GH¢7.62bn for Free SHS in 5 years — Finance Minister

GH¢7.62bn for Free SHS in 5 years — Finance Minister

The government allocated a total amount of GH¢7.62 billion for the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme during the past five years, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has told Parliament. He said GH¢4.18 billion out of the amount representing 54.76 per cent, was sourced from the government of Ghana (GoG), while the remaining GH¢3.44 billion, representing 45.24 per cent, came from Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA). “Mr Speaker, the government has taken no loan to specifically finance the free SHS policy which has since its…

From Constable to acting IGP: Check out the inspiring profile of Dampare

From Constable to acting IGP: Check out the inspiring profile of Dampare

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare is the youngest Acting Inspector–General of Police (IGP) to be appointed in the Fourth Republic, and the eighth youngest since Ghana gained independence. Prior to this appointment, he was the senior-most police officer after the just retired IGP. It is not common to find a police officer go through the ranks from a constable to become an IGP. Fifty-One (51) year old COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, a staunch Christian, joined the Ghana Police Service 32 years ago as a constable with no secondary school background.…

Groupe Nduom wins GHC174m judgment debt against Health Network

Groupe Nduom wins GHC174m judgment debt against Health Network

One of the Groupe Nduom companies, Gold Securities Company Ltd now BlackShield and Ghana Growth Fund Company Limited, members of Groupe Nduom, an indigenous Ghanaian business conglomerate, have won a massive GHS174 million judgment against Health Network Company Limited. The ruling was given by the Commercial Division of an Accra High Court on Thursday, July 15th, 2021. The ruling, according to Groupe Nduom owners and other stakeholders, “proves regulators acted hastily in revoking licenses of the Groupe’s banking and investment companies”. The Groupe Nduom companies that have suffered regulator closure…

‘It is simply not right’ – TUC on salaries for presidential spouses

‘It is simply not right’ – TUC on salaries for presidential spouses

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) has weighed into the conversation of the recommendation by the Professor Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu committee for spouses of presidents and vice presidents to be given monthly salaries. The recommendation came after the committee was tasked in 2019 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to review emoluments of Article 71 office holders. It has since submitted its report, which has been consequently approved fro implementation by Parliament. But since the disclosure of this was made by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in an interview, many, particularly the opposition National…

$28 million loan to help MPs buy vehicles laid before parliament

 million loan to help MPs buy vehicles laid before parliament

The Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, has tabled before a parliament a loan agreement that would allow the 275 MPs purchase vehicles. The amount involved is $28 million. The loan from what this website has gathered would be sourced from the National Investment Bank, NIB. If approved, a member of parliament would receive over $100,000 for the purchase of a vehicle. The Finance Committee of the House is expected to consider the loan agreement and report to the house. The House has also approved $200 million additional funds from the…

Parliament approved allowances for Presidential spouses – Oppong Nkrumah

Parliament approved allowances for Presidential spouses – Oppong Nkrumah

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, does not approve salaries and benefits for the Executive and, by extension, for the First Lady and wife of the Vice-President, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said. He has, therefore, described as misleading, information making the rounds that President Akufo-Addo had given approval for Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo and Mrs Samira Bawumia to receive same salaries as Cabinet ministers. While confirming that there had been an increment in allowances for the spouses of the President and the Vice-President, Mr Oppong Nkrumah…

NDC stages ‘March for justice’ protest in Accra

NDC stages ‘March for justice’ protest in Accra

Hundreds of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have hit the street of Accra to protest over what they say is injustice in the country under the watch of President Akufo-Addo. The NDC Youth wing-led demo started from Accra Mall, with some protestors arriving at the grounds as early as 5:00 am. Protesters will march through the Liberation Road to Opeibea House through Aviation road through to the Lands Commission. They will then proceed to the Flagstaff House through the Switchback road, use the Ako Adjei interchange through to…

Govt takes up cost for separating ‘Ridge’ conjoined twins

Govt takes up cost for separating ‘Ridge’ conjoined twins

The government has decided to take up the cost for the surgery to separate the conjoined twins at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge). The Chief of staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei-Opare announced this Monday morning on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Ridge Hospital to separate Siamese twins Specialists at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital at Ridge in Accra have offered to perform the medical procedure to separate a set of Siamese twins delivered at the hospital recently. The Siamese twins are conjoined at the head, and the procedure to…

Prez Akufo-Addo must de-escalate tension at Ejura – Mahama

Prez Akufo-Addo must de-escalate tension at Ejura – Mahama

Former President John Dramani has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to institute investigations into both the murder of a youth activist and security rules of engagement which resulted in the shooting to death of two others at Ejura in the Ashanti region. The killing of the youth activist Ibrahim Mohammed sparked protests in Ejura leading to clashes between some residents and security personnel which resulted in the death of two persons who were among six persons who were shot in the skirmish.  “I add my voice to calls for…

Ghana hails strategic partnership with Jamaica

Ghana hails strategic partnership with Jamaica

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey on Tuesday, hailed the of level cooperation between Ghana and Jamaica, particularly in the areas of trade, health and education. The Minister said this when she received Letters of Credence from Mr Esmond St Clair Reid, the Jamaican High Commissioner-Designate to Ghana in Accra. Madam Ayorkor Botchwey congratulated Mr Reid on his new appointment as High Commissioner-designate of Jamaica to Ghana. She recalled the longstanding friendly relations that existed between Ghana and Jamaica, based on shared values and mutual…