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News of diversion of $100m oil cash for unapproved spending is disconcerting – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that news that some $100 million has been diverted from petroleum funds for unapproved expenditure is most alarming. The Minority in Parliament last week sent a stern warning to the Minister of Finance, Kenneth Ofori-Atta, to repatriate all funds accrued from the oil revenue into the Petroleum Holding Fund (PHF). According to the Minority, ...

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The politics of galamsey from a political marketing perspective

Illegal mining (Galamsey) is not only one of the greatest existential threats to our country but also the presence of foreigners in that enterprise gravely insults our dignity and conscience as citizens in a sovereign nation. The questions that most Ghanaians keep asking are: Is the political class complicit and does the class hold the solution to this problem? In ...

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Increasing Women’s Participation: Elections Vrs. Legislation

Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to legislate an Affirmative Action Act in the early 60s which facilitated the entry of women members to the 114-member legislature to represent the regions of the country. Since then, the nation has made various commitments by signing global declarations and protocols that call for increased women’s participation and representation in ...

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Mining Communities cry over incessant snake attacks

Mining-affected Communities in the Newmont Ahafo south project area, particularly Damso and its surrounding villages are seriously lamenting the several attacks by pythons. Members of the affected communities are alleging that Newmont’s Water Storage Facility (WSF) which is situated in the area is serving as a breeding pond for pythons attacking residents and killing their domestic animals.  According to the ...

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Tamale and its environs to face Water shortage as GWCL serves shutdown notice

Residents living in and around the Tamale metropolis will have to brace themselves up for some periods of water shortage. This is because management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the Northern Region has served notice that they may be compelled to temporarily shut down the Nawuni Water Treatment Plant that supplies a greater population of consumers in the Region as the only ...

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Will Controversial e-levy Slow Down Online Betting Rates in Ghana?

The Electronic Transfer Levy, or e-levy as it is more popularly known, maybe a few months old, but the controversies surrounding the law do not look like going away anytime soon. This law was always going to be very contentious. Even before it was passed, it was a source of constant debate amongst members of the Ghanaian parliament, with one ...

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Oguaahene Donates Educational Materials to Oguaa Basic Schools

The Oguaa and Akonferehene of Asokore Traditional area, Nana Obeng  Bediako Frimpong has donated Educational  Materials worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to the Oguaa Primary and Junior High Schools in the Sekyere East District of the Ashanti Region. The donation was done in collaboration with the Nana S.K.B Foundation. Items donated to the schools included Computers, Customized Exercise Books, and ...

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IMF to deploy another mission to Ghana in coming weeks

The International Monetary Fund is set to deploy another mission to Ghana in the coming weeks as the country races against time to tie down a bailout programme. In July, a staff mission visited Ghana for initial discussions after the Akufo-Addo administration announced its intentions to head back to the IMF for a bailout. Ghana is seeking a $3 billion ...

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Britain and world say final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II

Britain and the world said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II at a state funeral Monday that drew presidents and kings, princes and prime ministers — and crowds who massed along the streets of London to honor a monarch whose 70-year reign defined an age. A day packed with events in London and Windsor began early when the doors of 900-year-old ...

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Ghana not benefiting from global fuel price drop due to cedi depreciation – IES

The Institute of Energy Security is predicting an insignificant drop in fuel prices in the Ghanaian market despite the drop in global fuel prices. IES said this would be so if the cedi remains weak against major trading currencies. The crude Oil price has fallen by 4% in recent weeks but unfortunately, the cedi continues to struggle on the forex ...

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