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West Africa make strides in counter terrorism

The West African Sub-region has made strides in counter terrorism through a one-year project, dubbed: “Strengthening Response Capacities of State and Civil Society Actors in preventing and Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in Coastal States in West Africa. The project has contributed to strengthening the capacities and enhancing knowledge of 81 state and civil society actors on the project. They …

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We are ready to improve automobile policy based on input from industry players – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo, says his administration is ready to improve the automobile policy it introduced based on the feedback it gets from industry players who are doing business in Ghana with it. He made this known when he received Billy Tom, the President of Isuzu Motors, South Africa, at the Jubilee House. The ISUZU South Africa boss paid a courtesy call …

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Don’t treat Parliament like an NGO- Bagbin warns Ofori-Atta

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin, says the House is being starved of funds by the Ministry of Finance and warned that the legislature must not be treated like an NGO. According to him, the situation was having dire financial constraints on Parliament’s work. The Speaker who made the disclosure on the floor of Parliament, accused the Minister of …

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There’s something fundamentally wrong with Ghana—Rev Prof Martey

The Very Rev Professor Emmanuel Martey, Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) says there is something fundamentally wrong with Ghana and the Church must rise to the call. “Its sad and very worrying that the Christian population in Ghana keep growing yet the economy is not growing while corruption has become pervasive even …

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‘I’m still on fire’ – Greater Accra Regional Minister explains why he has ‘slowed down’

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey has shot down claims that he’s lost his fire. The Member of Parliament for Ayawaso Central has been touted as one of the best Minister among President Akufo-Addo’s appointees following his determination to make “Accra work again”. Governance Lecturer at the Central University, Dr. Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah has said Henry Quartey seems to have …

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I won’t recognize any naked person in this house again – Bagbin tells MPs

Mr Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has directed Majority and Minority Whips to maintain order and discipline in the House with emphasis on the dress code of some Members of Parliament (MP). According to the speaker, some MPs dress inappropriately in the House. “What I see you wearing are singlets, and when you wear a singlet to the house, …

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EC’s accounts unaudited since 2019 – Employment Committee

The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has failed to submit its accounts to the Auditor General’s Department for auditing since 2019. The Ranking Member for Committee on Employment, Social Welfare and State Owned Enterprises, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, who disclosed the development to Starr News described the situation as appalling. The former Power Minister further disclosed that the Auditor General, Johnson Akuamoah-Asiedu in …

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Don’t counter me again – Bagbin warns Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has warned Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu not to counter remarks he makes in the Chair as Speaker in his media interviews again. According to him, he has had enough of the attempts by the Suame MP  to undermine his position as Speaker. It comes after the Majority Leader is reported to have …

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Orsam Oil & Gas locks out contract workers for protesting over poor working conditions

Over 50 Ghanaian contract workers working for Orsam Oil and Gas in the Western Region have been locked out following workers’ agitations on Wednesday over unfair and poor working conditions and contractual issues. The technicians including welders and fabricators are currently working on a major fabrication works worth millions of dollars meant for the five-year Jubilee South East field expansion …

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Albert Donkor’s death: ‘Police have stopped us from demonstrating to demand justice’— Nkoranza South MP

Member of Parliament for Nkoranza South, Emmanuel Kojo Agyekum, says the police have frustrated attempts by his constituents to stage a demonstration over alleged extrajudicial killings in the area. According to him, the demonstration which was expected to come off on Friday, May 27 by the youth of Nkoranza to impress on the police to get persons responsible for the …

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