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Ghanaian politicians love slogans but lack implementation capacity - UN expert

A UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones.

But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030.

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

I’m chopping my money; I've no fears Amidu is coming after me – Ibrahim Mahama

Businessman Mr Ibrahim Mahama has indicated he has no fears that the Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu will come after him for possible prosecution contrary to what his critics have been peddling.

As a brother of former President John Mahama, his critics have alleged he acquired a large chunk of his wealth through government contracts given to him during President Mahama’s tenure.

Graphic OnlineWed, Apr 18, 2018 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Minority chastises government over corruption

Accra, Feb. 22, GNA - The Minority NDC in Parliament has slammed the Akufo-Addo-led government for the lack of commitment to fight corruption in the country.

According to them, the latest Corruption Perception Index released by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) vindicates the NDC’s position that there is corruption in the NPP’s government.

Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini, Ranking Member on Communication, speaking to the media in Parliament, said the NPP administration was doing nothing to fight corruption in the country.

Ghana News AgencyFri, Apr 13, 2018 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Makola ‘Tax Clinic’ targets 200 TIN applicants by end of week

Makola small taxpayer office of the Ghana Revenue Authority, (GRA) said it is targeting 200 people to register for the Tax Identification Number (TIN) by the end of this week.

The 'Tax and Good Governance' week launched by the GRA has put the local tax offices across the country to work.

Tax clinics have been mounted at vantage points to see to the registration of Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) and also offer an opportunity to taxpayers to file their returns.

myjoyonline.comTue, Apr 10, 2018 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

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
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*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

CID Calls Bluff Of NDC MPs

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has said that it has not suspended any investigations into allegation of double salaries received by some National Democratic Congress (NDC) former ministers who were also MPs.

That response followed a claim by the minority MPs that the CID boss had embarrassed them by inviting them over the issue.

Daily Guide AfricaFri, Apr 13, 2018 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Meet Ghana’s Galamsey pikins wey demma Chinese fathers lef behind

Di environmental cost of galamsey be something wey everybody dey talk about, but one thing wey slip away from analytic view be di psychological cost of galamsey on a new generation of pikins wey Chinese galamseyers lef behind.

BBCThu, Apr 12, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Mubarak wasn’t denied Palestine entry – Israeli Amb.

The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Ami Mehl, has denied claims that the Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, was denied a visa to enter Palestine.

The lawmaker, who was invited by the Palestinian Authority to give a speech in Ramallah, alleged that his entry permit to Palestine was cancelled at the last minute just when he was about crossing the border into Palestine.

Class FM OnlineThu, Apr 12, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Economic needs make me date a married man – Moesha Boduong

Actress Moesha Boduong has stirred controversy on social media after admitting to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that her desire to date a married man is due to the economic challenges in the country.

According to her, “In Ghana, our economy is such in a way that you just need someone to take care of you and a single person you can’t make enough money as a woman here,” Moesha said in the interview for the programme, "Sex & Love Around the World" which airs on Saturdays on CNN.

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

Parliament approves $50m to complete UG Medical Centre

Parliament has approved $50 million for the completion of the remaining works at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

According to the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, although the centre looked complete from the outside, there was much more work to be done to make it fully functional.

Addressing a news conference to commemorate this year’s World Health Day in Accra on Wednesday, he cited, as an example, the absence of a back-up generating set as a major obstacle to the opening of the facility.

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

Ghana-US Military Agreement (FULL VERSION)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America and with reference to the latter’s Diplomatic Note NO. 2015-0990 of 5th February, 2015, has the honour to convey the approval of the Government of Ghana for the deployment of US Marines and Military Aircraft in Accra, for a period of five weeks and within the framework of the terms stipulated in the Note.

Graphic OnlineTue, Apr 10, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

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

Deputy Sports Minister, Acting NSA DG suspended over visa scandal

The president has suspended from office the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports as well as the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority.

The suspension which takes immediate effect is in reaction to the visa scandal which has rocked the country in the wake of the Commonwealth games currently underway in Australia.

More soon

myjoyonline.comThu, Apr 12, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

My job is demanding; it goes beyond sitting on Newsfile – Hamid fires

Information Minister, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has mounted a strong defence for his position, parrying off suggestions that he may not be delivering adequately on his mandate.

During a discussion on current affairs programme, The Hard Truth, on the Joy News channel on MultiTV, host of the programme sought to pick the Minister’s mind on a claim that the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kwaku Baako Jr may be better suited for the job of government’s spokesperson.

myjoyonline.comThu, Apr 12, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Ofori-Atta breached processes in issuance of $2.25bn bond – CHRAJ

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has found that the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, breached certain processes in the issuance of the government’s $2.25bn bond earlier this year.

CHRAJ, in its investigation of a conflict of interest allegation leveled against Ken Ofori Atta by a known member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Brogya Genfi, said although it found no concrete evidence on conflict of interest against the Minister, he [Ken Ofori-Atta] breached several procedures.

Citi FMFri, Dec 29, 2017 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Former President Mahama appeals for peace in Liberia

Accra, Dec 26, GNA - Former President John Dramani Mahama, Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia has met two candidates with a call on them to exhibit maximum collaboration for peaceful and credible elections.

He reiterated at separate meetings with the presidential flag-bearers, who emerged from the inconclusive first round balloting of 10th October that “As I have always said, the responsibility for a successful election is the primary responsibility of the citizens of a country international observers only facilitate the process.”

Ghana News AgencyTue, Dec 26, 2017 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Government to vet small-scale miners soon

Accra, Dec. 28, GNA - Government would from next year vet all small-scale miners across the country to regularise and monitor their activities.

The move would ensure that small-scale mining is done in a responsible, environmentally-friendly and sustainable manner.

This was disclosed by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the commissioning of the Secretariat for the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) at Cantonments in Acccra.

Ghana News AgencyThu, Dec 28, 2017 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Nana Addo commends George Weah, Boakai for peaceful polls

President Nana Addo has congratulated former footballer, George Weah on his election as Liberia’s President.

Mr. Weah beat his opponent Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the votes in Tuesday’s run-off election.

While expressing the hope that the just ended polls will lead to an improvement of living standards of Liberians, the President observed that the election had also “strengthened the frontiers of democracy in Liberia”

Citi FMFri, Dec 29, 2017 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Two NDC MPs ask Supreme Court to define "total revenue of Ghana"

Two NDC MPs have proceeded to the Supreme Court, suspecting the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is manipulating funds set aside for district assemblies.

The MPs; Benjamin Kpodo of Ho Central and Richard Quashigah of Keta, say the District Assemblies are by law entitled to 5% of total government revenue.

myjoyonline.comFri, Dec 29, 2017 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Corruption Trial Not For Political Gains – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that trial of state officials suspected to have been involved in corrupt activities is not politically motivated.

The president’s comment comes after a former board chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) under the Mahama administration Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie and four others were arraigned in an Accra Commercial High Court last week for wilfully causing financial loss to the State.

The five have also been slapped with 16 other charges.

Starr FM OnlineThu, Dec 28, 2017 Thu, Dec 28, 2017