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E-levy: Panic withdrawals hit mobile money vendors – Spokesperson for Association

The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana has stated that there have been unprecedented panic withdrawals at the mobile money vending stations after five days of implementing the e-levy. Spokesperson of the Association, Charles Kwesi Addo, in an interaction with JoyNews said its members are overwhelmed by the numbers. “As at Friday even before the implementation of the levy on the 1st of ...

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Covid: World’s true pandemic death toll nearly 15 million, says WHO

The Covid pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years. The WHO believes many countries undercounted the numbers who died from Covid – only 5.4 million were reported. In India, there were 4.7 million Covid deaths, it says – ...

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COPEC predicts marginal increase in fuel prices from May 1

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers-Ghana (COPEC), says its projection for the next pricing window shows that prices of petroleum products will see a marginal increase from Sunday, May 1, 2022. In a statement, the energy think tank said it expects petrol and diesel to be sold at GH¢ 9.538 and GH¢ 10.829 per litre respectively, bringing the average price of ...

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Burkina Faso, Guinea request more time to present transition plans

Burkina Faso and Guinea, where the military has seized power by force, have asked their West African neighbours for more time to come up with a timetable for the transition. This comes after the expiration of the Monday 25th April ultimatum, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Wednesday. “Burkina Faso wished to have more time than ...

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Development financing crucial to getting global economy back on track

The global economy is under severe stress and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are in “need of urgent rescue”, the deputy UN chief told the Financing for Development Forum on Monday. “Financing for developing is an essential part of the solution,” Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on behalf of the UN chief, adding that so far, the global response has fallen far ...

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Wealth, power in hands of few prepare grounds for violent citizens mobilisation – Chambas

Former President of the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas has said the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of a few people on the African continent preparers the grounds for citizens mobilisation that could turn violent. He noted that the youth and women are mostly hit when it comes to the effects of ...

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Workers are angry over poor condition of service – Organized Labour tells gov’t

Ahead of the 2022 May Day celebrations, the leadership of organized labour has warned that workers in Ghana are demoralized and angry over their conditions of service now more than ever. In an interview on 3FM Sunrise Morning Show with Alfred Ocansey on Thursday 28 April 2022, a member of the 2022 May Day Publicity Committee for organized labour, Christian ...

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US report cites Ghana for free speech infractions, other human rights abuses in 2021

The U.S. Department of State has released its 2021 annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices which reports on key human rights issues in various countries across the world including Ghana. Released on April 12, 2022, the report cited Ghana for a number of human rights abuses including clamping down on free speech, politically motivated killing, inhumane treatments, arbitrary arrests, ...

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67% of Ghanaians say the country is heading in wrong direction – Survey

The second national tracking poll by Global InfoAnalytics from the sixteen regions of the country has concluded that 67 percent of respondents say the country is heading in the wrong direction. “On the question of whether voters believe the country is heading in the right direction or wrong direction, only 26% were of the view that the country is heading ...

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Government has not addressed questions on corruption – Kobby Mensah

A political communication strategist, Dr. Kobby Mensah, says the government has not been transparent in its handling of corruption and other related activities that affect the country’s economic growth. He noted that there have been a number of cases pertaining to corruption under this government which has not been given the needed attention; something he reckons is impeding national progress. ...

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