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Minister Declares Friday As A Statutory Holiday

Government has declared Friday, June 15 as a statutory public holiday. A statement signed by Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister for Interior, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the day marks the Eid-ul-Fitr festival celebrated by the Islamic Community after fasting for twenty-nine (29) or thirty (30) days in the …

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Drop in cocoa prices will not affect Ghana–COCOBOD

Management of Ghana Cocoa Board has assured that it will implement effective measures to ensure that its revenue from the sale of cocoa is not affected by the recent drop in cocoa prices on the international market. According to the Head of Public Affairs at COCOBOD, Noah Amenyah, stated that …

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Inflation for May increases marginally to 9.8%

Inflation for the month of May has increased marginally to 9.8 percent. This represents a 0.2 percent rise when compared to the 9.6 percent recorded in April this year. The figure represents the second lowest inflation rate recorded since 2013. The Consumer Price Inflation, measures the average change over time, …

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Oil refiners in Africa push for uniform pricing

The African Refiners Association (ARA) has initiated steps to ensure a uniform pricing of fuel products in the West African region. According to the Association, the increasing smuggling of fuel products with low standards is the cause of disparities in prices across the region. Ghana lost some 200 million dollars …

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Minority runs to court over Ghana Card registration

The Minority in Parliament is heading to court to challenge the National Identification Authority’s  basis for only accepting passports and birth certificates to establish citizenship for the registration and instant issuance of the Ghana Card. It wants the Voters’ ID card to also be accepted as proof of citizenship. The …

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Ghana Card: Gov’t deal with Margins Group ‘fishy’ – Ato Forson

The Minority in Parliament suspects the government’s deal with Identity Management System (IMS), a subsidiary of Margins Group, for the issuance of the Ghana card, may be shady. The Minority Spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato Forson, told the press on Tuesday “we smell something fishy.” He further called on Vice President Mahamudu …

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Probe Nyantakyi for ‘money laundering’ – Anas petitions BoG, others

Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has petitioned the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison; the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo; Financial Intelligence Center and the Economic and Organized Crime Office, to institute a full scale investigation into activities of embattled former GFA Boss Kwesi …

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Mahama ‘mocks’ Bawumia over cedi depreciation

Former President John Dramani Mahama’s recent crusade against the New Patriotic government is showing no signs of slowing down. Following his recent tongue-in-cheek comments about the government re-commissioning projects he had initiated but had been described as “photoshopped” by the NPP while they were in opposition, Mr. Mahama has now …

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Voters ID cannot be proof of citizenship – Attafuah insists

The Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA) has expressed surprise at the Minority in Parliament for questioning the Authority’s position that voters ID card will not be used as proof of citizenship for the Ghana Card. Prof Ken Attafuah cannot comprehend why the Legislators will take such a …

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