Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ghana’s electoral system 3rd best in the world

Ghana’s electoral system is the third-best in the world, the GNA reports the Sunyani Municipal Director of the Electoral Commission (EC) as having said. According to Mr Yaw Opoku, Ghana closely follows India and Canada – in that order – as far as grading of electoral systems is concerned. Mr Opoku, who was speaking at a day’s stakeholders’ meeting to ...

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Ghana’s partners withhold $600m over corruption – Bagbin

Ghana’s donor partners are withholding about $600 million dollars from the West African state until they see stronger commitment in the fight against corruption, Majority Leader Alban Bagbin has revealed. Delivering a public lecture on the relationship between corruption and national development Thursday organised by the Faculty of Integrated Development Studies (FIDS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa ...

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Kpone IPP will be cost-efficient – Cenpower boss

The Chairman of Cenpower Generation Ghana, Mr Samuel Nana Brew-Butler says the Kpone Independent Power Project (Kpone IPP) would be the most cost and fuel-efficient thermal power station in the country. The $ 900 million thermal plant, which would be the largest in Ghana, has a tri-fuel configuration and would be powered by gas, light crude oil and distillate to ...

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Ghana earns $1 billion in petroleum revenue

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), an independent monitoring body on petroleum revenue management, has said $1.833 billion had accrued from the sale of petroleum resources between 2011 and 2013. It said $726.7 million was allocated to the Annual Budget Fund Amount for development projects across the country. Mr. Yaw Owusu Addo, a member of the Committee, said this ...

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Taskforce destroys over 3,000 pieces pirated textiles

Mr Murtala Ibrahim, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, has supervised the destruction of 3,500 pieces of pirated textiles confiscated from traders in various markets in the country. The burning, which took place at the Kpone Landfill site, near Tema, was witnessed by the anti-pirated task force set up by the Ministry of Trade and Industry in 2010, representatives ...

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Employers unhappy over KMA’s new charges

Members of the Ghana Employers Association (GEA) in the Ashanti Region are angry over the ‘insensitive posture’ taken by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) regarding calls to review the astronomical rates it set for properties and businesses in the Metropolis last year. The employers say the huge charges imposed on them by the Assembly are adversely impacting their business operations, ...

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Hand over our schools to us to manage – Presby Church demands

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has appealed to the Government to hand over the management of mission schools to the missions. The Reverend Kofi Amfo Akonnor, Asante Presbytery Chairperson, said at the Presbytery’s New Year School in Kumasi that the leadership had officially written to the Government, explaining why the missions wanted to run their ...

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Bring innovation into programmes – Veep challenges varsities

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has challenged universities and other institutions of higher learning to bring innovation into their programmes and teach the students the relevant skills. He said providing the students with the appropriate skills would prepare them to to apply the knowledge acquired to solve problems. Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the second congregation of the Catholic Institute ...

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Police inaugurates special unit to investigate murder cases

The Ghana Police Service has set up a special unit with the intention of providing closure to the many murder cases recorded in the country. “It is a special unit set up by the Inspector General of Police and the police administration to look into murder cases which have kept long on the files,” the Director General of the Ghana ...

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We have all contributed to Ghana’s state – Abeiku Santana

Ace broadcast journalist and OKAY FM’s drive time host, Abeiku Santana has described President John Dramani Mahama as the most courageous president ever in the annals of the country’s political history. He explained that, unlike other past Head of States, Mr. Mahama is the only president who has gone through thick and thin in trying to achieve his aims for ...

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