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Probe Uni-Pass deal – IMANI petitions parliament

Policy think-tank IMANI has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament to institute a probe into the 10-year Uni-Pass contract signed between the Ministry of Trade and Ghana Link Network Services Limited—in collaboration with their foreign partners Customs Uni-Pass International Agency (CUPIA) of Korea Customs Services—to introduce Uni-Pass to the ports system.

The request for a Parliamentary enquiry into the Uni-Pass deal, according to IMANI, is to “prevent disruption to Ghana’s progress on trade facilitation”.

Class FM OnlineTue, Dec 18, 2018 Tue, Dec 18, 2018

Petrol, diesel, LPG to fall by 5.8%, 4.8%, 2.4% – Hadzide

A fall in inflation coupled with the strengthening of the cedi and the falling of prices of fuel on the international market should spur a further reduction in the price of fuel at the pumps for consumers, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Information Pius Enam Hadzide has said.

The prices of petrol, diesel, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are expected to fall by 5.8%, 4.8, and 2.4%, respectively.

Class FM OnlineMon, Dec 17, 2018 Mon, Dec 17, 2018

Fuel prices to remain unchanged – COPEC-GH

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers-Ghana (COPEC-GH), has predicted that fuel prices will remain stable at the pumps in the second pricing window of December 2018 despite a dip in world market prices by between 6% and 9%.

“Our checks with the various Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), however, indicate a notice of the full restoration of the Price Stabilisation and Recovery Levy (12p for gasoline and 10p for gasoil) back into the price build-up.

Class FM OnlineMon, Dec 17, 2018 Mon, Dec 17, 2018

IMF boss gives Ghana's economy thumbs up

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, has observed that the Ghanaian economy is in a better place than it was two years ago.

She said the IMF-supported programme had been an anchor for orderly economic adjustment and a positive signal to the market.

Class FM OnlineMon, Dec 17, 2018 Mon, Dec 17, 2018

4 NDC aspirants submit forms today

Four flag bearer aspirants of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are expected to present their nomination forms to the party today, Monday, 17 December 2018.

The four include former President John Dramani Mahama, Professor Joshua Alabi, Sylvester Mensah and Alban Bagbin.

Mr Mahama, after the party event, will proceed to the Accra International Trade Fair Centre to address the media.

This will be his first address to journalists after losing the 2016 general elections.

Class FM OnlineMon, Dec 17, 2018 Mon, Dec 17, 2018

With me, NDC'll stay in power for 16yrs – Bagbin

Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has said he will lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win the 2020 general elections if elected as flag bearer and make sure the party stays in power for the next 16 years.

Mr Bagbin made the pledge when he submitted his nomination forms at the NDC headquarters in Accra on Monday, 17 December 2018.

Class FM OnlineMon, Dec 17, 2018 Mon, Dec 17, 2018

NDC opens Wuogon nomination process

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has opened nominations for the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary primary ahead of the by-election.

The Functional Executive Committee (FEC), acting on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), notified the constituency executives in the constituency to open the nomination process in accordance with Article 41 of the NDC’s Constitution, a statement signed by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Aseidu Nketia said.

Picking of nomination forms starts from today, Monday 17 to 18 December 2018.

Class FM OnlineMon, Dec 17, 2018 Mon, Dec 17, 2018

Policy rate could go down further – Addison

Ghana could cut interest rates early next year if inflation continues to drift lower, the central bank governor said on Tuesday.

“I could easily see the policy rate going further down,” Ernest Addison told Reuters on the sidelines of a banking conference.

Asked how soon the 17 per cent rates could be cut, he added: “Our next meeting is in January and after that we have another meeting in March, so, in between now and March.”

Class FM OnlineWed, Dec 12, 2018 Wed, Dec 12, 2018

IMF chief visits Ghana Dec. 16

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde is set to visit Ghana from 16 – 18 December 2018, Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide, has said.

“The visit comes weeks ahead of Ghana’s conclusion of the IMF programme”, Mr Hadzide told journalists on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at the ministry’s mid-week news briefing.

Class FM OnlineWed, Dec 12, 2018 Wed, Dec 12, 2018

NDC race: Our sympathizers’ll sue NEC – Spio-Garbrah

National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah says their sympathizers have resolved to go to court and fight the National Executive Committee(NEC) if all attempts to ensure an amicable settlement of the controversy surrounding the party’s presidential nomination and filing fees fails.

Kasapa fmonlineWed, Dec 5, 2018 Thu, Dec 6, 2018

The Day After Congress

Once again, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ghana’s biggest opposition political party, Saturday, November 17, 2018 held its 9th Delegates Congress at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Centre with the election of National Officers to steer the party to the 2020 general elections.

The Congress drew close to 9,000 delegates from all over the country, making it the biggest political gathering at all times since the inception of the NDC in 1992.

Tue, Dec 4, 2018 Tue, Dec 4, 2018

We need a "strong party" for 2020 – Koku

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) needs a strong horse to enable it to win the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, defeated General Secretary aspirant of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho, has said.

Mr Anyidoho was defeated by Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia in the just-ended 9th National Delegates Congress of the NDC at the International Trade Fair Centre on Saturday, 17 November.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

Akufo-Addo tours E/R Thursday

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will embark on a three-day working visit to the Eastern Region from 22 to 24 November 2018.

The visit forms part of the president's commitment to deepen grassroots participation in his government and to also obtain first-hand information from the people, a statement signed by the Eastern Regional Communication Director of the governing New Patriotic Party, David Prah, said.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

NDC race: Sly's Campaign Coordinator, deputy resign

Mr Atukwei Quaye, the Campaign Coordinator of Mr Sylvester Mensah, one of the flag bearer aspirants of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has resigned ahead of the party’s flag bearer contest slated for December 2018.

Similarly, Mr Quaye’s deputy, Nii John Coleman, has also resigned.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

"It's non-negotiable!"; an Ewe or GaDangme must be running mate – Boakye-Djan to NDC

A prominent member of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Major Osahene Boakye-Djan (Rtd.) has backed calls for the party to reserve the running mate position for a Voltarian.

This comes after a defeated National Organiser aspirant, Anita De-soso, a Voltarian, said at the National Delegates Congress of the party over the weekend that the defeat of many Voltarian candidates who were aspiring to frontline positions meant that Ewes had been sidelined from the game.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

2020 polls: Mahama-Zanetor ticket'll be "very powerful, tough card" – Lecturer

A Senior Political Science Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Kwesi Amakye, has tipped Member of Parliament (MP) for Klottey Korle, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, as a very good candidate to partner Mr John Dramani Mahama as running mate for the 2020 presidential ticket of the main opposition National Democratic Congress should the former president win the flag bearer race.

Dr Amakye told Class91.3FM’s 12Live news programme on Monday, 19 November 2018 that Dr Zanetor “has what it takes to partner former president Mahama in 2020”.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

"Party first; I'm still committed to NDC" – Anyidoho

Defeated General Secretary Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has said he will still work hard to ensure victory for the party in the 2020 general elections in spite of his loss.

Mr Anyidoho was defeated by Mr Johnson Asideu Nketia in the just-ended 9th National Delegates Congress at the International Trade Fair Centre on Saturday, 17 November.

Class FM OnlineMon, Nov 19, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

AWCON 2018: Black Queens pip Algeria in opener

The Black Queens of Ghana defeated Algeria by a solitary goal in the opening game of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations.

Gladys Amfobea's 13th minute strike was enough for the Black Queens to open the campaign with victory.

Ghana began the game in an explosive manner, creating several chances in the early stages of the game but the Algerian goalkeeper was up for the task.

However, Gladys Amfobea took advantage of a miscued pass to volley the ball home for the Black Queens.

Class FM OnlineSat, Nov 17, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

100-yr $50bn bond'll end "hand-to-mouth" status – Ofori-Atta

The decision by the government to raise a $50 billion ultra-long-term bond over a period of 100 years “is not intended to derail our debts sustainability path, but rather to enhance it”, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has explained.

Presenting the 2019 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government on the theme: “Putting Ghana Back to Work”, Mr Ofori-Atta said on Thursday, 15 November 2018 that the government announced its intention to issue longer-dated sovereign bonds this year as part of “our bilateral engagement with other countries”.

Class FM OnlineThu, Nov 15, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018

#2019Budget: Akufo-Addo gov't overborrowing – Terkper

Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, has said even though the New Patriotic Party (NPP), while in opposition, kicked against borrowing by the Mahama administration, the Akufo-Addo government is even borrowing more than his predecessor did.

The government has promised in the 2019 budget to undertake massive infrastructure projects next year.

Mr Terkper says the government “cannot do infrastructure on a revenue base which is not forthcoming in a domestic revenue mobilisation which was promised that they will do outside existing revenue flows”.

Class FM OnlineSun, Nov 18, 2018 Mon, Nov 19, 2018