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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...
Apostle Nyamekye Elected GPCC President

Apostle Nyamekye Elected GPCC President

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Pentecost News
Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost worldwide, has been elected President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC). The respected clergyman was elected to the high office on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the 2023 Conference of Heads of Churches and Organisations underway at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa. Apostle Nyamekye replaces Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong Manso, who has ended his tenure as the President of the biggest ecumenical body in Ghana. At the same event, Bishop Dr Gordon Kisseih of the Miracle Life Gospel Church was elected the 1st Vice President, while the President of the Apostolic Church – Ghana, Apostle Dr Aaron Ami-Narh, was elected the 2nd Vice President of the ecumenical body. The ...
We cannot tolerate galamsey any longer – President of Apostolic Church

We cannot tolerate galamsey any longer – President of Apostolic Church

Ghana News
President of the Apostolic Church, Ghana, Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh has lamented the damning effects of galamsey activities on the country’s natural resources. Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh while preaching to church members said the leaders of the country have not helped enough in the fight against the menace. According to him, the leaders of the various churches in Ghana have now joined forces to fight illegal mining in the country. “There is something going on in our nation that we cannot tolerate any longer. We have waited for a long time and where help should come from, help is not coming so the leaders of the churches in this nation have risen up and they are saying enough is enough,” he said. Apostle Dr. Aaron Ami-Narh had a red-clad tied on his hands to mark the churches’ protest...
Ghana should have signed up for Debt Service Suspension Initiative – World Bank President

Ghana should have signed up for Debt Service Suspension Initiative – World Bank President

Ghana News, International
The World Bank Group President, David Malpass, has expressed disappointment over Ghana and Nigeria’s decision not to sign up for the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI). Established in May 2020, the DSSI expired at the end of December 2021. The DSSI, put together by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank offered countries an opportunity to freeze debt servicing, whiles they concentrate on using their minimum funds to deal with other commitments. Mr. Malpass was responding to questions at a programme in Washington DC, on suggestions that the Bretton Wood institutions are not doing enough to help cancel the debts of some African countries in distress. But reacting to the question, he pointed out that Ghana and Nigeria failed to apply for the DSSI, which would...
‘Hypocrisy Rules The World’ – Rwanda President

‘Hypocrisy Rules The World’ – Rwanda President

Africa News, International, World News
Hypocrisy is “one of three systems that rules the world”, President Paul Kagame said, while condemning powerful countries for their reaction to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Mr Kagame said that powerful countries idly watched the genocide happen, and so “have no lessons to teach anyone” and accused them of “covering up their responsibility” by talking about justice and democracy. “There are three systems that govern the world, one is called democracy, the other is called autocracy, the third in between - most powerful, very silent, effective - and that is hypocrisy”, Mr Kagame said. At Kigali genocide memorial centre, while officiating the start of a remembrance period for the genocide, Mr Kagame, a former rebel leader, said his forces avoided killings in reprisals as they were ta...
New terminal opens at Lagos’ international airport

New terminal opens at Lagos’ international airport

Africa News, International
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has opened a new terminal building at Lagos' main international airport that has the capacity to process 14 million travellers a year. He said it was part of a larger plan to build five new terminals at five different Nigerian airports, explaining that it was part of his government's commitment to build critical and enduring infrastructure. The terminal is estimated to have cost more than $100m (£75m) and was built thanks to a loan from China secured in 2013. It was due to be completed in 18 months but work on the Lagos terminal took eight years. Facilities The new terminal is equipped with a censored conveyor belt, seven jet bridges, 10 ultra-modern cooling systems, heat extraction in the baggage hall, ample space for duty-free shops an...
Cabinet Retreat Firms Up Major Economic Reliefs

Cabinet Retreat Firms Up Major Economic Reliefs

Ghana News
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sanctioned some major reliefs as part of efforts to recover the economy and set it back to its pre-COVID-19 levels. The reliefs include the opening of the country’s land borders, the easing of general COVID-19 restrictions and measures to arrest the depreciation of the cedi. There are also measures to tackle rising fuel prices occasioned by the global economic turmoil brought on by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict and measures to address the persistent rise in the prices of goods and services. Cabinet retreat The reliefs were sanctioned at a crunch three-day Cabinet retreat that took place at Peduase in the Eastern Region over the weekend. Easing burden In a tweet last Thursday, the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkruma...
‘We’ve not frozen salary increments for public sector workers’ – Akufo-Addo

‘We’ve not frozen salary increments for public sector workers’ – Akufo-Addo

Ghana News, Headlines Today
President Akufo-Addo says, although government is adopting strict measures to revive the Ghanaian economy, the salaries of public sector workers will not stay the same for the next four years. His comment is in response to concerns raised by public sector workers about the delay in reviewing their salaries upward amid increased and newly introduced taxes. Speaking at the 11th Quadrennial Delegates Congress of the Trades Union Congress in Kumasi, President Akufo-Addo assured that “salary increments for public sector works have not been frozen for the next four years”. “The truth of the matter is that, we are not in normal times, and we are appealing to all Ghanaians including organised labour to assist the government in this endeavour to help rebuild our public finances and econom...
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