Tuesday 13th August, 2019
Parliament has authorised the GH₵ 6.3 billion requested by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori- Atta for excess expenditure for the 2019 Financial Calendar year.
The Home, through a bulk voice vote, permitted the request by the Finance Minister.
Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo, described that the Minority opposed the acceptance but users of the Greater part experienced their way.
In the meantime, the Finance Committee in Parliament has been tasked to deliberate on the proposed tax maximize and present a report to the Property for consideration and adoption.
By Samuel Dodoo, GNA
Accra, July 27, GNA – The Metropolis 2000 Youth
Action Intercontinental (C2YA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) would now
take part in programmes of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the
United Nations (UN) to improve the life of the citizenry.
This grew to become feasible when the NGO was specified
a consultative standing by the ECOSOC to actively have interaction in its actions as
relevant to the UN programmes this sort of as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mr Rudolf Francis Hans-Jorie, the President
of C2YA, created this regarded in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
He explained the recognition provided to the
organisation adopted its vigorous activities in environmental sustainability,
youth and females empowerment, provision of incapacity demands, among the other items
to enrich the living typical of the people today.
Mr Hans-Jorie said some of the programmes
carried out by the NGO are harmless motherhood intervention venture, group
consciousness bazaars and “Project Ghana Shoreline.”
He said primarily based on their new standing, he and Mr
Alexius Allen Quashie, the Director of Operations of C2YA, have been invited to
go to a high amount assembly on the SDGs at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Mr Hans-Jorie explained the meeting, which types
component of the political community forums of ECOSOC, would be participated by specialist
groupings such as wellness practitioners, social personnel, legal practitioners,
NGOs, and community-dependent organisations.
The concept for the conference is: “Empowering
Folks and Guaranteeing Inclusiveness and Quality”, and it would aim on new
technologies in economic, social and environmental concerns for the realisation
of the SDGs.
Parliament has endorsed the conversion of the Wa Campus of the University of Development Experiments (UDS) into an autonomous university.
The new university, DGN On line, is informed, is to be known as the College of Organization and Integrated Progress Research.
Minister of Condition in cost of Tertiary Schooling, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, moved the motion in Parliament and it was seconded by the Chairman of the Instruction Committee of the Household, William Agyapong Quaittoo.
BY DGN On the net
Accra, July 16, GNA – Parliament on Tuesday
ratified a planned draw down by Federal government of Ghana for an sum of 12 million
euros in just the 2019 economical yr to start the design of a potable
drinking water infrastructure task in Tamale and its environs.
The total represents part of a 233.963
million euros facility by the Authorities of Ghana and Deutsche Bank AG, London
Branch, and the United Kingdom Export Finance and 43.007 million euros
industrial facility settlement with the same entity.
The item of the loan, in accordance to a
report of the Finance Committee, introduced to the Residence on Tuesday, is to
finance the structure, construction and commissioning of a Potable H2o
Infrastructure Venture in Tamale, Northern Region
About 27 communities expected to profit
from the drinking water task include things like Chesegu, Nanton, Yapei/Yipala, Chirifoyili,
Nyankpala, Yepeligu,Dalun, Pong Tamale, Yaggoo, Gbullung and Sanerigu.
Some others are Zagayull, Gurugu, Sankpala,
Zagbullung, Jinosayili, Savelugu, Kusawgu, Kakpagayili, Tibung, Bagabaga,
Kanvili, Tolon, Tamale Towship, Kumbungu and Vitin.
The project will move by means of the Damongo
township, en route the following Yipala, Yapei, Banyasi, Ntereso, Fufulso,
Sumpini, Busunu, Kebiesu, Tailorpe, Alhassan Kura, Jonopkonto, Achucunyo,
Soalepe, Frafra Settlemment No 3, Boroto and Nabori.
The project, amongst other folks, is envisioned to
strengthen potable h2o to areas that have been not initially equipped, with a complete
of 30 million gallons of water to be added to the existing process.
This would lead to a reduction in the
prevalence of typical water borne conditions, enhance chances for
agro-processing firms and usually improve the social very well-currently being of the
persons of Tamale and its environs, as very well improve on the products and services of wellness
Also, the provision of reliable
water provide will even more support to increase economic pursuits within the
task catchment space as immediate and indirect work would be developed for the duration of the
construction time period.
Ms Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister of
Finance, introduced in the Finance Committee’s Report, introduced to the Residence
that “Government intends to begin the challenge as swiftly as doable and has
programmed to attract down an amount of money of 12 million euros inside of the 2019 economic
year upon the completion of all the bank loan and job acceptance processes.”
All other issues currently being equal, the venture is
predicted to be concluded within just 54 months, comprising 6 months Growth
Stage and 48 months Is effective Implementation Phase.
The proposed job is envisioned to be the
single most significant water job in the northern element of Ghana, because independence,
and its productive implementation is expected to be a significant boost to the
Water for All by 2030 agenda of the Governing administration of Ghana.
It is expected to satisfy the expanding drinking water
desire for Tamale and its environs up to the 12 months 2040 arranging horizon.
Tamale and its environs contribute
noticeably to the agricultural fortunes of Ghana by developing a big selection
of arable crops like maize, yam, cassava, beans and rice.
Collectively with the newly developed Savannah
Area, the Northern Region offers of a substantial component of the populace of
Ghana, so possessing a sizeable and rising demand from customers for water. The Place also
hosts quite a few vacationer web pages together with the Mole Nationwide Park as effectively as the
Magic Stone, a patterned vernacular architecture and at the entrance to the
Mole Countrywide Park, and the Historical Mosque, each positioned at Labaranga.
The existing water provide procedure for Tamale
and its environs was produced in 1972, and a Cure Plant is positioned at
Nawuni, on the White Volta, 37 km North West Tamale.
Enlargement operates were being carried out on the
procedure in the year 2008, and that integrated the development of a 20,000m3
storage reservoir at Yapei Yepalsi, which enhanced the creation capacity of
the h2o cure plant from 25,000m3/day to 44,000m3/working day.
As a outcome of the rapid populace advancement
in Tamale and its environs, the need for h2o has when again outstripped
source and there are increasing figures of inhabitants who do not have trustworthy
obtain to potable h2o.
In purchase to mitigate the situation, Ghana
H2o Enterprise Confined has had to apply a water rationing programme in the
Metropolis and its environs.
The Committee, however, expressed concern
in excess of the law governing the agreements remaining English Law, explaining that in the
party of arbitration or other dispute resolution in connection with the
agreements, the briefs could go to English attorneys to the drawback of
Ghanaian legal professionals.
It therefore suggests that heading
forward, the Federal government of Ghana need to
insist on Ghanaian Regulation to be the governing law for the resolution of all
disputes arising less than or in relationship with agreements to which the Govt
is a get together.
As component of measures to increase income
assortment from the water to be produced underneath the Challenge, there would be
arduous metering for h2o eaten, and District Metering Places would be
recognized to watch the drinking water pumped to each individual locality.
The Committee educated the Dwelling that the
task layout involve the set up of a Supply and Assortment Info
Acquisition System to enable detect faults and make sure that h2o losses are
lessened to the barest bare minimum.
Management of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Business Constrained has lastly set smiles on the faces its staff members by signing into regulation a collective bargaining arrangement concerning the business and the union following 12 yrs of unsuccessful tries.
Employees of Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Corporation confined have been crying for improved conditions of service for in excess of 12 years now but the agitations of the staff came to an end on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, when the Board of BOST and the union arrived at an arrangement which has been codified into a binding legal document that will stand the exam of time for the future two years right before a assessment.
The Board Chairman of BOST, Mr. Ekow Hackman in an job interview counseled the team for their loyalty to the business and advised them not to shy absent from earning acknowledged their fears to the Board when necessary.
He stressed that “no enterprise is worth dying for if workers’ rights are not shielded and promoted.”
Mr. Ekow Hackman further more promised the union of BOST that workers’ rights will be shielded at the Board level as extended as he continues to be the Board Chairman of BOST.
Mr. Ekow Hackman again urged the management of the Union of BOST to ensure that they maintain the optimum get the job done ethics that will inure to the gain of the company as they have completed all these yrs.
The Running Director of BOST, Mr. George Mensah Okley who enjoys widespread assistance between his staff, specially the Union was psyched that at very long previous, the collective bargaining agreement involving BOST and that of the Union has been codified into a binding legal doc.
He reiterated his serious pleasure that “for the to start with time in 12 years, there is now a personnel welfare deal in between BOST and its personnel.”
“Even though this document has been signed which is binding for the subsequent two several years, I will be pleased to overview it in the study course of two a long time if the have to have occurs,” he certain the Union.
Meanwhile, it is thought that the collective bargaining agreement which has been signed among BOST and its staff is issue for overview each individual two a long time.
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Corporation Limited (BOST) which was integrated in December 1993 as a non-public minimal legal responsibility firm with the Federal government of Ghana as the sole shareholder, the personnel endured over 12 many years devoid of situations of provider.
Until May possibly 2001, BOST was accountable for the distribution of refined petroleum products from its strategic depots positioned through the region.
On top of that, BOST also retains the Organic Fuel Transmission Utility License granted to it by the Ghana Energy Fee (EC) on December 19th, 2012.
The NGTU as for every EC Act 541, 1997, will deliver transmission and interconnection providers for pure gasoline with out discrimination all through the state