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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 18

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 35

March 21, 2018 1:50 PM Probe into UT, Capital Banks’ collapse not yet complete – Elsie Awadzie

The second deputy of Bank of Ghana, Elsie Awadzie has stated that the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is yet to complete investigations to ascertain whether the activities of the top officials of UT Bank and Capital Bank led to the collapse of the two financial institutions. According to her, once the takeover of the two banks was confirmed, the BoG immediately 20

March 20, 2018 12:30 PM GCB Bank commissions dialysis unit at 37 Military Hospital

GCB Bank has commissioned a state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Unit at the 37 Military Hospital. The new dialysis unit, which was fully sponsored by GCB Bank Limited at a total cost of USD 232,000, comprises six dialysis machines, two ultrasound machines and a water purification plant, amongst other things. The Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, Brigadier 19

March 13, 2018 10:48 AM Nigerian senator ‘busts open’ $37,500 expenses payments

A Nigerian politician has revealed that senators receive 13.5m naira [£27,000, $37,500] every month to use on expenses of their own choice. Shehu Sani, a senator for the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] party, said there is little accountability about how the money is spent. He has called for the payments to be scrapped, saying they are a key reason 29

March 7, 2018 5:28 AM Atta Kyea faces Parliament over flooding fears

The Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea,would later today appear before Parliament to answer questions on how prepared government is to deal with floods associated with the onset of rains. Residents of the capital, Accra, mostly grapple with floods anytime it rains. The MP who filed the question, Kwame Agbodza, told Citi News the Minister’s 21

February 27, 2018 5:36 PM First Lady inducted as patron of SOS Children’s Village

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has been inducted as the patron of SOS Children’s Village Ghana at Community Six in Tema. The Village’s partnership with the office of the First Lady is to enforce its strategic 2030 initiative of improving the lives of children, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership is also aimed 80

February 27, 2018 7:12 AM ECG holds awards night to climax 50th anniversary

The Electricity Company of Ghana ECG, over the weekend held a dinner and an Awards night to climax the month-long celebration of the company’s 50 years of dedicated service to Ghana. The program was launched in January to commemorate five decades of the existence of the state power producer under the theme “50 Years of Powering the Socio-Economic Growth 24

February 27, 2018 6:25 AM Auditor General wants to vet budget before parliamentary approval

The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo, has recommended an amendment of the relevant legal framework to enable his office give an opinion on government budgets before they are approved by Parliament. Mr. Domelevo believes that when this happens, the budget will be streamlined to avoid needless expenditure. Mr. Domelevo, since coming into office has sought 21

February 23, 2018 8:14 AM Credible mortgage system from pension funds coming up – Atta Akyea

Government has hinted of plans to create a credible mortgage system from the current pension schemes in the country. According to Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea, the policy is intended to ring-fence about 30 percent of pension funds as capital for real estate developers to build houses for workers which will be purchased with a mortgage 18