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C0VID I9: GII launches Corruption Risk Assessment Report

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has outdoored a Corruption Risk Assessment Report (CRA) on the Government of Ghana’s COVID-19 interventions.  The Report, which was launched via Zoom in February this year was meant to evaluate the susceptibility of the Government’s COVID-19 socio-economic interventions to corruption and to provide appropriate policy recommendations to relevant state agencies on ensuring the integrity of ...

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Gov’t reportedly agrees to scrap some taxes on petroleum products

Government has reportedly agreed to scrap some taxes on petroleum products as a way of dealing with incessant increase in fuel prices largely caused by rising crude prices on the International market and a depreciating cedi against major currencies. The supposed government decision comes on the back of engagements with key groups and associations which threatened to embark on a ...

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All government flagship programmes to be reviewed – Oppong Nkrumah

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has revealed that all 16 flagship programmes of government will soon be reviewed to ensure their objectives are well achieved. According to him, it is one of the decisions taken during the three-day cabinet retreat at the Peduase Lodge in the Eastern Region to mitigate the economic difficulties in the country. Currently, the country ...

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Covid-19: GHS to review guidelines

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is to review the Covid-19 restrictions and protocols in the country by next week. The Service says there is a task force that has been set up to review the situation across the board and the report would be released next week to Ghanaians. Minority in Parliament has called for the reopening of Ghana’s land ...

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Nigeria: Inflation rate rises to 15.70% as fuel scarcity impacts prices

Nigeria’s inflation rate rose in February after recording a fall in January as Africa’s most populous nation faces fuel shortages that have helped push prices higher. The country’s statistics office announced Tuesday that the consumer price index (CPI) increase between February 2021 and February 2022 was 15.70 per cent, higher than 15.60 per cent recorded in January, The National Bureau ...

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BREAKING: Barker-Vormawor granted bail

Convener for the #FixTheCountry movement, Barker-Vormawor has been granted bail by a Tema High Court. The bail granted by Justice Daniel Mensah was to the tune of ¢2 million. The Cambridge University PhD student is to provide 2 sureties one of whom should deposit documents to his landed property in execution of the bail. The activist is facing treason felony ...

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Persons with mental illness can fully recover, MindFreedom tells Ghanaians

Ghanaians suffering from mental disorders have been urged not to throw their hands in despair as such patients can fully recover from the ailment if properly managed. Mental illness, according to MindFreedom Ghana, is like any other disease that affects the human body, thus the ailment is treatable. These were made known during a workshop organized in Accra on Monday ...

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Escaping forced marriage, Burkina Faso girls find refuge in education

The thought of spending her life with a man she had never met was too much for Marie. She was not even present when her family arranged for her to marry a stranger from a nearby village in northern Burkina Faso, and was never consulted about the union. Desperate, the 20-year-old slipped out of her family home one-night last month ...

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Fuel prices to hit ¢11 per litre from Wednesday, March 16

Prices of petroleum products will from Wednesday, March 16 experience a significant surge as consumers are expected to pay ¢11 per litre. The Bulk Oil Distributors has blamed the situation on the volatility on the market as well as the rising cost of crude on the international market. According to the Chief Executive, Senyo Hosi, the cedi which is depreciating ...

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‘Energy transition? Leave us out,’ says Nigeria oil minister

Developing countries should not have to target renewable energy sources and turn away from fossil fuels, Nigerian energy officials said on Tuesday, joining other emerging oil-producing nations reluctant to embrace the global energy transition trend. Some 900 million people in the world, most of them in Africa, still have no access to energy for basic needs, Nigeria’s oil Minister Timipre ...

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