Economics

Inviting Ofori-Atta over $2.25bn was needless - Kwarteng

Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng

A Deputy Minister for Finance, Mr Kwaku Kwarteng, thinks that it was needles for the minority members of parliament to have invited the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta to the House over the $2.25 bond issue.

To him, the minority from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) side who orchestrated the minister’s invitation, did not read well, the documents relating to the bonds and that, if they had read the bonds document well, they would not have invited Mr Ofori-Atta to the House.


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UK general election 2017 live: voting opens with final polls pointing to Tory win

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to vote Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP

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London attack: Seven killed in vehicle and stabbing incidents

London area

Six people have been killed and at least 48 injured in a terror incident in London in which three male attackers were shot dead by police.

A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00 BST on Saturday, then three men got out and stabbed people in nearby Borough Market.

Police said the three men were wearing fake bomb vests.

One of those hurt is a police officer who was stabbed after going to help. His injuries are not life-threatening.


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Mahama’s Interview on BBC: Global Warming Org. commends him for condemning Trump

Ex-President John Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama’s interview with BBC Focus on Africa has strengthened responses from global warming organisation to President Trump’s decision to opt out of the Paris Climate Agreement signed by his predecessor Barack Obama.

President Mahama prior to the interview, reacted to President Trump’s decision on his tweeter handle, describing it as a decision made from a “truly misinformed position”. The Paris Agreement was agreed upon by member nations including America to check pollution in the world and the worst polluters would be made to pay for the pollution.


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So Interesting!! How The World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended The World’s Most Powerful Man!!

A lager business icon turned into a far-fetched buddy tto the president of the United States.. It remained intriguing.

I could hear President Obama as he strolled up the way behind me and saw the numerous arrows I had set, undetected, in the bull’s-eye. I held up until I could detect him close by. At that point, with the easygoing swagger that had turned into my calling card, I turned, and pretending irritation, delivered the line I had prepared:

“What took you so long?”


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Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for Niger

President Nana Akufo Addo

President Akufo Addo will leave Accra today for Niger as part of his tour of some West African countries.

While there, the President will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou, and also meet the Ghanaian community there.

Niger is the latest country the President is travelling to after returning from Liberia and Mali last weekend.

The visits are aimed at deepening Ghana’s bilateral relations and reiterate his administration’s full commitment to the ideals of ECOWAS.
A few weeks ago Akufo-Addo took his African tour to Senegal.


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Ghana, Mali pledge to deepen bilateral relations

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita welcomes President Nana Akufo Addo

Ghana and Mali have pledged to work towards strengthening the ties of cooperation that exist between them, after the Presidents of the two countries expressed satisfaction with the current state of that relationship.

In a joint communiqué issued at the end of a day’s working visit to Mali by President Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, 28th May, 2017, it was resolved that the two countries reinforce their co-operation in the areas of trade, agriculture, security and the process of West African integration.


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The unnecessary political twist and turn of the GHs9.7bn bond

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

The ‘$2.25bn’ Templeton bond saga is a classic example of ‘PR motivated by political spin’ gone bad. I am a strong believer in institutional policy making and cringe when politicians seek to overwhelm the technical space of public relations.

The art of PR makes one minded that your public is not restricted to your customers but include competition and other stakeholders.

Needless to say, politicians ought to be reminded that their public involves more than the electoral public. Focus on sharing facts and cut the political spin.


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More shake up in Ghana Immigration Service

Comptroller of GIS, Kwame Asuah Takyi

Thirty-one middle-level management officials of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been reassigned from their duty posts across the country.

This is the second major shake-up under the watch of new Comptroller of GIS, Kwame Asuah Takyi, who took office in March this year.

The officers affected are of Superintendent, Chief Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent ranks.

Earlier this month, 45 senior officers were transferred including the Head of Public Affairs at the Immigration Service Francis Palmdetti.


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