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Road fatalities: my view on the recent happenings

BY REV ISMAILA AWUDU IT’S RATHER unfortunate and sad to have our able-bodied and future leaders perishing on our roads on daily basis something that is avoidable and needs to be condemned in no uncertain terms. We’ve watched and seen gruesome deaths on our roads something that is gradually wiping …

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NLA pays GH¢30m into Consolidated Fund .For 2017

BY PHILIP ANTOH /philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh   THE LEADERSHIP of the Public Forum for Economic Justice (PFEJ) has commended the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, for achieving breath-taking and amazing innovations at the Authority in less than two years. “We want to commend Mr Osei-Ameyaw for shining …

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Natl. Cathedral suit: S/Court sets date for judgement

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH/muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE SUPREME Court has fixed January 16, 2019 to deliver judgement in the case challenging the construction of the National Cathedral by the government. This comes after the parties had duly filed the statement of cases and made oral legal argument before the court. It was the …

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Mahama right in ‘Montie 3’ pardon

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH /muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.g A SEVEN-MEMBER panel of the Supreme Court has dismissed the application brought before it that challenged former President John Dramani Mahama’s remission of three persons sentenced for contempt in the infamous ‘Montie 3’ case. The apex court, in a 5 – 2 majority decision, declared that …

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Press Freedom under threat in E/R .As GJA seeks justice for journalist remanded without fair trial

BY KWAME ACHEAMPONG THE GHANA Journalists Association (GJA) is demanding justice for an Akwatia-based journalist who was arrested, put into cells for two days and subsequently remanded by a court without any legal representation. The journalist, Ebenezer Ofori Agyei , aka Odiasempa, was allegedly arrested in a Rambo style after …

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IFS praises 2019 budget .But cautions govt to anchor planned infrastructure dev. on long-term national plan

RENOWNED ECONOMIC think tank, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), has, after a critical examination of the 2019 Budget Statement presented by the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, commended the 2019 Budget. The IFS, however, pointed out key areas the government could focus on to achieve the needed economic transformation …

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Teacher trainees agree to undertake national service

By Kwame Acheampong THE LEADERSHIP of Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana (TTAG) has called on their members to register for the compulsory national service after an agreement with the Education ministry. The trainees have been protesting a directive by the ministry asking them to undertake their service upon completion of …

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Amidu given GH¢180m to fight corruption

By Kwame Acheampong THE OFFICE of the Special Prosecutor has been allotted GH¢180 million by the government to equip the office with the required personnel and material in order for it to discharge its mandate. “Mr Speaker, in line with [the] government’s promise to protect the public purse, His Excellency the …

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Govt’s refusal to pay contractors crippling economy – Mahama

FORMER PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama says the inability of the government to pay contractors is having a negative effect on many sectors of the economy. He said the government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) invested heavily in public works by paying contractors and government suppliers, thereby increasing money circulation …

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National Cathedral: Govt to provide seed money – Ofori Atta

BY KWAME ACHEAMPONG FINANCE MINISTER Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that the government will provide the seed capital for the construction of the controversial National Cathedral. The disclosure of Mr. Ofori Atta is in sharp contrast with the government’s persistent claim that it is only facilitating and providing the land for …

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