Monthly Archives: March 2015

We must be guided by our past mistakes – Akufo Addo

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has called on Ghanaians not to lose sight of their history as they celebrate the 58th Independence Day celebration. “We must be guided by our past mistakes and the wisdom born of experience. We must stride into the future, confident that we will make it if we work ...

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Statement : Mahama’s 58th Independence Day Address

Let me congratulate our security personnel and the school children for the smart and impressive turnout this morning. This morning’s display is a manifestation of what we can do if we work together towards a common objective of national transformation. This year, we have reformatted the parade to reduce the pressure on our school children who in the past have ...

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‘SME’s must venture into construction and agric’

Small and Medium Enterprises have been advised to venture into the construction and agriculture sectors as a means of safeguarding their capital and staying in business. According to the Head of Risk Management at Union Savings and Loans, Stephen Avornyoh, this has become even more crucial as the government prepares to adopt strict measures by the IMF. He spoke with ...

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Ghana@58: Congrats Ghana for upholding democratic rule – US

The United States Embassy in Ghana has commended the West African nation’s commitment to democratic values, the rule of law, and economic development as the nation celebrates 58 years of independence. Ghana is the first British colony in Africa to obtain its independence, on March 6, 1957, with Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah as its first Prime Minister. The day has ...

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Ambassadors, heads of foreign missions indicted for embezzlement

Some Ghanaian ambassadors and heads of missions abroad have been indicted in the 2013 Auditor-General’s report which lists a litany of cases involving embezzlement, misappropriation and causing financial loss. The heads involved specifically relate to those in Germany, Iran, Israel, Zambia. According to section 4 of Financial Guidelines for the operations of Ghana honorary consulate, all consular fees received should ...

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NSS releases 2015/2016 Service Enrolment Pin Codes

The Management of the National Service Scheme (NSS), has begun releasing enrolment PIN Codes for prospective National Service Personnel for the 2015/16 service year. A statement issued in Accra, and signed by the Acting Executive Director, Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, said prospective Service Personnel, especially final year students of accredited tertiary institutions, can visit the NSS website www.nss.gov.gh, and under the ...

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Don’t celebrate Independence, clean Ghana – Ghana’s first female MP

Ghana’s first female parliamentarian Lucy Annin wants the 58th Independence anniversary be dedicated to cleaning the environment. According to her, today’s parade and associated funfair is needless. Madam Annin also suggested in an interview with Joy News that rather than commemorating the event, it must be used to reflect on the current difficulties confronting the country. She called on Ghanaians ...

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Education, Health Ministries used projects money to pay salaries – IMANI report

A research conducted by policy think tank IMANI Ghana has revealed that most of the budgetary allocations to the Education and Health Ministries for projects were rather used in paying salaries and emoluments of workers. The research which covers the budgets from 2009 to 2013 concluded that this accounted for most of the projects that have stalled. Reporting from a ...

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Rashid Pelpuo : Ghanaians are being unfair to Mahama

Minister of State in charge of Public-Private Sector, Rashid Pelpuo has chastised Ghanaians for continuously criticizing the Mahama-led government saying they are being unfair to the president. This he said because Ghanaians have accused the President of failing to fulfill most of the promises he made in the past. “Compare what he [President Mahama] has done within these two years ...

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Nigeria to mint currency for Ghana, Others

Currency notes of Ghana, Ivory Coast and other countries would soon be printed by the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting (NSPM) Plc, its managing director, Joseph Ugbo, revealed yesterday. He told the House of Representatives committee on banking and currency at the 2015 budget defence that apart from the notes, other security documents of the countries would also be printed ...

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