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Govt has not ignored contractors — Asenso-Boakye

Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, the Minister of Works and Housing says government has not ignored contractors but rather value the important role they play in the country’s development environment. “We would like to remind you that you have not been ignored but we recognise your important role within the construction environment”, he stated. He said the housing sector was of great …

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Raising policy rate alone not panacea to Ghana’s inflationary pressures—IEA

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a policy Think-tank, says Ghana requires concrete policies and programmes to spur its economy into a vibrant industrialised one. The Institute said the country must develop sustainable industries to add value to its rich raw materials and leverage natural resources for rapid growth. That, together with solving the persistent macroeconomic problems of high fiscal …

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Ghana must hasten electricity base-load switch to nuclear

A major concern that has been raised by many Energy experts and policymakers on the nation’s Electricity Supply Plan is the eminent electricity challenges and the need for an alternative sustainable baseload supply. Energy experts studying the electricity supply plan over the years have indicated that beyond 2025, Akosombo and Kpong hydropower Plants, which currently serve 32 peer cent as …

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Sir John land ownership saga exaggerated – Freddie Blay

Recently, Ghanaian took to social media to express their outrage after a purported will of Sir John emerged with portions of the Achimota forest lands allegedly belonging to him. This was concurrent with the government’s decision to declassify some five parcels of Achimota land for developmental purposes. Sir John also disclosed in the alleged will that he also owned land …

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500 lifeguards deployed to protect lives on Volta Lake

A total of 500 trained lifeguards passed out Sunday at the Eastern Naval Base in Tema New Town. The trained lifeguards, drawn from about nine regions in the country, comprising both males and females, and will be deployed to save lives on Ghana’s water bodies in the country. The Basic Water Safety and Life Guard Training Course was made possible …

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Opuni Trial: Lithovit liquid fertilizer was a “saviour” to some farmers — Witness

Mr Thomas Amo Amankwah, the third defence witness in the trial of Dr Stephen Opuni and two others, says lithovit liquid fertilizer was a very good fertilizer and a “saviour” to farmers who used it. He said, “we have used a lot of fertilizers in the past but the use of lithovit liquid fertilizer brought a lot of yields to …

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Adopt the Atta Mills’ listening spirit to ‘tame’ political polarisation – Most Rev. Naameh

Chairman of the Peace Council in the Northern Region, Most Rev. Philip Naameh has appealed to the ruling New Patriotic Party and subsequent governments to embrace the opinions of political opponents in running the country. The Peace Council Chair believes that inculcating the views of opponents in decision-making and policy implementation would help tame the highly-polarised political atmosphere in Ghana. …

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Lack of accommodation in Upper Manya Krobo forces teachers to ‘travel’ everyday to school

The poor state of most roads in the Upper Manya Krobo district, an agrarian district in the Eastern Region remains a major challenge to teachers as this situation forces them to travel long distances on a daily basis to discharge their duties. Teachers have said the unavailability of accommodation in the district for them leaves them frustrated. According to them, …

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Vacate your seat if you don’t know when your ‘so-called’ problem will be over – Majority Leader to Adwoa Safo

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader of Parliament, Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has asked the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwanebya, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo to quit parliament if she so desires. According to him this will enable government to carry out a bye-election and find a suitable person who will lead the people of the Dome-Kwabenya. The NPP MP for Dome-Kwabenya has continuously absented herself for more …

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Bawumia calls for more AfDB support as African Economies Battle Global challenges

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has urged the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) and the Africa Development Fund to offer more support to African economies in the midst of ongoing global economic challenges. Speaking at the closing ceremony of the AfDB’s three-day Annual General Meeting in Accra on Friday, Dr. Bawumia said the AfDB has lived up to its billing of …

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