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Ex-President of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza’s son, Ndambi Guebuza, and two former heads of intelligence, Gregorio Leao and Antonio do Rosario will be spending the next twelve years in prison for engaging in corruption. Three Town SHS final year student jailed 4 years for stabbing teacher According to the BBC, the Mozambican court which sentenced them also convicted and sentenced eight of their co-accused to between 10 and 12 years of imprisonment. ADVERTISEMENT RECOMMENDED ARTICLES Judge Efigenio Baptista who sentenced the convicts said the consequences of their crimes are grave and will transcend future generations, hence the need to hand them hefty…

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The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has kicked against wrongful and multiple sale 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 customary lands system has been the bane of most of our problems such as the double sale of lands, wrongful…

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Pressure Group, OccupyGhana, in a strongly worded statement has slammed the government for the current economic mess that has left it with no choice but to announce a debt exchange programme. According to OccupyGhana, the government’s failed, risky economic strategy that relied on heavy borrowing from the international market to fund expenditure, pay the maturing debt, and support the cedi is what has created the economic crisis and not the Russia-Ukraine war. “Although the government would seek to blame the pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war for this disaster, it cannot evade or avoid the fact that our debt was unsustainable…

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toll boot The Roads Minister, Kwasi Amoako Atta, has said motorists should brace themselves to pay higher road tolls in 2023. According to him, the amount previously paid as road toll was not enough to construct enough good roads. Therefore, there will be an increment in the amount paid as road tolls to obtain more funds to construct good roads in the count “We were paying the lowest toll in the whole world while we wanted excellent and good roads. If we want good roads then we must be prepared to pay more. We will no longer be paying the…

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The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has denied reports that mobile subscribers without a Ghana Card which is the main document for the registration of SIM cards have had their numbers deactivated. Telecommunication Networks have since Thursday, December 1, been applying sanctions to unregistered subscribers, including the deactivation of SIM cards that have successfully passed the first phase of registration but are yet to complete the second stage. There are, however, reports that subscribers without Ghana cards to complete the registration process have also had their SIM cards deactivated. But responding to some of these concerns raised by the ranking…

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28-Nov-2022 The Deputy Minister for Works and Housing Abdulai Abanga has assured Ghanaians of the government’s commitment to increase access to various affordable housing thereby reducing the housing deficit in the country.Mr. Abanga who referred to the statistics from the 2021 Population and Housing Census report indicated that although the sector has presented strides of growth over the medium term, with an estimated level of the housing deficit reducing from 2 million to 1.8 million housing units, the housing delivery system has failed to meet the needs of the low-to-middle income group. The census report also reveals that approximately 12.7…

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November 28, 2022 Reading Time: 1 min read The leadership of the striking labour unions in public universities are expected to meet the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Wednesday, November 30, 2022. Members of the unions have been on strike for over three weeks following what they say is the failure of government to deliver on agreed conditions of service. The unions have raised concerns with the adjusted ex-pump rate of GH¢10.99 being implemented to affect Vehicle Maintenance and Off-Campus Allowances. Speaking to Citi News on behalf of the unions, the National Secretary of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, Dr. Asare…

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November 28, 2022 ShareShareShareShare Members of Parliament (MPs) will on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, begin debate on the 2023 budget statement presented by the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta. Some aspects of the budget such as the intent to review the 1.5% e-levy downwards and the introduction of a 2.5% VAT have already triggered discussions within the public. Businesses have opposed the new tax policy, while mobile money users have criticized the removal of the threshold on transactions. Outlining the manner in which the debate would take, the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin, said, “on November 29, 2022, it’s…

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November 28, 2022 President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged the citizenry to work hard to ensure Ghana keeps the prevailing peace and security to propel economic development. He said those two ingredients were what investors looked out for in a country before investing their resources and that Ghana already had them, making the country an attractive investment destination, hence the need to protect same. The President said this in a speech read for him by Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, who represented him at the 25th Anniversary of the coronation of Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V,…

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Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Dr. Smart Sarpong, a Senior Research Fellow of the Kumasi Technical University has commended Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta for being able to prepare the 2023 budget statement despite the Censure motion against him.The Minister a few days ago, appeared before the Ad-hoc Committee probing the motion of censure against him; insisting he has done nothing wrong as suggested by the Minority caucus in Parliament.Subsequently, on 24th November 2022, he presented the 2023 budget statement of the ruling government despite numerous calls for him to resign.Dr Smart Sarpong reacting to this on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’…

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