Tag Archives: Ghana News

Ashanti GBC disconnected by ECG over GHc 1.7m debt

The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation’s Garden City Radio in the Ashanti Region, has been taken off air after the Electricity Company of Ghana disconnected the facility from the national grid, leaving management with no option than run on a standby plant. The GBC is said to owe the power company about GHc 1.75 million. A letter sighted by Citi News in August ...

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Review ‘unfair’ trade policies – TUC to gov’t

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), has called for a “radical review” of Ghana’s trade policies which in its view are “unfair “ to local manufacturers and farmers. The Finance Minister in the 2018 budget and policy statement announced a number of tax reforms including the implementation of a tax threshold to protect workers on minimum wage and tax holiday for ...

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Gunshots fired in Yunyoo over creation of new district

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC), has beefed up security in the troubled Yunyoo enclave of the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo district. This followed sporadic gunshots there over the siting of the capital for the yet to be created Yunyoo District. Whilst some residents are advocating that Yunyoo should be the district capital, others are proposing Namong, the birthplace of the governing New ...

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TUC commends gov’t’s NBC initiative for jobless graduates

The Trades Union Congress (TUC), has commended government’s special initiative targeted at jobless tertiary graduates in the country. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, while presenting the 2018 Budget and Policy statement on Wednesday, indicated that about 100,000 tertiary graduates will be employed under the initiative called the Nation Builders Corps (NBC). The TUC, in a statement signed by its ...

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Chiefs influencing creation of new districts, regions – Ayariga

Attempts to create new regions and districts under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, was largely influenced by “political pressure” from community leaders and chiefs, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has said. Mr. Ayariga however admitted that this has been the trend for successive governments. The Akufo-Addo government, in its latest move on the creation of new ...

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Mugabe’s legacy, dignity must be protected – Rawlings

As Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe’s time in power appears to be winding down amid political turmoil and a seeming military takeover, former President Jerry Rawlings is mindful of what he calls the long-time ruler’s “unassailable” legacy. President Mugabe’s 37 years in charge of Zimbabwe are likely to be remembered for the disastrous management of the economy, but Mr. Rawlings has highlighted ...

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Gov’t can’t recommend reduction in power tariffs -Wereko-Brobby

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby, has accused the government of trying to usurp the mandate of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), by announcing an average reduction of  between 13 and 21 percent in electricity tariffs for residential and industrial consumers. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, stated that the government had revised the ...

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Citi News Daily: Thursday, 16 November 2017

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Parliament receives LI for creation of 38 new districts

The Akufo-Addo government has presented a Legislative Instrument (LI) to Parliament, for the creation of 38 new districts and municipal assemblies. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, the Local Government Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, said the LI will also give legal backing to other districts and municipalities which have been elevated or split. She justified the move, arguing that the creation ...

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Taking loans to build toilets ’embarrassing’ – Inusah fumes

The Government’s decision to borrow money, some of which will be used to build toilet facilities nationwide, has left the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, upset and baffled. He believes Ghana is at a stage where it ought not to seek money from outside to provide something as basic as toilet facilities, saying “our incapacity to take care ...

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