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ECG wants 38% increase in power tariffs

The Electricity Company of Ghana wants Parliament to approve an increase in end user tariffs of at least 37.6 percent to cover the losses it is making on electricity sales under the current tariff structure which has been in effect since April this year.

This year’s edition of the annual major review of electricity tariffs is currently ongoing, under the supervision of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission PURC, although a firm decision on the applicable tariffs for 2019 is not expected until December 9.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

Minority predicts more taxes in 2019 budget

Ahead of the 2019 budget presentation in Parliament on Thursday, November 15, the Minority is predicting that the government will introduce new taxes.

These new taxes, according to the Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, will be the Finance Ministry's solution to bridging the gaping fiscal deficit.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

KNUST re-opens Friday Nov 16 after new members joined 'old' Council

Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) will return to campus on Friday November 16, 2018 and academic work will start on Monday November 19, 2018.

This follows the swearing in of new members of the Governing Council of the university on Tuesday..

The Chancellor of the university, the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has set up a five-member committee to be headed by a judge to investigate what led to the impasse.

Graphic OnlineTue, Nov 13, 2018 Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Waiting until 2019 to construct footbridges too far – Adentan resident

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.

myjoyonline.comMon, Nov 5, 2018 Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Akufo-Addo approves creation of Anlo District by Executive Order

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.

myjoyonline.comMon, Nov 5, 2018 Tue, Nov 6, 2018

Parliament approves Oppong Nkrumah, 5 others as ministers

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.

myjoyonline.comThu, Nov 1, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

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

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.

myjoyonline.comFri, Nov 2, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

George Andah involved in car crash, flown to Accra

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.

myjoyonline.comSat, Nov 3, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

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

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.

Ghana News AgencySun, Nov 4, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

Kwabena Duffour sues BoG over uniBank license revocation

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.

Graphic OnlineTue, Aug 21, 2018 Wed, Aug 22, 2018

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