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  • #GHBudget: Sports Ministry gets GHS 43 million for 2019
    The Ministry of Youth and Sports will get an amount of GHS 43, 795, 046 for the 2019 year to implement all its activities. This was stated in the full 2019 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Ministry of Finance. The amount represents a 33 percent rise on the… ... more
    CitiFm4 hours ago
  • We’ve reduced impact of hardships on Ghanaians – Finance...
    Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, says efforts put in place by the Akufo-Addo government within the last 22 months has helped to reduce the impact of hardship in the country. Although he said the country is not out of the woods yet, Ofori-Atta commended Ghanaians for their perseverance during the trying… ... more
    CitiFm7 hours ago
  • World Bank pulls $300m Tanzania loan over pregnant schoolgir...
    The World Bank has withdrawn a $300m (£232m) loan to Tanzania, amid concerns about the nation’s policy of expelling pregnant girls from school. The money, a significant proportion of funding totalling $500m awarded to Tanzania by the bank in 2018, was scheduled for approval last month. It was intended to… ... more
    CitiFm7 hours ago
  • Century bond to save Ghana from ‘hand to mouth’ existenc...
    The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has defended government’s plan to issue a $50 billion century bond in the coming weeks. According to him, the move is to help Ghana overcome what he termed as “hand to mouth” trajectory, and put it on a firm path “of growth and prosperity.”… ... more
    CitiFm8 hours ago
  • Ghana’s debt stock hits 70% of GDP
    Ghana’s debt stock has increased from GHS 142 billion in 2017, to GHS 170bn in 2018, constituting 70% of the country’s GDP. This is according to the 2019 Budget Statement and Economic Policy document presented by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta to Parliament on Thursday. Presenting the statement, Mr.… ... more
    CitiFm8 hours ago
  • Morocco to get Africa’s first high-speed train
    French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI are expected to inaugurate Africa’s first high-speed train line on Thursday. These high-speed trains are flashing along the Atlantic coast of Morocco. The French-made double-decker TGVs are being tested today ahead of the launch of a flagship new line connecting Tangier… ... more
    CitiFm9 hours ago
  • Uganda orders military to protect Chinese businesses
    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the army to protect Chinese companies following a spate of thefts. Addressing a group of 120 Chinese investors on Wednesday, Mr Museveni announced increased patrols and CCTV installation in industrial parks. China has significant investments in Uganda but businesses have lost large sums of… ... more
    CitiFm9 hours ago
  • Study will pay people to eat avocados every single day for 6...
    If you’re the kind of person who’ll willingly pay extra for guac and thinks avocado toast is life, four universities are looking for you. Researchers from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles will pay you to eat avocados every… ... more
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  • Gov’t targets GHS 58.9bn domestic revenue collection in 20...
    The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has announced a revenue target of GHS 58.9 billion for the year 2019. The figure represents 17.1 percent of the rebased GDP, which stands at 256.7 billion Ghana Cedis for 2017. Compared to the 2018 revised revenue and grants target of 50.68 billion Ghana Cedis, the… ... more
    CitiFm10 hours ago
  • 2019 budget statement and economic policy [Full Text]
    The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday, November 15, 2018, presented the government’s 2019 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament. The budget, titled a ‘Stronger economy for jobs and prosperity’,  highlighted results from the government’s policy programmes over the past year, and announced the government’s planned developmental programs… ... more
    CitiFm10 hours ago
  • Big screen and selfie-lovers meet the Huawei Y9 2019
    Both trendsetters and futurists agree that photography and social media are the biggest drivers of smartphone user growth. For big screen and selfie lovers, a good smartphone is the one that makes you see beyond the edges of your phone and make you love to see yourself in photos… ... more
    CitiFm11 hours ago
  • #GHBudget: 30% income tax will now hit earnings over GHc20,0...
    Ghanaians who earn between GHc 10,000 and GHc20,000  have been offered some relief as the government is poised to essentially scrap the 35 percent income tax on earnings above GHc 10,000. The government will now charge 3o percent on incomes that are over GHc 20,000. The 2018 midyear budget review introduced… ... more
    CitiFm11 hours ago
  • #GhBudget: Gov’t to launch fundraiser for National Cathedr...
    Government is to hold a fund raising ceremony to enable it accumulate more money for the construction of the much-talked about National Cathedral. The move, according to government, is to ensure that the project does not take any toll on the country’s finances. The fundraisers will be organized in Ghana… ... more
    CitiFm12 hours ago
  • #GhBudget: Gov’t to establish Film Authority – Ken Ofori...
    The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has stated that government has in its plans, a plan to establish a secretariat for the National Film Authority. Presenting the 2019 Budget Statement before Parliament on Thursday, he said the government will pass “a Legislative Instrument to establish a Secretariat for the National Film… ... more
    CitiFm12 hours ago
  • #GhBudget: Office of Special Prosecutor gets Ghc180m to figh...
    Government has allocated an amount of Ghc 180 million to the Office of the Special Prosecutor to function effectively. According to Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, who announced this in the 2018 budget statement presented to Parliament on Thursday, the money is to assist the Office of the Special Prosecutor in… ... more
    CitiFm12 hours ago
  • Citi FM’s Umaru Sanda donates books to alma mater
    Broadcast Journalist with Citi FM and Citi TV, Umaru Sanda Amadu, has presented 3,000 story books to three basic schools in his home district. The gesture forms part of the renowned journalist’s efforts to give back to the community he belongs to. The schools to have benefited from the donation… ... more
    CitiFm12 hours ago
  • Citi FM’s Umaru Sanda donates books to alma mater
    Broadcast Journalist with Citi FM and Citi TV, Umaru Sanda Amadu, has presented 3,000 books to three basic schools in his home district. The gesture forms part of the renowned journalist’s efforts to give back to the community he belongs. The schools to have benefited from the donation include Sanda’s… ... more
    CitiFm12 hours ago
  • #GhBudget: Phase 2 of UG Medical Center to start in 2019 wit...
    The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has indicated that the government has made arrangement for the commencement of the second phase of construction of the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC). He said Parliament has approved a loan of $50 million to undertake the project in 2019. “Mr. Speaker, to address… ... more
    CitiFm13 hours ago
  • #GhBudget: Gov’t to construct ultra-modern film studio –...
    The government as part of measures to develop the country’s film industry, has planned to build ultra-modern film studio for the sector. Presenting the 2019 budget statement to Parliament on Thursday, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, stated that the construction of the studio will attract the international film community.… ... more
    CitiFm13 hours ago
  • #GHBudget: We’ll invest heavily in road, other infrastruct...
    Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, has in the 2019 budget statement announced that government will be investigating massively in road, railways and air transport, from a variety of funding sources. As it is often done in many budget presentations, the Minister gave a tall list of roads to be constructed in… ... more
    CitiFm14 hours ago
  • #GhBudget: 80% of DKM arrears settled – Ofori-Atta
    The government has paid substantial amounts owed persons who lost their investments to Diamond Microfinance Limited (DKM), Finance, in what many considered a scam. That’s according to the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. The Minister, who made this known while presenting the 2019 Budget Statement and Economic Policy in Parliament today… ... more
    CitiFm14 hours ago
  • Fuse ODG readies for TINA Fest in January, 2019
    United Kingdom-based Ghanaian artiste, Fuse ODG is bent on using music and arts to re-orient the mentality of Africans on their identity. The Grammy Award winner who recently released his ‘Bra Fie’ (Come Home) single that features Damian Marley, has disclosed that he is putting together a couple of projects… ... more
    CitiFm14 hours ago
  • Partisanship destroying Ghana – NCCE boss
    The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Josephine Nkrumah, has warned that the polarised political atmosphere is destroying Ghana. Speaking on Citi TV’s Point of View, she said “we have become so polarized as a nation and that is destroying us. I think the polarization makes it difficult for… ... more
    CitiFm16 hours ago
  • We still hold franchise to Ghana Movie Awards – Zylofon Me...
    After the original owners of Ghana Movie Awards came out to announce their came back, the new franchise owners, Zylofon Media, have also spoken. According to the entertainment company, they still hold the right to organise the award but they are not part of this year’s event. In a statement… ... more
    CitiFm16 hours ago
  • Fake news in Turkey: Hunting for truth in land of conspiracy
    A headscarved woman whose baby was kicked while she was urinated on by anti-government demonstrators. Veteran political activist Noam Chomsky championing President Erdogan in a newspaper interview. Photos of bloated corpses of Muslims in a river in Myanmar. A video showing Turkish jets blowing up Kurdish fighters in Syria. All… ... more
    CitiFm16 hours ago
  • This School Replaced Detention With Meditation And The Resul...
    What would you do if you were a school teacher and your students started misbehaving? Traditionally school teachers would give detention or suspension depending on the situation. Most people wouldn’t discipline a misbehaving student by telling them to sit down and meditate, but this new strategy is happening at Robert… ... more
    CitiFm17 hours ago
  • BoG bans 125 persons from operating current accounts
    The Bank of Ghana(BoG) has blacklisted 125 persons for three years from operating current accounts with banks for consistently issuing DUD cheques. The central bank has however allowed the individuals to operate savings accounts. A statement from the Bank of Ghana to banks said “You are directed to debar or… ... more
    CitiFm18 hours ago
  • #GHBudget: Job Creation, poverty reduction must be prioritiz...
    The 2018 budget theme “Putting Ghana Back to Work” had an objective to continue stabilizing the economy, offer reliefs to make the private sector competitive and create more employment. These were to be achieved through investing in (i) Human Capital, (ii) Strategic Infrastructure, (iii) Agriculture and (iv) Agribusiness, (v) Entrepreneurship… ... more
    CitiFm18 hours ago
  • Newspaper headlines: Thursday, November 15, 2018
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  • Avalavi Rice farmers call for gov’t support
    Rice farmers who are cultivating the Weta irrigated field in the Volta Region have called on government to support them with an excavator and a water pump, to enable them reclaim the 250 hectares of irrigable land which is submerged under water. Nearly a quarter of the 880 hectare irrigated… ... more
    CitiFm19 hours ago
  • October inflation drops to 9.5%, lowest in five years
    The inflation rate for October 2018 dropped to 9.5%, down by 0.3% from the 9.8% recorded in September 2018. According to the Ghana Statistical Service(GSS), the figure is lowest rate that has been recorded in the past five years sine 2013. However, this rate has been measured without the revised… ... more
    CitiFm19 hours ago
  • Ghana’s Ambassador to US secures over $60m of scholarship ...
    On Monday, November 11, 2018, Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Dr. Barfour Adjei-Barwuah, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Andrews University to grant partial scholarship to Ghanaian students and professionals, both home and abroad. In his address to the executive leadership of the university, Dr. Adjei-Barwauh, visibly… ... more
    CitiFm19 hours ago
  •  Political parties, districts intensify campaign for Ahafo ...
    The main political parties in the six districts seeking the creation of the Ahafo Region from the Brong Ahafo Region have joined hands with municipal and district assemblies in the areas to intensify their campaign for Yes votes in the referendum. They have therefore constituted a publicity and advocacy committee,… ... more
    CitiFm20 hours ago
  • Mortuary workers suspend strike over poor working conditions
    The Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana, says it has put on hold its impending strike, originally scheduled for November 20. The group threatened a nationwide strike citing low wages and unfavourable conditions of service. The strike was called off after a show of good faith following a meeting with the… ... more
    CitiFm20 hours ago
  • Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims
    Apple has announced a programme to help human trafficking victims get behind-the-scenes jobs at its stores. The technology company has teamed up with an NGO that will help the victims pass interviews for caretaker and landscaping posts among other roles. The individuals will not be identified to Apple and will… ... more
    CitiFm20 hours ago
  • White House aide removed after Melania Trump row
    White House Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel has left her post, following a high-profile row with US First Lady Melania Trump. A White House spokeswoman said Mrs Ricardel “departs the White House to transition to a new role within the administration”. She did not elaborate. Mrs Trump this week… ... more
    CitiFm20 hours ago
  • Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs’ questions
    Theresa May faces a grilling from MPs later over the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the EU. The PM secured her cabinet’s backing for the deal after a five-hour meeting, although several ministers are understood to have spoken against it. She has also faced a backlash from… ... more
    CitiFm20 hours ago
  • Laboratory staff at U/West Regional Hospital declare strike
    Laboratory staff of the Upper West Regional Hospital have declared an indefinite strike in protest against the absence of logistics and other working materials at the facility. A letter signed by Kanpki Thea, the Manager of the laboratory said ” the laboratory staff have decided to lay down their tools… ... more
    CitiFm20 hours ago
  • Communications Ministry fights BoG over mobile money data
    The Bank of Ghana’s refusal to release data on mobile money transactions to the Communications Ministry has sparked a feud between the two entities. The Communications Ministry in a series of letters had asked the Bank of Ghana to release the data to a private contractor, Kelni GVG, which has… ... more
    CitiFm1 day ago
  • Ex-UBS trader Kweku Adoboli deported from UK
    Kweku Adoboli, the former UBS trader convicted of fraud, has been deported to Ghana, despite a long campaign to keep him in Britain. His lawyer confirmed he was flown out of Heathrow Airport this evening after being detained in Scotland on Monday. Adoboli, aged 38 and who has lived in… ... more
    CitiFm1 day ago
  • Tourism Ministry to spend $10m on capacity building, $4m on ...
    The government intends to spend $10 million of a $40 million facility it received from the World Bank for capacity building, while spending another $4 million of the fund for branding. This came to light after the motion was brought before Parliament for approval of the allocation by the Tourism… ... more
    CitiFm1 day ago
  • Stop wastage of tax payers’ money on boards of state agenc...
    Pressure group, Occupy Ghana, has in a letter to the Finance Minister, asked government to put in place measures to check what it describes as “wrong practices” by boards of various state institutions. One of the key practices the group wants the government to be vigilant about is the frequent… ... more
    CitiFm1 day ago
  • ‘We’ll surcharge KNUST students for damages’ – NAPO
    Students whose actions led to the massive destruction of properties at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), would have to brace themselves to bear the full cost of the damages. Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has disclosed. Last October, properties estimated at Ghc 1.6 million… ... more
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  • ‘Your taxation to production, is now taxation to taxation...
    Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused the Akufo-Addo government of burdening Ghanaians with taxes, despite promising to move the economy from taxation to production. The former President said this when he addressed separate meetings with delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Ejisu and Subin as part of… ... more
    CitiFm1 day ago
  • Stop harassing Ghanaians with taxes – Mahama charges at go...
    Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused the Akufo-Addo government of burdening Ghanaians with taxes, despite promising to move the economy from taxation to production. The former President said this when he addressed separate meetings with delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Ejisu and Subin as part of… ... more
    CitiFm1 day ago
  • Commuters beg gov’t to expedite work on Navrongo-Fumbisi r...
    Commuters who ply the Navrongo-Chchuliga-Sandema-Fumbisi road in the Upper East Region, say government’s failure to ensure a speedy construction of the road is taking a toll on their livelihood. According to them, the road, which was awarded on contract to Myturn Construction Limited in 2016, has not seen significant improvement… ... more
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  • KNUST impasse: ‘Students can’t choose which rules to obe...
    The Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, [KNUST] Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has said students at the University must not be encouraged to think that they have the luxury to choose which rules to obey in the University community. He cautioned students as well as… ... more
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  • 5 Nigerian women in court for trafficking girls into prostit...
    Five Nigerian women were on Tuesday put before an Accra Circuit  Court on the charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and human trafficking. Blessing Sunday, Jeniffer John, Vivian Omotayo, Happiness Sunday and Joy Chima, were said to have conspired and trafficked seven other Nigerian ladies between the ages of… ... more
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  • L.I. on referendum for new regions laid in Parliament 
    The Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament has laid its report on the Referendum Regulations 2018. The regulations forms part of the legal framework required to support the upcoming referendum in December 2018 for the creation of six new regions. It is unclear when the report will be debated. The Justice… ... more
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  • AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Shambolic arrangements leave Black St...
    The Black Stars are stranded at their training camp in Naivasha, Kenya, due to poor organisation which has delayed their preparation for Sunday’s crucial AFCON qualifier against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa, Graphic Sports has reported. The report claims, the technical team left Accra for Kenya on Monday night without any official from the… ... more
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  • Amend Internal Audit Agency Act to give us more independence...
    The Internal Auditors Association Ghana (IAAG), has called for an amendment of the Internal Audit Agency Act, 2003 (Act 658) to enable auditors within government agencies perform their duties decently. Their calls come on the back of the Finance Minister’s remarks in parliament during the 2018 Mid-year Budget Review in… ... more
    CitiFm2 days ago
  • HOPE project launched to promote reintegration of ex-offende...
    A non-governmental organization known as the Centre for Social Development (CSD), has launched a two year project to promote the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders. It was launched in Tamale under the theme, “Harnessing Opportunities for Prison Ex-Offenders (HOPE).” A Board Member of Directors of the CSD Reform, Rev. Fr.… ... more
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  • China’s richest man, Jack Ma quitting his $420bn company t...
    Earlier this month, on his 54th birthday, China’s richest man announced that he would step down as executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba. Jack Ma, the rags-to-riches entrepreneur behind China’s biggest tech company isn’t going to retire. He wants to be a teacher again. With a net worth of $40.5… ... more
    CitiFm2 days ago
  • We won’t allow students or alumni to undermine KNUST Mgmt....
    The Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology [KNUST], the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has warned that disorder by students, alumni or any group within the University will not be tolerated. The Asantehene made the remarks after the swearing in of new members on the University’s… ... more
    CitiFm2 days ago
  • SHS girls abusing antibiotics at alarming rate – Study rev...
    Girls in Senior High Schools are abusing antibiotics in at an alarming rate, according to a study conducted by the Ghana Young Academy, in collaboration with the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens and other organizations. The study comes as the United Nations marks World Antibiotic Awareness… ... more
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  • Evita Joseph launches tools for safe makeup application
    Evita Joseph, an award-winning Ghanaian beauty brand, has announced the launch of its professional grade safety and hygiene tools. This new collection is inspired by Evita Joseph’s desire to see the professional Makeup Artist, beauty counters and the makeup community practice safe and a more hygienic way of applying makeup… ... more
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  • UT Bank receivers sue Woyome over GHc9.4m debt
    Receivers of defunct UT Bank have sued businessman, Alfred Woyome over unpaid loans worth over nine million cedis. Mr. Woyome is being dragged to the High Court along with his company; Anator Quarry Company Ltd and Anator Holding Company. The plaintiffs, Vish Ashiagbor and Eric Nana Nipah, want the Court to… ... more
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  • Songstress NanaYaa out with ‘Ohemaa’ [Video]
    After topping charts with ‘My Hunny’ and ‘Woman Power’, NanaYaa is out with another song. Titled ‘Ohemaa’, NanaYaa says this is her first pre-Christmas gift to her fans. Ohemaa was produced by Appiah on the Beat. Watch the video below: – By: Kwame Dadzie | citinewsroom.com | Ghana Follow… ... more
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  • Boomplay, UMG announce landmark distribution partnership for...
    Boomplay, Africa’s leading music streaming and download service, together with Universal Music Group, has announced the signing of a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa. UMG is the first major music company to license its catalogue to Boomplay, which has quickly established itself as the most popular streaming… ... more
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  • Tema International School stages ‘Beauty and the Beast’ ...
    As part of Tema International School’s 15th anniversary celebrations, they will be staging the musical, Beauty and the Beast, come Friday, November 23, 2018 at the National Theatre. For the past 15 years, Tema International School has believed in and observed the policy of ‘no child left behind’. As an… ... more
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  • ‘Ugly’ mistake sends Google data to China
    Google data for search and cloud services went astray for more than an hour on Monday thanks to an “ugly” mistake by an African ISP. The data was sent the wrong way when MainOne Cable, in Nigeria, updated address books for key network hardware. The update saw it claim to… ... more
    CitiFm2 days ago
  • Prominent Zimbabwe female rangers denied visas
    The UK’s decision to deny visas for two pioneering female anti-poaching rangers to attend an awards ceremony has been criticised by organisers. Zimbabwean Nyaradzo Hoto risks her life every day to protect elephants from ivory poachers in an all-female anti-poaching unit. She and a colleague were due to accept an… ... more
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  • Brexit deal: Theresa May to face cabinet showdown
    Theresa May faces a crunch cabinet meeting later as she tries to win colleagues’ support for a draft Brexit agreement between the UK and EU. Senior ministers will gather in Downing Street at 14:00 GMT amid calls to reject the deal from both senior Brexiteers and some Remain supporters. The… ... more
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  • Marie-Franz writes: Misunderstood; Tales of those who can’...
    “I used to attend Aburi Methodist Primary School but I had difficulty understanding anything in class. So my mum brought me to Accra to be more or less an errand boy to a relative.” Fourteen-year-old Pascal recounts to me, his unpleasant experiences from school while writing out letters of the… ... more
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  • Renovated Wa Airstrip to open next week
    The Wa Airstrip is expected to be open to commercial air traffic next week, the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda has said. This means there will now be direct flights from Accra to Wa. Speaking during an inspection visit to the Wa Airstrip, Mr. Adda said “I think it is fairly… ... more
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  • Newspaper headlines: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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  • One ambulance for one constituency to be ready mid 2019 – ...
    The Akufo-Addo administration’s promise of one ambulance per constituency is being held up by procurement challenges, Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has said. Though Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia said procurement processes had begun back in April 2018, there has been little progress in the bid to improve Ghana’s… ... more
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  • Farida writes: The complexities of ‘Borga’ marriages; th...
    Marriage is a big deal in all societies and its significance cuts across culture, ethnicity, and race. Aside from the fact that you have to find someone compatible to live with for the rest of one’s life, there are so many factors that come to play for a marriage to… ... more
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  • We’ll address challenges with Gold Track – Free SHS secr...
    The Free Senior High School Secretariat has given assurances that it will look into all the issues raised concerning the gold track group of the double track system. Students placed in the second batch of the double track system known as Gold Track, began reporting to their various senior high… ... more
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  • ‘I stand by comments on RTI Bill, criticize me if you want...
    Adansi Asokwa Member of Parliament, KT Hammond says he is unfazed by the response from civil society to his position on the Right To Information (RTI) Bill. According to him, even though he welcomes their criticism of his stance on the Bill, he believes some of the comments made about… ... more
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