Tag Archives: Government

Mission schools could be centres of indoctrination after ‘handover’ – Muntaka

The Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Muntaka Mubarak, has cautioned against government’s plan to give more control of mission schools back to the religious bodies. President Nana Akufo-Addo over the weekend reiterated his government’s plan to give churches more control in the management of mission schools. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Trinity College in Accra on Saturday, President ...

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Minority’s pre-budget economic assessment forum [Full Text]

The Minority in Parliament today [Monday], held a pre-budget economic assessment forum ahead of the government’s 2018 budget statement expected to be delivered by the Finance Minister on Wednesday, November 15. At the forum, the Minority among other things chastised government’s management of the economy, citing the country’s rising public debt stock as a situation that can take Ghana back ...

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Gov’t must focus on mental health – Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called on government to prioritize mental healthcare in Ghana. He said mental health cannot be relegated to the background as had been done over the years amid the rising cases of mental disorder. The Asantehene made the call in a speech read for him at the 59th annual conference of the Ghana Medical ...

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2018 budget will focus on creating jobs – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, has revealed that the 2018 budget statement and fiscal policy to be delivered on Wednesday November 15, 2017, will focus largely on job creation. The President said the budget will give meaning to his government’s industrialization agenda which primarily focuses on the creation of jobs. Speaking at a durbar of Chiefs and people of ...

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Gov’t sets up task-force to deal with political vigilantism

Government has set up a highly powered Task-Force to investigate and deal with weird circumstances leading to political hooliganism by some aggrieved members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) especially in the northern region. The Task-Force is led by a Deputy Minister for Energy, Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam Anta, and some of its members include the Chief Executive Officer of ...

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Abandoned cocoa road projects to cost Ghana more – Adaklu MP

Kwame Agbodza, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Roads and Highways Committee, has accused the Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Boahen Aidoo of unilaterally suspending the construction of cocoa roads. According to him, the decision by the COCOBOD boss will cost Ghana more money. Speaking on Eyewitness News on Monday, Mr. Agbodza said most of the roads were developing into ...

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Gov’t unfazed by Minority’s threat over 3% VAT – Kwaku Kwarteng

A Deputy Minister of Finance, Kwaku Kwarteng says the government is not worried about the Minority’s plan to head to court over the implementation of a 3% flat VAT rate scheme. According to him, it is surprising that the minority who had agreed to the amendment in Parliament would backtrack and claim it is unlawful. Speaking Eyewitness News on Wednesday, ...

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Gov’t’s decision to oversee Christian pilgrimages needless – Franklin Cudjoe

Civil Society group, IMANI Ghana has lashed out at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs over its decision to facilitate Christian pilgrimages. The Sector Minister, Samuel Kofi Dzamesi on Friday announced that his Ministry had already set up committees to oversee the planning and operations of Christian pilgrimage in the country. “Let me assure you that we intend to ...

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Gov’t to create national database to control arms proliferation

Government is creating a national database of small arms and light weapons in an effort to curb their proliferation in the country and in the sub-region. Additionally, government is also taking measures to mark weapons in the custody of the security agencies in a bid to avoid misapplication of these weapons. Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, who disclosed this said the ...

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Don’t pay for 43 cars if you didn’t request for them – Franklin Cudjoe

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration should not pay for the 43 new vehicles ordered for the presidency if it did not request for them, the Executive Director of Imani Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has suggested. A former Presidential staffer in the Mahama administration, Dr. Clement Apaak, had claimed that his government ordered the vehicles a few days before leaving office, upon the ...

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