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Ofori-Atta to present 2024 budget today

Ofori-Atta to present 2024 budget today

Ghana News, Headlines Today
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is set to present the government's 2024 Budget Statement and Economic Policy in Parliament. This presentation aims to outline strategies for revenue generation and policies to address current economic challenges. Speaker Alban Bagbin emphasised the need for a consultative and consensus-building approach during the budget scrutiny process. Read also: Finance Minister to present 2024 budget on Wednesday "As our oversight responsibility requires, we will have to scrutinise the budget to ensure that it serves the needs of all Ghanaians," he said in his welcome remarks on Tuesday, October 31.https://cdn.vuukle.com/widgets/quiz.html?version=1.12.0Advertisementabout:blank Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta Ahead of the presentation, MP Alhass...
Pay our 2022/23 BRA by October 21 or we strike – UTAG to the government

Pay our 2022/23 BRA by October 21 or we strike – UTAG to the government

Education, Ghana News
The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has asked the government to pay them their 2023/23 Book and Research Allowance (BRA) by Saturday, October 21.  It said if this warning is not heeded, they will embark on an industrial action.  UTAG issued the warning in its communiqué released on Monday, October 16, signed by its National President, Professor Mamudu A. Akudugu, and National Secretary, Dr Elliasu Mumuni.  According to the release, the delay in the payment is creating tension on campuses. https://cdn.vuukle.com/widgets/quiz.html?version=1.11.1Advertisement “UTAG clarifies that the implementation of the National Research Fund should not replace the infamous Book and Research Allowance (BRA), which is a critical component of the conditions of service of...
Dialysis crisis: A teenage patient who appealed for support from the government to pay bills passes on

Dialysis crisis: A teenage patient who appealed for support from the government to pay bills passes on

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
A 15-year-old renal patient on dialysis at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, who appealed for support in an interview with JoyNews, has died. The mother of the young girl, Priscilla Asante, revealed that her daughter passed away early Sunday at 1 a.m. In an interview with JoyNews’ Richard Kwadwo Nyarko, Madam Ruth said that she saw her daughter, Priscilla, bloating on the day of her passing. She added the doctor had informed her that this was an indication both kidneys of the young girl had failed. Speaking on Joy FM's Newsnight, on Wednesday, the headmaster of Mampong Catholic A Basic School, where Priscilla was a pupil, revealed that the young girl had been writing her third term examination prior to the tragedy. Mr Francis Ampong said that the school had noted some unusu...
Expedite Action On Domestic Debt Exchange Programme – GPCC To Government

Expedite Action On Domestic Debt Exchange Programme – GPCC To Government

Ghana News, Headlines Today
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has urged the Government of Ghana (GoG) to expedite action on the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP) to help resolve the economic challenges facing the country. The Council, in a communique issued on February 3, 2023 following its recently-held national conferences at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, expressed concern about the dire economic challenges confronting the nation which has resulted in very high levels of inflation and currency depreciation. “This is adversely impacting the poor the most, wiping incomes and wealth and pushing most Ghanaians into extreme poverty and hardship without any clear social safety nets,” it bemoaned. The Council, among other requests, has called on the government to c...
Ghana Institute of Foresters cautions against de-classification of Achimota Forest

Ghana Institute of Foresters cautions against de-classification of Achimota Forest

Ghana News, World News
The Ghana Institute of Foresters (GIF) has cautioned the government not to go ahead with its plans to de-reserve part of the Achimota Forest as it could cause the country to lose more urban forest reserves. The Institute, instead wants the government to keep the urban forests as public lands to safeguard the vital environmental services they provide. According to the GIF, with most of Ghana's forest reserves having not been compensated for, de-reserving part of the Achimota Forest will cause owners of other forest reserves to demand the release of their lands to them. In a statement issued by the GIF on June 1, 2022, the President of the Institute, Professor S.K. Oppong, admonished the government as to as matter of urgency, withdraw E.I, 144 that sought to de-reserve portion of t...

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