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Barack Obama delivers 2018 Nelson Mandela lecture

Barack Obama is delivering the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa in a rare public appearance since he stepped down as US president.His speech coincides with events to mark 100 years since the birth of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela, who died in 2013 aged 95.Both men were the first black presidents of their countries.Mr Obama has said ...

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Nationwide Payroll Audit Begins Today In Central Region

To confirm the existence of government employees on the payroll, the Audit Service will begin an exercise to check payroll irregularities of government workers.The exercise starts today (July 17), from the Central Region.The Auditor General, entreats all employees to avail themselves of the exercise and carry along at least two of the following documents; National identification, Driver’s license, Passport, Voters ...

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Registrar General Advocates Revision Of Current 13% Cap On IGF

The Registrar General’s Department is appealing to government to reverse its decision on the 13% cap placed on the use of the Department’s Internally Generated Funds, IGF.Formerly the Registrar Generals Department was allowed to use 20% of its IGF but that has been reduced to 13%.The Registrar General, Jemima Oware said the lack of funds is affecting the effective work ...

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Ghana spends almost half of its total revenue to pay less than one million people – AG

The Auditor-General, Daniel Yaw Domelevo says his motivation to cleanse Ghana’s payroll stems from the fact that Ghana spends almost half of its total revenue to pay less than one million people.“If we take the 28 million Ghanaians, we are spending about half of our revenue on less than one-million Ghanaians,” he said, adding, “that is why I think we ...

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Only a criminal probe will make Blay’s 275 buses rest – Tsikata

A former chief executive of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Mr Tsatsu Tsikata, has supported calls for a criminal probe into how Freddie Blay funded 275 minibuses for the New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to Mr Tsikata, the matter of the buses can only be allowed to rest after a criminal probe against Mr Freddie Blay, the chairman of ...

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I would give Charlotte Osei an award if I have to do it again – US Ambassador

Outgoing U.S. Ambassador, Robert P. Jackson, has said he is “very troubled” about the description of the dismissed Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) as “incompetent”. Mr Jackson said despite her removal from office, Mrs Charlotte Osei remains one of the most competent persons he has ever met. President Nana Akufo-Addo removed Mrs Osei from office together with her two ...

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President Nana Addo’s Statement On The Death Of J.H Mensah

I am greatly saddened by the news of the death of Joseph Henry Mensah, affectionately ‘JH’ to me and many, many others. Ghana has lost a staunch patriot, a fine public servant, and a genuine democrat. I have lost one of my greatest mentors, and a valued and trusted counsellor – one who has been a source of inspiration and ...

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Foreigners to halt retail trade by Friday July 27, 2018

All foreigners dealing in the retail trade in Ghana are to halt from that sector by Friday July 27. This was contained in a Public Notice issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry on Wednesday asking all foreigners to move out of the retail market by the deadline. According to the Notice, “A person who is not a citizen ...

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