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Gov’t engages investor for Takoradi-Kumasi railway line

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President Akufo Addo has announced new plans to revamp the country’s railway sector starting the next few months. According to the President, the move will involve the construction of new railway lines and the extension of some existing lines to facilitate movement of passengers and goods. Mr. Akufo Addo made the disclosure when he presented the State of the Nation Address ...

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Railway Ministry clears outstanding debts to revamp sector                                                                              

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Railway workers in Ghana have commended the railway ministry for settling all outstanding arrears owed them. The workers confirmed to Citi Business News in an interview that all salaries owed them have been fully paid. The railway workers had in the past embarked on several strike actions due to salary arrears. But the Railway Minister, Mr. Joe Ghartey, last year ...

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Govt cuts back expenditure on health, roads

Ken Ofori Atta - Finance Minister

Government is yet to disburse some GH¢305.27 million outstanding allocation to the Annual Budget Funding Amount for the first half of 2017. According to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), even though the ABFA received some GH¢358.41 million for the first half of the year, the government spent just GH¢53,136,951 or 15 percent of the amount. The issues were ...

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Joe Ghartey heads to newly created railways dev’t ministry


Former Minister of Justice, Joe Ghartey has been named as the Minister nominee for the newly created Railways & Development ministry. The nomination was announced by Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Professor Aaron Mike Ocquaye in Parliament on Wednesday. Joe Ghartey is the Member of Parliament for Essikado-Ketan constituency in the Western region. He served as Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament ...

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