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Agric Minister Justifies 745,000 Jobs Created

The Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has justified claims by his Ministry that government’s flagship programme, ‘Planting for Foods and Jobs’ (PFJ), in its first year generated a total of seven hundred and forty five thousand (745,000)jobs. Addressing a press conference at the Resource Center of …

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Cash-for-seat probe verdict out

THE MINORITY National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament serving on the five-member Adhoc Committee set up by Parliament to probe the alleged cash-for-seat saga has indicted the Ministry of Trade and Industry for extortion. In the view of the NDC MPs-Dr Dominic Ayeni (MP for Bolgatanga East) and James …

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COMOG welcomes Vice President back home

THE COALITION of Muslim Organisations, Ghana (COMOG) has welcomed Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia from the United Kingdom (UK) with an appeal for him to take time off to rest. The Vice President went on a medical leave in the UK on Friday, January 19, this year and returned on …

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MFWA condemns threat on life of journalist

THE MEDIA Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has, in a statement, raised concerns about threats issued against Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah by persons suspected to be associated with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). Mr Afreh-Nuamah, a journalist with TV3 and 3FM, both operated by the Media General group received death threats for …

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Kenyan political crises: African leaders must step in now – FOSDA

THE FOUNDATION for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) has urged the African Union and East African Community leaders to quickly intervene in the political impasse playing out in Kenya before it degenerates into violence. Mrs Theodora Williams Anti, the Programme Manager, FOSDA, said the ‘self- inauguration’ of Mr Raila …

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Resignation plot: Minority fighting a lost battle – Majority

THE MAJORITY in Parliament has pledged to foil any attempt by the Minority to pass a vote of censure on the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta which will lead to the House not recognising the minister. The Minority on Wednesday January 31, 2018 resurrected the $2.25 billion bond saga calling …

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AFAG’s dep. director joins NPP race

THE DEPUTY Director of Operations for Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has joined the Greater Accra New Patriotic Party (NPP) 2nd Vice Chairmanship race. Williams Agyei, popularly known as Paa Willie, doubles as the current Executive Assistant to the Director of Security for the President, which is Captain Emund Koda (Rtd). …

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MPs splashed $23m on campaign – Report

A CANDIDATE spent approximately GH¢ 390,000 (USD 86,000) to secure the party primary nomination and compete in the parliamentary election during the 2016 elections, a new research has revealed. The findings show that the cost of running for political office in Ghana went up by nearly 60% over one single …

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President Akufo Addo Suspends Upper West Minister

President Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Upper West regional minister following reports of political vigilantism in the region. Sulemana Alhassan is alleged to have instructed the release of some NPP thugs who were arrested after they attacked some officers of the Upper West National Disaster Management Organisation. He has denied …

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Deputy Speaker’s Comments on RTI Bill Very Unfortunate, Misleading – MFWA

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has read with dismay comments attributed to the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu, suggesting that Parliament does not consider the Right to Information (RTI) Bill as a priority. We are even more saddened and amazed by the Deputy Speaker’s view …

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