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Anas under probe over non-payment of SSNIT contributions

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is set to begin investigations into an allegation that investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas does not pay contributions for his Tiger Eye PI staff. The complaint filed at SSNIT by embattled judge Justice Paul Uuter Dery in October this year, claims that the famous Ghanaian journalist is breaking the law by refusing …

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Ghana And India Sign $422.87 Million Loan Agreement

Ghana has signed two separate loan agreements with the Export Import Bank of India, totalling $ 422.87 million for financing the construction of a railway line and a sugarcane development and irrigation project. The first agreement of $ 398.33 million buyers credit will be used to finance the construction of 84.8 kilometre – Tema to Akosombo railway line while $ …

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PURC: GH¢30m borehole contracts haven’t been awarded

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has dismissed claims by the New Patriotic Party that it has awarded outrageous borehole contracts to support the campaign of the NDC and President John Mahama. Former general secretary of the NPP Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie at a press conference Tuesday alleged that the PURC had given out the GHC30 million contract as a guise …

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My govt will change the face of Ghana in 18 months – Akufo Addo

The Flagbearer of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo has assured that Ghana will see considerable development within one and a half years of his presidency upon assuming power in January 2017. According to him, the NPP has a team of tried and tested persons who have excelled in both their public and private lives burning …

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PURC justifies GHc30m for 500 boreholes

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has defended its decision to spend about GHc30 million in constructing 500 boreholes in selected communities across the country. According to the Director of Public Affairs for the PURC, Nana Yaa Gyantuah, the projects which are yet to commence, are “integrated water systems” saying the cost of such projects are higher than normal boreholes. …

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EC Media accreditation fee senseless, shameful – Sefa Kayi

Ace broadcaster Kwami Sefa Kayi has described as shameful and senseless the decision by the Electoral Commission to charge the media accreditation fee for the coverage of the December 7, polls. According to the Peace FM Morning show host, the move may obstruct efforts by journalists to report professionally and objectively during the polls. Ghana’s Electoral Commission is charging journalists …

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Akufo-Addo will be worst president – Owuraku Amofa

The NDC parliamentary candidate for the Abuakwa South constituency in the Eastern region Owuraku Amofa said “no Ghanaian should think of voting” for Akufo-Addo because “he will be the worst President for Ghana.” According to him, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is for jobs, opportunities, developments, and stability hence must be kept in power to transform lives of the people. …

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1-village-1-dam: Akufo-Addo clueless about it – Mahama

President John Mahama has pooh-poohed the “one-village-one-factory” campaign pledge of the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, saying the latter does not “know what he is talking about.” According to Mahama, the promise by Akufo-Addo was made out of desperation to court cheap votes in the forthcoming presidential race slated for December 7, 2016. The presidential …

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I dislike professional politicians – Nduom

The flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has said he dislikes professional politicians and wants Ghana to move away from such leaders. In his view, until the electorate decide to elect pragmatists and professionals into leadership, the country will continue to wallow in poverty. Speaking at a ‘Town Hall Presidential’ debate organised by the Institute …

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