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Cancelling AMERI deal could cause judgement debt – Mutawakilu

The Minority Spokesperson on Mines and Energy, Adam Mutawakilu has warned that Ghana risks facing a significant judgement debt if the controversial AMERI power deal is cancelled. His comment comes in the wake of calls for the special committee, set up six months ago to investigate the deal, to present its report to Parliament. Mr. Mutawakilu, claimed that the  Committee ...

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Gov’t takes delivery of 34 ‘Mahama luxury cars’

Citi News can confirm that government over the weekend took delivery of Thirty Four [34] cars for the presidency, ten of which have bullet resistant exterior. Our sources say the luxury cars arrived on a Global African Airlines cargo plane. The presidential fleet contract was awarded by the John Mahama administration barely a week before they left office. The original ...

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June 3 disaster could happen again – Assemblyman warns

The June 3 disaster could happen again if Local Government authorities fail to institute measures aimed at desilting the Odaw River, Assembly Member for Odawna electoral area, Hendrik Kinna has said. Mr. Kinna made this known when he was queried by Eyewitness News Host, Umaru Sanda Amadu on measures government had taken to avert a similar disaster from recurring. It’s ...

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Sell UG Medical Centre to private entity – Casely-Hayford

Following the tussle between University of Ghana and government over the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre, anti corruption campaigner, Sydney Casely Hayford has suggested that the facility should be sold to a private entity to ensure its efficient management. Sources closely involved with the project had early on revealed to Citi News that an agreement was signed between ...

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Gov’t could return Gitmo 2 by withdrawing refugee status – Ayine

Government could withdraw the refugee status of the two Guantanamo Bay detainees and return them if their continuous stay is not in the interest of the country, former Deputy Attorney General under the Mahama administration, Dominic Ayine has suggested. His suggestion comes on the back of Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey’s assertion that the government has limited options because ...

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Reduce sole sourcing to ‘barest minumum’ – GIPS charges gov’t

The Ghana Institute of Procurement and Supply (GIPS) has advised government to intensify efforts at reducing the sole sourcing of government projects. This, it believes, will help address corruption and the inflation of contract sums. Last Wednesday, President Akufo Addo announced that government had reduced the reliance on sole sourcing contracts. Comparing his first year in office to the final ...

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Presidency intervenes in UG, MoH impasse over Medical Center

The Ministry of Health, University of Ghana and the Ministry of Education, have resolved to amicably settle their differences to ensure a quick operationalization of the 217 million-dollar University of Ghana Medical Center following an intervention by the Presidency in the impasse. The parties, in a meeting convened at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday, reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation ...

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Gov’t to raise GHc11bn in first quarter of 2018

Government is seeking to raise GHȼ11,133.91 million in the first quarter of 2018 through debt securities. Of the amount, GH¢8,961.30 million will be used to roll over maturities. The remaining GH¢2,164.61 million will be used to meet Government’s financing requirements for the period. A statement issued by the Debt Management Office of the Ministry of Finance, stated that about 5 ...

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We have performed well so far – Mustapha Hamid

The Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid, has said contrary to suggestions by critics that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration has mismanaged the economy, the government has performed creditably well in its first year in office. Highlighting what he described as the “high points” under the NPP administration, Mr. Hamid listed some projects government had undertaken in a bid to improve ...

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I’ve done really well in my first year – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo believes he has performed impressively in his first year in office. According to him, his efforts over the period have yielded positive results that will create more jobs for Ghanaians in the future. Nana Akufo-Addo made the statement in an address of the chiefs and people of New Juaben on Friday as part of his ...

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