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Minority in Parliament vote of censure against Ofori-Atta fails

Less than 183 MPs voted to oust the beleaguered Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, in response to the Minority in Parliament’s Censure resolution. On Thursday, 136 members of the National Democratic Congress voted in favor of Mr. Ofori-dismissal, Atta’s but this number fell short of the constitutional threshold of two-thirds needed …

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Majority stages walkout over Ken Ofori-Atta’s censure vote

On December 8th, the majority in parliament staged a walkout in order to skip the secret vote on the censure motion against Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta. The procedure came to a sudden halt when the majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, washed his hands and those of his fellow members of Parliament. …

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Don’t touch our pension fund – GNAT to gov’t

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has entered the ongoing discussion about the upcoming Debt Exchange Program that the government plans to implement. The teachers claim that they are interested participants in the domestic bond market, which is supported by the Teachers Fund and its subsidiaries as well as …

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Tertiary education in Ghana heading towards danger-NUGS

The Ministry of Education’s inability to come to an agreement with the several striking unions in Ghana’s educational sector has alarmed the nation’s main student organization, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS). The continuous strikes by the teacher and worker unions, according to NUGS, have “nearly brought tertiary education …

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S&P Global downgrades Ghana from CCC+ to CC

S&P Global stated in a statement on Tuesday that default is now a “virtual certainty” and downgraded Ghana’s long-term local currency bonds to “selective default” in addition to lowering the country’s foreign currency debt to “CC” from “CCC+.” The downgrading of the foreign currency bonds comes in response to the …

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Eden Hazard makes a global retirement announcement

At the age of 31, Belgium’s playmaker Eden Hazard announced his retirement from international competition. At the age of 17, Hazard, an offensive midfielder or winger, made his Belgium debut. He went on to earn 126 caps and score 33 goals. After Belgium was eliminated from the World Cup in …

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Imposter arrested by Ghana Armed Forces in Burma Camp

One Rufai Abubakar has been detained by members of the Military Police for attempting to enter a military post inside Burma Camp while pretending to be a senior military officer. The suspect, who was decked out in a false Lieutenant Colonel rank-adorned military camouflage suit, claimed to be stationed at …

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Mahama asks 500,000 Ghanaians for GHS10 each to help NDC Congress

In order to support the approaching 10th National Delegates Congress of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former president John Dramani Mahama is raising money. On December 17, 2022, the NDC will have its 10th National Delegates Congress, during which it will elect a new group of National Executives. Approximately 9,000 …

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