SSNIT ignored advice against backdating payment for software


It has emerged that the management of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) ignored a caution against backdating payment for an Operational Business Suit software which has cost the organisation over $ 70 million in two years. A letter signed by a Senior Corporate Law Officer, Jaezi Orleans-Lindsay cautioned against backdating the payment of $2,000,000 for the software to 2014. In ...

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Gas safety campaign kicks off in Central Region


The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has launched a door-to-door Gas Safety Campaign in the Central Region, aimed at sensitising liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) retailers and users on safe dispensing and use of the product. The campaign seeks to reduce gas explosions and LPG related fire outbreaks across the country. The launch was officially announced by the Acting Chief Executive of ...

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Bauxite deal: How Ibrahim Mahama’s trucks were seized [Audio]

Chief Executive Officer of Engineers & Planners Company Limited, Ibrahim Mahama

Truck and equipment belonging to civil engineering firm, Engineers and Planners (E&P) were impounded by Ashanti Region Minister together with the District Chief Executive of the Atwima Mponua District about a week ago. The company owned by brother of former President John Mahama, Ibrahim Mahama had been engaged by a mining firm, Exton Cubic Group to help in prospecting bauxite ...

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One-constituency-one-million cash will transform Bongo – DCE


The District Chief Executive for the Bongo District Assembly has hinted of ambitious plans to give a facelift to the district through governments ‘One-Constituency-One-Million-Dollars’ policy. The district lacking in social amenities is optimistic that, through the flagship programme, most of its developmental issues can be addressed. District Chief Executive for Bongo Mr. Peter Ayamga Ayinbisa who disclosed this at a ...

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Afotey-Agbo inducted as regent of Katamanso


The member of Parliament for the Kpone Katamanso Constituency, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo has been inducted into the Nungua Traditional Council as the regent of Katamanso in the Greater Accra region. Nii Laryea was installed as regent of Katamanso earlier this year when the elders of the Katamanso stool picked him as a care taker chief to steer the affairs ...

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Farms recovering from army worm invasion – Agric ministry


The Ministry of Food and Agriculture says it has recorded “heavy success” in its fight against the invasion of fall armyworm in the country. Some officials of the ministry who visited farms hitherto attacked by the pests have said there is ample evidence of recoveries by farms. “In most parts of the Upper East Region where the Youth In Agriculture ...

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E/R: Police arrest 11 for narcotic offences


The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested 11 suspects including two teenagers aged 14 and 17 for various narcotic related offences. The Police say they retrieved 176 wraps of compressed dried leaves suspected to be cannabis. The Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police, Inspector Gideon Boateng told Citi News the suspects are being processed for court. He ...

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Ghana Water Company subsidizes connection for communities

Ghana water

The Ghana Water Company Limited is subsidizing new water service connections for 26 Low-Income Urban Communities (LIUCs). The gesture is part of a project being implemented under the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP) to increase access to improved water supply and sanitation. Funded by the World Bank, it is aimed at strengthening environmental sanitation management in ...

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Sanitation Ministry to build 15 waste transfer stations

Joseph Kofi Adda, Sanitation Minister

A sum of GHc50 million has been released by the Ministry of Finance for the construction of 15 new mini waste transfer stations across the country. This was revealed by the Minister of Sanitation, Joseph Adda when he addressed the media in Accra. “The Ministry of Finance has also released the sum of GHc50 million to construct 15 mini transfer ...

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NPP delegates’ conference in pictures


Thousands of members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday partook in the party’s Annual National Delegates’ Conference at Cape Coast in the Central Region. The conference gave the party the opportunity to take stock of its achievement in the last few years. The conference which was themed: “NPP, delivering on our promises, our roots, our strength, our ...

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