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Serving on peacekeeping mission is noble opportunity – Brig Gen Kotia

The Commander of the Western Sector in the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Brigadier General (Dr) Emmanuel Wekem Kotia, has said that serving on peacekeeping mission is a noble opportunity to serve humanity. “One must consider it an opportunity to work in the service of global peace. It means that you are an ambassador from …

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Bawumia leads Economic Management team town Hall meeting on April 3

Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia will lead an economic management team town hall meeting with stakeholders on the economy on April 3 in Accra. Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who disclosed this at a Press Briefing in Accra said the vice President who is also the head of the Economic Management Team will be speaking on the theme “our …

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Ghana’s macroeconomic outlook better than five years ago – IMF

Ghana’s macroeconomic outlook is now better than five years ago when she went in for the IMF programme Dr Albert Tourna Mama, Ghana’s Resident Representative at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has said. He noted that for the first time in a decade, Ghana achieved a primary surplus in 2017 and 2018, while the key macroeconomic indicators were trending positively. …

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President pledges govt’s unflinching support for military

Government has announced plans to give the Ghana Military Academy at Teshie in Accra a face-lift through a US$100 million loan facility currently before Parliament. President Akufo-Addo is expected to cut the sod next month for the commencement of the project which is expected to be completed within two years. This was made known yesterday, when the President joined the …

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Catholic Archbishop of Accra lauds former President Rawlings

The new Metropolitan Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra, Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie, has commended former President Jerry John Rawlings for standing up for the poor and underprivileged in society. He observed that the respect and commitment the former President had demonstrated towards the youth is something that is appreciated and recognised by many. The Metropolitan Archbishop commended …

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Driver and mate missing from police custody – Human Rights Advocacy Centre

The police claim not to know the whereabouts of the bus driver and his conductor (mate) who recently assaulted a policeman, a group known as Human Rights Advocacy Centre (HRAC) has alleged. The human rights group said both the Odorkor District Police and the Police Headquarters in Accra have denied taking custody of the accused persons. HRAC is currently collaborating …

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Bawumia no more singing the Cedi chorus – Nii Lante Vanderpuye

Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodio constituency, Nii Lante Vanderpuye is wondering why Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is silent on the sharp depreciation of the Cedi against the dollar. According to him, Dr Bawumia as head of Government’s Economic Management Team, who made a lot of ‘noise’ while in opposition whenever the Cedi depreciated, cannot continue to remain silent …

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Cabinet approves automobile industrial policy

Cabinet has approved the draft automobile industrial policy which has been designed to guide the establishment of vehicle assembling plants and manufacturing firms in the country. The policy is expected to go through parliamentary scrutiny before becoming a working document. Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka Lindsay tells JoyBusiness, the government is engaging all stakeholders in order to …

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Ghana to weigh longer-term debt after Eurobond issuance

Ghana will work with the market to determine the tenure of possible longer-dated bonds for a future debt issuance after raising $3 billion this week, said Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta. The world’s second-biggest cocoa producer sold Eurobonds in a three-part deal with an average maturity of seven, 12 and 31 years after receiving $19.9 billion in offers, Ofori-Atta said in …

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Parliament not selling staff buses to cronies – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has dismissed as untrue media reports that ‘the Speaker, Rt Hon Mike Oquaye led administration is giving away some new buses to Members of Parliament under the guise of an auction’. According to Hon Mensah-Bonsu, to the best of his knowledge, the House has not yet decided on whether to …

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