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Freedoms mustn’t be sacrificed for development – Kufuor

Former President John Kufour has urged Ghanaians to cherish the country’s democracy and not rely on only economic indicators as a measure of development. As Ghana celebrates 25 years under the fourth republic, Mr. Kufuor downplayed comparisons with more successful countries like Rwanda, which have autocratic regimes. He said the rule of law must not be compromised as Ghana strives for development, regardles ...

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NPP polls: I stand tall – Ntim

A National Chairman hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ntim, has said he is more qualified to become the next national Chairman of the NPP. According to him, he has the experience, the integrity, the pedigree to occupy the position, and has also made a lot of sacrifices for the party – qualities he believes put him ahead of his competitors. Mr Ntim told Agyin Barima, sit-in host of ...

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Parliament rejects budget allocation for Office of Senior Minister

Professor Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in-charge of Tertiary Education Parliament has rejected the budget estimate for the Office of the Senior Minister for the year ending December 31, 2018 for its planned programmes and policies. The House argued that the office is not a legal creation and could not be allocated any funds from the national budget as an independent agency. Leading the rejection in Parli ...

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Zenith University College graduates 257 students

Prof Jophus Anamuah-Mensah( second left) Chairman of council for Zenith University college congratulating first class graduand. Photo: Vincent Dzatse The Chairman of the Governing Council of Zenith University College, Professor Jephus Anamuah Mensah has called on the government to as a matter of urgency, step in and review the exorbitant affiliation fees paid by private universities to their parent institut ...

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Don’t misuse grants, loans, Business Devt Minister cautions young entrepreneurs

Mr Mohammed Awal (third from right) inspecting sandals made by Mabel Simpson (left) of Creative Entrpreneur during the exhibition.Photo.Ebo Gorman The Minister of Business Development, Mohammed Ibrahim Awal has cautioned business startups and young entrepreneurs against using grants or loans provided by the government for unproductive ventures. He was making particular reference to government’s initiative t ...

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BoG Governor concealing data on economy – Adongo

Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has accused the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison, of massaging data on the economy to conceal the true state of affairs. He mentioned the governor's pronouncements on the cedi depreciation, the debt stock and growth figures as instances where Dr Addison has waded into "propaganda" rather than staying neutral as required of a central ...

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Appiah Stadium’s house, car burnt

The home of popular National Democratic Congress (NDC) activist in the Ashanti Region, Appiah Stadium, has been burnt. He lives in Kokoben, a suburb of Kumasi, the regional capital. The incident happened in the early hours of Monday, 11 December. Appiah Stadium, confirming the news in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Monday, accused members of the Invincible Forc ...

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Let’s put limit to regions, districts — Osae

Ghana must amend the 1992 Constitution to put a limit to the number of regions and districts in the country in order not to compromise development, the Dean of Graduate Studies at the Institute of Local Government Studies, Dr Eric Oduro Osae, has stated. He said the current constitutional provision which allowed for new creations as society reached different thresholds could prove counterproductive in the l ...

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Parliament approves 2018 Budget after gruelling debate

Parliament on Tuesday approved the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy after a gruelling concluding debate between the Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, and the Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu. The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, presented the budget to Parliament on November 15, 2017 and the debate on it began on November 21, 2017, with Majority and Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) slu ...

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Minimum education vital to contest for MP — IEA Survey

Majority of respondents in a public survey conducted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) have recommended a minimum of tertiary education as a requirement for one to contest as Member of Parliament (MP). They are of the view that since the role of parliamentarians is challenging, there is the need for a threshold to be set to make a person eligible to contest as MP. National debate They, therefore, c ...

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