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Spend ABFA on fewer road projects- PIAC advises

Hon. Amoako Atta, Minister for Roads and Highways

Government has been advised to consider spending the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) on fewer road infrastructural projects to avoid the customary thin spreading. Such arrangement, according to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), would allow the citizenry to appreciate and feel the impact of how the country’s oil revenue is utilised. It believes that few legacy projects should ...

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Government launches ‘Chance for change campaign’

Chief of staff at the Presidency, Mrs. Akosua Fremah Opare has appealed for support from both government and private partners to facilitate the implementation of the National Plan of Action2, arguing that the menace called for a concerted effort from stakeholders to end it. She said there were people with high social stature, academic standards and parents who could not ...

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Civil Society to discuss progress of SDGs in Ghana

The Civil Society Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will tomorrow, Tuesday, June 20th   hold a general meeting at the premises of the Institute for Local Government Studies (ILGS) in Accra. The meeting which is expected to bring together over 100 members of the Platform across the country would shed light on ongoing SDGs efforts and how the country is ...

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SADA awaits govt’s approval to implement Master Plan

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The  Savanna  Accelerated  Development Authority (SADA ),says  it  is waiting patiently for  government  to go  through  and  approve its  Master plan to pave way for  its implementation. The Chief Executive Officer of SADA, Mr Charles Abugre, told the press that, “ the  overall master plan  is coming to a conclusion… it was  presented  to the Economic Management Team of the ...

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Foot soldiers menace: ‘It is our turn to eat

For many months after the elections of 2008 that saw the NPP losing to the NDC, youth activists of the NDC were in the news for seizing the vehicles of many appointees of the former government. The seizure started on January 8 at the Castle and then went to the streets on January 12, according to reports in the press ...

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Re-visit the People’s Assembly Concept

In a democratic government, the people’s views influence the laws and policies made by the government. Democracy is therefore seen as a system of government in which people decide matters as a group. Athens, the capital of Greece was the first city to allow ordinary citizens access to government offices and courts.  In ancient Greece, the people of the city-state ...

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Anti-Corruption Coalition rallies support for NACAP

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Campaigns  Coalition (GACC) is calling  on Ghanaians  both  in public and  private  sectors  to embrace the National Anti- Corruption Action  Plan (NACAP), arguing that its  implementation  will  inure positively to the fight against graft in Ghana. Ms Beauty Emefa Nartey, Executive Secretary of GACC, said there  is  a political will  to  ensure  that the  objectives  of  the ...

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Anger in Ghana’s Gold Fields …As factions clash

When a Chinese citizen can enter the Galamsey trade and make it her own in Ghana, then you know there is something fishy. And this is not about xenophobia. Any Ghanaian knows that there are only two trades reserved for the high and mighty. First it is the oil trade and its oil ‘blocs’ for those with recognizable names and ...

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Legon hosts Founder’s Day Festival

The 2nd Kwame Nkrumah Pan-African Intellectual and Cultural Festival, hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, under the au spices of the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in African Studies, comes off from the 25th June to 1st July, 2017. This year’s theme “Global Africa 2063: Education for Reconstruction and Transformation” reflects the foundations of Kwame Nkrumah’s intellectual and ...

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Revisiting the ‘Winner Takes All’ debate

There have been calls by many well-meaning Ghanaians for the abolition of what is called the ‘winner takes all’ political system. Kwesi Jonah of the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana has been strident in his call for the review of the system. Dr Gyampoh of the Institute of Economic Affairs has spoken on it on many platforms. ...

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