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Gov’t to inject GH₵38m in Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in next year 2016

Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister, Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare

The government has announced that an amount of GH₵38,918,393.00 has been allocated to the Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts sector for the year 2016.

Finance Minister Seth Terkper made this known when he presented the 2016 Budget Statement to Parliament, Friday.

According to him, GH₵28,761,706.00 of the amount will be provided by the Government of Ghana (GoG) while the remaining GH₵10,156,687.00 will be from internally generated funds (IGF).

The allocation, the Minister said, is to enable the sector implement key programmes and activities next year.

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Police Invited Sarkodie for Trying to Register Stolen Vehicle

Sarkodie

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service is investigating rapper Sarkodie for trying to register a stolen vehicle.

The rapper was picked up by the police when he went to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) in Accra to register an Infiniti car they said had been reported stolen.

ASP Joseph Obinifo Darkwah, Public Relations Officer of the CID, who confirmed the arrest to Myjoyonline.com, said the rapper has been granted bail and is assisting the police with investigations.

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Speaker & MPs Angry as Local Gov't Ministers 'dodge' Urgent Questions

Paliament of Ghana

The Speaker and Members of Parliament are livid with the Local Government Minister and his deputies for disrespecting the House.

The three men have on three occasions refused to appear before the House to answer an urgent question in respect of the floods that claimed over 150 lives in Accra.

MP for Aburi-Nsawam OB Amoah wanted the minister and his deputies to explain to the House the circumstances under which the June 3 flood and fire disasters occurred and similar other floods across the country.

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Nana Konadu Pledges Support for Nana Addo

Konadu meets Akufo Addo

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has signalled its disinterest in contest for the 2016 presidential elections after declaring support for NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo.

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr. Josiah Aryeh who paid a courtesy call on the NPP flagbearer said “we believe that, in you (Nana Akufo-Addo), we can have the sort of leadership that we need for that change. We are in danger of falling into the pits of kakistocracy and I think that we here are too level-headed, broad-minded and open-minded to allow these things to go on.”

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Most Governments Have Grappled With Corruption – Kweku Baako

Kwaku Baako

In the wake of the recent corruption scandal at the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Editor in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako, insists it would be wrong for the blame to be laid Government's doorstep.

He said most governments if not all, have grappled with corruption in their administration and that the canker has for several years threatened the development of the country.

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No Time For Experiments In 2016- Dr. Bawumia

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

The 2012 vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, says 2016 is not the time for the party to experiment with a new candidate as the consequences for such an action will be dire. 

Addressing NPP delegates at the Assembly Hall of the Bolgatanga Secondary Technical School, Dr. Bawumia stressed that the NPP is on course to win the 2016 election with Nana Akufo-Addo as the presidential candidate of the Party.  

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NPP to Open Nominations for 2016 Flagbearership Race on June 6,

NPP to open nominations for 2016 flagbearership race on June 6, subject to the approval of the national executive council.

Nominations for the opposition New Patriotic Party flagbearer contest should open next month once a tentative date of June 6 is approved by the National Executive Council.

December 6 has also been proposed by the party’s Steering Committee to organise congress to elect a presidential candidate for the 2016 elections.

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Bukom Banku Smash Powers

Bukom Banku Vrs Powers

Braimah Kamoko better known as Bukom Banku deflated the powers of Michael Okine- Aryittey Powers, to win the much talked about , non-title Cruiser weight bout at the Accra Sports Stadium, Thursday.

Banku in a unanimous point decision walloped the walloping mouth of Aryittey Powers to keep his unbeaten run after 27 bouts intact.

It was a bout clothed with heavy brags and threats of knock-outs by both pugilists but on the night it was the Banku man who rose to the occasion with quick feet and heavy punches that got Powers dazed for most parts.

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The Only Option for Govt Is To Go For IMF Bailout– Amoako Baah

Professor Richard Amoako Baah

The Head of Political Science Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) Professor Richard Amoako Baah says government has no other option than to go for a financial bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to him, “the longer we wait, the worse Ghana’s economic crisis gets" because it is obvious "government has run out of options".

Dr. Amoako Baah made the comment on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday, while discussing the relevance of the ongoing National Economic Forum in Akosombo.

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TUC Cautions Gov’t On Retrenchment Of Public Sector Workers

~The Trade Union Congress is asking government to address all the inefficiencies in the public pay roll before going ahead to retrench some workers.

Government would from next year start laying off some public sector workers as part of efforts to enhance productivity and reduce the rising wage bill.

This was contained in government's home grown policy submitted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to the 2013 provisional fiscal data, the country spent about 7.1 billion Ghana cedis on wages and compensation.

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