#SOTNGhana: 5 take-aways on economy [Infographic]


President Akufo-Addo has suggested that Ghana’s economy is in a dire situation owing to some decisions by the erstwhile John Mahama-led government. In his maiden State of the Nation address before Parliament on Tuesday [February 21, 2017], Nana Akufo-Addo accused the previous government to “ballooning” the country’s debt stock to GHs122 billion, from the GHs9.5 billion it inherited from the ...

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#SOTNGhana: State of the nation as Mahama left it [Infographic]


President Nana Akufo-Addo will be inheriting an economy the former President, John Mahama, has described as being vibrant. The various sectors including Education, Health, Energy and Infrastructure, witnessed some developments under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. These gains have been emphasized in most of the former President’s public addresses including the state of the nation address. Among the ...

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#SOTNGhana: The economy Akufo-Addo inherited [Infographic]

President Nana Addo and former President John Mahama.

President Akufo-Addo inherited an economy valued at GHc44, 608.1 million from the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration as of September 2016, according to figures from the Bank of Ghana. The President is expected to give his first State of the Nation Address in Parliament on Tuesday, February, 21, 2017, less than two months of taking over the administration of the country. ...

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Interesting facts about Nana Addo’s Ministers so far [Infographic]


Ghana’s Parliament has concluded the vetting of all substantive ministers appointed by President Nana Akuffo Addo. Analysis by shows only 3% of ministers appointed by the president were below the age of 40. The infographic below shows some facts about Nana Addo’s ministerial appointees. – By: Mawuli Tsikata/ Follow @MawuliTsikata

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#Ghvetting: Over 60% of questions during Roads Minister’s vetting from Minority [Infographic]

Ministerial Vetting

Vetting of Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako Atta took one hour, 55 minutes. He was asked 56 questions by both the Majority and Minority when he appeared before the Appointment’s Committee of Parliament. He touched on issues relating to payment of contractors, construction of roads among others. The infographic below has more details   – By: Mawuli Tsikata & ...

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Over 30% of questions during Otiko’s vetting from Haruna [Infographic]

Otiko Djaba

The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, asked the most questions during the vetting of the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba. The Majority Leader, Joseph Osei-Owusu on the contrary, asked the minister 7 questions in the 129 minute-long encounter with the Appointments Committee of Parliament. Details of the encounter are captured in the following infographic. – By: ...

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#Ghvetting: Gloria Akuffo’s 95 questions in 2hrs, 29 mins [Infographic]

Gloria Akuffo, Attorney General

The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo spent 2 hours, 29 minutes answering a total of 95 questions from both the Majority and Minority when she appeared before Parliament’s Appointment Committee. The top issues she spent time highlighting on included judgement debt, office of special prosecutor among others. The infographic below has more details on what transpired during ...

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#Ghvetting: Ken Ofori Atta grilled for 4hrs, 15 mins [Infographic]

ministerial-vetting-20 Ken Ofori Atta

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta spent 4 hours, 15 minutes before Parliament’s Appointments Committee highlighting issues concerning his Ministry, including tax reliefs among others. Questions asked by the Majority were 32 while the Minority asked a total of 48 questions. Study the infographic below for more details on the Finance Minister’s vetting.   – By: Mawuli Tsikata & Caleb Kudah/ ...

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#GhVetting: Afriyie-Akoto’s 153 questions in 4-hours [Infographic]

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto - Agric Minister

The Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee to justify his nomination for the portfolio last week. He spent almost 4 hours answering 153 questions in total. Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu asked about 40% of all the questions. The infographic below has details of his time before the committee. – By: Mawuli Tsikata & Caleb Kudah/ Follow ...

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#GhVetting: Boakye Agyarko’s 176 questions in 198 minutes [Infographic]

Boakye Agyarko, Energy Minister

For the 3 hours and 18 minutes the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko spent at his vetting before Parliament’s Appointments Committee, he answered 176 questions; 150 from the minority and 26 from the majority. Major issues the Minister addressed include tariff reduction, erratic power supply popularly known as ‘dumsor’ and debts of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). The infographic ...

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