Stop wrongful, multiple sale of lands -Akufo-Addo to chiefs and land owners

Stop wrongful, multiple sale of lands -Akufo-Addo to chiefs and land owners

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has kicked against wrongful and multiple sales of lands by chiefs and people without authority, tagged as ‘land guards’. He bemoaned the country’s lands which have been taken over by clans, skins, stools and families, adding that the situation has negatively affected development. The President suggested that a consensus is built to check lands administration and called for a new model to be developed to curtail the menace. “Unfortunately, in our urban areas, the customarily lands system has been the bane of most of…

Parliament to debate censure motion against Ofori-Atta today

Parliament to debate censure motion against Ofori-Atta today

Members of Parliament (MPs) will today, Thursday, December 8, 2022, commence debate on the censure motion against embattled Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. The Minority caucus filed the motion of censure against the Finance Minister, accusing him of mismanagement of the economy, financial recklessness, conflict of interest, gross mismanagement of the economy. The debate which was supposed to have been done yesterday, Wednesday was postponed to today will center on whether the House should vote to remove Mr. Ofori-Atta from office or not. The 8-member ad-hoc committee which was set up…

2023 Budget: Who Could’ve Imagined Akufo-Addo Who Led Kumepreko Demo Will Increase VAT – Ablakwa

2023 Budget: Who Could’ve Imagined Akufo-Addo Who Led Kumepreko Demo Will Increase VAT – Ablakwa

Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is surprised over the government’s decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT). The Finance Minister has proposed in the 2023 budget presentation an increment in the Value Added Tax (VAT) by 2.5 per cent. The standard VAT rate is 12.5%, except for supplies of a wholesaler or retailer of goods, which are taxed at a total flat rate of 3%. But reacting to the announcement in a Facebook post, the MP said: “Who could ever have imagined or predicted that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who…

Akufo-Addo to receive 3rd honorary doctorate degree

Akufo-Addo to receive 3rd honorary doctorate degree

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Monday, October 10 receive an Honorary Award of Doctor Honoris Causa from Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Ghana’s leader is in France for a six-day working visit. He left on Saturday, October 8. The honorary doctorate to be received on Monday will be the third Honorary Doctorate Degree to be conferred on him. It will be recalled that the first was an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree conferred on him in May 2016, from the celebrated Fort Hare University of South Africa; and the second,…

The government is doing everything to make all of us poor – Bulldog laments

The government is doing everything to make all of us poor – Bulldog laments

Artiste manager, showbiz and political critic born Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson but professionally known as Bulldog has lamented over the current economic hardships in the country. According to Bulldog who has constructively criticized the ruling NPP government for some time now, describing Nana Addo and his appointees as failures is an understatement. Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM, Bulldog firmly stated that he strongly believes that the government is doing anything humanly possible to make sure all the citizens in the country are poor. He’s reported to have said;…

I’m fully aware that these are very difficult times for us in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

I’m fully aware that these are very difficult times for us in Ghana – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that he is fully aware that these are extremely difficult times for Ghanaians and for most people around the world. According to him, the ravages of the Covid pandemic, worsened by the effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have led to spiraling freight charges, rising fuel costs, high food prices, steep inflationary spikes and widespread business failures. But he has assured that the government is working to restore the economy. One of the ways towards bringing the economy back on track, the President said, is…

Believe Akufo-Addo if he says he will turn the economy around – NPP’s Alfred Thompson

Believe Akufo-Addo if he says he will turn the economy around – NPP’s Alfred Thompson

A member of the national communications team of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alfred Thompson has said Mr Akufo-Addo has the record of tackling the economic challenges facing Ghanaians. To that end, he said, the assurance given by the President to resolve the current challenges should be embraced. Speaking on the Key Points show on TV3 Saturday August 20, he said he believes in the president’s ability ability due to his past records. “I believe him if he says we are going to get out of the doldrums because he has done…

Review free SHS policy to address challenges – Presby Church urges govt

Review free SHS policy to address challenges – Presby Church urges govt

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has asked the government to review the free senior high school (SHS) education policy to allow parents capable of financing some aspects of the programme to do so. That, the PCG said, was due to the fact that the free SHS programme had become a huge financial outlay which the government was finding it difficult to implement. The church was of the belief that if capable parents were allowed to pay for some aspects of SHS education, it would bring relief to the government.…

Public sector workers can demand higher wages – Economist

Public sector workers can demand higher wages – Economist

Dr Patrick Asuming, a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), has justified the calls for higher wages by public sector workers. Public sector workers want an increase in salary by a margin not less than 19%, according to reports. The Economist stated that workers in the public sector have been worse off as their salaries have been crippled by the cost of living in the country. According to him, from January 2021 up to now, salaries of public sector workers have increased by 11% as against…

Minority to haul Transport Minister to Parliament over cost of Christmas trees at KIA

Minority to haul Transport Minister to Parliament over cost of Christmas trees at KIA

The Minority in Parliament is set to file an urgent question directed at the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, on the procurement processes used recently to acquire Christmas trees and inspirations at the Kotoka International Airport. Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza believes there are a lot of questions surrounding the circumstances under which the decorated pieces were purchased. Board chairman of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, Paul Adom-Otchere has provided clarity on the said purchase amounting to GH¢34,000. But the Adaklu MP insists…