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Accra mayor rallies support for ‘cleanest city’ agenda

Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Chief Executive Mohammed Adjei Sowah has rallied assembly members and other stakeholders to support the agenda of the assembly to make the President’s declaration of making Accra the cleanest city in Africa a reality.

He said achieving that mission required a huge change in policy, action plans, enforcement mechanisms and attitudes.

He made the call in his first sessional address to the assembly in Accra last Thursday.

Graphic OnlineTue, Jun 27, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Act firmly to cut out waste and corrupt practices – Minister

Directors of education have been asked to do more to cut out the waste and purge the service of corrupt practices.

Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman, the Education Minister, said everything must be done to check the false claims, remove the ghost and fake teachers from the system.

She made the call in an address read for her at the 23rd annual meeting of the Conference of Directors of Education (CODE) in Kumasi.

“Investing in quality education for positive transformation of the youth for national development” is the theme chosen for the five-day event.

Ghana News AgencyWed, Aug 24, 2016 Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Action against Barclays Bank Ghana; a step in the right direction – Banking Consultant

A Banking Consultant has lauded the Bank of Ghana’s action against Barclays Bank Ghana, saying it is a step in the right direction.

Dr Richmond Atuahene says “…So for me, it is part of the conduct regulations which I believe, it is okay with the Bank of Ghana which is very good because the pricing of the currency is very critical.”

myjoyonline.comWed, Jun 5, 2019 Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Adama Barrow to visit Ghana today

The Gambian President, Adama Barrow will today [Friday] pay a day’s visit to Ghana where he is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff house.

Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin told Citi News, the Gambian leader is also in Ghana to thank President Akufo-Addo for the role he played in ensuring that democracy was restored in his country.

Citi FMFri, Apr 28, 2017 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Adei must speak like a responsible adult – Omane Boamah

Communications minister Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has descended heavily on Professor Stephen Adei over his claim that President John Mahama is stashing the public service with Northerners.

The former GIMPA Rector at a lecture in Accra accused the President of appointing too many of his regional folks in the public service.

“One of the things going on which is totally unacceptable is why one out of every four public sector appointment comes from the President’s area of origin.

Starr FM OnlineTue, Aug 9, 2016 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Adei: Let's raise bar for who becomes Prez

The former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, has called for improvement in the criteria for aspiring presidents in the country.

AccraFM.comThu, Mar 3, 2016 Thu, Mar 3, 2016

Adopt productive attitudes during work hours - Akufo-Addo

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has asked all workers to adopt productive work attitudes in order to fast-track Ghana's development.

Akufo-Adoo during his May Day address today (May 1) at the Independence Square lamented how a section of the Ghanaian workforce after arriving at work every day spend the first hour at work praying and tardying about instead of working.

The President noted that such workers often displayed gross disrespect towards their employers and work hours.

Graphic OnlineMon, May 1, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

Africa is still rising - IMF

Accra, Sept. 13, GNA - The International Monetary Fund (IMF), says Sub-Saharan Africa has bright prospects for growth in spite of persistent slowdown in growth owing to the slump in commodity prices and a more difficult global environment.

While there have been quite significant slowdown in some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in resource-intensive countries, including Ghana, non-resource-intensive countries like Kenya, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire have been able to maintain growth.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Sep 13, 2016 Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Africa Live: Regional leaders due in The Gambia

We're expecting the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to arrive in The Gambia today in an attempt to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down after he lost the election.

Mr Buhari is expected to be joined by Liberian leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Sierra Leone's Ernest Bai Koroma and Ghana's John Mahama, who himself lost an election last week and has said he will step down as president next month.

After initially accepting defeat, at the end of last week he claimed he no longer accepted the result and asked for a new poll run by a "Godfearing" electoral commission.

BBCTue, Dec 13, 2016 Tue, Dec 13, 2016

African Markets - Factors to watch today, April 13

NAIROBI, April 13 (Reuters) - The following company announcements, scheduled economic
indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on
- - - - -
*CONGO REPUBLIC - Finance ministers from the West African
and Central African monetary unions meet in Congo Republic's
capital Brazzaville to discuss the franc currency and other
economic issues.
*MAURITIUS - Bank of Mauritius to auction 364-day Treasury
bills worth a total 800 million rupees.

ReutersFri, Apr 13, 2018 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Agalga denies lobbying Martey to chair Peace Council

The Ministry of Interior has rejected claims that Deputy Minister, James Agalga, attempted to lure outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, to take up the position of chairman of the National Peace Council.

Martey in chronicling series of attempts made at buying his conscience to stop criticizing the government, said that in one of such instances, James Agalga made a phone call to him asking him to make himself available to chair the council, as he was assured of the ministry’s support.

Citi FMMon, Sep 5, 2016 Tue, Sep 6, 2016

AGI presses for access to funding, further reduction of utilities

Issues of Power supply and cost, finance and labour continue to impede the growth of indigenous businesses and companies in Ghana despite government interventions in promoting industrialization and job creation.

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) says, even though the Akufo-Addo government has abolished some nuisance taxes for industry, reduced tariffs and utility cost, industries still struggle to produce at full capacity.

myjoyonline.comWed, Apr 18, 2018 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

AGI urges private sector to support EXIM Bank

Accra, Aug 18, GNA - The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has urged the private sector to support government’s efforts in the establishment of EXIM Bank- Ghana.

Mr James Asare-Adjei, the AGI President, said the activities of the bank would inure to the benefit of industries and businesses in the country.

He said the AGI in its advocacy, as the leading voices of private sector, had been highlighting challenges and difficulties which frustrate growth efforts of businesses and continued to stifle the country's industrialisation drive.

Ghana News AgencyThu, Aug 18, 2016 Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Airlines panic as Nigeria, Ghana run out of aviation fuel

Foreign airlines operating in Nigeria are panicking over current fuel shortage on the West African coast that may affect their operations especially as the Yuletide season beckons.

While Nigeria, which is the major market on the continent, is running short of supply to airlines, neighbouring Ghana that has lately become the aviation fuel hub for most airlines, is facing a similar challenge.

The GuardianMon, Dec 12, 2016 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

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

Akufo-Addo condemns ‘despicable’ Manchester bombing

President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the Manchester Arena terror attack describing it as "despicable and cowardly acts."

He expressed shock at the attack which left 22 people dead including an eight-year-old girl and injuring over 59 people at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande..

The President tweeted Tuesday saying, “Shocked and saddened by yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester, resulting in the deaths of 22 people and injuries to 59. . .

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

Akufo-Addo Gov’t Chases 14 Billion Dollars Loan

It is emerging that Ghanaians, will witness more borrowing under the Akufo-Addo government, contrary to its campaign accusation against the John Mahama government and avowed promise not to borrow to fund its projects.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has criticized the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for chasing a loan total of 14 billion dollars with a 15-year repayment timeframe a 19 percent interest rate, saying the Akufo-Addo government is not keeping to its campaign promise of not borrowing to undertake developmental projects.

The HeraldFri, Apr 7, 2017 Fri, Apr 7, 2017

Akufo-Addo launches 7-year devt plan

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.

Graphic OnlineThu, Apr 12, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Akufo-Addo leaves Ghana for Niger

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.

Citi FMWed, May 31, 2017 Wed, May 31, 2017

Akufo-Addo postpones naming ministerial appointees; begs for time

President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has postponed the presentation of a list of proposed ministers who will serve in his government to his party’s highest decision-making body.

Nana Akufo-Addo was expected to submit the list to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Executive Committee (NEC) for review, however, at a meeting Thursday, December 15, 2016, he could not provide the list.

Another meeting between Nana Akufo-Addo and the NEC has been scheduled, Joy News sources say.

myjoyonline.comFri, Dec 16, 2016 Fri, Dec 16, 2016