Tag: Government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Business Homeland News

Ghana proposes $13.9 billion budget in 2018

The Ghanaian government plans to spend $13.9 billion (62 billion Ghana cedis, about N4.2 trillion) in the 2018 fiscal year, the country’s finance minister said on Wednesday. Presenting the government’s fiscal policy to parliament, Kenneth Ofori-Atta, said the budget, with the theme “Putting Ghana Back to Work”, would continue and […]

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education
Religion

Govt to hand over mission schools to religious bodies

The government will soon return the management and supervision of mission schools to religious bodies, the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has hinted. The move, according to the minister, would be in fulfilment of the 2016 manifesto pledge of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the run-up to […]

SSNIT database to fight ghost names in government payroll
Business Homeland News

SSNIT database to fight ghost names in government payroll

The perennial complaints by governments of public sector wage bills being inundated with corrupt practices such as false claims and ghost names will now be dealt with by the database of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust. Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta Thursday announced that from April 2017, “all workers […]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Homeland News Politics

Cut down size of govt to save cost — Expert

A  governance expert has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to consider cutting down drastically the size of his government.  The  expert, Professor Albert Puni,  says he is of  the view  that the new President can attain his goal of protecting the public purse if he is able to […]

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Soccer Sports

Government Approves $ 3.4m for AFCON

Outgoing Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye has confirmed that the budget for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations has been slashed from US$ 5.4 million to US$ 3.4 million. The budget includes team’s training tour of UAE where they will camp for 11 days at the Al Ain training centre. […]