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Minority angry over Finance Minister, deputies’ absence at 2022 budget debate

The Minority in Parliament has raised red flags about the absence of the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, his two deputies, and the Minister of State at the Presidency in charge of Finance, Charles Adu Boahene, during the debate of the 2022 budget statement and fiscal policy of the government. According to the Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, it ...

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Accra is Africa’s 3rd most polluted city – 2020 World Air Quality Report

Accra is the 3rd most polluted city in Africa, according to the 2020 World Air Quality Report, published by Swiss firm, IQAir. The Malian capital, Bamako, topped the list of most polluted African cities, with the air quality there considered “unhealthy for sensitive groups”. Sebokeng in South Africa followed in the 2nd position. The city of Vereeniging in South Africa ...

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EC to accept only Ghana Card as proof of citizenship in next voter registration

The Electoral Commission (EC) says it is ready to adopt the Ghana card as the only document to prove one’s citizenship in the next voter registration exercise. Dr Serebour Quaicoe, Director, Electoral Services at the EC, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Commission had already reached a consensus with the political parties and was waiting for ...

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Attorney-General directs GLC to admit 499 students, offers 3 pathways for admission

The Attorney-General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has directed the General Legal Council (GLC) to admit the 499 students who had earlier been denied admission to the Ghana School of Law. His direction follows two letters from the President, Akufo-Addo, requesting that he [Mr Dame] makes “the necessary intervention to the General Legal Council, on behalf of the 499 students, to address ...

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Fisheries Minister intervenes in Tropo Farms compensation impasse

Mrs Mavis Hawa Koomson, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has intervened in the impasse over outstanding compensation matters concerning Tropo Farms Limited after Government acquired the farm’s core operational area for the railway project. During a visit to the farms last Friday with some technical staff of the Ministry, the Minister directed managers of the farm to submit a ...

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ABANTU, WMC Congratulate newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of University of Ghana

ABANTU for Development and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) of Ghana have joined hands to offer their sincerest congratulations to Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo on being confirmed as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Legon.  “We take tremendous pride in the promotion of Prof. Amfo to the high profile position in institutional administration at the University ...

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Hindus urge Prez Akufo-Addo to intervene in Achimota School, ensuring religious freedom

Hindus are urging Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to urgently intervene in the affairs of elite Achimota School so that minority religions do not have to sacrifice their beliefs to enroll or continue their education.  Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that Ghana prided itself on being a nation of high religious tolerance and ...

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Presidential candidates in Ghana need $100m to win an election – CDD

A new research by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has found that a presidential candidate will need at least $100 million to win an election in Ghana. “And the cost of running for president, the study estimated that the most viable sum of money that a person who needed to run for president was $100 million…this is why we ...

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Special Prosecutor discontinues case against Mahama Ayariga over lack of evidence

The Special Prosecutor, Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, has discontinued a suit brought against the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga, in which he is accused of using public office for private gain. The case was started by the then Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu. Mr. Ayariga was accused of fraudulently evading customs duties and taxes by paying GH¢6,062.86 instead ...

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World misses most 2020 mental health targets: WHO

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting a growing need for mental health support, there has been a worldwide failure to provide people with the services they need, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded. “It is extremely concerning that…good intentions are not being met with investment,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO said. “We must ...

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