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Open data will increase gov’t transparency – Nana Addo


The Akufo Addo administration be a very transparent government where access to information will not be cumbersome, the president has promised. Akufo-Addo assured that his government will make data from specific sectors available to the public from time to time. Addressing the Africa Open Data Conference on Thursday, the president said his government will rely on open data for effective ...

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Osafo Maafo hints of creation of more districts

Yaw Osafo Maafo

The Ashanti Region will soon benefit from additional districts to help expedite the developmental process of the area. This was disclosed by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo on behalf of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday. He was speaking during the 2017 New Patriotic Party (NPP)Ashanti Regional Annual Delegates Conference in Kumasi. The president indicated that the Ashanti ...

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NPP ‘goons’ behind recent killing of police officers – Portuphy

Kofi Portuphy

The main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress has alleged that “goons” and “squads” from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) are behind the recent killings of some policemen in the line of duty. Addressing a press conference in Accra Thursday, National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Kofi Portuphy said crime was being committed with “brazen bravado across the length and ...

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N/R: Only 36% of pregnant women deliver at hospitals – Report


Only 36 percent of pregnant women in the Northern Region patronize health facilities for delivery,  Georgina Amidu, Communications for Development Officer at United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Ms Amidu indicated that the percentage was the lowest in the country and stressed the need for a second look to reverse the situation since it affected maternal and infant ...

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Down the drain? The economic costs of illicit financial flows in Africa’s extractive sector [Article]


Resource-rich African countries are facing significant economic headwinds. Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer, depends on oil for over 90% of its foreign exchange earnings and three-quarters of government revenue. The slump in oil prices has adversely affected Nigeria’s economic prospects, pushing GDP growth into negative territory to -1.5% in 2016. Zambia, the second largest producer of copper in Africa, has ...

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Judicial Service tops list of most corrupt institutions

Gavel and book

The Judicial Service has been ranked the most corrupt public institution in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District by the people in the area. Fifty-six (56) percent of respondents of a survey conducted by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) Consortium, grouping the GII, Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and SEND Ghana, said the service was corrupt. The survey is part of the four-year United ...

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Confirmed: Akufo-Addo receives petition against Charlotte Osei


The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been served with the petition seeking the removal of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei. Citi News on Wednesday published a petition in which a section of the EC staff known as concerned staff of the Electoral Commission accused the EC boss of breaching public procurement regulations, and disregarding administrative procedures ...

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‘NPP gov’t sinking in corruption, thievery’ – Portuphy

National Chairman - NDC, Kofi Portuphy.

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as abysmal, the performance of the Akufo-Addo government in its first 6 months. According to the NDC, the party has failed on many fronts, especially in the fight against corruption since it assumed office on January 7. Addressing a press conference in response to the President’s press encounter, the National Chairman of ...

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Lavender Hill treatment plant fully operational


Residents and pedestrians in and around Korle Gonno in Accra are now able to breathe fresh air without the regular smell of faeces. This is according to the managers of the new Lavender Hill Faecal Treatment Plant which is now fully operational. The troubling situation had existed for decades because of the poor disposal of faecal waste into the sea. The ...

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Takoradi Technical University hosts SHS students


On the day of the celebration of the World Youth Skills Day, the Takoradi Technical University in the Western Region opened up its various departments to Secondary and Technical Schools in the region. The move was to expose the students to programs and courses the university offers and to guide them make relevant choices in the selection of programs. Participating ...

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