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Ghana’s power sector, perspectives of an expert

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Ghana has signed the the Millennium Challenge Compact II with the government of the United States of America. The Ghana Power Compact invests up to $498.2 million to support the transformation of Ghana’s electricity sector and stimulate private investment. The five-year compact is designed to create a self-sustaining energy sector in Ghana by reforming laws and regulations needed to transform ...

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Kufuor performed, Mahama deformed – Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr.

Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe

This NDC politics of equalization nauseates me beyond description, if only because the players of this cynical game presume Ghanaians to be of such scandalously short memory as to have so soon forgotten that we spent most of the 1980s slammed-shut under the extortionate Rawlings-led Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) half-junta “Culture of Silence.” During this period, the only group ...

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Before an anticipated apocalypse… an unexpected terror strikes – Francis Brako

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“I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.”  ― Albert Camus, The Plague What shall we do? The Rubicon is crossed! The die is cast and Ebola has declared a war on us. We have to fight, as in ...

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Of wasted executive hours & failed promises in Sikaman – Nana Awere Damoah

Nana Awere Damoah

Sometime in 2010, I attended a function that had the Vice-President of Ghana in attendance. It was the first time I had seen him at close range, and it felt cool. The start time advertised on the ticket was 6.30 p.m. I spent the morning with my two sons visiting some friends and family and got back home around 2.00 ...

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Letter to my father – Sydney Casely-Hayford

Sydney Casely-Hayford

Hi Dad. Twenty-five years and 1989 seem like such a long time ago. Yet it feels so close. Losing you was a big blow and I speak for my brothers and our mother, but I think we have adjusted well. We miss you and talk about you all the time, so we kind of have you close, closer and really ...

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Secondary Education Improvement Project: Frequently asked questions and answers

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1. Why did the World Bank agree to lend money to Ghana for secondary education at this time of tight budget control?  Ghana’s Constitution mandates that all efforts are made to make education gradually universal and progressively free. With access to primary education becoming near universal in Ghana, new priorities are emerging at post-basic level where the demand for secondary education ...

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GCAA must ban Arik Airline if it can’t reform! – Imani

Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Ghana

The conduct of Arik Air on the Accra – Lagos route is strong evidence that the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has completely lost the plot for regulating the aviation industry in this country. It is indeed true that some of the issues at the country’s airports are due to infrastructural deficits, many of which would be difficult to blame ...

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Brown leaves fall, green leaves fall too – Nana Awere Damoah

Nana Awere Damoah

The youth. The youth of Africa. The youth of this world. Are we harnessing the potential of the youth enough? Are the young ones… giving off their best to the continent, the nation, the universe that is giving us so much? Why do we think we can only contribute something after age forty? Are we not causing wealth loss to ...

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Mechanized payroll: The plight of Ghana’s the civil servant

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The Controller & Accountant General’s Department (C&AGD) was established under the civil service Act, 1960, (C.A.5). The constitution and administration Act, 2003, Act 654 provides the legal framework that governs the operations and functions of the Controller & Accountant General. As Chief Accounting Officer of the government of Ghana, the Controller & Accountant General’s Department is also responsible for paying ...

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Is Ebola a test for Ghana’s healthcare system?

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Ghanaians are visibly scared as the Ebola virus rapidly inches closer to us and the question on the minds of many is ‘Is Ghana battle ready to protect its citizens from this deadly incurable virus?” Neighbouring West African countries are under siege from Ebola. Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and now Nigeria have been hit and hundreds of lives have been ...

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