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Sharing the 2016 Gh₵50 Billion National Cake

By Dominic Hlordzi



Figure: The pie chart on top of the Chamber of Parliament as shown in the infogram…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on December 30, 2015 at 15:14 — No Comments

Benchmark Revenue Estimation Blues: Parliament to Amend the Oil Revenue Projection Mathematics

     

BY Dominic Hlordzi

Forecasting the unknown is not a joke. Yes! Our Minister of Finance and the Independent Benchmark Revenue Certifier are not clairvoyants to see into the future to know exactly how oil prices will behave. If they were Ghana’s benchmark revenue arithmetic will always be accurate and…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on May 27, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

LET OIL OXYGENATE AGRICULTURE

LET OIL OXYGENATE AGRICULTURE

By Dominic Hlordzi

Under Ghana’s Development Agenda, Agriculture is identified as a key economic pillar. Modernizing agriculture is inextricably linked to Ghana’s ability to be self-sufficient in food production, produce raw…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on April 7, 2015 at 10:49 — No Comments

WHEN OIL FUELS AGRICULTURE

 

Agriculture is said to be the backbone of Ghana’s economy. It employs about half the workforce of the nation. Investment in the sector has not been the best over the years culminating in decline in food production.

To avoid neglect of the sector, with the coming on stream of oil, the crafters of the…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on November 17, 2014 at 14:13 — No Comments

WATER WILL FLOW

 

 

Contractors working on water expansion projects in Ghana are working feverishly to complete the projects on schedule to enhance water supply throughout the country. Currently 22 major water projects being undertaken by the government are at various stages of completion. Some have been…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on August 16, 2014 at 11:58 — No Comments

US MEDIA GAVE LITTLE COVERAGE TO US-AFRICA SUMMIT.

For decades, the mainstream American media has depicted Africa as a tortured continent beset by disease, famine and poverty. That image hasn't changed despite dramatic changes sweeping the region – rapid economic growth, cutting-edge innovation and shifting perceptions of Africa in the rest of the…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on August 14, 2014 at 16:57 — No Comments

Ghana's Draft Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill 2013 unfavourable and unprogressive-GIGS

The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security has urged government to take a second look at the Draft Petroleum Exploration and Production Bill 2013 in order to shift from the present regime where oil blocks are given out on concession agreements.

The Institute says after a careful…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on July 30, 2014 at 19:17 — No Comments

SAHARA TAKES A PIECE OF GHANA’S BLACK GOLD BLOCKS

Ghana’s Legislature has ratified the Petroleum agreement among the Government of Ghana, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation GNPC and the Sahara Energy Fields Ghana Limited for the exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons in the Shallow Water Cape Three Points Block…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on July 19, 2014 at 19:58 — No Comments

Parliament of Ghana okays Oil and Gas Freeport Project.

The Parliament of Ghana has amidst heated debates approved a commercial agreement among the Government of Ghana, Lonrho Ports Limited and the Atuabo Free Port Ghana Limited for the construction of a six hundred million (US$600 million) US Dollar Oil and Gas Freeport…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on July 19, 2014 at 12:23 — No Comments

GHANA'S NEW MEDIUM TERM DEVELOPMENT PLAN READY?

Ghana's Medium-Term National Development Policy Framework, Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda, GSGDA Two for the 2014-2017 period is to be ready for implementation by the end of this month.

The document designed to address the inherent challenges in the development drive of the nation and sustain the gains made during the implementation of the GSGDA One hinges on a vision of ensuring a stable, united, inclusive and prosperous country with opportunities for all.

The Director…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on June 25, 2014 at 17:44 — No Comments

‘Be tolerant of other people’s views and ideas’

The First Lady Dr. Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills has asked the youths to learn to be tolerant of other people’s views and ideas and embrace conflict resolution mechanisms in seeking redress to their grievances. This, she noted could help promote healthy and conflict free co-existence. Dr. Mrs Naadu Mills said this when she opened this year’s International Youth Fellowship World Youth Camp at the Good News Mission in Tema Community Twelve. She said peace is the bedrock of a country’s development.…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on July 24, 2012 at 11:59 — No Comments

"SUE HIM FOR BREACH OF MARRIAGE PROMISE": Nana Oye Lithur

Has the man who promised to marry you reneged on his promise and jettison you for another woman? Well, the good news is that you are entitled to claim compensation for breach of promise.

The Executive Director of the Human Rights Advocacy Centre in Ghana and renowned lawyer, Nana Oye Lithur…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on May 14, 2012 at 13:54 — No Comments

May 9th Stadium Disaster Commemoration

 "Never again" is usually the phrase used to urge people not to allow themselves into acts that could claim lives in mind boggling events such as the May 9th soccer disaster that struck Ghana in 2001.…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on May 9, 2012 at 14:08 — No Comments

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, GRA is to implement stringent measures to ensure strict enforcement of Customs laws this year to prevent evasion of taxes. The measures will also promote effectiveness and professionalism among customs personnel to advance the facilitation of trade and collection all revenues due the state. The Acting Commissioner of the Custom Division of the GRA, Major General Carl Modey, said this at a ceremony to mark this year’s International Customs…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on February 8, 2012 at 16:49 — No Comments

POLICING THE PEOPLE

POLICING THE PEOPLE



The Ghana Police Service has once again been adjudged the number one corrupt…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on January 30, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

PICKING CEDIS ON THE REFUSE DUMP

PICKING CEDIS ON THE REFUSE DUMP

Ghana was once upon a time called the Gold Coast to depict the amount of Gold and other mineral assets of the country. Mining is not a new business in Ghana and most unemployed youths make a living through illegal mining where they dig and pick precious stones. Some other jobless youth in the cities who dread the agony of digging deep into the belly of the earth to pick the valued stones have…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on January 20, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

ENHANCED PORT CLEARING SERVICES

The challenges associated with the clearing of goods in most ports across the developing world continue to be major hindrances to the smooth trade and overall national development. Most importers and exporters find it difficult clearing their cargo as they are in most cases made to go through laborious processes and procedures in their bid to have access to their shipped or air lifted consignments.In its bid to reduce the burden on importers, the Tema Collection of the Custom Division of the…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on November 25, 2011 at 19:14 — No Comments

GHANAIAN DOCTORS CALL OFF STRIKE

The Ghana medical Association has called off its three week long strike.

Here is the strike suspension story as captured by citifm.

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The Ghana Medical Association says the decision to call off its strike action was primarily to show respect to the National Labour Commission.



The commission is currently coordinating the ongoing compulsory arbitration process…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on October 27, 2011 at 13:31 — No Comments

Medical Doctors prolong strike Action

Doctors in Ghana have entered the third week in their nationwide strike. The Ghana Medical Association has declared the strike to press home Doctors' demand for an enhance salaries on the newly introduced Pay policy, the Single Spine salary structure. According to the doctors, government, represented by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has been dragging it feet on the implementation of some 'terms' on the salary mappings for medical personnel.Issues of relatively and the differences-… Continue

Added by Dominic Hlordzi on October 26, 2011 at 16:16 — No Comments

BRIBERY ON THE ROAD

      

Extortion of money, delays and controls on the roads in West Africa are said to be major challenges in the transport industry. These challenges do not only undermine the efforts of sub-regional leaders in realising the goals of the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of goods and services but affect inter-state trade. Fortunately a research conducted in the second quarter of this year by the Improved Road Transport Governance, an ECOWAS and USAID Organisation, West…

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Added by Dominic Hlordzi on October 17, 2011 at 14:04 — No Comments

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