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Parliament releases schedule for ministers’ vetting

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, will lead the pack of appointees by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appear before Parliament’s Appointment Committee.Following him immediately will be the Minister-designate for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, also on Wednesday.This was contained in a full list of all appointees of the president who are expected to take ...

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Portfolio of Senior Minister scrapped, other ministries abolished in Akufo-Addo’s new government

President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Thursday submit to Parliament the list of his proposed Ministers and Regional Ministers to the Speaker of Parliament. In a communique from the Presidency Thursday, Eugene Arhin, head of Communication said the total number of Ministers to be appointed by President will not exceed 85. This is different from 126 ministerial appointments that characterised his ...

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There is no NPP or NDC Speaker of Parliament, I’ll serve all Ghanaians – Bagbin

Speaker of the 8th Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has assured the people of Ghana that he will serve in their interest and not that of any political party. He said the position of the speaker of parliament is meant to work in the ultimate interest of all Ghanaians irrespective of their political affiliations. He told the House on Friday January 15 that ...

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Ensure justice for slain undercover investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale – UPDN to government

 media non-governmental organisation, United Press for Development Network (UPDN) has said it is astonished at the inability of the Ghana Police Service to find the murderers of the late Tiger Eye PI investigator, Ahmed Suale two years after the incident. This was contained in a statement issued by the organisation ahead of the commemoration of the second edition of the ...

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Artificial Intelligence Helping African Farmers in the Fight Against Locusts

A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi—the Swahili name for the wattled starling, a bird renowned for eating locusts—is an AI-powered tool that generates a real-time heatmap of locusts across Africa, shows all potential migration routes, and gives a real-time locust breeding index. Using satellite data, ...

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Roundabout to be named after Sir John

Sir John

The Executive Management Team of the Forestry Commission has approved that the Roundabout in front of the Forestry Commission’s Head Office in Accra be named after Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, a former Chief Executive Officer of the Commission who died in July this year. The Team has instructed that the Roundabout be refurbished and Christened, “Sir ...

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You’ve failed again to provide data on ABFA for analysis– PIAC criticizes Finance Ministry

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has chastised the Ministry of Finance for failing again to provide data on the Annual Budgeting Funding Amount for its analysis and reporting. This practice it says makes it difficult to reconcile disbursements and expenditure, and ultimately undermines the spirit of accountability as envisaged in the Petroleum Revenue Management Act. In its latest ...

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UNESCO demands updates on Ahmed Suale’s death from government

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called on the government of Ghana to provide updates on the investigations conducted so far into the death of investigative journalist Ahmed Suale. The call was made during the Ashanti Regional Consultative Meeting held in Kumasi on Monday, 21 December 2020. The meeting was organised by the National Media Commission. ...

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Gov’t suspends Public Universities Bill

The government has pulled the brakes on the controversial Public Universities Bill, 2020. Parliament has consequently suspended consideration of the bill which went through the second reading yesterday. The move follows a meeting with the stakeholders by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Chairman of the Education Committee this morning. UTAG, GRASAG, Vice-Chancellors, and other members of academia have kicked ...

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Government should depoliticise scholarships – Education Watch

The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare has asked the government to depoliticize the scholarship scheme. He claimed that most deserving students are unable to access the scheme due to politicisation of the programme. In a statement, Mr Asante explained that the minimum cost of scholarship for a needy but brilliant tertiary students is GH¢4,000/year: 2,500 for academic ...

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