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Reasons why Kwesi Botchway report is not made public

Kwesi Botchway

The Kwesi Botchway Report is the result of a committee set up by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after the party’s disastrous performance at the 2016 polls. The nation was informed amid wild publicity that the KB Committee will unravel some of the reasons why the largely popular NDC performed also abysmally during the 2016 elections. So high was the ...

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Ghana’s drivers get new smart card license

The Driver and Licensing Vehicle Authority (DVLA), has introduced new smart card to help address security issues and make license acquisition easier. It appears that the current government in power wants all the public service agencies to switch to digital, with the aim of reducing corruption.  An example is the Ghana Ports and Harbour which has gone paperless for the ...

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Farmers advised to stop using antibiotics on healthy animals

 Farmers and the food industry should stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals, the United Nations health agency has said. “A lack of effective antibiotics is as serious a security threat as a sudden and deadly disease outbreak,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) in a news release on ...

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Fishing industry to add $1 billion to government revenue

 The fishing industry in Ghana will contribute over a $ one billion dollars to government revenue if stringent measures are put in place to deal with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing {IUU} methods.  The practice that has been in existence for over eight years now is said to have depleted the nation’s fish stock, beautiful coastal wetlands and an annual loss ...

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The LEAP Policy and Poverty Reduction in Ghana, Part 1

The link between Welfare States and Social Policies is a thin one, but the main difference is that while the former occurred in response to the effects of industrial activities in the industrialized economies, the latter is seen as deliberate social intervention policies aimed at solving social imbalances and inequalities.Social Policy is therefore seen as public services that govern the ...

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Ghana’s Coal Power dream on course

Energy Round table discussion

A feasibility studies to construct a 700 MW super critical clean coal power plant at Ekumfi Aboano in the Central Region has been concluded by a consortium comprising the Volta River Authority and Shenzhen Energy. According to Mr Suleman Abubakari, Deputy Director of Distribution at the Ministry of Energy, the addition of a coal generation plant into the energy mix ...

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Ghana and Islamic Finance: A Cursory Glance

Dr Bawumia

Even though Ghana first broke her long protracted official silence over Islamic finance in 2011, saying she was ready for Islamic banking, the Bank of Ghana as of today, is yet to issue its first Islamic banking license. The foregoing notwithstanding ,a conventional Insurance company ,Metropolitan   Insurance Company, however  first opened a Takaful(Islamic insurance) window or department under its operations ...

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GRA launches tax campaign to increase voluntary compliance

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has launched a national tax campaign dubbed ‘OurTaxesOurFuture’ an awake up call to all Ghanaians to honour their tax obligations for the development of the nation. Speaking at the launch, Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, the acting Commissioner-General of GRA, said the tax campaign was aimed at increasing awareness among Ghanaians on tax issues, to enhance ...

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‘The Language Politicians Use Is Damaging Politics’

A well-known British journalist and writer asked the question: “What has gone wrong with the language of politics”? This is what Ghanaian politicians and leaders ought to be asking themselves every day whether in election time or post-election times. And here, I am not referring to spin doctors. We do not have them in Ghana. It is becoming a common ...

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SEND- Ghana calls for equitable distribution of health personnel

Dr.Anthony Nsiah-Asare-Director General of Ghana Health Service

Send- Ghana, a policy think tank has proposed that the government withholds the salary of any health worker who refuses a posting to particular regions in Ghana, as a deterrent to others. The organization also called on Regional Health directorates of  the  Ghana  Health Service to distribute health personnel especially doctors, nurses  and midwives equitably within their respective regions in ...

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