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Deloitte shares perspective on some policies in 2018 budget


A leading professional services firm, Deloitte, has shared its perspectives on how government intend to achieve some policies in a report, analysing the 2018 Budget. It says government has outlined some new initiatives and interventions but may need to provide some more information on how it intends to fully implement them. …

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Gov’t must invest in quality seed production—Peasant Farmers


The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana is cautioning government to invest in seed production to sustain the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. According to the association, the current phenomenon of importing seeds for local farmers is expansive and sometimes unable to withstand Ghana’s weather pattern. Speaking to journalists at …

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NPP’s ‘Azonto budget’ only to deceive Ghanaians – Ayariga


The founder and leader of the All Progressive Party (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s 2018 budget as an ‘Azonto budget’, because in his view, it is bereft of cogent measures to address the pertinent challenges Ghana faces. According to him, the budget is only …

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New Oti Region will end history of neglect – Petitioners


The Volta Region’s Joint Consultative Committee on the creation of the proposed new region is of the view that carving out a new region to be known as the ‘Oti Region’, will end years of neglect stemming from colonial days. It is the sense of neglect that has informed their petition …

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Free SHS Creating “Apartheid” In Schools – A.B.A Fuseini


The Member of Parliament for the Sagnarigu constituency in the Northern region, Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini has claimed that the free SHS policy by the governing New Patriotic Party is creating an “apartheid system” in several schools across the country. Speaking to GHONE TV’s Nana Aba Anamoah on State of Affairs …

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ISSER backs gov’t on establishment of new bank for agriculture


The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), of the University of Ghana, has backed government’s intention to establish a national bank purposely to support investment in agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Professor Peter Quartey, a Senior Economist for the ISSER, said the move has the potential of boosting the …

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Name one cocoa road project Mahama inflated – Minority dares COCOBOD


COCOBOD CEO Joseph Boahen Aidoo The Minority in Parliament says COCOBOD CEO Joseph Boahen Aidoo is likely to cause “financial loss” to the state following the suspension of works on cocoa roads. Minority Spokesperson on Roads and Transport, Kwame Agbodza said the economy will be negatively impacted because of the directive. …

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NDC MPs threaten legal action against revised 2018 budget

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Minority parliamentarians have turned up their opposition to the 2018 budget a notch higher by threatening to begin a legal action to correct what they believe is a breach of aspects of thePublic Financial Management Act. Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, has said the foundation on which Finance Minister, …

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Peasant Farmers angry with gov’t


The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana is unhappy with a government decision to reject in-kind payment for input received under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. According to the association, government agreed with small holder farmers to give them farm inputs while they pay 25 percent in cash, and …

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