Politics

Seth Terpker mocks Akuffo – Addo government.

Seth Terpker

Former Finance minister Seth Terpker is mocking the Akufo-Addo government for still borrowing despite assurances, while in opposition, that they would not borrow for development when in government. According to the Central Bank, the total public debt for the country as at May this year reached ¢137 billion putting the debt-to-GDP ratio at 67.5%. He said”We were told there wouldn’t ...

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Minority on 2018 Budget presentation

2018 Budget

The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Parliament (MPs) have cautioned that they will resist any attempt by the government to impose tax indiscriminately on anything including house-keeping money, known in the local parlance as ‘chop money’ if it is introduced in the 2018 budget. The government intends to introduce taxes on mobile money transactions by all the network ...

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Minority smears Ken Ofori- Atta Over Energy Bond

Fuel Revenue

THE MINORITY caucus in Parliament has indicated that it will soon table a motion for the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, to be summoned before the House over the infamous case of under-subscription of the government’s Energy Bond. At a press conference on Wednesday, the Minority, led by former Deputy Finance Minister Cassiel Ato Forson, said the bond issuance ought ...

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Education Minister misled Parliament on Mahama’s free education policy – Ablakwa

Ablakwa jabs

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says the Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh misled Parliament by stating that the previous administration made no allocation for its Progressively Free Education Programme before it exited office. According to the former Deputy Education Minister, “Government released all funds being 12.78 million Ghana Cedis. This covered the period September to ...

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I’ve no problem with those interested in 2020 – Mahama

Mahama

Former President John Mahama appears unperturbed about the opposition he is likely to face in the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential primaries ahead of the 2020 general elections. He said he has no problem with the candidates who have so far declared their intentions of leading the party in the next presidential election. Whilst addressing thousands of party supporters in ...

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2018 budget to unveil Agric Marshal Plan

2018 Budget

Duties on agro-processing equipment and machinery to be removed Massive road construction and irrigation in food basket areas Pension scheme for cocoa farmers etc. Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said government will use the 2018 budget, scheduled to be presented to Parliament in a month’s time, to support an ambitious agriculture transformation agenda. The Vice President said the Marshall Plan ...

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Trust us, we can deliver – Bawumia declares

Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Saturday said the general improvement in the macroeconomy had proven that the Government can be trusted to deliver on its promises to transform the economy. “This is just the beginning,” he said, attracting thunderous applause from the audience. Addressing delegates at the 25th Annual National Delegates Conference of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at ...

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Gov’t sector cannot employ anymore – Osafo-Maafo

Osafo-Maafo

The Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo has warned the country may be heading for trouble if the private sector growth is not supported to help curb the level of unemployment. Accord Mr Osafo-Maafo the country has high level of youth unemployment which must be reduced with the private sector being supported to expand. Speaking at the opening of the 2017 Ghana ...

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Bawumia’s Advisor discounts Minority’s grave prediction about debt stock

Bawumia's Advisor

The Technical Economic Advisor to Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has dispelled suggestions that the rate of borrowing under the current administration could plunge the economy into an irreparable national debt situation. Dr Gideon Boako says the Minority’s argument that the rate of borrowing under the current administration points to at least an excess of GH¢140 billion in added national ...

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EC must open up to more consultations – CODEO

CODEO

The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to open up to more consultations on critical electoral issues to avoid suspicion from stakeholders. It said though the EC was enjoined by law to be more transparent, professional and independent in the conduct of its activities, the growing mistrust among political parties had necessitated the ...

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