Big shots drop from NDC race

Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, the longest-serving Member of Parliament (MP) in the 4th Republic, is bowing out of parliament. He has been representing the people of Nadowli-Kaleo in the Upper West Region since January 7, 1993 on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), but as at the close of nomination by the NDC for aspirants for the 2020 […]

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President says no to $200M chamber for parliament

Sources inside Jubilee House tell the Daily Statesman that President Akufo-Addo is set against moves by Parliament’s leadership and other senior figures in the House to embark on building a new debating chamber for MPs. The proposed chamber, which parliamentary leaders hoped to build within three years, was expected to cost US$200 million. They argued that the present chamber in […]

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Hope for aggrieved Menzgold customers as NAM 1 wins $39m appeal case in Dubai

The embattled Chief Executive Officer gold dealership firm, Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah, aka NAM 1 has won his appeal court case in Dubai brought against him by a Dubai-based company, Horizon Royal Diamonds. The Supreme Court in Dubai on Tuesday, 2 June 2019 ruled that Horizon Royal Diamonds must refund $39 million worth of gold to NAM1 supplied to them. The […]

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Be developmentally oriented and not electoral machines – Prof. Atsu Ayee tells Political Parties

The head of political science department at the University of Ghana, Prof. Atsu Ayee has advised all political parties to desist from focusing on elections but rather to be consistent is pushing for the development of the country. He said this during a public conversation held by The Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) […]

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IDEG and EU to hold conversations on reforms for Ghana’s local government

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) in collaboration with Parliamentary Select Committee for Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and the European Union (EU) will hold a conference on the needed reforms in the local governance system in Ghana The conference dubbed “Party-based local governance: European Experience and Ghanaian Transition” seeks to enhance Ghana’s local government sector. The conference which is […]

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PURC approves 8.01% increase in water tariff

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has approved an 8.01 percent increment in water tariff, effective July 2019. At a press conference, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Maame Dufie Ofori, said the depreciation of the cedi to the dollar, projected inflation rate and increasing electricity and water demands have necessitated the increment. The PURC last Friday approved an 11.17% […]

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