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NDC missed macro economic targets for 2016 [Infographic]

Seth Terkper on the floor of Parliament

Statistics from the 2017 budget has revealed that the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government missed all its macro economic targets in 2016. Though inflation was projected to be 10.1% by the end of 2016, it rather shot up to 15.4%. Other key economic targets that could not be realized were the real GDP, budget deficit and fiscal balance. Study ...

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#GhBudget: Interior, Defence ministries got GHs2.1bn in 2016 [Infographic]

Seth Terkper

A total of GHs2.1  billion was allocated to the Ministries of Interior, Defence and Justice in the 2016 budget. Of the three, the Interior Ministry alone received the highest of GHs1.3 billion, followed by the Ministry of Defence, which received GHs760 million. More on the 2016 budgetary allocation for these sectors are captured in the infographic below. – By: Jonas ...

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#GhBudget: GHs7b was allocated to Education Ministry in 2016 [Infographic]

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The Ministry of Education enjoyed the highest budgetary allocation of GHs7 billion in 2016. This is the highest single allocation made to the ministry throughout the year, with the second highest budgetary share of GHs3 billion going to the Ministry of Health. The two ministries, are part of the ministries under the social sector that received a lump sum allocation ...

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#GhBudget: 2016 budget allocation for administrative sector [Infographic]

Seth Terkper

Former Finance Minister, Seth Tekper revealed during his last budget statement reading on the floor of Parliament in 2016, that a total of GHs605 million will be allocated to the Local Government Ministry alone. The Finance and Foreign Affairs Ministry also received GHs273 million and GHs234 million respectively, mainly financed by the government. Details of the allocations to the Ministries ...

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#GhBudget: 40% economic sector budget allocated to Power Ministry in 2016 [Infographic]

Seth Terkper on the floor of Parliament

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) government allocated almost 40% of the economic sector budget to the Power Ministry in 2016. The Ministry was allocated GHs884 million to enable it address the country’s worsening power crisis. Of the total amount allocated, the government was to contribute only GHs84 million, while GHs30 million came from the internally generated funds. The government was expecting ...

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Ghana’s 2015 economic highlights under Mahama [Infographic]

seth tekpher 2015 budget

The Finance Minister under the Mahama administration, Seth Tekper, in 2016, during the government’s last budget reading before Parliament, revealed that the agricultural sector, which is touted as the ‘backbone’ of the country’s economy, did not see significant growth in performance in spite of the many investments. The sector hit 7-year low record by contributing only 19% to the country’s ...

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Teachers, drivers impregnate 977 teenagers in Central Region [Infographic]

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The rate of teenage pregnancy in the Central Region has in the last 5 years seen a decline. However, officials of the Ghana Health Service say the current figure of 12,048 recorded in 2016 is still “unacceptably high”. A performance review of 2016 by Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Central Region revealed that most of the pregnant teenagers were ...

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#SOTNGhana: Nana Addo vs. John Mahama [Infographic]

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President Akufo-Addo has accused the erstwhile John Mahama-led administration of increasing the country’s debt stock to about 122 billion from 9.5 billion in 2009. The President while speaking in Parliament during his first State of the Nation Address on Tuesday, further noted that, he inherited a $2.4 billion highly indebted power sector from the previous government. Nana Addo spoke on ...

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#SOTNGhana: Nana Addo’s plans for Education [Infographic]

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President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday presented his first State of the Nation Address, where he reiterated government’s commitment towards education, with the implementation of the free Senior High School Education being the major focus. He also reiterated the restoration of allowance for teacher trainees. But what other reforms and developments will the education sector under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government witness? ...

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#SOTNGhana: What Akufo-Addo said about power sector [Infographic]

President Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday February 21, 2017,  presented his first State of the Nation Address. He touched on all sectors of the Ghanaian economy including the power sector. According to him, the power sector was heavily indebted by the erstwhile John Mahama administration. The President said he inherited a $2.4 billion debt from the previous administration, ...

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