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Osafo Maafo laments inflated cost of road projects

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Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, has bemoaned what he calls corrupt practices within the country’s road sector. According to him, some road contractors intentionally inflate the cost of roads, adding that, such practices have had adverse effect on the country’s funding sources. Speaking at an event to officially commence the upgrade of the Accra-Tema Motorway on Monday, Osafo- Maafo said ...

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Maritime dispute: 2007 $750m bond was at stake – Terkper

Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper

In the background of the issuance of the 2015 and 2016 bonds, Ghana’s financing of the $750 million 2007 bond, was at stake because of the maritime dispute with Côte d’Ivoire at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea. A former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, revealed on the Citi Breakfast Show that the litigation at ITLOS was a point of interest ...

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Lancaster University Ghana graduates 80 students

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Lancaster University Ghana last Thursday celebrated its first graduation ceremony in Accra. The ceremony which was held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel saw eighty (80) students presented with Bachelor Degrees in the following courses: Economics and International Relations, Politics and International Relations, Accounting and Finance, Computer Studies, Business Studies, Marketing and Law. The students were from countries such as Ghana, ...

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Newspaper headlines: Monday, September 25, 2017

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Stop ‘swagging’ on social media and rehearse your songs – KODA

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Gospel artiste Kofi Owusu Dua Anto known in music circles as KODA has advised his fellow musicians to pay more attention to their craft than spend time posting things on social media. In an interview with Andy Favoured on Accra FM’s ‘Gospel 360’ on Sunday, he said he is not a social media freak because spending time on these platforms ...

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Ivory Coast’s frustrations forced Ghana to ITLOS – Dr. Ayine

Dr Dominic Ayine

A former Deputy Attorney General, Dr. Dominic Ayine has disclosed that the Mahama government was compelled to drag Ivory Coast to the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) because they frustrated all the bilateral talks on the maritime boundary dispute . Côte d’Ivoire had accused Ghana of overstepping its maritime boundary in the exploration of oil at the ...

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Komenda Sugar Factory: Ahomka Lindsay to face PAC over perjury

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The Deputy Minister of Trade, Robert Ahomka Lindsay, could be hauled before the Public Accounts Committee for allegedly peddling untruths about the Komenda Sugar Factory, including a claim that factory did not produce any sugar. This follows a petition by the former Secretary to the Management Board of the Factory, Ransford Vanni-Amoah, accusing Mr. Lindsay of perjury. Speaking to Citi ...

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Lower court judges, magistrates threaten strike

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Lower court judges and magistrates in the country are threatening to withdraw their services, beginning October 2017, over unpaid allowances and the non-implementation of the upward review of their salaries since 2012. According to Citi News sources, the judges have not received the allowances due them since January 2017, forcing them to use their own resources, including fuel for official duties. ...

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4-day PanAfGeo training on artisanal and small scale Mining launched

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A four-day PanAfGeo training on Artisanal and Small Scale Mining has been launched in Accra. The PanAfGeo project is a European Union and Africa initiative aimed at improving and reinforcing geo-scientific skills for African Geological Surveys. The training brought together 40 Ghanaian geoscientists, and 11 others from Sierra Leon, Gambia, Liberia and Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of the training, ...

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Ghana will have female president one day – Nana Addo

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged his commitment to empowering women and girls in Ghana in a bid to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To this end, Akufo-Addo said his government is putting in place policies that will ensure the girl child in Ghana is encouraged to reach her full potential, for Ghana to possibly produce a woman president for ...

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