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NHIA-KOFIH collaborate to boost public education on NHIS benefits in Ketu North

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH), are implementing research recommendations to boost enrollment onto the NHIS in the Ketu North district of the Volta region. Interventions arising from the recommendations were launched in October, 2016. District manager of the Scheme in Ketu North, Emmanuel Adenyo, who is overseeing the day-to-day implementation of ...

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Review non-performing contracts – BONABOTO to Nana Addo

The Association of Bolgatanga, Bongo, Tongo and Nangodi (BONABOTO), has called on the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP), government, led by Nana Addo, to review and re-award all non-performing contracts to contractors with the capacity for speedy execution. According to the group, Ghanaians can only get value for money when only capable contractors are awarded infrastructural projects to execute instead of ...

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We’ll have enough gas to end ‘dumsor’ – Terkper

Ample measures have been put in place to ensure that the power crisis is permanently curtailed, outgoing Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, has said. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, Mr. Terkper said the coming on board of the TEN oil field and some other gas generation projects will gradually wean the country off the West African Gas Pipeline. President John Mahama spoke ...

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We’ll hold Akufo-Addo accountable – Haruna Iddrisu

Incoming Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has said his side will hold the President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo and his government accountable when they assume office from January 7, 2017. He said they will ensure a thorough scrutiny of all policies and programmes of the incoming government to ensure an effective governance system. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Thursday, January 5, Haruna Iddrisu said ...

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Hundreds benefit from free BCI New Year health screenings

Staff at the Accounts Department of the Hospital sat idle, redundant for the three day period that the exercise had travelled. There was paperwork, but for the third day running, philanthropist and renowned Breast surgeon and consultant, Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, had rendered them “partially redundant,” and deliberately so. Premises of the Peace and Love Hospital at Oduom, Kumasi, was ...

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Appoint more youth – AFAG to Nana Addo

Pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), has called on president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to ensure that he appoints more youth to leadership positions in his administration. According to him, such appointments will help the young ones to be nurtured and their skills utilized for the development of the country. “AFAG wants to urge the President-Elect and the appointing ...

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Man sues to stop termination of appointments by new presidents

A Ghanaian by name Theophilus Donkor, has filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking a perpetual injunction against the removal of persons from public boards in the event of change in government. Most public boards in Ghana are dissolved and heads of public institutions asked to proceed on leave usually after a change in government, a situation stakeholders in ...

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Alban Bagbin up for 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament

Outgoing Majority Leader, Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, is likely to be made the 2nd Deputy Speaker in Ghana’s next Parliament. The National Democratic Congress (NDC), which will be handing over power to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday, January 7, 2017, mentioned his name for the position. Citi News’ Richard Dela Sky, who made the disclosure from Parliament, however ...

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I’ll work to the best of my ability as 1st Dept. Speaker – Osei Owusu

The newly appointed First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, is confident in his abilities to serve as a 1st Deputy to the Speaker of Parliament. Joseph Osei Owusu, who’s the Member of Parliament for Bekwai, told Citi News his experience in the last eight years in the House will help him excel. He was on Thursday approved by the National Council ...

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ADI urges new development policies beyond manifesto promises

The Alliance for Development and Industrialization (ADI), an advocacy group which brings together new generation entrepreneurs and industrialists under one umbrella, has urged incoming President Nana Akufo-Addo to consider new policies for accelerated development beyond that which are captured in the party’s manifesto. The group said this in a congratulatory message to the President-elect on his electoral victory, and consequent ...

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