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Economic Crime Analysis: Ghana’s 2.2B Bond Sale May Be Criminal!

Background The government has raised $2.2 billion from a sale of long-dated domestic bonds on the 31st of march. A Finance Ministry statement issued in Accra said it successfully issued 15 and 7-year bonds with the same coupon of 19.75%, raising a total amount of $1.13 billion. In addition, the Ministry of Finance raised the cedi equivalent of $1.12 billion ...

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Galamseyers at Akrofusu defy government’s ultimatum

Source: citifmonline.com Despite government’s seeming aggressive effort to stop the menace, some galamsey operators at Akrofusu in the Eastern Region seem unperturbed. The Assembly Member for the area, Kwaku Nyarko, who made this known to Citi News, lamented the effects of galamsey on water bodies and the environment as a whole. “At Akrofusu, nobody has surrendered and no one has ...

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DOUBLE WAHALA! ‘Chinese Galamseyers’ Have Also Eaten All Our Frogs – MP

Former Member of Parliament for Bantama Constituency in the Ashanti Region has revealed that Chinese involvement in ‘Galamsey’ is not only destroying water bodies but has waged a subtle war on Ghana’s ecosystem as well. According to Hon. Henry Kwabena Kokofu, these Chinese ‘Galamseyers’ ruin every water body they get close to and also “eat all the frogs around the ...

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FINANCE MINISTER DIRECTS REMOVAL OF 26,589 WORKERS FROM PAYROLL

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has directed that names of 26,589 public sector workers be removed from the payroll commencing April 2017 for failure to register on the new SSNIT biometric system. A statement from the Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Finance said the affected workers had failed to register despite many opportunities to do so. The ...

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EOCO grills Ibrahim Mahama

Source: Citifmonline.com Citi News has gathered that, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Engineers and Planners, Ibrahim Mahama, is currently being interrogated by the Economic and Organized Crimes Office (EOCO). Today’s [Tuesday] interrogation, which has lasted close to eight hours, is based on new accusations of financial malfeasance. Sources at EOCO say Mr. Mahama, the brother of former President John ...

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Meeting with ex-presidents good for democracy – CDD

Source: classfmonline.com President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s meeting with Ghana’s former presidents is a step in the right direction that will further deepen the democracy of the country, Dr Franklin Oduro, Head of Policy and Research at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), has said. On Tuesday April 18, Mr Akufo-Addo had a closed door meeting with Jerry John ...

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We will deal with Delta Force and other Vigilante groups – Bawumia

Source: rainbowradioonline.com Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated that government will deal the existence of vigilante groups in the country. He was speaking at the Townhall meeting organized by Accra-based Joy Fm in Accra Monday April 17, 2017. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the activities of vigilante groups like the Delta Force is a state sponsored terrorism. ...

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Akufo-Addo, former presidents meeting fruitful – Flagstaff House

Source: Starrfmonline.com President Akufo-Addo Wednesday April 18, 2017 had a fruitful meeting with the three former presidents of the republic —Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama, the presidency said in a communiqué. The purpose of the meeting was to offer the president the opportunity to seek their views on some governance-enhancing measures his administration intends to ...

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