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


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


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


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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Stay off EC – Minority Leader warns Akufo-Addo

Minority leader

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is meddling in the affairs of the Electoral Commission at his own risk. According to him, the Akufo-Addo-led government wants to follow through with its ploy to oust heads of all public institutions but the opposition, he resolves, will not see that succeed at the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC). A ...

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I am ready for ‘baseless allegations’ – Charlotte Osei

Charlotte Osei

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission says allegations of abuse of office and fraud levelled against her by some unnamed staff of the Commission are baseless and frivolous. Charlotte Osei has issued a press release on calls by the unnamed staff calling for her impeachment, stating that she has appropriate responses to all 29 allegations on which the calls for her ...

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Journalists to grill Nana Addo today

SDGs in Ghana

President Akufo-Addo will today, answer questions from journalists at the Flagstaff House, as he opens up himself for assessment of his six months in office. Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, has said the President will not use the platform to shower praises on himself but will use the occasion to touch on his achievements and challenges so far, and also outline ...

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.NDC thugs kill one at Sankore

A 30-year old unemployed man from Sankore in the Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region, Kwaku Addai, was on Saturday reportedly killed by some suspected hooligans of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Sankore Zongo. Though the District Police Commander of Asunafo South, ASP Robert Akwasi Boakye, confirmed the killing to DAILY GUIDE, he was unable to give details, ...

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Ghanaians abroad to vote now

President Akufo-Addo together with Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff exchanging pleasantries with some diasporans after the opening session of the summit President Akufo-Addo has indicated that the time to implement the much talked-about Representation of the People’s Amendment Law (ROPAL) is now. The law, which was passed under the then New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration headed by President Kufuor, was ...

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