Africa

Waiting until 2019 to construct footbridges too far – Adentan resident

Madina-Adentan footbridge

A resident of Madina-Adentan is unhappy with a 2019 timeline given by the Ghana Highways Authority for the construction of bridges on the Madina-Adentan highway.

Selorm Brantie who is a member of the residents association is unimpressed with the assurance by GHA.

He said one year is too long a time and that more people would have died by that time.

According to him, the time to act is now to save lives since one life is one too many to lose.


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Akufo-Addo approves creation of Anlo District by Executive Order

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has signed the Executive Instrument for the creation Anlo District out of the Keta Municipality, Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister, Kofi Dzamesi, has said.

According to Kofi Dzamesi, this singular move to create a District for the Anlo Constituency would help accelerate development in the area.

The President, he added, has also signed another Executive Instrument to declare Keta, a harbour enclave, reiterating the President's commitment to delivering on his campaign promise to build a harbour in Keta.


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Parliament approves Oppong Nkrumah, 5 others as ministers

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Inforation

Parliament has approved the nomination of Kojo Oppong Nkrumah as the Information Minister.

Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Evans Opoku Bobie, Gender Minister Cynthia Morrison, Upper East Regional Minister Paulina Abayage, and two other Deputy Ministers have also been approved by the House.

Their approval follows a successful vetting by Parliament’s Appointment Committee last week and its recommendation for all the nominees to be approved.

Aviation Minister, Kofi Ada praised the Ofoase-Ayirebi MP for his brilliant answers to questions asked during the vetting.


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British Royals arrive in Accra: Everything you need to know about the historic visit

The British Royals arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on Friday

Today marks the first day of Prince Charles of Wales’ visit to Ghana, the first since 1977. Alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (who is visiting for the first time), the pair plans to tour some parts of Accra and Kumasi throughout the weekend and into Monday before heading to Nigeria on Tuesday morning. Here is everything you need to know.

Why

The trip is at the request of the British government to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom and will highlight key themes within the Commonwealth of Nations.


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George Andah involved in car crash, flown to Accra

George Andah, Deputy Communications Minister

Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah is reported to have been involved in car crash Saturday.

Reports say Mr. Andah’s vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle in the Awutu Senya West Constituency where he represents in Parliament.

Myjoyonline.com understands Mr. Andah, who together with three others, sustained serious injury, have been airlifted to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra for emergency care.


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'No reason to be poor; 2019 budget full of hope' - President Akufo-Addo assures

President Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the indication that the 2019 budget would "reflect the hope Ghanaians have in the government and the future of the country".

He said though his administration inherited an ailing economy, systematically, it had succeeded, as economic indicators have shown, to put the country's economy back on the right path.


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Kwabena Duffour sues BoG over uniBank license revocation

Dr Kwabena Duffour

Dr Kwabena Duffour, a shareholder of the defunct uniBank Ghana Limited, has initiated a fight to reclaim uniBank, which the Bank of Ghana (BoG) on August 1, 2018, collapsed along with four other banks on grounds of insolvency.

The Bank of Ghana on August 1, 2018 merged five banks into a Consolidated Bank of Ghana Limited with the explanation that, investigations had established that the five banks were insolvent.

The banks are BEIGE, Sovereign, Construction, uniBank and Royal.


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BoG fails to do broader consultation on banks recapitalisation - Prof. Gatsi

Bank of Ghana

Accra, Aug. 8, GNA - Professor John Gatsi, the Head of Finance Department, University of Cape Coast, on Tuesday said the Bank of Ghana (BoG) failed to undertake broader stakeholder consultations before starting the indigenous banks’ recapitalisation exercise.

He said the Central Bank should have engaged in transparent and active debate involving bankers, policy-makers, politicians and other key stakeholders in the banking industry to ensure an alternative policy direction.


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NDC Race: Could Alabi pull a flagbearer surprise?

Professor Joshua Alabi

Professor Joshua Alabi, a Russia-trained Ghanaian academic and politician born on March 1, 1958, has suddenly become one of the lead contenders for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearership race.

Already, some big guns in the party including former Diplomat, James Victor Gbeho, as well as former Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ken Dzirasah, are rallying party faithful to support the candidature of Prof. Joshua Alabi to become the flagbearer of the party going into the 2020 elections.


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Akufo-Addo's reshuffle imminent! Who goes out?

Otiko Afisa Djaba

The president, Nana Akufo-Addo is set to announce his first ever ministerial reshuffle but is likely to maintain the number of appointees at 110.

The object of the reshuffle may be to inject freshness in the administration with the president shifting his men and women around with very little casualties.

However, Myjoyonline.com has learnt Women and Children’s Affairs minister Otiko Afisa Djaba is likely to be one of the few casualties in a reshuffle that may come as a surprise to some.


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