew Opoku-Prempeh, the Minister of Education has inaugurated a five-member audit committee for the Ministry to ensure that financial management is done in an effective and efficiency manner. The Committee members are made up of the external members from the Internal Audit Agency (IAA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) and senior management members of the Ministry …

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We’ll investigate soldiers protecting ‘galamseyers’ – Nitiwul

The Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has instructed the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Obed Akwa to immediately begin investigations into allegations of some military men protecting illegal gold mining concessions, especially in the Ashanti Region. He said his outfit will ensure that any military personnel caught to be engaged in the illegal act will be duly dealt with. Dominic …

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