Tag Archives: Joe Ghartey

$21.5b needed to revive railway sector – Railway Authority

Ghana would need about $21.5 billion to fully revamp its railway sector. According to the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) the amount is needed to procure new coaches, refurbish existing lines and construct additional 4,007.6 kilometers of railway lines across the country. The Chief Executive Officer of GRDA, Mr. Richard Diedong Dombo, who disclosed this to the Graphic Business newspaper, ...

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Western rail line will be completed by 2020 – Joe Ghartey

The Minister for Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, has assured that before the end of President Akufo-Addo’s mandate in 2020, the rehabilitation and construction of the Western rail line would be completed. The Minister for Railways Development revealed that over 200 companies so far, from countries like the United States of America, Switzerland, Germany, China and Ghana, have shown interest in ...

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Gov’t to establish committee to tackle Winneba chieftaincy dispute

President Akufo-Addo has assured the chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area that a committee will soon be established to help find lasting solutions to the Winneba chieftaincy disputes. President Nana Akufo-Addo said the protracted chieftaincy problem and other related matters was having serious effect on Aboakyer festival and was retarding progress in the Winneba township. These were contained in ...

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Bribery scandal report credible – Joe Ghartey

The Chairman of the committee investigating the bribery scandal involving Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, and some members of the Appointments Committee, Joe Ghartey, has said the report on the alleged scandal is credible. The report is expected to explain the circumstances surrounding the scandal, and make some recommendations on the way forward on the issue, which many say has dented ...

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Group pushes for publication of Joe Ghartey Committee report

The Public Interest Advocacy Group has called on the Joe Ghartey committee to make public, the report on its investigation into the bribery allegations made against the Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko and some members of Parliament’s Appointments Committee. The Chairman of the group , Aaron Abdul Rahman, who made the appeal on Eyewitness News, said the disclosure of details ...

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Joe Ghartey committee to present report this week

The Parliament committee investigating the bribery allegations made against the Chairman and some members of the Appointments Committee will present its report on Wednesday. According to the Acting Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo, the information was captured in the business statement for the House last Friday. “The committee chairman had indicated that the committee will lay its ...

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Bribery scandal: Committee to present final report on Wednesday

The Committee investigating the bribery scandal against the Chairman and some members of Parliament’s Appointments Committee is expected to present its final report on the case next Wednesday. This is according to a statement signed by acting Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Kate Addo. The statement further revealed that the Committee rounded off its work with evidence from three ...

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‘We’ll restore railways to its glorious days’ – Minister

The Minister for Railway Development, Joe Ghartey has said that his ministry, in collaboration with stakeholders in the country will help make the railway sector vibrant again. The once productive sector on which some economies including that of Sekondi and Takoradi were built has since the late 90s lost its glory in the transportation industry. While many of the locomotive engines ...

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I won’t recuse myself from ‘bribery scandal committee’ – Joe Ghartey

Joe Ghartey, the Chairman of Parliament’s ad-hoc committee constituted to investigate a recent bribery scandal that has hit the House, has stated that he won’t recuse himself over a potential conflict of interest situation. According to him, he does not believe he is in a conflict of interest position being chairman of the investigative committee, having subjected himself to vetting by ...

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Parliament’s investigation committee begins work on Wednesday

The five-member investigative ad-hoc committee formed by Parliament to investigate the bribery scandal that hit the Appointments Committee will commence sitting on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A statement from the investigation committee said: “The Special Committee on allegations against the chairman and some members of the Appointments Committee is to start its first public hearing from Wednesday, February 15 – ...

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