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69% of roads bad; massive rehabilitation underway – Roads Minister

The government has commenced massive road expansion and rehabilitation works to bring relief to road users, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has said. He said 69 per cent of all roads in the country were in “terrible conditions”, a situation which was a disincentive to national development. “It is our hope that Ghanaians will be a ...

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Gov’t must prioritise fight against inequality—SDGs Platform

Ghana’s quest to achieve equitable and sustainable development can cannot be realised if concrete measures are not put in place to  address all forms of inequality, theCivil Society Platform on SDGs  has cautioned. According to the Platform, “Inequality has become a defining global problem of the present time that must be addressed if we want to achieve the Sustainable Development ...

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28 percent of households in the Upper East Region are extremely poor – GNHR Data

Madam Cynthia Morrison

Data from the Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) has revealed that whilst 28 percent of households in the Upper East Region are extremely poor, 37 percent were poor with 35 percent being non-poor households. The GNHR undertook the Household Registration exercise in the Upper West and Upper East Region in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Garu-Temapane District tops which had now ...

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Media must help keep political parties in check – Zayaa Yeebo

Mr Zayaa Yeebo, Editor in Chief of the Public Agenda Newspaper has called on the media to help deepen democratic development by sanitising the political space. He observed that political entities were threatening violence ahead of the 2020 general elections, and that it was the responsibility of the media to help keep them in check. This the media can do ...

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‘Ghana is moving beyond aid’ – Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the programmes and policies being implemented by his government are putting the country onto the path of progress and prosperity, and, will gradually take Ghana to a stage beyond aid. Speaking at the 71st New Year School on Tuesday under the theme “Attaining Ghana Beyond Aid: Challenges and Prospects”, President Akufo-Addo stated that ...

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Iran attack: Oil prices rise after Iraq missile attacks

Oil prices have risen after two bases hosting US troops in Iraq were hit by ballistic missiles. Brent crude was up by 1.4% at $69.21 per barrel in the middle of the Asian trade, easing back from earlier gains. So-called safe haven assets, like gold and the Japanese yen, also rose on the news. At the same time, global stock ...

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Maame Tiwaa removed as CID boss in latest police shakeup

The Director-general of the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been removed from the position in the latest shakeup to hit the service. She is now the director-general in charge of welfare for the service. She is to be replaced by COP Isaac Ken Yeboah who was director-general in charge of administration. ...

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Make Africa the Place for Investment – Akufo-Addo to Diaspora Returnees

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to foreigners of African origin who have heeded to “Year of Return” initiative and have visited Ghana to help make Africa the place for investment and economic development. Addressing attendees of an event organized by the British High Commission for all people who are in Ghana as part of the “Year of Return” ...

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Top African elections to watch and predictions for 2020

It is hard to imagine a quiet year for African election monitors, with Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire and Sudan offering soap operas, full of post-civil war storylines, unknown successors and internal regional conflict. Guinea, which is not covered in this article, will have to overcome tensions on the ground to get to election day without any protests. Here are the top ...

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Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin – The journey of a diaspora returnee to a king

Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

As Ghana hosts the greatest return initiative for Africa, there is a lot to appreciate of those who have taken the decision to return permanently; to abandon the comforts of a western society and move to settle with whatever is left of the cradle of civilization. Although some may have awoken from the “American dream” with a slap of reality ...

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