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Author Archives: Delali Adogla-Bessa

745,000 ‘unofficial jobs’ created under Planting for Food & Jobs – Minister

Following the scepticism that met reports that 745,000 jobs had been created under the Planting for Food and Jobs, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Akoto Afriyie, has explained that these jobs were largely informal in nature. Addressing a news conference in Accra, Dr. Afriyie Akoto described these jobs as “unofficial jobs” saying they were not subject to taxation, ...

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Nana Addo to deliver State of the Nation address on Feb. 8

Thursday, February 8, 2018, has been confirmed as the day President Nana Akufo-Addo will present his second State of the Nation address to Parliament. President Akufo-Addo’s address will be in accordance with Article 67 of the constitution. The Majority Chief Whip, Kwasi Ameyaw Cheremeh, confirmed the date when he read the business statement for next week, and indicated that all was ...

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Sports Authority makes U-turn on use of Baba Yara for funerals

The Director-General of the National Sports Authority, Robert Sarfo Mensah, has said no official directive has been given to reserve the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi for funerals on Saturdays despite claims to the contrary by the Authority’s office in the Ashanti Region. Mr. Sarfo Mensah, however admitted that, some unofficial discussions had taken place on the matter, and the ...

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Nana Addo suspends U/W Regional Minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West Regional Minister, Sulemana Alhassan. This is after he is reported to have protected a group of angry youth believed to be members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), who besieged the Upper West Regional office of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on Wednesday evening. The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Ishaq, will ...

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C’ttee to tour West Africa for solutions to herdsmen-farmer tensions

The Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament is seeking the approval of the house to embark on a fact-finding mission to three countries in the West African sub-region in a bid to find a solution to the conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farmers. The Chairman of the Committee, Seth Akyeampong, said the initial research done by the Committee indicated that, the ...

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‘Dome market fire was intentional’ – Ga East MCE alleges

Following the Wednesday evening fire that ravaged parts of the Dome Central Market in Accra, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ga East, Janet Mensah, has said she suspects foul play from some traders who were unhappy with a decision to prevent them from selling on pavements. The fire is the fourth at the Dome Central Market, and the second in ...

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Ofori-Atta to sue CHRAJ over $2.25bn bond case

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, will be dragging the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to court, over its handling of the conflict of interest petition in relation to the $2.25 billion bond issue. He is heading to court to compel CHRAJ to overturn some of the declarations it considers irrelevant to the petition. Addressing a news conference in Accra ...

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Keep disputes out of court – John Boadu tells NPP members

The Acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has admonished members of the party to desist from rushing to court and suing the party over disagreements in the ongoing internal primaries. Instead, he encouraged them to respect the party constitution and resort to the party’s internal procedures to seek redress at all times. Speaking to journalists in ...

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Osei Owusu slams Minority over ‘false’ claims against parliament

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, has slammed the Minority over comments he considers embarrassing to the institution of Parliament. This follows comments by the Minority that some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) vigilante groups had been recruited to provide security in Parliament. But speaking on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, Mr. Osei Owusu ...

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Gov’t clears 541 health professionals for posting

Junior Doctors can expect to start work in March 2018, following the government’s granting of financial clearance to 541 healthcare professionals. Some 206 trained junior doctors have spent almost seven months at home without being posted over delays in financial clearance by the Ministry of Finance. The doctors had renewed calls to the government to urgently resolve the perennial issues that surround ...

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