GNAT requests Parliament to urgently treat minimum tax threshold issue

 

Accra, Jan. 19, GNA -The leadership of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) on Thursday held discussions with President John Evans Atta Mills, and asked Parliament to act without any further delay on the issue of minimum tax threshold.

Government to construct 22 major roads in Eastern Region

 

road construction1Kwahu-Nketepa (ER) Jan. 19, GNA - Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, has indicated that government is sourcing for funds for the construction of 22 major roads in the region including the 32- kilometre Adawso-Nketepa-Mpaem road.
    He has therefore appealed to communities living along that road to exercise patience since the project had not been abandoned by government as being speculated.

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Rev. Degbe urges Ghanaians to ensure peaceful elections

 

4001.725830Accra, Jan. 19, GNA - Reverend Dr. Fred Degbe, Chairman of Ghana Anti Corruption Coalition (GACC), on Thursday urged Ghanaians to unite to ensure the country remained orderly and peaceful during and after Election 2012.

“This is our country and we must endeavour to safeguard it,’ he added.

Rev. Degbe made the call at the signing of an Integrity Pact, between GACC and 14 youth groups in the country, to promote peace during the elections.

It is a follow-up to workshops organises by GACC, in five Regions to promote peaceful elections through the involvement of youth groups.

Osafo Marfo, EOCO case adjourned to February 27

 

osafo marfoAccra, Jan. 18, GNA- Mr Yaw Osafo Marfo, former Finance Minister was in court on Wednesday to battle his decision not to appear before the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO).

Will Ghana’s Black Stars do their favourites tag justice at the...

 If history is anything to go by, it is dangerous to keep touting the 1963 and 1965 champions as favourites because they often end up flopping when everyone expects them to shine

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The last time a west African nation Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations was three decades ago. Ever since those finals in Libya in 1982, the Black Stars have only come close to adding to their tally of four titles at Senegal ’92 and Angola 2010, where they finished runners up in both tournaments.

Government votes GHC10 million to expand aerodromes in Ghana

 

Vice President John Dramani MahamaAccra, Jan. 18, GNA - Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday announced that Government had voted GHC10 million for the expansion of aerodromes in Kumasi and Sunyani.

     He said the money would be used to expand the runways and other major expansion works, while extra funding being sought would be used for rehabilitation of the facilities.

Workers give government ultimatum on fuel subsidy

 

FuelSunyani (B/A) Jan. 19, GNA – The Sunyani Municipal Council of Labour has given the government up to the end of January 2012 to re-introduce the fuel subsidy that has been withdrawn, failure of which workers would be compelled to advice  themselves.

Likpe NDC group wants disqualification of Gbevlo Lartey overturned

 

gbevlo lartey 813982853Hohoe, Jan 19, GNA - A group calling itself Likpe National Democratic Congress (NDC) Executives and Activists on Wednesday called on the Party to rescind its decision to disqualify Nestor Kojo Gbevlo-Lartey from contesting the Hohoe-North Constituency Parliamentary Primaries.

UN commends operations of Ghanaian peacekeepers in La Cote d’Ivoire

Ghana soldiersAccra, Jan. 18, GNA - The United Nations is deeply inspired by the professional performance of Ghanaian troops on peacekeeping duties in La Cote d’Ivoire.
      This commendation was made by the Special Representative of UN Secretary General (SRSG) for UN Peacekeeping operation in Cote d’ Ivoire , Albert Gerard Koenders of the Netherlands.

Shelter Afrique and Ghana Home Loans sign $5 million loan deal

 

A delegation from Shelter Afrique in a group photo with President MillsAccra, Jan. 18, GNA – Shelter Afrique (SA), a Nairobi-based Pan-African Housing finance company and Ghana Home Loans on Wednesday signed a $five-million agreement to support the delivery of affordable housing in the country.

     The facility, to be delivered over the next 10 years, would support Ghana Home Loan’s mortgage operations in the provision of new