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Minority kicks against $11m binoculars loan

The Minority in Parliament have opposed an $11,040,425 million loan request for the purchase of Night Vision Binoculars and Monoculars for the Ghana Armed Forces. The amount is a down payment to the supplier FInanciere DUC, Luxembourg after a contract was signed with government of Ghana. According to Parliament’s Finance …

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EU nominates Kristalina Georgieva as next IMF chief

The European Union has nominated Kristalina Georgieva to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), ending weeks of impasse among 28 countries. Georgieva, from Bulgaria, is currently serving as chief executive of the World Bank. Last month, Christine Lagarde resigned as the managing director of IMF to take on a new …

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Gov’t begins inquiry into PDS breaches

Government has commenced a full scale inquiry into the detected breaches in the concession agreement with the Power Distribution Services (PDS), which is expected to be completed within 30 days. According to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the team conducting the inquiry comprises insurance investigation experts, officials of the …

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Pelosi describes visit to Ghana as ‘transformative’

Four hundred years after the first ship of enslaved Africans sailed to America, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned the “grave evil” of slavery in a speech Wednesday to Ghana’s parliament. The California Democrat, who was the first U.S. House speaker to address Ghana’s lawmakers, said her and her colleagues’ visit was …

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Cabinet approves proposals for academic user fees

Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education, has announced that Cabinet has approved proposals for a review of academic user fees of students. He said this was done last month and have been forwarded to Parliament for ratification. Dr Prempeh said this in a speech read on his behalf …

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Mahama promises regional hospitals for six new regions

The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has promised to provide all the six newly created regions with a regional hospital each if he wins the 2020 elections. “It has remained our policy as NDC that every region must have a well-functioning regional hospital. …

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Parliament to engage public after ‘dropping the chamber’

Parliament is set to engage Ghanaians after succumbing to pressure to drop its planned construction of a $200 million Parliamentary Chamber. A statement signed by the Acting Director of the Parliamentary Service, Kate Addo, said as part of efforts to foster closer ties with the citizenry, Parliament, in collaboration with STAR-Ghana, will …

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Govt suspends PDS concession agreement

The government through the Ministry of Finance and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited has suspended the concession agreement with Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited with immediate effect. A statement signed and issued by the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Tuesday evening – July 30, …

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Cape Coast/Elmina: Pelosi observes 400th Anniversary of slave trade

The Speaker of US House of Representatives is visiting the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to commemorate the 400th year since the enslaved people were forced to leave their homeland and sent to the US. Nancy Pelosi is part of a delegation comprising members of the Congressional Black Caucus who will pay homage to …

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