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2021 Expenditure in advance of appropriation submitted by finance minster
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2021 Expenditure in advance of appropriation submitted by finance minster

Right Honourable Speaker, in accordance with Article 180 ofthe 1992 Constitution, and in line with Standing Order 145 ofthis Honourable House, on the authority of His Excellency thePresident, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, I beg to move thatthis Honourable House approves by resolution the withdrawal of the sum of Twenty-Seven Billion, Four Hundred and Thirty-Four Million, One Hundred and Eighty Thousand, Five Hundred and Twenty Ghana Cedis (GH¢27,434,180,520) from theConsolidated Fund for the purpose of meeting expenditurenecessary to carry on the services of Government in respect ofthe period expiring three months of the Financial Year or onthe coming into operation of the Appropriation Act in respectof 2021 Financial Year. Mr. Speaker, this is also in line with Section 23 of ...
10,000 businesses in Volta Region receive COVID-19 relief funds
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10,000 businesses in Volta Region receive COVID-19 relief funds

A total of 10,055 medium and small-scale businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Volta Region have received financial support from the Government to scale up activities. The COVID-19 relief funds were disbursed to the beneficiaries by the National Board for Small Scale Industries, under the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme Business Support Scheme. Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, announced this at the Fifth Edition of the Nation Building Updates in Accra. It was on the theme: "Rebuilding of the Ghanaian Economy". The event provided a platform for government ministries, departments and agencies as well as other government officials to render account of their stewardship to the public. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on May 19, 2...
Stanbic Bank Board appoints Kwamina Asomaning as next Chief Executive
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Stanbic Bank Board appoints Kwamina Asomaning as next Chief Executive

Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, Chief Executive (CE) Alhassan Andani will retire on November 30, 2020, after 14 years of steering the affairs of the bank. He would be replaced by Kwamina Asomaning, currently the Executive Director of Corporate and Investment Banking, as the new Chief Executive. Mr Asomaning has been selected by the board of directors with the approval of the Central Bank.Kwamina Asomaning, a key member of Andani’s team for the past 10 years, begins his term of office on December 1, 2020. Alhassan Andani said: “I am very happy to have worked with an amazing team for close to a decade and a half to achieve many of our targets. We overhauled our bank and rose to the very top of the industry. We are a family that looked after one another to achieve greatness there...
Nation Building Updates: Regional ministers tout government’s achievements
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Nation Building Updates: Regional ministers tout government’s achievements

Five regional ministers have touted the Akufo-Addo-led government’s achievements since assuming office in January 2017. At the Fifth Edition of the Nation Building Updates in Accra, on the theme: “Rebuilding the Ghanaian Economy,” five ministers from the Western, Central, Northern, Volta and Bono regions recounted various initiatives and interventions the government had rolled out in the past three-and-half years to revive the Ghanaian economy. They made presentations with pictorial evidence on various projects initiated in the education sector, road infrastructure, agriculture, water and sanitation, sports, and business support services, which had rejuvenated the ailing economy inherited from the previous government. The weekly event provides a platform for government minist...
Political parties pledge commitment to peaceful elections
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Political parties pledge commitment to peaceful elections

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Hohoe Constituency have pledged to ensure peace in the general elections.      The Parties also promised to conduct their political activities devoid of abuse and to ensure their supporters do the same.      The parties made the pledge at the Second Edition of the Volta in worship and Peace concert in Hohoe on the theme: “We are one.”      Traditional leaders, stakeholders, religious leaders and citizens participated in the concert. Professor Margaret Kweku, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate (PC), noted that war and disturbances were very expensive and did not bring any development.      The PC, who referred to a disturbance in the Constituency in 2012, said the incidence drained the Assembly’s fi...
We need security beef-up in Odododiodio – Nii Aryikwei
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We need security beef-up in Odododiodio – Nii Aryikwei

Nii Aryikwei VI, Nglenshie Adentan Mantse, has appealed for enhanced security in the Odododiodio Constituency in the Greater Accra Region ahead of the December polls, following clashes between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters last Sunday. “I am appealing to the President to deploy the security officers, especially military personnel, to the polling stations at 6am on the day of election. The signs are bad and we need protection.’’       He made the appeal through the Ghana News Agency when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo visited the Constituency on Tuesday as part of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region. Nii Aryikwei said it was becoming unsafe to wear party colours in the area and said police visibility was needed 24/...
Jordan Pickford Hires Bodyguards After Death Threats Following Virgil Van Dijk Challenge
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Jordan Pickford Hires Bodyguards After Death Threats Following Virgil Van Dijk Challenge

Jordan Pickford is being protected by extra security after reportedly being subject to death threats. The Everton goalkeeper injured Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk with a wild challenge during October's derby game. Given the abuse he's received since, Pickford has felt it necessary to hire bodyguards to protect his family at their Merseyside home, according to a report in the Daily Mail. The 26-year-old received no punishment for his challenge, which has left Van Dijk requiring knee surgery and facing a lengthy lay-off. Criticism for his actions understandably followed from the likes of Jurgen Klopp, but according to a Mail source: "Jordan has been shocked by the level of abuse he has received since the match. He is determined to do whatever it takes to mak...
NDC campaign team must be more serious with issues-CVM
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NDC campaign team must be more serious with issues-CVM

The campaign style and messages of John Mahama for the 2020 general election have been full of  humour and  distortions and therefore need serious attention to win the 2020 polls. “The Leadership of the Concerned Voters Movement(CVM)  has taken time to peruse the manifesto document of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and keenly monitors the commentaries from its  Communications Bureau, which indicated that the NDC under the leadership of John Mahama was not serious for the 2020  elections.” A statement signed by Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, Founder of CVM said the campaign messages, policy alternatives and strategies of the NDC for December 7, 2020 elections were comedies that did not appeal to the mases. It said the NDC was campaigning for its second defeat and that the wiseme...
Fighting Maritime insecurity calls for collaboration-Commandant Ofori
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Fighting Maritime insecurity calls for collaboration-Commandant Ofori

Major General Francis Ofori, Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) has said the pervasiveness of maritime security threats across the Sub- Region called for a holistic approach and response. He said sustainable development of the blue economy, improvement of the well-being of coastal communities and commitment and collaboration across agencies and governments were key in reducing maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea. Commandant Ofori said this at the opening of a two-week pilot course, dubbed “Developing Maritime Security Culture in the Gulf of Guinea” for security Agencies and other stakeholders in the maritime security sector in Takoradi. The training workshop organized by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Cen...
Diasporan Patriots in Ghana canvass for votes for NPP in Accra
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Diasporan Patriots in Ghana canvass for votes for NPP in Accra

The Diasporan Patriots in Ghana Foundation (DPG) has embarked on a  campaign in the Domeabra-Obom and the Amasaman Constituency to canvass for votes for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the December 7. Mr Prince Ofosu Sefah, Chairman of the Diasporan Patriots Foundation speaking to the media at an event said the group was made up of active NPP people in the Diaspora and now back in Ghana. He said the NPP government under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was similar to the governments in the developed countries with the policies put in place such as the Free SHS, Railway development, the Nation Building Corp among others. Mr Sefar said they were excited by the policies the government had initiated and decided to support the party in some two selected constituencie...
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