Financial stability: World Bank gives Ghana $30m support

The World Bank has approved a $30 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support the Government of Ghana strengthen its financial sector stability. The support is also to improve inclusiveness for users of formal financial services and the financially excluded, particularly women, rural communities and farmers. Commenting on the gesture, the World Bank Country […]

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LEAP saving 1.7m poor people – Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Gifty Twum Ampofo, has said the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, is currently covering 456,000 beneficiary households (which translates into about 1.7 million individuals) nationwide.The intervention provides conditional and unconditional cash grants to extremely poor and vulnerable households in Ghana.Also, 2,174,000 pupils in 6,213 public basic […]

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Three pilgrims die during 2018 Hajj – Board

Three Ghanaian pilgrims are confirmed to have died during the 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia. All three pilgrims died under natural causes and have since been buried in Mecca, Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh I.C Quaye said Wednesday. “One of the victims died while boarding the aircraft, the second person passed on after observing […]

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StarTimes Saga: Minority MPs reject Communication Ministry’s assurances

Minority parliamentarians have rejected assurances by the Communications Ministry that it will not hand over the country’s digital migration platform to Chinese firm Startimes. They insist the deal smacks of corruption. Communications Minister Ursula Ekuful Owusu in a statement said the public is confusing issues on the digital infrastructure and its satellite programme to extend digital […]

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Ghana Gas Audit report smokescreen to divert attention – Edudzi Tamakloe

Private legal practitioner Edudzi Tamakloe has described as façade the  forensic audit report on the Ghana National Gas Company. According to him, the forensic audit which uncovered a whopping US$137,861,127.15 in procurement breaches at the company under the Mahama administration is nothing but a smokescreen to divert attention from the litany of corruption scandals that has rocked […]

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I’m ready to be handcuffed over Forensic Audit – Valerie Sawyerr to Akufo-Addo

Former Deputy Chief of Staff under the erstwhile John Mahama administration, Madam Valerie Sawyerr has said she is ready to be ‘shackled’ over a forensic audit that allegedly implicated her as a board member of Ghana Gas. “Your Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, my name is Valerie Sawyerr, and my wrists are ready for […]

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Times are hard but good news is coming soon – Majority Leader

The Minister in charge of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu has acknowledged the concerns of Ghanaians on the rising cost of living are very valid and has pleaded with the public to be patient as the government is working hard to meet their expectations. The Institute for Energy Security’s (IES) projected fuel price of Gh5 […]

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Today remains ‘Founder’s Day’; Mahama stokes debate

Former President John Mahama is stoking the bitter debate about a day set aside to celebrate Kwame Nkrumah, stating that September 21 should be celebrated as ‘Founder’s Day’. There is a school of thought that believes the day should be marked s ‘Founders Day’ in honour of other independence day agitators that started the fight […]

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