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Akufo-Addo unveils first locally assembled Volkswagen car in Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched Ghana’s first locally assembled Volkswagen car as part of investment geared towards the automobile industry. This follows the signing of an MoU between the Government of Ghana and Volkswagen which was aimed at establishing a vehicle assembly plant in Ghana during German Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s official visit to Ghana in August 2018. Speaking at the ...

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President Akufo-Addo is building an inclusive Ghana with pragmatic policies – Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says pragmatic social intervention policies introduced by the government of President Akufo-Addo has contributed significantly to building an inclusive nation, which is leaving no one behind. Addressing Muslims and Ghanaians during the National Virtual Eid ul Adha Prayer at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation in Accra on Friday, Dr. Bawumia said government’s social intervention initiatives, ...

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Killing of 90-year-old should end attacks on women – Gender Minister

Madam Cynthia Maamle Morrison

The killing of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality should be the end to barbaric and horrific attacks on women in the country – Madam Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has said. The Minister, who said this when she met the family of the deceased at their home at Salaga on Thursday, ...

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22 million Ghanaians suffered reduced income over coronavirus restrictions – Report

Approximately 77.4% of households in Ghana experienced a decrease in income since March 16 this year when COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, the Ghana Statistical Service has revealed. The numbers meant that approximately 22 million Ghanaians are affected by reduced household income. The GSS in a research report titled ‘Brief on COVID-19 Households and Jobs Tracker – Wave 1,’ also revealed that 82.8% of households ...

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Gender Ministry calls for probe, prosecution of persons who lynched 90-year-old woman

Cynthia Morrison, Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling for the immediate prosecution of persons behind the lynching of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the Savannah Region. A group of women had been seen in a video lynching the elderly woman after a soothsayer allegedly claimed she was a witch. The Ministry in a press statement issued on ...

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Akufo-Addo presents GH¢2 million to 1,000 persons living with disability

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo presenting a cheque to a beneficiary

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has presented GH¢2 million to 1,000 persons with disabilities, who are also entrepreneurs, under the Presidential Empowerment for Male Entrepreneurs with Disability (PEMED). Launching the event at the Jubilee House, on Friday, 24th July 2020, President Akufo-Addo stated that the funds would provide some relief, and also empower persons with disabilities to improve their economic ...

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A decade of Oil Production; has Ghana achieved its Local Content Target?

Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu

Following the discovery and the subsequent production of oil and gas in commercial quantities in Ghana in 2007 and 2010 respectively, majority of Ghanaians anticipated that the development of an oil and gas sector would be a foundation for poverty reduction and general prosperity to the citizens. The pursuit to take full advantage of benefits in the Oil and Gas ...

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Let’s build consensus on new automotive industry policy – Akufo-Addo to dealers

Prez Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has made a passionate appeal to the leadership and members of the Vehicle and Assets Dealers Union of Ghana (VADUG), to partner with the government as it takes concrete steps to improve the automotive industry of the country. The President made the appeal when he addressed a delegation of the Union at the Jubilee House when they paid ...

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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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Corruption to be made a felony in Ghana; stiffer punishment for culprits

Government has initiated processes in Parliament towards making corruption a more unrewarding venture. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Gloria Akuffo has in this regard presented to Parliament the Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill when passed will make the punishment for corruption stiffer as such crimes will become felony instead of the current misdemeanor status. It was laid today by the Majority Leader ...

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