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Wa Airport to begin operations in February 2018

The Deputy Minister for Aviation Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko has hinted that the Wa Airport will commence operations by the end of February 2018. He revealed this on the floor of Parliament when the law maker for Wa Central Hon. Abdul Rashid Pelpuo filed a question asking the minister for aviation when works of the wa airport will commence. Mr ...

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The Paradise Papers: How to hide wealth and pay less tax

The ‘Paradise Papers’ revelations published on 5 November by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its partners show how the rich and powerful around the world are able to hide wealth through complex and opaque financial structures which allow them to keep their business dealings secret. These secret structures can also be used by the corrupt. As ICIJ writes ...

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Business to crumple if rent Act fails

Many international and local limited liability companies in the central business district of Accra resolve to fold up if the implementation of the Reviewed Rent Act fails. Businessmen say over hundred percent (100%) increment in rent advance for warehouses and shops in the space of one year is unbearable. In an interview with the Public Agenda in an interview yesterday, ...

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Zongos set for major facelift

Boniface Saddique, Minister for Inner Cities and Zongo Development

The much anticipated growth in the Country’s Zongo communities is set to materialize, especially in the areas infrastructure, education and economic regeneration, following the passage of the Zongo Development Fund Bill. The passage of the bill has meant that a way has been paved for uplifting the conditions of the Zongo communities across the country and converting these neighborhoods into ...

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We must protect our children from harm

Today marks World Children’s Day, a day dedicate to discussing and campaigning on issues of children’s rights. Ghana has a long history of protecting children in society. However, a number of issues have arisen which raises concerns about the way children are treated in the Ghanaian society. We have heard of cases of child molestation, child labour, child prostitution, and ...

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Analysis of the 2018 budget

Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Finance

A budget is a projection of inflows and outflows of an organization base on average behaviours of inflows and outflows for a given period. Budget projections are skillfully done on solid basis but not mere projections of the organizational intends. Past average and future average suspected happenings should be seriously looked at in budget projections. The margin of variance should ...

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Damba festival in Northern Ghana

Each year, around May, the Gonjas people of Ghana’s Northern Region celebrate the Damba festival, where Islam and indigenous customs come together. Three days of events and celebrations. To remember the past but also to discuss currents issues. Bole is a small town and is the capital of Bole district, in the Northern Region of Ghana. The town is only ...

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Govt lauded for plans to establish Ghana Green Fund

Civil society organizations working in the area of climate change have   given thumbs up to government for its intention to set up a ‘Ghana   Green Fund’ to finance climate related initiatives. The move, according to the organizations “is laudable and must be pursued,” as it would assist in pulling together fragmented climate change interventions which are never up-scaled and therefore ...

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Who owns Kenya? The election crisis is really a struggle over elite power

Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta

Two elections in two months have not settled Kenya’s political crisis. But the impasse is not really about who will sit in State House. It’s a deeper question: it’s about who owns Kenya – its citizens or a historically entrenched political elite. Kenya went back to the polls on 26 October after the Supreme Court annulled the first attempt in August. ...

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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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