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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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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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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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Five state vehicles retrieved by task-force

State Vehicles task-force

The assets retrieval task-force has retrieved five vehicles belonging to the state at Nsawam in the Eastern Region. The vehicles include two Toyota Landcruisers, BMW saloon cars and a Mitsubishi Pajero. The vehicles were parked on a private property belonging to one William Baah, an auctioneer. According to the assets retrieval officer who led the task force, Akwesi Abrebrese, the ...

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NPP gov’t is cheating cocoa farmers – Minority alleges

cocoa farmers

The Minority in Parliament is accusing the government of offering cocoa farmers a terrible deal with its decision not increase the cocoa producer price due to a fall in world market prices. The minority argued that government must utilize the cocoa stabilization fund established by the previous government, to cushion farmers instead of the insensitive approach the COCOBOD intends to ...

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Rawlings Praises NPP Consistency

J.J Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has stated that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been consistent in holding onto its values. He said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) – the party he founded and led for a long time does not appear to be consistent in the pursuit of its values. The former President has persistently stated that the ...

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Finance Minister to give ‘full disclosure’ on $2.25bn bond issue today

Ken Ofori Atta on GDP

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta will later today [Wednesday], appear before Parliament to disclose the full details of the controversial $2.25 billion bond issued by the government in April 2017. This follows the passage of a half-hour motion last week by the House, to summon the minister to provide the full complement of documentation related to the issuance, the participants, the ...

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State Attorney’s advice was ‘exceptional’ – Martin Amidu

Martin Amidu on Delta 8

Former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, has defended the Senior State Attorney who discontinued the trial of eight members of the pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, describing her legal advice as “exceptional”. The eight were being tried for storming the Kumasi Circuit courtroom to harass the judge and other court officials, and forcibly freed 13 other members of the group that ...

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