Human Interest

USA thrash Cameroon in ill-tempered game

USA thrash Cameroon in ill-tempered game

SUNSHINE Fontes scored twice to lead USA to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Cameroon at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 in Colonia Del Sacramento on Wednesday. Playing in the afternoon sunshine at the Estadio Alberto Suppici, those in attendance for this Group C opener saw an eventful first half, with the Stars and Stripes finding the back [...]

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Bully Nigeria!  … Bafana coach urges team

Bully Nigeria! … Bafana coach urges team

BAFANA Bafana will arguably be considered underdogs going into their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Nigeria. But former captain Neil Tovey believes the locals have a good chance to upstage the Super Eagles. Nigeria are planning to arrive only a day before the match as they try to negate the effects of altitude but this, Tovey said, [...]

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Germany stun holders Korea DPR

GERMANY made a bright start to their FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 campaign with a convincing 4-1 victory over reigning champions Korea DPR in Colonia Del Sacramento on Wednesday. It was the Germans that showed a cutting edge during the first half at the Estadio Alberto Suppici, as they took a two-goal lead into the half-time break. Charlotte [...]

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Key highlights of 2019 Budget Statement

*Estimated total expenditure – GH¢73.4 billion *Estimated total domestic revenue and grant – GHc58.9 billion *Estimated budget deficit of GHc14.5 billion *Projected petroleum revenue is GHc5.4 billion *GHc16 billion allocated to pay interest *Review of personal income tax band from GH¢10,000 to GH¢20,000 and above *A Bill to Parliament to ensure fiscal deficit is capped at five per cent of [...]

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Stop compulsory GH¢10 teachers’ salaries deduction – Educ. Ministry

Stop compulsory GH¢10 teachers’ salaries deduction – Educ. Ministry

The Ministry of Education(MOE), has directed the Ghana Education Service(GES) to stop the compulsory deduction of GH¢10 from teachers’ salaries which is being paid to the State Insurance Company (SIC) as a group insurance policy.   It has further directed the GES to explain details of the policy to teachers before enrolling them onto the policy. The ministry tasked the [...]

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2 residential properties belong to Woyome – witness

2 residential properties belong to Woyome – witness

The state has finally concluded its evidence at the Supreme Court with regard to the ownership of the two residential properties at Adjiringanor and Trassacco Valley in the Greater Accra Region. Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, Deputy Attorney-General and Minister of Justice told the court yesterday after Mr. Osafo Boabeng, counsel for Mr Alfred Agbesi Woyome, had finished cross-examining Mrs Stella [...]

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EU warns of ‘long road ahead’ on Brexit

EU warns of ‘long road ahead’ on Brexit

The EU says much work still needs to be done on Brexit, despite agreeing a draft withdrawal document with the UK. “We still have a long road ahead of us on both sides,” chief negotiator Michel Barnier said. The EU has set out a series of meetings leading to one on 25 November where it plans to approve the Brexit [...]

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Agenda for growth 2019 budget focuses on massive infrastructural devt

Agenda for growth 2019 budget focuses on massive infrastructural devt

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, yesterday presented the government’s 2019 budget to Parliament and announced plans by the government to spend GH¢73.4 billion next year.   The amount, which is equivalent to 21.3 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), represents an increase of 27 per cent of the projected outturn for 2018.   On capital expenditure, the government has [...]

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Govt to launch “Rearing for Food, Jobs”

Govt to launch “Rearing for Food, Jobs”

The Government will next year launch the livestock version of the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has announced. The initiative to be called “Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJ)”, is to increase livestock production, especially poultry. Mr Ofori-Atta, who disclosed this in Accra yesterday when he presented the 2019 budget statement and economic [...]

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West, Central Africa port security workshop opens in Tema

A workshop to encourage effective self-auditing of security in ports in the West and Central African Region opened here yesterday.   The four-day programme is being organised by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in collaboration with the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) to promote cooperation between port authorities and designated authorities of the participating countries through open discussion, by sharing experiences [...]

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