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$2.25bn bond a half-measure for falling cedi – Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson

The Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson, has little hope in the $2.25 billion bond sparking any substantial or long-term economic turnaround. Indications are that the Cedi may be set for a period of relative stability after significant depreciation on the interbank foreign exchange market and across forex bureaus in the country in 2017. But Mr. Thompson said he ...

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Gov’t to build 1-warehouse in each district – Nana Addo


President Akufo Addo has announced that government will construct a warehouse in every district of the country. This he said will ensure the proper storage of surplus food produce from the flagship ‘Planting for Food and Job’ program, and prevent post-harvest losses which have been a bane to agriculture in Ghana. According to the President, each of the warehouses will ...

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First Lady tasks Ga Queenmothers to unite for development

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has tasked the Queen Mothers of the Greater Accra to unite for the necessary development of the region, when Queen Mothers from Ngleshie and the Greater Accra Association of Queen Mothers and priestesses, called on her to congratulate her and pledge their support for her and the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The First ...

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Two dead, 1 injured in Nkonya-Alavanyo shooting


Two persons have been reported dead with other injured in a shooting incident that occurred yesterday [Wednesday] in a bush between the Nkonya and Alavanyo communities in the Volta Region. The incident reportedly occurred at about 2pm. Reports say some unknown assailants opened fire at five farmers from Nkonya-Ahinkro who were returning from their farm on Wednesday. The Assemblyman for ...

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Newspaper headlines: Thursday, April 20, 2017.


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Uganda ends hunt for LRA leader Joseph Kony


Ugandan troops have pulled out of the hunt for rebel leader Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic (CAR), the army has said. He and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) group had become “weak”, and no longer threatened Uganda, it added. The LRA was notorious for chopping off people’s limbs and abducting children to use as soldiers and sex slaves. ...

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Addison c’ttee should’ve rejected AMERI’s offer – Vitus Azeem

Vitus Azeem at the National ID card round-table discussion

A Former Executive Director at the Ghana Integrity Initiative, Vitus Azeem, has criticized the Addison-led committee constituted to investigate the AMERI deal, for allowing the company to sponsor its trip to Dubai. The Minister for Information, Mustapha Hamid, has reportedly admitted that the Addison Committee’s trip to Dubai to investigate the deal, including hotel accommodation and air tickets, were paid ...

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‘Secrecy’ about $2.25bn bond unhelpful – Ken Thompson

CEO of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson

Following allegations of conflict of interest against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, relating to the recent $2.25 billion bond issue, the Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson, has called for more transparency about the bond. He believes that what looks like secrecy surrounding the $2.25 billion bond issue, is only fueling the allegations of conflict of interest ...

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Declare cost of Nana Addo’s ‘lavish’ parties – Minority


The Minority in Parliament has a called for the full disclosure of the amount of tax payer’s money spent on what it described as “lavish parties” by President Nana Akufo-Addo. According to the Minority, the first 100 days of the Akufo-Addo administration has seen several parties after the Presidential inauguration, and others associated with the Ghana@60 anniversary celebrations which are ...

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Invest in early childhood education – First Lady to African countries


The First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has advised countries in Africa to pay critical attention to early childhood education and as a matter of urgency, provide enough investment in the sector, to ensure children get a formidable foundation. The First Lady made this call whiles addressing OMEP Africa regional Conference currently taking place in Accra. The First lady noted that ...

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