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‘Effective decentralization requires prudent financial management’

The success of decentralization requires sufficient financial resources to perform essential expenditure functions and responsibilities assigned to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs), Executive Secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC) on Decentralization Ing.  Salifu Mahama has stated. This he said was one of the reasons why the Public Financial Management (PFM) Act of 2016 (Act 921), was passed to ...

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Scale up implementation of SDGs – Akufo-Addo to African leaders

President Nana Addo with former South African president Thabo Mbeki

President Akufo-Addo has admonished African leaders to strengthen their commitment and scale up momentum in their implementation of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This, according to President Akufo-Addo, is the best way to guarantee the prospects for success, adding that “posterity will be the judge of our determination and resolve.” The President made this known on Sunday when ...

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Disband vigilante groups now – Forum

The West Africa Nobles Forum (WANF), a non-governmental organisations, has added its voice the call on the government to disband all vigilante groups as a matter of urgency. “The rate at which these vigilante groups are springing up is very alarming and the wantonness of their actions is very dreadful. Our fledgling democracy is under serious threat by these groups ...

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Anti- corruption campaign hits basic schools in Ghana

Mr Samuel Zan Akologo addressing the media

Ghana’s quest to nib corruption in the bud is on the crescendo, following a move by Faith- Based Organizations to take anti- graft campaign to basic schools across the country. The initiative is purposed to influence the attitudes and behaviours of Children to abhor corruption and corruptible practices now and later in their adult life. The campaign further seeks to ...

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Cartons of unwholesome Litty Mackerel destroyed by FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has destroyed 317 cartons of unregistered and unwholesome Litty Mackerel at the Nsumia landfill site, near Nsawam. Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Public Relations Officer of the FDA, Mr James Lartey, explained that a physical inspection of the product revealed that the tins were dented, bloated or leaking. He said two persons had so ...

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Chinese govt provides 1,029 boreholes in remote communities

The Chinese government, through its China-Aid programme, has provieded 1,029 boreholes in some remote communities in all the 10 regions of Ghana. The boreholes were provided under an economic and technical cooperation agreement signed between Ghana and China on December 15, 2015. A regional breakdown of the boreholes is: Upper East 182, Upper West eight, Northern 155, Brong Ahafo 146, ...

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Ghanaians Urged To Condemn Wrongs Without Fear

The Reverend Father Peter Kabutey, the Assistant Parish Priest of the Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Abeka, has urged the citizenry to condemn the wrongs in society without fear of threats or reactions from influential people. He said people were afraid to speak the truth and condemn the ills in society, especially when it concerned influential people, as they thought ...

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We Will No Longer Tolerate Sexually Offensive Conducts From You – Otumfuo To KNUST Students

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has issued a warning to all its students, stating it will no longer tolerate crude and sexually offensive conducts, particularly from male students. Chancellor of the university, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II indicated lewd behaviours done in the name of traditions and culture is unjustifiable, hence such acts will not be entertained ...

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Ghanaians must help sustain water services – Madam Dapaah

Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, has called on Ghanaians to contribute towards sustaining water services to communities. “Whilst government is committed to living up to its social responsibilities of investing in the water sector, the citizenry are expected to contribute their quota to ensuring the protection and sustainability of the water system,” she said. ...

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Coalition Urges Parliament To Crown Efforts With RTI Act

The Coalition on the Right to Information (RTI) Ghana, the Media Coalition on RTI, and OccupyGhana (altogether the “Coalition”) have taken note of Parliament’s consideration of all 92 clauses in the Right to Information Bill 2018. A statement issued by the Coalition and copied to the Ghana News Agency said after years of disappointment, this was certainly a very good ...

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