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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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Bank of Africa tightens security as activities of cyber fraudsters increase

Mr Philemon Kwame Ankomah, Chief Information Security at the Bank of Africa, has noted that activities of cyber fraudsters are increasing because more people are now trading online in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. He said the fraudsters are taking undue advantage of the new normal to dupe people. He further recommended constant changes to passwords and also taking ...

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To speed up infrastructural devt, Africa must limit political pressure on procurement process

For Africa to see an acceleration of its infrastructural development, it will be necessary to implement policies that will limit political pressure on procurement processes; improve integrity standards; enforce internal controls for corruption and enact monitoring schemes that will improve efficiency of projects, the Quality Infrastructure in 21st Century Africa report has advised. According to the report which was published ...

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Airport Company is debt ridden – Aviation Minister

Aviation Minister,Mr Joseph Kofi Adda

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is so burdened with debt accrued from the establishment of Terminal 3 such that it requires a “strategic partner” in making Ghana the aviation hub of the sub-region, Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda has said. Reacting to allegations of the sale and privatization of the country’s airports to TAV-Summa Consortium, a Turkish conglomerate ...

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Africa’s development experts must engage for continent’s rapid growth – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Thursday urged increased and knowledgeable exchange between Africa’s community of development experts to enable solutions to bridge the continents infrastructure deficit. According to the President, Africa was replete with world-class experts, whose capabilities have not been well utilised to the benefit of the continent, thus, it was time that these human resources were managed well for its ...

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African Development Bank ranks 4th on global index of transparency

Publish What You Fund has ranked the African Development Bank  fourth out of 47 global development institutions on its Aid Transparency Index. The Index is the only independent measure of aid transparency among the world’s major development agencies. The index places the Bank in the highest category of transparency along with other world class institutions such as the World Bank, the ...

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BoG receives 30 weekly complaints from public on banking issues

The Market Conduct Office of the Bank of Ghana receives an average of 30 weekly complaints from the public. This follows the completion of the Banking and Specialised Deposits-Taking Institutions sector clean-up in 2019 which has compelled the Bank of Ghana to intensify its market conduct supervision. The public complaints are received through phone calls, WhatsApp messages, e-mails, and direct ...

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Port operations have not reverted to pre-2002 manual system – GRA

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has dismissed claims by Imani Ghana that port operations in the country have reverted to pre-2002 manual system due to the introduction of the Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS). According to GRA in a statement signed by Florence Asante, Assistant Commissioner, Communication and Public Affairs, in reaction to Imani’s claims, all transactions from 1st June ...

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Aker Energy on course to finding a solution for Pecan field development

Aker Energy Ghana has reaffirmed its commitment to finding a solution that will allow for the commencement of a phased development of the Pecan field offshore Ghana. “In a time when most other E&P companies are putting development projects on the shelf due to the COVID-19 situation and historic low oil prices, Aker Energy and our partners, Lukoil, Fueltrade and GNPC, working ...

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