Government receives $30m World Bank support to strengthen financial sector

The World Bank has approved a $30 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support government to strengthen its financial sector stability. The credit is also to help improve inclusiveness for users of formal financial services and the financially excluded, particularly women, rural communities and farmers. “This project will support government’s plan to undertake reforms to deepen financial markets, promote […]

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Prof. Joshua Alabi rounds up Upper East regional campaign

Prof. Joshua Alabi has successfully rounded up the first phase of his Upper East regional campaign tour with meetings in the Chiana-Paga, Navrongo Central, Bongo, Pusiga, Garu, Tempane, Bawku Central, Binduri, Zebilla, Nabdam and Bolgatanta East Constituencies. The Branch and Constituency executives were thrilled with Prof. Joshua Alabi’s message of properly resourcing the base of the party by creating fixed […]

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DTT brouhaha: ‘Be transparent’ – MFWA urges Communications Ministry

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is urging the communications ministry to be transparent in how it rolls out the country’s digital migration program. Executive Director of the Foundation Suleiman Braimah says the ministry’s engagement with relevant players in the communications sector has so far been unsatisfactory. Speaking to Samson Lardy Anyenini on Joy FM/MultiTV’s Newsfile programme on Saturday, […]

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Scrap Special Petroleum Levy – Minority

The Ranking Member of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Mr. Adam Mutawakilu, has asked the current government to srap the Special Petroleum Levy, which was introduced by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration. According to the Damongo lawmaker, the levy has outlived its usefulness and is also the cause of escalating fuel prices in the country, recently. […]

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Government has comprehensive incentives for the 1D1F initiative – Alan Kyeremanten

Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, Minister of Trade and Industry on Tuesday said government has outlined a very comprehensive set of incentives for Companies and Businesses that promote the, “One District One Factory” initiative to develop the country. The incentives include duty free status for importing machinery and equipment, duty free for importing all raw materials for the Company, a Five-year […]

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Prof Adei urges government to stop allowances to trainee teachers, nurses

Government has been urged to stop giving allowances to both nurses and teacher trainees and invest such funds in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET). Professor Stephen Adei, Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), said “it is time to put the required emphasis on TVET because of its critical role in national development. By […]

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Technical University staff to join TUTAG strike over service conditions

The Technical University Workers Association of Ghana (TUWAG), has served notice that it will soon join the sit-down strike embarked on by the Technical University Teachers Association (TUTAG) last week. TUTAG, last Wednesday declared an indefinite strike, vowing to only return to their lecture halls when their demands for migration onto the conditions of service enjoyed by their counterparts in […]

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