Source: myjoyonline.com - The Trade and Industry Minister has asked Ghanaians to pay more for local products to sustain the ‘Made in Ghana Campaign’.
According to Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, the growing appetite for foreign products could defeat the sustenance of the campaign.
Source: myjoyonline.com - A former Chairman of Parliament's Accounts Committee says the House in which he serves, is home to 275 "unhappy and frustrated Members of Parliament."
Kan Dapaah is wondering why there has to be 275 MPs in that House when less than 100 MPs can easily do the job and even less are known to speak publicly on the floor anyway.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The government cannot achieve the targets outlined under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme with the country because of the design of the programme, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), a think tank, has observed.
Source: Al-HaJJ - …It must be a shared responsibility
President John Dramani Mahama has observed that the fight against corruption is not the responsibility of only the President, but a shared duty that all Ghanaians must endeavor to contribute towards its realization.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Intercity STC Coaches Limited has made a leap towards its revival by taking delivery of 17 buses from SIC Life Trust Finance Limited (SIC Life TFL).
Both companies were, however, tight-lipped on the value of the 10 Toyota Hiace, five Toyota Coaster and two 55-seater Benz buses.
At a ceremony to hand over the buses to the management of Intercity STC in Accra, the Managing Director of SIC Life TFL, Mr Richard Appietu, said the company decided to invest in Intercity STC because of the opportunity for it to own the transportation landscape and return the sector to the days of reliability and profitability.
Source: GNA - President John Dramani Mahama has charged public servants to manage public sector institutions with zeal and commitment as they would manage their father’s property to remove the inefficiency in that sector.
He said, the public service belonged to all Ghanaians and therefore its success and sustenance must engage the attention of all.
Source: The Chronicle - Minister of Works and Housing, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, has called on all Ghanaians to pay their water bills promptly to enable the Ghana Water Company (GWC) to run the system efficiently.
He said if government is putting in place measures to improve upon the water situation in the country, then Ghanaians should do their part to help.
Source: TV3network.com - Some 3.5 million voters have turned up at various polling stations to choose between Gnassingbe and four challengers, headed by official opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre, who came second in the last vote in 2010.
The election was delayed to allow experts to clean up the voter roll, which opposition parties said was full of inaccuracies that might favor the president.
Source: Starrfmonline.com - A total of 58 police officers were dismissed from the service while 35 others were also demoted for misconduct last year.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The Live in Accra Jazz Festival featuring an array of local and foreign artistes, will take off on Friday, April 24, at the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill with a performance by Freshly Ground, a group of musicians from Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Source: adomonline.com - Two persons have lost their lives from gunshots fired in a clash at Agbogbloshie market, according to a report on Adomonline.com
Source: citifmonline.com - Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah has called on South Africa to call its citizen to order following recent xenophobic attacks there.
Some Ghanaian businesses have been forced to halt operations in areas affected by the attacks.
Already, Nigeria have warned they will shut down South African businesses in Nigeria if South Africa does not call its citizens to order.
Source: Starrfmonline.com - Reports gathered by Starr News indicate that violence has broken out at the Agbobloshie market in Accra.
It is not yet clear what triggered the violence in one of the biggest markets in Accra, but an eyewitness who spoke to Morning Starr said the situation is getting messy.
Source: adomonline.com - A ten-year-old girl has been brutally defiled by an unknown man in Accra.
The girl, who is currently receiving treatment at the Achimota Hospital, narrated her ordeal to Adom News that a man who she cannot identify forced her into a room one afternoon and defiled her.
Source: Atinkaonline.com - The current challenges and hardships in South Africa which have led to the recent xenophobic attacks can be blamed on the actions of its former leader and global icon, the late Nelson Mandela, Kwesi Pratt Jnr, Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper has said.
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