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The militia, nomenclature and the silence on sanctions

The militia, nomenclature and the lack of prosecution The government of Ghana said it felt vindicated when the NMC ruled to sustain the state’s argument that the Joy News documentary Militia in the Heart of the Nation had a misleading…

Terkper shares thoughts on 2019 Mid-year Budget Review

DON’T RUSH TO PRAISE ALL OF AFRICA’S “POPULAR” BUT FISCALLY UNSUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS Introduction – Context is 2019 Mid-Year Review and the need to be realistic about the fiscal prospects for the country—based on past views in interviews and articles. –…

Give more tax power to local authorities – Dr. Patrick Awuah tells gov’t

Founder of Ashesi University College Dr. Patrick Awuah wants government to pay attention to empowering local authorities to solve problems facing communities. One way to do this, he said, is to ensure authorities like the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies…

Budget review: Finance Minister wants ¢6.3bn more to spend in 6 months

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta is seeking approval to spend some ¢6.3 billion in its Supplementary Budget for the remaining months of the fiscal year. This was contained in the order paper for Monday’s proceedings in parliament as the Minister presents the Mid-year…

Discrimination against private university graduates makes me very angry – Prof Adei

Consummate educationist and Chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Prof. Stephen Adei has expressed outrage at what he describes as “discrimination” against private university graduates in Ghana. According to him, “those who have trained themselves should not be…

Those persuading me to resign are ‘corrupt’ – Martin Amidu snarls

Martin Alamisi Burnes Kaiser Amidu, Ghana’s Special Prosecutor has taken on those persuading him to resign from his current position in the midst of accusations he is not living up to expectation. According to him, he considers anybody who approaches…

“FREE SHS SAVED ME GH¢4,500 IN SCHOOL FEES” – BREMAN ESSIAM CHIEF

The Paramount Chief of Breman Essiam in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Odeifuor Afoakwa III, has expressed his appreciation to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy. According to Odeifuor Asankwa…

GHANA TELECOM RIGGERS CRY FOUL OVER HUAWEI MONOPOLY- DEMAND GOV’T INTERVENTION

The Ghana local network installers have expressed a strong dissatisfaction over their inability to get contracts as result of the takeover by Huawei Technologies Company to fixing networks in the country. “Huawei is enjoying monopoly in the network business ever…

Ghana’s Perpetual Bermuda Triangle

It’s a well-established fact that Ghana has a profound love for the sport-soccer. I rephrase; Ghana has immense love for the senior national team the Black Stars. If you could describe it in human terms, it’s like that wife who…

Afoko’s bail: Don’t believe in everything Kweku Baako says – A Plus

Vociferous activist of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwame Asare Obeng otherwise known as A Plus, has cautioned members of the party to hasten slowly in believing everything said by the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul…