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Uganda gets $130m from World Bank for roadworks

The World Bank on Thursday approved a $130 million grant to Uganda for road infrastructure in the West Nile sub-region. The region hosts the bulk of South Sudanese and Congolese refugees. In a statement on September 10, the World Bank said that its Board of Directors had approved the grant, to be financed through the International Development Association’s 18th window ...

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Lands Commission to use auto maps to address land acquisition challenges

Ghana is preparing to roll out auto photo maps to serve as a basis for the digitization of the lands in the country. The country’s capital, Accra has already been scanned and is undergoing digitization. According to the Lands Commission, the land digitization forms part of efforts to address the challenges associated with acquiring and owning land in Ghana. Over ...

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Rawlings receives Malian coup makers

Ghana’s former President, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, has urged the new leadership in Mali to use the transition period to exhibit exceptional leadership for the country and usher her into a prosperous era. The former President made the call when a four-man delegation of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) led by its Chairman, Colonel Assimi ...

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Bagre Dam Spillage: Over 700 displaced in North Gonja

Over 750 residents from nine communities in the North Gonja District of the Savannah Region have been displaced as a result of the spillage of the Bagre Dam. Some of the victims have been moved to the Wasipe Senior High School while others are seeking shelter with family members. Since the spillage of the Bagre Dam in August this year, ...

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All depositors of failed Microfinance companies to receive full cash payment from today

The government has said in line with its commitment to protect depositors funds and to shore up public confidence in the financial system, it has made available to the Receiver of the failed Micro Finance Companies as well as the Official Liquidator of the Micro Credit Companies in official liquidation a combination of cash and commercial paper totalling approximately GH¢6.49billion ...

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Mali needs a responsible government now – Akufo-Addo to ECOWAS

Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has called on ECOWAS leaders to work towards the immediate resolution of the political crisis in Mali. Speaking at Peduase in Ghana at a meeting with ECOWAS leaders over the tension in Mali, the President said terrorists are taking advantage of the situation to settle ad dominate the region. “My reason for this meeting is simple: ...

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‘Heaviest rains in 100 years’ affect 500,000 in Ethiopia

More than half a million people have been affected by severe flooding in Ethiopia, with some places recording the heaviest rains in a century, the minister for water and irrigation Seleshi Bekele has said. About 200,000 have been left homeless by the floods which have swept through at least five of Ethiopia’s 10 regions, he added. The floods have killed ...

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Bill Gates lauds Ghana for exemplary leadership

American business magnate and Co-founder of Microsoft, William Henry Gates, popularly known as Bill Gates, has, lauded Ghana for showing exemplary leadership and making strides on several fronts. Mr Gates made the remarks when Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia held a meeting with him via Zoom, to discuss three pertinent issues affecting Ghana. They discussed Ghana’s progress on immunization against the ...

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Bridgitte Dzogbekuku’s nomination will inspire women – WiLDAF

WiLDAF Ghana has congratulated Ms Brigitte Dzogbenuku, for being nominated as the Presidential candidate for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for the upcoming election. “Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF) Ghana, congratulates Brigitte Dzogbenuku on her selection as the flag bearer and presidential candidate for the Progressive People’s Party to contest in the 2020 general elections,” WiLDAF stated. ...

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Bagre dam spillage renders over 750 residents homeless

Over 750 residents of the North Gonja District of the Savanna Region have been rendered homeless following the spillage of the Bagre Dam, reports Class News’ regional correspondent Zion Abdul-Rauf. Nine communities, namely: Dambolto, Wawato, Lingbinsi, Disa, Singa, Tari, Mankargu, Yagbon, Sekpala and Sakpege have been cut off from the district capital of Daboya alongside farmlands, while occupants of the ...

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