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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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Budget 2019: Government acquires 200 acres for Creative Arts village

GHANA’S FILM industry will receive a massive boost in 2019 following the government’s announcement of a series of measures to revamp the sector in the 2019 budget. The measures announced by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Thursday in Parliament during his reading of the 2019 Budget and Economic Policy …

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NPP chair’s murder trial…: Afoko opens defence today

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH   |    muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh GREGORY AFOKO, the main man who is at the centre of the acid incident which led to the death of the  Mr Adams Mahama, once the Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is expected to open his defence today. This …

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36,253 die in road accidents in 18yrs

BY PHILIP ANTOH   |     philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh GHANA HAS for the past 18 years lost 36, 253 people to road accidents, making it one of the leading causes of deaths in the country. The worrying statistics were recorded between 2000 and 2018 by the Ghana Police Service, the National Road Safety …

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Banks’ collapse… : Mahama blasts govt for political witch-hunt of contractors who took huge loans from banks

BY SENANU DAMILOLA WEMAKOR FORMER PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has blamed the collapse of indigenous banks in the country on the refusal of the government to pay contractors for work done under his administration. He said contractors took loans from the banks to execute projects so the delay in payment …

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Ghana spends GH¢26.5b annually on employee illness in health sector –GMA

THE GHANA Medical Association (GMA) has estimated that Ghana loses at least GH¢26.5 billion annually on employee illness in relation to productivity cost in the health sector alone due to poor physical environment in most health facilities, excessive workload and pressure, as well as financial stress which affects the health …

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Stop allocating NHIA funds to MPs, others — GMA

THE GHANA Medical Association (GMA) has called on the Government to supend all allocations from the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Funds to ancillary programs, including allocation to Members of Parliament. “Government should suspend using NHIA funds for  other purposes, ” the GMA said. Addressing the media in Koforidua on …

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Mighty Construction furnishes MTTD office

BY KOJO ANSAH As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Management and staff of Mighty Construction Company on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, presented office equipment to the office of th Motor Transport and Traffic Division (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service in Koforidua in the Eastern Region. The items donated …

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2019 Budget will bring relief to Ghanaians – Kofi Ameyaw

BY NANA KWABENA AGYARE  A MEMBER of the communications team for the New Patriotic Party, Kofi Ameyaw, has urged Ghanaians to remain calm, assuring them that the 2019 budget to be read today, Thursday,  will bring hope and relief to their suffering. He stated the 2019 budget would be a …

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