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Parliament rejects GH¢6m budget for Senior Minister’s office 

Parliament has rejected the 2018 budgetary allocation for the office of the Senior Minister for its planned programmes and policies. The parliamentarians rejected the budget estimated at six million cedis arguing that the office was not a legal creation and therefore could not be allocated any funds from the national budget. The Senior Minister office headed by Yaw Osafo Maafo ...

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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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Osafo Maafo laments inflated cost of road projects

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, has bemoaned what he calls corrupt practices within the country’s road sector. According to him, some road contractors intentionally inflate the cost of roads, adding that, such practices have had adverse effect on the country’s funding sources. Speaking at an event to officially commence the upgrade of the Accra-Tema Motorway on Monday, Osafo- Maafo said ...

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Akufo-Addo erred in creating new ministries – Quashigah

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for the Keta Constituency, Richard Quashigah, has accused President Akufo-Addo of breaching the law in his creation and realignment of  ministries. According to him, the President was mandated to do so only by an Executive Instrument. Raising the issue on the floor of Parliament, the Keta legislator said, “It appears to me that ...

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Ayariga’s ‘senior minister’ argument senseless – Atta Kyea

Minister-nominee for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Kyea, has watered down Mahama Ayariga’s suggestion that Nana Akufo-Addo’s creation of the Senior Minister portfolio is unconstitutional. The Bawku Central MP had argued that, Nana Addo breached the constitution by making that appointment because the “nomination of any person to be vetted for the post of a ‘Senior Minister’ constitutes a constitutional ...

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Ghana’s economy heavily in debt – Osafo Maafo

President Akufo-Addo’s Senior Minister nominee, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has described Ghana’s economy as one that is heavily in debt. According to him, the situation can  be rescued by Nana Akufo-Addo’s government which will block all leakages of the country’s sources. He made the remark after he was nominated by the President at the Flagstaff House on Tuesday. He was among 12 others ...

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