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Bawumia tours Sierra Leone disaster site, presents relief items [Photos]

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Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia toured the Sierra Leonean town of Regent, on the outskirts of Freetown, where over 400 people have been confirmed dead after the mudslide and flooding disaster. In the company of Sierra Leonean Vice President, Victor Bockarie Foh, Dr. Bawumia was briefed about the tragedy which has left the country with a humanitarian crisis. Handing over the relief ...

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Bawumia to visit Sierra Leone as Ghana sends relief items

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Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia will visit Sierra Leone on Saturday, August 19 to commiserate with its citizens after the mudslide and flooding disaster. Monday’s natural disaster, which hit the community of Regent on the outskirts of Freetown left over 400 people dead and thousands displaced. Ahead of his trip, the government will airlift relief items to Sierre Leone later today [Friday]. The relief ...

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Bawumia never promised not to borrow – Veep’s office

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The Minority in Parliament’s claims that Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia promised that a New Patriotic Party (NPP) government would not borrow in office are false. Dr. Bawumia’s office, in a statement, challenged the Deputy Minority Leader, James Klutse Avedzi, to prove his claims the Vice President had made such a statement. “The Office of the Vice President would like to ...

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Bawumia’s prediction of banks collapse was classified – Minority

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The Minority in Parliament has said Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia revealed classified information to the public when warned in 2016 that eight banks in Ghana risked collapse due to the continuous hikes of bad loans on their books and the fragile economy. The then running mate of the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party’s warning is back in the public ...

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Bawumia’s new position on borrowing shameful – Minority

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The Minority in Parliament has taken a swipe at the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s new appetite for borrowing describing it as shameful because he criticized the Mahama government for same reasons. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Tuesday, the Deputy Minority Leader, James Avedzi Klutse, said “It is shameful for Bawumia to say in the past that we don’t need ...

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We’ll continue borrowing responsibly – Bawumia

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will continue to borrow to help grow the Ghanaian economy but will do that responsibly and not recklessly. “A lot of people misunderstand when we say we are going to be responsible, it doesn’t mean that we are not going to borrow money, it only means ...

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Free SHS to begin in September – Bawumia

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The Vice-President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated that the government’s plan to begin implementation of its Free Senior High School (SHS) Policy in September, this year. He said government believed that the policy could help increase enrolment in the tertiary education sector to comparable levels in other African countries. Vice President Dr Bawumia said this on Saturday at the ...

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We’ve cleared accumulated Hajj debt – Bawumia

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Government has paid off the accumulated debt piled by the previous Hajj Board administration which supervised the 2016 Hajj activities. According to the Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, 425 fully paid pilgrims could not make it to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia yet their monies were not refunded. He said government had paid for the affected pilgrims to join ...

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Bawumia demands drop in interest rates

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Pressure is mounting on the newly sworn in members of the board of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to push interest rates down. The development follows demands from the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for them to reduce the current high interest rates in the country. Ghana has one of the highest interest rates in the world, with the average ...

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Pilot paperless system first – Importers Association

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The Importers and Exporters Association fears government’s September 1, 2017, deadline for the full-scale implementation of the paperless regime at ports may be too much for them handle. The Association has now suggested a piloting of the process at the Takoradi Port before full implementation begins in 2018. The Executive Secretary of Association, Sampson Asaaki Awingobit, explained to Citi News ...

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