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Taxis to function like ride-hailing services – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that commercial taxi drivers will be migrated to a ride-hailing app as part of efforts to digitalize commercial drivers’ operations. According to him, the initiative was inspired by taxi drivers’ complaints that their businesses were on the verge …

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‘Gold Mafia’: We have responded to Akufo-Addo’s letter – Al Jazeera

According to a May 3 correspondence to Accra-based TV3, the international media network, Al Jazeera, has responded to a letter from the Jubilee House demanding an apology for its recent investigative documentary, Gold Mafia. Portions of the letter explained, “we have responded to the letter of the President to the …

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Akufo-Addo appoints Yaw Twerefour CEO of Mortuaries and Funeral Facilities Agency

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Yaw Twerefour as the Mortuaries and Funeral Facilities Agency’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr. Twerefour’s appointment is in accordance with Article 195(1) of the 1992 Constitution and Section 100(1) of the Health Institutions and Facilities Act, 2011 (Act 829). The medical doctor …

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Health Minister cautions service providers to stop charging for NHIS covered services.

Minister of Health,

Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Man has warned health-care providers not to charge patients for services already covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in order to restore public trust in the scheme. The co-payment — a separate charge imposed by service providers for conditions already covered by the scheme — …

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Government observes World Press Freedom Day; Advocates for Greater Economic Rights for Media

Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

In honour of World Press Freedom Day, the government praised the Ghanaian media for its indispensable role in the country, while emphasising the importance of economic rights in assisting efforts to rebuild faster following the recent global economic challenges. This year’s anniversary, themed ‘Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of Expression …

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Bawumia Declares Candidacy for NPP Presidential Primaries

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has made the most public declaration about his presidential bid with a bold, optimistic statement on his social media accounts. The Vice President wrote, “It is Possible!’, posting with the Ghana flag and the flag of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on all his social …

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$200m Loan From World Bank Approved By Parliament

Parliament of Ghana

A $200 million loan agreement between government and the World Bank has been approved by parliament to fund the Ghana Digital Acceleration Project. The goal of the project is to assist the Ghanaian government in improving broadband access, the effectiveness and calibre of a few digital public services, and the …

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I’ll fix free SHS, NHIS policies – Mahama

John Dramani Mahama,

John Dramani Mahama, Former President and National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer candidate has pledged to fix the problematic aspects of the Free SHS policy and the National Health Insurance Scheme if elected president in the upcoming 2024 elections. During his campaign tour in Kongo, in the Nabdam District of the …

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Kusi Boateng’s contempt suit against Ablakwa dismissed by court

North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, Secretary to the Board of Trustees of the National Cathedral

An Accra High court has dismissed a contempt case against North Tongu MP Okudzeto Ablakwa, dismissing contempt charges brought against him by Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng, Secretary to the National Cathedral Board of Trustees. Following that, Rev. Victor Kusi Boateng was fined GHC10,000. The Court said the evidence presented by …

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