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Distinct features of MMDAs [Infographic]

Government, last Thursday, November 16, 2017, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. The infographics below capture features of a Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, as specified in Ghana’s Local Government ...

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List of new districts, municipal assemblies [Infographic]

Government on Thursday November 16, 2017,  laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI, which will mature in the next 21 sitting days, seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. Speaking to journalists after presenting the LI, the ...

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How 2018 budgetary allocation to ministries were slashed [Infographic]

The 2018 budget as presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta before Parliament on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, indicated a significant cut in budgetary allocation to some Ministries compared to what was allocated them in the 2017 budget. The Roads and Highways ministry had its budget slashed by at least 80% from GHS444 million to GHS77 million. The Youth ...

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Regional breakdown: 131 stations to pay GHc1.18bn fine [Infographic]

Owners of the 131 radio stations sanctioned for operating with expired licenses as well as other offences, would have to cough up about GHc1.18 billion or forever shutdown their businesses. 34 radio stations have already had their licenses revoked by the National Communication Authority (NCA), for not renewing their licenses even after several notices, while others have been fined. NCA ...

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131 radio stations sanctioned [Infographic]

131 radio stations have found themselves at the wrong side of the law as they have been sanctioned by the National Communications Authority (NCA) for various offenses. 34 of them who are said to be operating illegally in the country following the expiration of their license have had their licenses revoked. Some of the radio stations according to the NCA, have ...

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Ghana’s maritime dispute case against Ivory Coast [Infographic]

The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), has ruled in favor of Ghana in a three-year-long maritime dispute with Côte d’Ivoire. The Chamber in a unanimous decision on Saturday September 23, 2017, ruled that there has not been any violation on the part of Ghana on Côte d’Ivoire’s maritime boundary. The infographic below ...

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Fuel prices hit all-year-high [Infographic]

Ghanaians are currently paying more for petrol and diesel few months after enjoying fairly low prices. Current figures from the petroleum industry show that, prices of the two products at the various fuel stations have hit all time high, with petrol selling at an average of GHc4.29 at the pumps, and diesel going for an average of GHc4.23 per litre, ...

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Regional distribution of replaced schools under trees [Infographic]

The former government started an initiative to remove all schools under trees in the country in 2010. It launched an initiative to construct proper schools blocks to replace those under trees by identifying 2,936 schools under trees. As at June 2016, a total of 2,031 of these projects had been completed. Below is an infographic with the regional breakdown of ...

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Breakdown of fines for 57 cheating fuel stations [Infographic]

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), has sanctioned 57 fuel stations in Accra found to have engaged in infractions detrimental to the interest of consumers. They were fined a total of ¢261,000 for serving customers with lower volumes of fuel, using non-approved GSA seals, and breaking GSA seals meant to stop cheating at the pumps. The infographic below shows the breakdown ...

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Regional Ranking: How MMDAs mismanaged Common Fund cash [Infographic]

The 2016 Management and Utilization of District Assemblies’ Common Fund, and other Statutory Funds reports released by the Auditor General, has revealed that among the 216 Assemblies across the ten regions of Ghana, assemblies in the Greater Region mismanaged the least of funds that were allotted them. Out of a total of GHc 33,392,496.94 released to the assemblies in the ...

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