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Ghana’s unemployment rate hits 14.7 percent

The average rate of unemployment in the country has risen to 14.7 percent in the first three quarters of 2023. The number of unemployed youth aged between 15 and 35 rose from about 1.2 million to over 1.3 million during the same period with the rate among females consistently higher than …

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Akyem Asene: Pupils stranded as contractor locks up school

A contractor, Owusu Agyekum Kontoh has locked up the Akyem Asene Roman Catholic Basic School in the Asene-Manso-Akroso District of the Eastern Region. This follows the government’s failure to pay him after the school building was handed over 8 years ago. The 6-unit classroom block has two offices, a computer …

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ECG officials storm Parliament over GH₵23m debt

Officials from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) have arrived at the premises of Parliament today. Their mission is to disconnect the legislative house from the national power grid due to outstanding debts amounting to GH₵23 million. The company has been engaged in an aggressive revenue mobilisation drive for the …

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Majority cannot appoint leaders without party involvement – Bagbin

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has clarified that the Majority caucus in Parliament cannot elect leaders without the involvement of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to him, political parties play a crucial role in guiding and influencing the selection of leaders within the Majority. The Speaker of Parliament …

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Parliament ready to pass Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

Parliament is set to pass the controversial Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill after nearly three years of the bill being laid in the House. This comes after the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin withdrew all the amendments he proposed. Also, his attempt to protract the legislative process by suggesting a meeting between the …

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AKROFUOM ASSEMBLY TO SUPPORT TEACHERS TO BE AGENTS OF CHANGE

Pressing global issues like extreme poverty, inequality, and climate change require urgent and widespread action. The problems seem interconnected hence a deliberate efforts to inculcate unto the youth and children the need to change their mindset and be innovative has become imminent. The Akrofuom District Assembly has however resolved to …

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New ministers and deputies appointed by Akufo-Addo [Full list]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced his first ministerial reshuffle since assuming office in January 2017. Calls for a reshuffle had been lingering over the years. New Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial Appointments Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has been axed. He has been replaced with Mohammed Amin Adam, who, until …

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Inflation jumps to 23.5% in January 2024

Government Statistician Ghana’s inflation witnessed a marginal uptick from 23.2 to 23.5 percent for January 2024. This marks a reversal of the consecutive declines recorded between July and December 2023. This slight acceleration in consumer prices is attributable to the increase in non-food inflation drivers, mainly accommodation, electricity and clothing. …

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NPP applauds Akufo-Addo for latest ministerial reshuffle

The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has welcomed President Akufo-Addo’s latest ministerial reshuffle. President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, February 14, removed the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, and 12 others including 10 Cabinet Ministers and two regional ministers. The General Secretary of the NPP Justin Kodua Frimpong in a …

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Action against Begoro chief who endorsed Mahama surprising – NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed surprise at the summoning of the Ankobeahene of the Begoro Stool, Bafour Owiredu Agyarko Minta II, by the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council. The summons stems from allegations that the chief endorsed the NDC’s presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, during a recent campaign tour. …

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Africans dissatisfied with public education – Afrobarometer report

The latest Afrobarometer Pan-Africa report has shown that the majority of Africans are dissatisfied with their government’s efforts to provide public education. The Afrobarometer is a pan-African, independent, non-partisan research network that measures public attitudes on economic, political, and social matters in Africa. Based on national surveys in 39 African …

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Ayorkor Botchwey’s commonwealth candidature well-received – Malawian President

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera says the candidacy of Ghana’s foreign minister, Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, for Commonwealth Secretary-General has been “well-received.” President Chakwera whose country is a member of the Commonwealth, received Ms. Botchwey at the presidential palace in the capital, Lilongwe on Monday, and discussed bilateral issues including the …

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