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Martin Amidu’s 7-hour vetting and 181 questions [Infographic]

Martin Amidu on Tuesday February 13, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee in what could probably be the longest ever parliamentary vetting session in the 4th Republic. The Special Prosecutor nominee responded to over 180 questions from all members of the committee in the over 7-hour long session. The National Democratic Congres (NDC) minority asked the most questions; 75% of all questions ...

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Over $1bn spent on non-operating hospitals [Infographic]

More than 15 health facilities including referral hospitals worth $1 bn are currently not operating. While some of the facilities have been completed yet not in use, others have stalled for many years with no immediate sign work on them will resume soon. Among the projects is the $217 million University of Ghana Medica Center, an ultra-modern teaching hospital that ...

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Cost of land up by 450% in 13 years [Infographic]

For years Ghana has been battling with finding a solution to its housing challenges. Figures from players in the housing sector show Ghana’s housing deficit ranges from 1.7 million to 2 million. Despite moves by successive Governments and the private sector to reduce the deficit, it appears the multiplicity of the problem makes it difficult to find solutions. In the ...

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Infographic album: Major news highlights in 2017

As we end the year 2017, we present to you a select few of our infographics on developments within the country. Among the highlights are the retirement package approved for former president John Mahama, sanctions imposed on some radio stations by the National Communications Authority (NCA), and a timeline of Ghana’s journey to securing the landmark ITLOS maritime dispute judgment ...

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Distinct features of MMDAs [Infographic]

Government, last Thursday, November 16, 2017, laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. The infographics below capture features of a Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies, as specified in Ghana’s Local Government ...

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List of new districts, municipal assemblies [Infographic]

Government on Thursday November 16, 2017,  laid before Parliament a Legislative Instrument (LI) for the creation of some new districts in the country. The LI, which will mature in the next 21 sitting days, seeks to also carve some municipalities from other assemblies, and also elevate some existing districts to municipality status. Speaking to journalists after presenting the LI, the ...

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How 2018 budgetary allocation to ministries were slashed [Infographic]

The 2018 budget as presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta before Parliament on Wednesday, 15th November, 2017, indicated a significant cut in budgetary allocation to some Ministries compared to what was allocated them in the 2017 budget. The Roads and Highways ministry had its budget slashed by at least 80% from GHS444 million to GHS77 million. The Youth ...

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Regional breakdown: 131 stations to pay GHc1.18bn fine [Infographic]

Owners of the 131 radio stations sanctioned for operating with expired licenses as well as other offences, would have to cough up about GHc1.18 billion or forever shutdown their businesses. 34 radio stations have already had their licenses revoked by the National Communication Authority (NCA), for not renewing their licenses even after several notices, while others have been fined. NCA ...

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131 radio stations sanctioned [Infographic]

131 radio stations have found themselves at the wrong side of the law as they have been sanctioned by the National Communications Authority (NCA) for various offenses. 34 of them who are said to be operating illegally in the country following the expiration of their license have had their licenses revoked. Some of the radio stations according to the NCA, have ...

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Ghana’s maritime dispute case against Ivory Coast [Infographic]

The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), has ruled in favor of Ghana in a three-year-long maritime dispute with Côte d’Ivoire. The Chamber in a unanimous decision on Saturday September 23, 2017, ruled that there has not been any violation on the part of Ghana on Côte d’Ivoire’s maritime boundary. The infographic below ...

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