Tag Archives: Bawumia

KUMACA deaths: Gov’t to cover funeral, medical costs

The government will bear all funeral costs of deceased students of the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region following the suspected outbreak of Influenza type A, H1N1 2009, also known as Swine Flu. This was announced by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who added that the bills of hospitalised students will also be covered by the government. Speaking during a meeting with the ...

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Bawumia to visit KUMACA, urges calm over swine flu fears

Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia is expected to visit the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region later on Friday following the health crisis in the school that has claimed four lives in the last week. In a statement on his Facebook page, the Vice President expressed the government’s “heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families, teachers, students and friends of Kumasi Academy Senior ...

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Integrated Aluminium, Bauxite Authority bills being drafted – Bawumia

Bawumia delivering a lecture

Government is in the process of drafting a bill to be presented to Parliament for the establishment of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium and Bauxite Development Authority, to properly govern the aluminium and bauxite industry to serve Ghana and Africa. The Authority will play the important role of promoting responsible mining, and regulating the development of the industry. It will be ...

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Mahama gov’t loved Zongos in words, not action – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that the previous Mahama government demonstrated its love for Zongo communities only through mere promises but failed to demonstrate it in action. He said true love for the Zongo Community should reflect in budgetary allocation for the area, and that was what the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had done. “Now the government ...

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Free SHS needs political will, not a law – Bawumia

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has downplayed law lecturer Dr. Raymond Atuguba’s proposal for the enactment of a law to safeguard the free Senior High School (SHS) programme from political interference. The senior law lecturer at a public lecture noted that, the programme could be reversed by successive governments, hence the need for a law to protect it. ...

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Ghana card, digital address will help reduce interest rates – Bawumia

Ghanaians can look forward to a reduction in the amounts they pay as interest on loans because according to the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, measures have been put in place to formalize the Ghanaian economy. According to him, the digital property addressing system as well as the rolling out of the National Identification cards are all geared towards making ...

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Bawumia unveils tombstone in memory of Kwabena Boadu [Photos]

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, today [Friday], unveiled a tombstone at the Achimota Cemetery in Accra, in memory of his late aide, Kwabena Boadu, who died exactly a year ago. The Vice President was joined by Kwabena’s close relatives who wept uncontrollably, as the tombstone was opened and wreaths laid after a brief prayer. Dr. Bawumia, who appeared very sober, ...

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Bawumia joins sympathizers to mourn KABA [Photos]

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, today [Monday], joined hundreds of mourners at a memorial service at the premises of Multi-Media Group Limited, to pay tribute to the late Broadcast Journalist, Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong, popularly known as KABA. KABA, who was the host of Asempa FM’s political talk show ‘Eko Sii Sen’, passed away on Saturday, November 18, at the ...

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$1m per constituency to fund Development Authorities – Bawumia


Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said the-soon-to-be established Development Authorities under the government’s Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme, will be funded through the one-million dollar per constituency disbursement to drive rural development. He said the Development Authorities, which includes Northern Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority and the Coastal Development Authority, would receive funds equivalent to the number of ...

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Wangara Kurubi festival celebrated in Kintampo [Photos]

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated government’s commitment to the development of the country’s human resource through the introduction of social intervention programmes such as the Free SHS and the Zongo Development Fund. He has thus asked parents to take advantage of the initiatives to build a better future for their children. “For many children in low income ...

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