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May 4, 2018 1:07 PM ESLA pays GHc500m interest to investors

Managers of the ESLA bond, have paid an estimated 228 million cedis as first gross interest payments to investors who bought into the 7 year bond of the six billion cedis energy sector bond. The bond, which formed part of the first tranche of the issuance, attracted an interest rate of 19 percent. A statement from ESLA and copied to Citi Business News said, “Managers 611

April 3, 2018 3:33 PM Reduce TV hours, study hard – DCE

The Upper West Akim District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Eugene Sackey, has advised pupils to avoid spending long hours watching television and concentrate more on their studies. He said the government would continue to support education through various reforms in the district and the country as a whole. Mr Sackey, who was speaking at the 80th anniversary 552

April 3, 2018 2:10 PM Renegotiate US ‘military base’ deal – Ablakwa dares Nana Addo

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to renegotiate the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement that has received widespread criticism from the public. In an open letter to the President, Mr Ablakwa said the President’s silence on the matter was uncharacteristic of the man known to be very vocal 717

April 2, 2018 10:44 AM Cede control of Kalakpa Game Reserve to chiefs – Group demands

Abutia Development Union, (ADU), an association of committed citizens of Abutia Traditional Area in the Volta Region, is asking the government to hand over management of the Kalakpa Game Reserve to the Traditional Authority over what they describe as the failure of the Forestry Commission to make good use of the reserve. Speaking at this year’s Asafotu 641

March 29, 2018 12:22 PM U/E to get database on vulnerable people

The Upper East Region will soon have a register of all vulnerable groups and households to guide the execution of government social intervention programmes. The ongoing household data collection under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MOGCSP) targets over two hundred thousand households in the region, with a population of over One Hundred 22

March 28, 2018 12:26 PM N/R: MMDCEs sign performance contracts

Government has compelled all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and their Coordinating Directors in the Northern Region to sign performance contracts. This directive is to propel them to fast-track the implementation of government’s pro-poor programmes such as the one-district, one factory, one-village, one dam and one-constituency 18

March 26, 2018 6:30 AM Opuni, Seidu Agongo trial begins today

Former COCOBOD boss, Dr. Stephen Opuni, will make his first appearance in court today [Monday], for among others allegedly causing financial loss to the state in a fertilizer supply deal. Dr. Opuni and Siedu Agongo, the CEO of Zeera Group of Companies and Agricult Ghana, which also belongs to Seidu Agongo, are cumulatively facing some 27 charges, including 34

March 23, 2018 3:25 PM We didn’t leak US ‘military base’ agreement – Minority

The Minority in Parliament has lashed out at Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid for suggesting they leaked the controversial defence cooperation arrangement between the governments of Ghana and the United States. The Information Minister, earlier this week, suggested that that the Minority in parliament were behind the leak of the document. While denying 39

March 23, 2018 10:22 AM Ghana to officially launch 2018 Women’s AFCON today

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) will today [Friday] officially launched the 13th Edition of the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations in Accra, the biennial international football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The launch, expected to take place at the Alisa Hotel will be ably represented by Government officials 31

March 22, 2018 9:30 AM School of Hygiene graduates will be employed after clearance – Ato Arthur

The Local Government Service says it will be unable to employ some five hundred unemployed School of Hygiene graduates until it receives financial clearance from the Finance Ministry. Graduates of the Schools of Hygiene across the country on Tuesday picketed at the office of the Head of Local Government Services and demanded to be posted. The students 24