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

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.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

NDC Race: Could Alabi pull a flagbearer surprise?

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.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

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

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.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Mahama condemns tribal comments by alleged NDC group

Former President John Mahama has disassociated himself from comments by a group calling itself Social Democratic Forum, which claims to be affiliated to him.

The group in a statement recently accused former President John Rawlings, Tobge Afede XIV and some top senior members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of conspiring to derail any attempt by Mr Mahama to lead the party as the presidential candidate ahead of elections in 2020.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Newspaper headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Today's Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Joyce Mogtari writes...Of Ameri and matters arising

In the not so recent past, under the watch of former President John Dramani Mahama, Ghana suffered a crippling power production deficit that was christened Dumsor- similar to the power crisis under former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

The deficit was the result of previous years of not adding any significant megawatts of production capacity to our generating plants, as against an increase in the power demand by homes and businesses, spurred by population growth and industrial expansion.

myjoyonline.comTue, Aug 7, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

AMERI saga: Minority want Bediatuo sacked

The Minority in Parliament is demanding that the President sacks his Executive Secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo, over the controversial revised AMERI deal that has led to the firing of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko.

They have also called on the police to institute a criminal probe into the processes that led to the review of the deal that was initially signed by the previous John Mahama administration.

Parliament last month froze approval processes for the agreement following concerns the new deal will cost the country about a billion dollars more.

myjoyonline.comTue, Aug 7, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Double-track removes pressure to secure GH¢1bn for infrastructure dev't – Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, says the double-track system, which government intends to roll out in September this year at the Senior High School (SHS) level, will save the nation at least a billion Ghana cedis.

He suggests that although the government will eventually spend money to expand infrastructure to deal with the challenges brought on by the free SHS policy, the double-track system will, for instance, remove the pressure to rush through obtaining the funds and putting up school buildings.

Time, he said, is not on government's side.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Dismissing Energy Minister right decision – VRA union leader

President Akufo-Addo’s dismissal of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko late Monday evening over the controversial renegotiated Ameri power deal, has been hailed as an inevitable decision.

Theophilus Tetteh Ahia, Vice Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA) Senior Staff Association, says the decision does not surprise them given that the Energy Minister failed to engage key stakeholders including the VRA in renegotiating the deal. He also spurned all good counsel to renegotiate for a value for money deal.

Graphic OnlineMon, Aug 6, 2018 Tue, Aug 7, 2018

President relives energy Minister of position

Accra, Aug. 6, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has relieved, with immediate effect, the Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko of his position.

A statement issued in Accra on Monday by the Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Mr Eugene Arhin, said the President has asked the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu to act temporarily until a substantive appointment was made.

The statement said the President wished Mr Agyarko well in future endeavours.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Aug 6, 2018 Tue, Aug 7, 2018

President relives energy Minister of position

Accra, Aug. 6, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has relieved, with immediate effect, the Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko of his position.

A statement issued in Accra on Monday by the Director of Communications at the Jubilee House, Mr Eugene Arhin, said the President has asked the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mr John Peter Amewu to act temporarily until a substantive appointment was made.

The statement said the President wished Mr Agyarko well in future endeavours.

Ghana News AgencyMon, Aug 6, 2018 Tue, Aug 7, 2018

Ameri denies negotiating new deal; says old deal stands

Management of Ameri Energy has stated that it had no discussions with government with regards to any new negotiations about the Novation of Ameri BOOT Agreement between Ameri Energy and the government of Ghana.

Government laid a renegotiation agreement on the floor of Parliament in July, 2018 for a renegotiation of the Ameri deal which was originally signed in February, 2015.

A proposal which some energy experts and well meaning Ghanaians believe is a wrong move, and have called for the resignation of the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko.

3 NewsSat, Aug 4, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Is this Ghana? - Tilly's tears for her late husband

The late Vice President, Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur deserves every tear shed by his beloved wife, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur. From all indications, he was everything that a wife wanted to see in a husband.

And as she cried for her soul mate, so also have some of us shed tears for him as a friend, affable and warm in character. Indeed, one of the most recent deaths that has moved me so close to tears is that of the former Vice President. He was someone I would describe as a distant friend in that when circumstances brought us nearer, we exchanged pleasantries.

myjoyonline.comSat, Aug 4, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Zimbabwe election: President Mnangagwa calls for unity

Emmerson Mnangagwa says he will be a leader for all Zimbabweans in a call for unity after rows broke out over his election victory.

The president appealed for peace and promised an independent investigation into the military after six people were killed in post-election violence.

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has described the president’s victory as a “coup against [the people’s] will”.

This was the first election since long-term leader Robert Mugabe was ousted.

3 NewsSat, Aug 4, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Concerned Minority members condemn political fakery

Some Concerned National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament have condemned the alleged endorsement of former President John Dramani Mahama as the Party’s Presidential candidate for the 2020 polls.

They have therefore described that action by some members who allegedly passed the paper round for signatures as fakery adding, “… fakery is not sustainable.”

3 NewsSat, Aug 4, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

NDC elects flag bearer Dec. 7

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has set 7 December 2018 for its presidential primaries ahead of the 2020 polls. This was announced by General Secretary Johnson Aseidu Nketia at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, 2 August 2018...

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has set 7 December 2018 for its presidential primaries ahead of the 2020 polls.

This was announced by General Secretary Johnson Aseidu Nketia at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, 2 August 2018.

Class FM OnlineThu, Aug 2, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Tweet by Mahama that’s driven social media crazy

The ‘collapse’ of five local banks has dominated talk on social media in Ghana over the last few hours but the latest tweet by former President John Dramani Mahama appears to have stolen some of the limelight.

Mr Mahama tweeted: . . .

Citi FMThu, Aug 2, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Execute your mandate with utmost professionalism, Akufo-Addo admonishes media

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged the Ghanaian media not to consider juicy headlines and breaking news at the expense of the future and integrity of the country.

He advised the media to take a second look at the power they wielded and the responsibility they owed to society and execute their mandate with utmost professionalism while abiding by the ethics of the profession.

Graphic OnlineSat, Aug 4, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Election 2020: Mahama not marketable to voters - Dzirasah

A former Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ken Dzirasah says it will be difficult for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to market former President John Mahama to voters in his bid to be re-elected President in 2020.

According to him, the difficulty in marketing Mahama stems from the NDC losing the 2016 elections which has informed his (Dzirasah's) decision to back Professor Joshua Alabi for the contest.

Graphic OnlineFri, Aug 3, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to secure $1.2bn loan for agenda to attract youth to cocoa industry

The governments of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire are close to securing a $1.2 billion loan from the African Development Bank to undertake programmes and interventions that will make the cocoa industry attractive to the youth.

Six million dollars of the amount will go into the rehabilitation of the industry while the rest will be used to promote value addition to domestic processing of cocoa beans.

Graphic OnlineSat, Aug 4, 2018 Sat, Aug 4, 2018