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FILE - Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

Ghana News

Additionally, he warned that the new reforms placed a ban on the fabrication, transportation and use of dredging equipment for use in water bodies, ...

After almost two years of efforts to regularise and streamline activities of the small-scale mining sector, the ban on small-scale mining has been lifted for mining companies that have been successfully vetted and their concessions validated by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM).

University of Ghana pulls down Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on campus

Ghana News

Some students and lecturers of the University of Ghana had called for the removal of the statue, because of what they said was Gandhi's “racist identity”.

The University of Ghana has taken down the statue of India’s independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, erected at the recreational quadrangle of the university.

Suspend drone medical deliveries deal - GMA to govt

Ghana News

In a statement Tuesday evening, the GMA said although it was not completely against the use of drones, it should be noted that different levels of care have different capacities to perform specific functions.

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has asked government to suspend the proposed drones medical deliveries deal.

Ghana's Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Frank Okyere, and Japan's Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Himeno, exchanging the notes after the signing the agreement for the receipt of $57 million

Ghana News

However, the rapid increase of traffic volumes resulted in the deterioration of come sections of the loan, and the Government of Ghana, as a result, requested the rehabilitation.

Ghana has received a $57 million (¥6.49 billion) grant facility from the State of Japan for the rehabilitation of phase two of the national trunk road, N8.

Update: Lawyer for ATL 22 and alumnus recounts events that unfolded after the infamous rustication of 22 Mariners

Ghana News

Some Alumini of the Hall and the University doubted the students will be successful on their legal journey.

On 20th May 2017, the authorities of University of Cape Coast, acting on impulse, rusticated 22 students of the Atlantic Hall for various roles played in alleged disturbances that occurred during their Hall Festival.

File image - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

Whilst in Japan, President Akufo-Addo will pay a courtesy call on the Emperor of Japan, His Majesty Akihito, hold meetings with Chief Executive Officers of some important Japanese companies,...

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will leave Ghana on Sunday, December 9, 2018, for a three-day official visit to Japan, at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe.

2018 National Best Farmer Mr James Obeng Boateng (R) with President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

According to President Akufo-Addo, since assuming office, his government has left no one in doubt about the importance of agriculture as one of the cogs for accelerating economic growth.

President Akufo-Addo says evidence abounds that the agricultural sector is receiving unprecedented support through massive investment aimed at transforming and modernising the sector.

File image - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana News

“These themes chosen for our Dialogues reflect the collective resolve of our two sides to re-orient our cooperation towards the attainable vision of a ‘Ghana beyond Aid.’

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has called for enhanced trade and investment between Ghana and the European Union in order to reflect the collective resolve towards helping to attain the vision of a Ghana Beyond Aid. Mr. Bawumia made the call when he took part in the 2018 edition of the Ghana-EU Political Dialogue in Accra on Thursday 6th December, 2018 in Accra.

Elikplim L. Agbemava

Ghana News

He had also indicated that, if nothing substantial was done about the fees, he was not likely to run as a matter of principle and not because he could not pay.

Elikplim L. Agbemava has opted out of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer race and thrown his weight behind the candidature of former President John Dramani Mahama.

Ghana to own 10 per cent of national airline

Ghana News

A final agreement is expected to be signed before Christmas. The airline is also expected to start flying early next year.

The Government of Ghana (GoG) will own 10 per cent of the national carrier due to be begin operations next year.

Minister of Energy, Mr John-Peter Amewu

Ghana News

A memorandum submitted to Parliament indicated that the new transaction had a waiver of $52.7 million due AMERI Energy that the government of Ghana would have had to pay.

Government has withdrawn the controversial Africa and Middle East Resources Investment Group (AMERI) deal which was brought to Parliament by the former Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko.
A new deal has, however, been placed before the House by the Minister of Energy, Mr Peter Amewu.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

According to President Akufo-Addo, over the last 23 months in office, his administration has overseen a revival of the Ghanaian economy, with growth rates increasing from 3.6 per cent in 2016 to ...

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has said the sound management of the Ghanaian economy, coupled with the implementation of a number of social intervention programmes, such as the Free Senior High School policy, has exposed the lack of understanding of some elements of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the subject of social and economic development.

Speaker of Parliament - Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye

Ghana News

They said the actual principal amount was $422 million, “but the cost on the loan is $150 million, which is 35 per cent of the principal amount we are borrowing.

Parliament on Wednesday approved the first tranche of $646, 637, 879 under the $2 billion Sinohydro Corporation Limited facility for road and other infrastructure projects in the country.

Old Electoral Commission logo (R) and the new logo introduced under Charlotte Osei.

Ghana News

The Electoral Commission on Tuesday December 4, 2018 dumped the controversial multi-coloured logo championed and introduced by its immediate past chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei in April 2016

The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that returning to the use of its original logo, which bears the Coat of Arms and has a ballot box showing the hand casting it's vote will not "cost any significant amount of money."

Mr Ace Anan Ankomah

Ghana News

“The reality is that laws must bite when breached. But someone, often the government or a regulator, must ensure that the bite happens.

 A legal Practitioner, Mr Ace Anan Ankomah, has traced the country’s challenges to its inability and sheer refusal to implement and enforce corporate governance principles that are set out in its laws for public and private institutions.

500 Raise GH¢500,000.00 for John Mahama's Filing Fee

Ghana News

And the incredible aspect of it is that the amount was realized less than 24 hours after it was launched!

An initiative launched by some NDC Members of Parliament to raise GH ¢420,000 for Former President John Mahama to pay his filing fee to contest for the 2020 NDC flagbearership position has yielded GH¢500,000 in less than 24 hours, far exceeding the amount required by GH ¢80,000!

Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah

Ghana News

The filing fee, he noted, was not in tune with the values and principles of a social democratic party which the NDC stood for.

The decision by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to peg the filing fee for its flag bearer aspirants at GHȼ400,000 has elicited sharp reactions from some of the aspirants.

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia addressing the second stakeholders’ conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra

Ghana News

He said 35 others were currently undergoing credit appraisal to enable them to receive financial support for implementation.

About 79 projects under the government’s One-district One-factory (1D 1F) programme are expected to be rolled out by the close of the year, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said.

General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia. File image

Ghana News

“The cost of living is high but somebody must pay the cost of running the elections; who is going to pay?”

The General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has defended the GH₵400,000 filing fee for flag bearer aspirants of the party.

Nii Amassah Namoale, Campaign Coordinator for Prof Alabi

Ghana News

The nomination form for the flag-bearer slot is going for GH₵20,000.

The camp of Professor Joshua Alabi, an aspiring flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed disappointment with the GH₵400,000 filing fee expected to be paid by all flag bearer hopefuls of the main opposition party.

Dan Botwe - Minister of Regional Reorganisation

Ghana News

“In anticipation, the 2019 budget and economic policy has allocated GHc20 million as seed capital per the new regions for the provision of critical infrastructure to enable the new regions to take off.

Each of the six yet-to-be created regions will receive an initial amount of GH₵20 million as seed capital if they sail through successfully in the upcoming referendum slated for December 27, 2018.

Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana) Honours VP Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana News

“This Special Award is presented to His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, FCIB, Vice President of Ghana, for your significant contribution to the banking industry.

The Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana), the professional body for banks and financial institutions in Ghana, on Tuesday, 27th November, 2018, honoured Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic, at the 22nd National Banking Conference in Accra.

Power supply stabilised – Energy Minister assures

Ghana News

He stressed that although there had been a myriad of challenges in the power sector, leading to some power outages, the issues had been resolved.

The Minister of Energy, Mr John-Peter Amewu, has stated that all the obstacles that impeded regular power supply in the past one week have been resolved.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Ghana News

The Minority in Parliament insists that this Government is simply too large, wasteful and humongous. We cannot continue on this reckless and insensitive trajectory.

The Minority in Parliament is accusing the government of peddling untruths about the true size of staffing at the Office of Government Machinery, and wants Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah to keep Sundays 'holy'.

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