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Finance Minister Appeals For 100gh A Month From Ghanaians To Build Cathedral

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Finance MInister appeals for 100gh a month from Ghanaians

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that an initiative dubbed “100-cedis-a-month club” will be launched on August 12, to enable Ghanaians contribute to the construction of the National Cathedral.

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According to him, the initiative, dubbed, “Ketewa biara nsua”, will provide members of the general public an opportunity to share the cost and be part of a historical event, i.e, the construction of a national cathedral.

“An initiative – the 100-Cedis-a-Month Club, also dubbed “Ketewa biara nsua” – would be launched by the Trustees of the National Cathedral on 12th August 2021, to give as many Ghanaians as possible the opportunity to be part of the history to build the National Cathedral,” he said.

Presenting the 2021 Mid-Year review Budget Statement and Economic Policy on Thursday, July 29, Mr Ofori-Atta, therefore, urged all, including Members of Parliament, to be part of the one million Ghanaians projected to support the government with GH₵100 a month.

“The aim of the Club is to mobilise one million Ghanaians who will give 100 Cedis a month towards the construction of the National Cathedral.

“We look forward to Mr Speaker and members of this august House joining the 100-Cedis-a-Month Club, and thus adding their names to the historic coalition that would build the National Cathedral to the glory of God, and the edification of our nation and its people,” he entreated.

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Ghanaians who wish to support the noble cause can do so by dialing the short code *979# and following the necessary steps.

Meanwhile, the Finance Minister, disclosed that the ongoing National Cathedral project will be opened to the general public on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

He noted that the Cathedral will be commissioned on the said date when Ghana mark’s its 67th Independence Day.

“Mr. Speaker, work on the National Cathedral is progressing speedily, and following the program of the contractors, and with God helping us, the National Cathedral is expected to be officially commissioned on March 6, 2024.

“Upon completion, the National Cathedral would provide a sacred space for formal religious activities of State and symbolise the enormous contribution of faith to Nation Building,” he stated.

 

 

 

 

 

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Trader Burnt To Death In Kiosk

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Fire has killed a 40-year-old trader during an outbreak in a wooden structure in Sunyani.

The bizarre incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Initial reports by eyewitnesses indicated Kwadwo Obeng was deeply asleep when the fire engulfed the kiosk accommodating him at Area Four, a suburb of Sunyani.

Reports by Adom news explained that the fire had assumed a dangerous dimension when some people in the neighbourhood attempted to rescue him.

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Another eye witness also explained  that the personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) had already picked and deposited the charred body at a hospital morgue.

 

 

 

 

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‘Bird Flu Has Negatively Impacted Food And Jobs Programmes’ – Agric Minister

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'Bird Flu Has Negatively Impacted Food And Jobs Programmes' - Agric Minister
The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto says the recent outbreak of transborder animal diseases, including Bird Flu, has negatively impacted the progress of the government’s flagship Rearing for Food and Jobs programmes.

He said the outbreaks “threaten government’s agenda of attaining self-sufficiency in meat production by 2025 as envisioned under the rearing for food and jobs programme.”

Available data indicate that the outbreak, which occurred in 10 out of the sixteen regions between December 2021 to January 2022, affected over 700,000.

There has also been a ban on the import of poultry and poultry products from other affected countries.

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, speaking on the subject, noted the government is implementing a number of interventions to curb the spread.

He also hinted at the establishment of a regulatory authority to strengthen the poultry industry.

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Dr. Afriyie Akoto noted that the necessary legal framework was being worked on.

“The government has taken the necessary steps to update the existing 1960 Animal health Act by finalizing a new bill for introduction into Parliament this year.”

“Once in effect, the updated act will empower the ministry to regulate the industry. Among the proposals of the bill is the regulatory authority to certify poultry and livestock farms and enforcement of sanctions such as the closure of farms of recalcitrant farmers in this country,” Dr. Afriyie Akoto said.

 

 

 

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Covid-19: 3 More Deaths Recorded

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Former Nigerian First Lady Dies From COVID-19

Ghana has lost three more lives in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

In its latest update, the GHS noted that in 24 hours, the country’s death toll rose to 1,370. As of January 17, the number of deaths recorded so far was 1,367.

On its website, the Service stated that as of January 18, 169 new cases were recorded. Currently, Ghana is battling with 3,227 active cases.

All 16 regions in the country and the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have recorded active cases. Out of the cases recorded, 29 are severe; whiles 10 are considered critical.

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Since the emergence of the pandemic in March 2020, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed 155,665 Covid-19 cases.

The GHS has discharged 473 individuals from various health institutions in a day. Cumulatively, 151,068 people who have shown signs of recovery have been discharged.

 

 

 

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