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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 …

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4 Gov’t officials in road crash; 3 in critical condition

Four government appointees have been involved in a road accident Monday en route to the Upper West region to support the President launch a programme. The accident happened Monday dawn in the Zanzugu Yipala village on the Tamale-Kintampo motorway, the Northern regional police have confirmed. It involved District and Municipal Chief Executives …

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Hohoe Assembly members demand removal of MCE

Some members of the Hohoe Municipal Assembly are calling for the removal of the Chief Executive, Andrews Teddy Ofori, for what they say is his abysmal performance since his appointment. The assembly members allege that the MCE has been using the Assembly’s Pick-up vehicle in his farm when various departments …

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Election of MMDAs must be non-partisan — NALAG

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has endorsed the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) but said it should be on a non-partisan basis. It said the election would help fully decentralise and bring governance to the doorstep of the local people. The recommendation was …

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PURC announces new tariffs today

After six months of delay, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) will today announce new tariffs for water and electricity to take effect from July 1 until December 2019. Two highly placed sources involved in the negotiation and setting of the tariffs confided in the Daily Graphic that while electricity …

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Insurance companies’ minimum capital requirement increased by over 300%

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) has increased the minimum capital requirement of insurance companies by over 300 percent. A statement issued by the commission said the increment comes after series of consultations with stakeholders since 2017. It said it also considered the developments within the financial landscape over the period. …

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Asunafo South: Angry youth seize Assembly Members’ motorbikes

Some angry youth in the Asunafo South District of the Ahafo Region have seized motorbikes of three of their Assembly Members. The motorbikes were presented to the Assembly members by the Local Government Ministry through Asunafo District Assembly about a month ago. The youth suspected to be members of the …

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Akufo-Addo peddled falsehood on $5.2bn energy debt claim – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has disputed President Nana Akufo-Addo’s claims that he inherited a $5.2 billion debt from the Mahama government. The President reportedly made the claim during a meeting with the Ghanaian Community in Canada recently. He reportedly said, “his government inherited a $5.2 billion debt in Ghana’s energy …

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