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These are government’s 12 cost-cutting measures amid general economic hardship

The government has committed to further spending cuts amid the rising cost of living and growing sense of economic hardship. These new measures will be in addition to the ongoing 20 percent expenditure cut as part of fiscal stabilization and debt sustainability measures. Members of the Council of State also voluntarily cut their monthly allowances by 20 percent till the ...

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Gov’t won’t roll back Free SHS, other flagship programs – Ofori-Atta

The government says all its flagship programs including the ambitious Free Senior High School (SHS) policy will continue to run regardless of the challenges confronting the country’s economy. This is contrary to earlier suggestions by the Minister responsible for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah that all 16 flagship programs of the government including the Free SHS were up for possible review ...

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Full speech:Finance Minister’s statement on mitigating measures to fix economy

Good afternoon, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press and fellow citizens. Thank you for availing yourselves. I am here today to announce to you measures to address the economic difficulties we are facing due mainly to recent global and domestic events. These difficulties have manifested in:  rising fuel prices;rising inflation and cost of living;exchange rate depreciation;rising interest rates; andrevenue mobilisation ...

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C0VID I9: GII launches Corruption Risk Assessment Report

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has outdoored a Corruption Risk Assessment Report (CRA) on the Government of Ghana’s COVID-19 interventions.  The Report, which was launched via Zoom in February this year was meant to evaluate the susceptibility of the Government’s COVID-19 socio-economic interventions to corruption and to provide appropriate policy recommendations to relevant state agencies on ensuring the integrity of ...

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All government flagship programmes to be reviewed – Oppong Nkrumah

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has revealed that all 16 flagship programmes of government will soon be reviewed to ensure their objectives are well achieved. According to him, it is one of the decisions taken during the three-day cabinet retreat at the Peduase Lodge in the Eastern Region to mitigate the economic difficulties in the country. Currently, the country ...

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Climate crisis threatens food security for women and girls

Women and girls, especially in rural communities, continue to face the brunt of the climate crisis that exacerbates pre-existing inequalities, jeopardizes their food security, and feeds instability and migration, warns the United Nations World Food Programme on International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day 2022 focuses on “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow” recognizing the contribution of women and girls ...

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Geodrill kicks goals with GH¢450,000 to boost educational infrastructure in Ghana

As part of a comprehensive corporate social policy, Geodrill Ghana Limited, West Africa’s leading exploration drilling company, has donated a combined amount of GH¢450,000 to three Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country to boost educational infrastructure.The schools, which include Achimota SHS in Accra, Tamale SHS in the Northern Region, and Mfantsipim SHS in the Central Region, each received an ...

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NABCO personnel protest to demand allowance payment, permanent jobs

Some personnel of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) hit the streets of Accra on Thursday, February 17, 2022, to demand the payment of stipends owed them by the government which they say have been in arrears for several months. According to the protestors, the government has not released their allowance for the past six months and is also yet to ...

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U.S. Supports Visually Impaired Ghanaian Students with Braille Learning Materials

The United States is donating Braille teaching and learning materials for 1,400 visually impaired Ghanaian students.  The materials were developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Special Education Division.  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Office Director Rasheena Reid joined the Honorable Deputy Minister of Education Reverend John N. Fordjour yesterday at the Akropong School for the Blind ...

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GNAT appeals for the swift supply of teaching materials to schools

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), has appealed to the government and relevant stakeholders to address the delay in supplying teaching and learning logistics to the various schools. According to the Association, the non-availability of these materials has been a major challenge for members nationwide. Speaking to Myjoyonline.com after a familiarisation visit to the Multimedia Group on Tuesday, President of GNAT, ...

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