Tag Archives: Osafo-Maafo

Selective tendering cause of inflated road projects – Contractor

The immediate past President of the Association of Road Contractors -Ghana, Joseph Ebo Hewton, has attributed the cause of inflated cost of road projects in Ghana on what he described as selective tendering. According to him, contractors take advantage of that to bloat contract sums when such processes are used for awarding contracts because it does not create competition. Mr. Hewton made the ...

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Stop complaining and expose corrupt contractors – MP to gov’t

The Ranking Member of Parliament’s Roads and Highways Committee, and MP for Adaklu Constituency, Kwame Agbodza, has slammed the government for the consistent allegations that some contractors were ripping off the state by inflating contract costs. He said the government’s incessant complaints over the matter were reckless and a face-saving tactic for poor performance. His comment was in reaction to ...

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Osafo Maafo puts mandatory tow levy to bed

Owners of broken down vehicles will continue to pay for the cost of towing their vehicles, as the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, has made it clear the government will not implement the mandatory towing levy. According to him, there will be no attempt to reinvent the wheel as towing services will be provided to those who need it by ...

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Stop lamenting and create jobs – Labour federation to Gov’t 

The Ghana Federation of Labour has urged the government to stop lamenting and create more jobs for unemployed Ghanaians in the country. The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo disclosed during the 2017 Ghana Economic Forum on Monday, that the government doesn’t have the capacity to employ more public servants. He stated that “the public sector is full in terms of ...

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We can’t employ more public sector workers – Osafo Maafo

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has disclosed that government does not have the capacity to employ more public servants. According to him, the sector is full and government might even be forced to lay off some workers if the need arises. Speaking at the 2017 Ghana Economic Forum on Monday Mr. Maafo said “the public sector is full in terms ...

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‘Capture’ ECOWAS market – Osafo Maafo urges pharmaceutical companies

The Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, has asked Ghanaian pharmaceutical companies to take advantage of the ECOWAS sub-region’s huge market and expand their businesses. He indicated that enormous opportunities exist in the sub-regional market, which they need to fully exploit to substantially increase their product lines. Addressing an annual conference of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) in Kumasi, ...

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Osafo Maafo hints of creation of more districts

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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AG reviewing Mahama gov’t last-minute contracts

Government has been ostensibly hamstrung by some last-minute contracts signed by the Mahama administration, the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo has revealed. The Mahama administration came under intense criticism for what was described as midnight decisions to contract and recruit for and on behalf of the country within the last two weeks of its lifespan. Speaking at an Institute of Economic ...

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Gov’t to fund free SHS with Heritage Fund – Osafo Maafo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has hinted of plans to review the Petroleum Management Act to allow for the use of the Heritage Fund to finance its ambitious Free Senior High School (SHS) policy. The Senior minister, Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo, at a forum in Accra yesterday said the Heritage Fund which receives nine percent of the country’s annual ...

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Osafo-Maafo, Agyarko, 3 other nominees approved

Parliament’s Appointment Committee has approved five other Ministerial nominees, bringing the total number of approved nominees to thirteen. The latest to be approved are Senior Minister Nominee; Osafo Maafo , Energy Minister Nominee; Boakye Agyarko, Education Minister Nominee; Matthew Opoku Prempeh,Minister Nominee for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister Nominee for Agriculture. Why Minority resisted Agyarko, Osafo Maafo’s ...

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