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Transport hike: Some drivers in Kumasi reluctantly accept 15% increment

Some drivers in Kumasi Wednesday said the 15 percent increment in lorry fares did not meet their expectations but expressed the hope that it would somehow cushion them to meet their daily sales. Though the transport unions were agitating for a 30 percent increase, they have agreed to the 15 percent following series of negotiations with the Government. They said …

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Council of State donates GHS50,000 cash to the Apiate support fund

The Apiate Support Fund Committee paid a courtesy call on the Chairman and members of the Council of State who intend donated a sum of GHS50,000 cash as their contribution towards the reconstruction of the Apiate community. The visit was at the behest of the council to brief them on what the committee have been up to since their inauguration. …

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High exchange rate affects Ghana’s petroleum prices more than Russia-Ukraine crisis – Alex Mould to govt

The ongoing geopolitical tension between Russia and Ukraine will not have much impact on Ghana’s petroleum products, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Alex Mould, has said. Therefore, he said, there should be no panic at all among stakeholders. Instead, Mr Mould asked the government to focus on resolving the issue of high …

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Gov’t asks Ghanaians to register with Missions whenever they travel outside for easy identification during troubles

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has appealed to all Ghanaians to make it a priority to register with Ghana Missions in the countries they visit or with some known associations for easy identification and accountability during times of troubles, as what is happening in Ukraine. She said at a press conference in Accra on …

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Akufo-Addo’s SONA must calm matters due to labour agitations, high fuel prices – IMANI boss

Founding President of IMANI Africa, Mr Franklin Cudjoe has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to calm matters with his State of the Nation Address (SONA) following the labour agitations, increasing fuel prices and the stalemate in Parliament. In a Facebook post, Mr Cudjoe said “The stalemate in Parliament continues, more depressing news of labour agitations and fuel prices. The …

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I know gov’t pays you ‘indecent’ salaries; ‘I’ll be the first to admit it, no argument’ – Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has admitted publicly that teachers and civil servants in Ghana are paid “indecent” salaries. At a recent town hall meeting in Wa, Upper West Region, to sensitise Ghanaians to the e-levy and why the government needs it passed urgently, President Nana Akufo-Addo’s cousin told his audience on Monday, 21 February 2022: “I look at teachers and civil servants, …

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Christianborg Crossroads Shooting: 74 years on

Tomorrow, February 28 Ghana will mark the 74th anniversary of the 28th February Christianborg Crossroads shooting incident, which led to the killing of three war veterans in the colonial era. The landmark incident, which occurred in 1948, led to the killing of Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey. On February 28 each year, the State holds a special …

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Freelance journalist was arrested for filming court proceedings without authority — Kan-Dapaah

Ministry of National Security has denied arresting a freelance journalist, Sacut Amenga-Etegu for following up on a case of extortion levelled against an operative of the Ministry. A statement issued by the Ministry on Sunday February 27 said the journalist was arrested based on a High Court order for filming court proceedings without authority. “The Ministry of National Security has …

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Demand daily financial reports to reduce infractions – Auditor-General to institutions

Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, the Auditor-General, has asked heads of public institutions to show keen interest and heighten their supervisory role over finances and financial transactions in their institutions. This would help in reducing the number of irregularities and financial infractions recorded in public institutions in the country. The Auditor-General said this during a media engagement after the launch of the …

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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Putin knows Europe is vulnerable – Alex Mould explains

A former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Alex Mould has explained how crude oil and gas supply has become the main missile in the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the warfare with Ukraine as well as with most European countries and the United States of America (USA). Mr Mould said on the Key …

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