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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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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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