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Government to announce Unemployment Benefits Scheme in Mid-year Budget – Finance Minister discloses

Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says government is working to roll out unemployment benefits for Ghanaians soon. According to him, the move has been influenced by how conditions of some workers have been affected because of the coronavirus pandemic. “As a responsible society we should have such a program to cushion Ghanaians when needed,” he said. Speaking on PM Express on ...

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Criminals infiltrating Africa’s booming mobile money industry – INTERPOL

INTERPOL says organised crime groups are exploiting Africa’s billion-dollar mobile money industry, a trend only set to increase as the service is rolled out across the continent. The ‘Mobile money and organized crime in Africa’ report, authored by the international police organisation, presented an overview of the criminal exploitation of mobile money services. This included fraud, money laundering, extortion, human ...

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Tanzania’s electoral body ‘sets date for elections’

Tanzania’s electoral commission has set 28 October as the date for general elections, the Citizen newspaper reports. The commission’s chairman Justice Semistocles Kaijage has told a media briefing that election campaigns will start on 26 August and end a day before the election. Presidential and parliamentary candidates will submit their names to the commission on 25 August, he said. President ...

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You can be ‘rich’ in Ghana, say no to irregular migration – Gender Minister

Cynthia Maamle Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection

Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has pleaded with the youth to stop using illegal means to seek for greener pastures outside the country as Ghana is also a better place for one to succeed. She furthered that in most cases, the young girls end up being vulnerable as the journey to the Gulf States – Kuwait ...

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Media Foundation for West Africa petitions NMC over government’s intention to reduce GBC channels

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has petitioned the National Media Commission (NMC) to resist any attempt by government to reduce the channels of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform. In the petition copied to Myjoyonline.com, the Foundation questioned the legitimacy of government in making the demand, noting that the directive undermines the constitutional ...

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Kasoa shooting: ‘Resign honourably for being dishonourable’ – Rev Asante

Rev.Prof.Emmanuel Asante

The Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson, who is also the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East (Kasoa) must resign for acting dishonourably at a registration centre in her constituency by pulling a gun and firing warning shots, Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante has said. The minister admitted on Monday that she fired the warning shots that marred the voter registration ...

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Birth Certificate just a record, not proof of Ghanaian citizenship – Dep AG

Godfred Dame

Deputy Attorney General Godfred Dame has said a birth certificate rather gives a record of birth and not a proof of Ghanaian citizenship. His comment follows the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision ruling out birth certificate as a form of identification. “A birth certificate is not a form of identification. It does not establish the identity of the bearer. Nor does ...

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Minister commissions RTI Secretariat

Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah commissioning the RTI Secretariat

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has commissioned the Right to Information (RTI) Secretariat. The Secretariat commissioned on Friday, July 17, 2020, seeks to provide support to the designated RTI Officers and Assistant RTI Officers at the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the public sector to fully operationalise the RTI Act. The RTI Secretariat is a Division of the Information ...

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Political Parties urged to respect Vigilantism and Related Offences Act

Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister has appealed to political parties to respect the Vigilantism and Related Offences Act 2019 (Act 999) whilst planning their campaign activities towards election 2020. He said the enactment of Act 999 was born out of the realization that vigilantism could no longer be tolerated in the nation’s body politic, adding that ...

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Ghana and Mexico hold consultation on strengthening bilateral ties

Charles Owiredu, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Ghana and Mexico, Wednesday, held their second consultation under the Bilateral Political Consultations Mechanism towards building a stronger bond. Mr Charles Owiredu, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration co-chaired the meeting with Mr Julian Ventura, his Mexican counterpart. They discussed regional and global issues of common interest and reiterated the commitment of their respective governments to multilateralism ...

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