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Ghana To Roll Out Comprehensive National Integrated Maritime Strategy To Address Piracy, Kidnappings
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Ghana To Roll Out Comprehensive National Integrated Maritime Strategy To Address Piracy, Kidnappings

Government is set to endorse a comprehensive National Integrated Maritime Strategy that will enhance interagency cooperation and thereby boost the collaboration among Land, Sea and Air Forces and key stakeholders in the country, Vice President Bawumia has disclosed. The Strategy is part of ongoing efforts by government to put in place a framework, in collaboration with other stakeholders across the world, to address the surge in attacks by Pirate Action Groups (PAGs) and increasing incidences of Kidnapping For Ransom (KFR) in the Gulf of Guinea, a key maritime highway for international commerce.  Addressing participants at the ongoing International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC ‘21) in Accra on Wednesday, 07 July 2021, Vice President Bawumia said governm...
Collaborate To Protect Our Coasts, Economies Against Piracy – VP Bawumia
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Collaborate To Protect Our Coasts, Economies Against Piracy – VP Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has opened the 2nd edition of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEC ‘21) with a call on countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea and stakeholders in the international maritime industry to collaborate and develop a regional and international framework to address the rising scourge of piracy along the coast. IMDEC ’21, co-hosted by the Ghana Navy and the Ghana Air Force, is bringing together participants from over 70 countries including Ghana’s Minister for Defence, Hon Dominic Nitiwul, about 15 Chiefs of Navies and Air Forces, over 30 speakers and exhibitors in a concerted effort to brainstorm and come up with long term solutions to address the surge in attacks by Pirate Action Groups (PAGs) and increasing incidenc...
President Akufo-Addo Commissions 4-tier Pokuase Interchange; 1st Of Its Kind In West Africa
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President Akufo-Addo Commissions 4-tier Pokuase Interchange; 1st Of Its Kind In West Africa

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 9th July 2021, commissioned the Four Tier Pokuase Interchange, the first of its kind in Ghana, the first of its kind in West Africa, and the second of its kind in Africa. According to President Akufo-Addo, the completion of the interchange, which will help solve, once and for all, the nightmare endured for several decades by commuters within and outside of this vicinity, was completed in thirty-six (36) months, albeit in the midst of COVID-19.   The Pokuase Interchange Project involved the construction of the 6.5-kilometre Awoshie to Pokuase road; an interchange at the intersection of ACP junction to Awoshie to Nsawam road; two (2) footbridges; the widening of the Nsawam road by some two (2) kilomet...
First Lady’s Salary- John Mahama disagrees
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First Lady’s Salary- John Mahama disagrees

The issue of handling spouses of Political office holders is not a new one; it has engaged the attention of all governments since the advent of the 4th Republic. Under various administrations, considering their sensitive positions, there had to be a consideration of how to support the spouses of the President and the Vice President in fulfilling  the roles that our modern democracies expect them to play, such as empowering women, girlchild education, reproductive health issues, teenage pregnancy, assistance to widows, fighting early marriage, preventing mother to child transmission of HIV, STEM for girls, and even as far as the welfare of grandmothers banished to witch camps. The practice thus far, has been that some expenses of the spouses of the President and Vice Preside...
John Mahama Kicks Against First Lady’s Salary
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John Mahama Kicks Against First Lady’s Salary

Former President John Dramani Mahama has kicked against the payment of monthly salaries to the spouses of the President and Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, describing the recommendation as inappropriate and its approval unfortunate.  The former President suggests in an opinion shared on his website, www.johnmahama.org, and on Facebook that the existing convention of providing spouses of both sitting and former Presidents and Vice Presidents with quarterly allowances should be maintained.  The practice he stated started with the Jerry John Rawlings Administration and “issues in respect of allowances of the spouses have largely been handled administratively and provided for under the budget of the Office of the President.”  “The spouses of the President ...
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