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Citizen Watch calls for 1D1F in Volta region

Think tank The Citizen Watch Ghana, has expressed deep worries over what it says is government’s inability to establish a single factory yet under the 1D1F programme in the Volta Region. “We can’t understand why the government and the 1D1F coordinating unit have abandoned the Volta region, although the industry …

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ACEP cautions PURC over delay to release new power tariffs

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) says the delay by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to communicate new tariffs could frustrate consumers. PURC announced in February this year that the new electricity tariff would take effect from July 1, 2019, following a mandatory major tariff review consultations in January …

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Ghana launches Chamber of Independent Power Producers

The Chamber of Independent Power Producers, Distributors and Bulk Consumers (CIPDIB–Ghana) was on Tuesday launched to reduce the burden on the government in the area of policy formulation and regulation of the energy sector. The Chamber, among others, would help to create a platform for advocacy towards influencing legislation in …

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NCA sues Electronic Tribunal over possible bias in radio stations closure case

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has sued the Electronic Communications Tribunal alleging possible bias in a case in which the Authority closed down some radio stations in the country. Some stations closed down for supposedly breaching the country’s electronic communications regulations, including Radio XYZ and Radio Gold, went to the …

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Akufo-Addo’s Jamaican Visa waiver comments undermine Parliament – Ablakwa

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, believes President Akufo-Addo has exceeded his powers in a recent visa waiver agreement with Jamaica. Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa in a Facebook post Wednesday, said any such agreement must first be ratified by Parliament before it takes effect. Okudzeto Ablakwa The President’s comment …

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Ghana’s digital economy supporting sustained growth – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his administration, since assuming office in 2017, has leveraged on technology to help reform and improve Ghana’s institutional and regulatory processes towards the creation of a digital economy. According to President Akufo-Addo, the digital economy that has been established, as a result, “is …

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Judge throws out Speaker of Parliament immunity letter again

An Accra High Court has for the second time, dismissed the Speaker of Parliament’s letter urging respect for MP privileges in the prosecution of Mahama Ayariga. Justice Afia Serwah Asare Botwe stressed, the rules of her court are entirely within her discretion and shall not be dictated by an MP’s privileges. …

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Tamale NPP boys lock up National Sports Authority office

Some irate youth thought to be supporters of the governing New Patriotic Party, have locked up the offices of the National Sports Authority (NSA) in the Northern regional capital, Tamale Monday morning. Led by a man who identified himself as Karim Abdul Rafiq, the group of party youths say they oppose the supposed …

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