Africa

Parliament approves $50m to complete UG Medical Centre

UG Medical Centre

Parliament has approved $50 million for the completion of the remaining works at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

According to the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, although the centre looked complete from the outside, there was much more work to be done to make it fully functional.

Addressing a news conference to commemorate this year’s World Health Day in Accra on Wednesday, he cited, as an example, the absence of a back-up generating set as a major obstacle to the opening of the facility.


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Ghana-US Military Agreement (FULL VERSION)

President Nana Akufo Addo meets with U.S. President Trump

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
SCR.GH/USA/RELS

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America and with reference to the latter’s Diplomatic Note NO. 2015-0990 of 5th February, 2015, has the honour to convey the approval of the Government of Ghana for the deployment of US Marines and Military Aircraft in Accra, for a period of five weeks and within the framework of the terms stipulated in the Note.


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Akufo-Addo launches 7-year devt plan

President Akufo-Addo launching the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies in Accra

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday launched the seven-year Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development policies of the government, saying the agenda for job creation, prosperity and equal opportunity for all was on course.

He said a number of key initiatives captured under the agenda had been implemented and that the rest would be rolled out soon.


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Deputy Sports Minister, Acting NSA DG suspended over visa scandal

President Nana Akufo Addo

The president has suspended from office the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports as well as the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority.

The suspension which takes immediate effect is in reaction to the visa scandal which has rocked the country in the wake of the Commonwealth games currently underway in Australia.

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My job is demanding; it goes beyond sitting on Newsfile – Hamid fires

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid

Information Minister, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has mounted a strong defence for his position, parrying off suggestions that he may not be delivering adequately on his mandate.

During a discussion on current affairs programme, The Hard Truth, on the Joy News channel on MultiTV, host of the programme sought to pick the Minister’s mind on a claim that the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kwaku Baako Jr may be better suited for the job of government’s spokesperson.


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Ofori-Atta breached processes in issuance of $2.25bn bond – CHRAJ

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has found that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, breached certain processes in the issuance of the government’s $2.25bn bond earlier this year.

CHRAJ, in its investigation of a conflict of interest allegation leveled against Ken Ofori Atta by a known member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Brogya Genfi, said although it found no concrete evidence on conflict of interest against the Minister, he [Ken Ofori-Atta] breached several procedures.


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Former President Mahama appeals for peace in Liberia

Former President John Mahama

Accra, Dec 26, GNA - Former President John Dramani Mahama, Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia has met two candidates with a call on them to exhibit maximum collaboration for peaceful and credible elections.

He reiterated at separate meetings with the presidential flag-bearers, who emerged from the inconclusive first round balloting of 10th October that “As I have always said, the responsibility for a successful election is the primary responsibility of the citizens of a country international observers only facilitate the process.”


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Government to vet small-scale miners soon

President Akufo Addo

Accra, Dec. 28, GNA - Government would from next year vet all small-scale miners across the country to regularise and monitor their activities.

The move would ensure that small-scale mining is done in a responsible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.

This was disclosed by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the commissioning of the Secretariat for the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) at Cantonments in Acccra.


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Nana Addo commends George Weah, Boakai for peaceful polls

Nana Addo commending George Weah

President Nana Addo has congratulated former footballer, George Weah on his election as Liberia’s President.

Mr. Weah beat his opponent Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the votes in Tuesday’s run-off election.

While expressing the hope that the just ended polls will lead to an improvement of living standards of Liberians, the President observed that the election had also “strengthened the frontiers of democracy in Liberia”


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Corruption Trial Not For Political Gains – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that trial of state officials suspected to have been involved in corrupt activities is not politically motivated.

The president’s comment comes after a former board chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) under the Mahama administration Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and four others were arraigned in an Accra Commercial High Court last week for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.

The five have also been slapped with 16 other charges.


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