Minority raises questions over funding for Pwalugu multi-purpose irrigation dam


The Minority in Parliament is questioning the source of funding for the $993 million Pwalugu Multi-Reason Dam undertaking in the Talensi District.

President Nana -Addo past week slash the sod for the challenge touting it as the solitary largest investment by any government in the Northern aspect of the region.

President Akufo-Addo mentioned that the price will be borne entirely by Governing administration and executed and built below an engineering, procurement and building agreement by Sinohydro.

He also stated the project will be executed in just 50 months.

But the Minority Chief, Haruna Iddrisu, claims the job is not captured in the 2020 budget and demanded the supply of funding for the project.

“I see no paragraph nor web page nor sentence [in the 2020 budget] focused to the pursuit of this $993 million. The general public monetary administration Act requires that all expenditures are accepted thereof as component of the finances statement.”

About the dam

The Multipurpose job will consist of a few primary elements, namely the design of a hydropower plant the construction of a solar farm and the institution of an irrigation scheme masking an spot of some 20-five thousand (25,000) hectares.

The Pwalugu reservoir can accommodate up to 120,000 cages of 25 sq. metres every of fish, with an normal produce of two tons for every cage, earning doable the steady improvement of the country’s aquaculture and fisheries sector.

The task is set to be the solitary, greatest expense at any time made by any Govt in the Northern sector of the region.

The Volta River Authority claims the project will commence in April 2020.

The entire task will be executed by a Chinese building company, Ability China Intercontinental and supervised by the Volta River Authority above a period of time of five a long time.

The irrigation element of the undertaking will value $474,042,141.85.

The tax part of the task is $69,284,727.79 and there is also a cadastral survey value of $800,000.00.

The contract is likely to be underneath Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) at a price of $473,242,141.85.

The electrical energy element of the undertaking will consist of $366 million, 60MW hydropower and a $55.4 million, 50MW solar energy even though resettlement, survey and undertaking management charge will sum to  $98 million.

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Duke Mensah Opoku | citinewsroom.com | Ghana

Akufo-Addo raises concern over Nigerian border closure


Typical News of Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019

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Nana Boader9Dr Oba Otudeko (R), Team Board Chairman, FBN Holdings PLC greeting President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed reservations about the closure of the among neighbouring Nigeria and Benin by the Nigerian authorities.

He believes this could have a normal effect on the development remaining made by the Economic Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) sub regional to the accomplishment of totally free motion of products and services and obtaining a one currency.

This was when an 8-member delegation from the First Lender of Nigeria (FBN) paid a courtesy phone on him at the Jubilee Dwelling in Accra yesterday.

For him, developments such as the closure of the border elevate significant that threaten the ECOWAS job.

He stated, “There are other criteria that the full ECOWAS has to glimpse at and study to uncover a way so we can live in this location in harmony and allow for the ambitions of every single place in the sub-region to be fulfilled.”

On his portion, the Team Chairman of the FBN, Dr. Oba Otudeko, recommended authorities for the prosperous cleanse-up of the banking sector in Ghana and for the financial Ghana is at present having fun with.

He pledged his banking companies commitment to carry on to add its quota to the progress of the financial sector of the state.

Other members of the delegation provided Mrs. Ibukun Awosika Chairman, To start with Lender Nigeria Ltd Mr. Uk Eke, MFR, Team Controlling Director Mrs. Debola Osibogun, non-Executive Director, amid some others.

Group raises concerns about ‘dumped’ recommendations of Constitution Review C’ssion


A Civil Culture grouping demanding the implementation of the tips of the Structure Evaluation Fee, Election Local community of Follow and Understanding, (ECOPL), is questioning the political will of successive administrations to put into practice Government’s White Paper on the Fiadjour Structure Evaluation Commission.

The team maintains that there’s no doubt that Ghanaians are unanimous in their resolve for constitutional reforms as shown to the Commission among 2010 and 2011.

The team at a push convention yesterday, Tuesday billed President -Addo to right away declare his administration’s placement on the White Paper, and reveal a commitment to see it by way of.

A member of the team, Tony Dogbe, advised Citi News citizens have to re-have interaction to see this by way of.

“It is quite crystal clear that Ghanaians nevertheless want it but it is the political will to impact it. If there was not, I really do not believe a large amount of shows would have been built to the Constitutional Critique Committee. At moments, I feel it is for the reason that of the way we have done matters 50 percent-heartedly with no political will and commitment. We have still left it to the political leadership but we are saying we have to go it ahead.”

The team says practically nothing has been read so considerably after the federal government approved 90% of recommendations created by the Commission, and geared up a Constitutional Amendment Invoice.

It provides that, it cannot sit idle for the around GHC28 million invested on the constitutional overview exercising to go waste.

Meanwhile, the Position Member on Parliament’s Constitutional, Authorized and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, and MP for Tamale Central, Inusah Fusieni, suggests he is also let down at how the get the job done of the Fiadjour Commission on Ghana’s 1992 evaluation has been taken care of.

 “When the committee concluded its perform, it was meant to be carried out holistically. This suggests we have not taken detailed actions to effectuate the suggestions produced by the Constitutional Critique Committee.”

The Structure Evaluation Fee, a Presidential Commission of Inquiry, was established up in January 2010 to consult with with the folks of Ghana on the procedure of the 1992 Structure and on any variations that have to have to be made to the Structure.

The 9-member committee was also tasked to existing a draft bill for the modification of the Constitution in the celebration that any adjustments are warranted.

In 2011, it introduced its report to the then President, the late Professor Evans Atta-Mills but its suggestions are yet to be executed.

The 15-chapter-report offered measures that the Government might want to acquire to translate its tips into constitutional, legislative and administrative steps that would boost countrywide governance and the people’s lives.

U.S.A Raises Fees For Nigerians Applying for U.S Visas


The U.S government has lifted visa charges for implementing for a visa into the country.

In accordance to the BBC, Nigerians hoping for a U.S visa now have to pay out just about anything concerning $80 and $110.

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The new service fees are in retaliation for Nigeria’s large visa costs for U.S citizens for visas.

The U.S experienced complained that the $180 selling price for Nigerian visas was too a great deal, but the Nigerian federal government refused to lessen it despite consultations concerning the two governments.

The U.S has as a result resolved to increase its costs as a retalitory motion.

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The new fee usually takes influence from Thursday 29 August.

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Foreign Minister Raises Alarm Over Fraud


Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

of Overseas Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, has indicated some individuals are working with her name on social media to defraud unsuspecting associates of the public in Ghana and overseas.

She designed this identified in a assertion issued by the Ministry, saying it has arrive to her interest that her title is being employed by some faceless folks to defraud members of the community.

According to the statement, the Minister who doubles as Member of Parliament for Anyaa Sowotuom is not on social media and can not be accepting requests from people.

BY Melvin Tarlue

Okyenhene Raises Red Flag Over Mining


Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin

The , Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa -Addo to rescind his decision of introducing local community following taking a bold move to cease illegal popularly regarded as galamsey.

Speaking at the launch of the tree planting undertaking in Kyebi, the Municipal funds of Abuakwa South in the Eastern Area, he said the digging of pits has started yet again in Osino adhering to a authorities conclusion to embark on local community mining.

“What is worrying is that, if you have quit ‘galamsey’ in the state why do you make a U-turn to begin. The pits in Kyebi, which have been dug as a outcome of illegal mining actions are nevertheless to be covered consequently there is no need to worsen the case by introducing local community mining, I really do not get it,” he emphasised.

In accordance to him, he and his entourage will satisfy with the President to have a talk on his selection as he thinks the introduction of community mining is a subject which ought to be presented complete thought thanks to its likely unfavorable effects on society.

“Community mining will not assist us and I never feel anybody can boast galamsey as a working a single does. We will need to focus on the planting of trees which have various constructive rewards for the younger generation” he added.

The tree planting project is an initiative of the Akyeam Presbytery.

About 10,000 trees are predicted to be planted inside the Akyeam enclave below the task.

BY Daniel Bampoe

Security officers escape lynching as gang raises false kidnapping alarm


The suspect

But for the timely intervention of some protection operatives stationed at the Akuse Junction Kpong highway, two protection would have been beaten to dying by a prison gang who had elevated a phony of versus them.

The safety officers ended up transporting a 34-year-previous suspected car thief, Eric Opata, to the Kpong Law enforcement station when a suspected accomplice of the suspect raised the alarm.

Opata had in his possession a stolen Toyota Corolla with registration amount GC 9335 11 and an unregistered Variety Rover.

The two motor vehicles are presently at the Akuse Police station pending even further investigations.

The Akuse Law enforcement Commander, Superintendent Winfred Nyarko, who briefed the media on the incident stated law enforcement gathered intelligence on the functions that the suspect experienced in his possession some vehicles suspected to have been stolen.

The police as section of investigations into the scenario approached the suspect with the intention of acquiring a car or truck.

The sufferer who subsequently led the investigators to the stolen vehicle in his possession was instantly arrested to support the police in their investigations.

Superintendent Nyarko avers that a suspected accomplice in the case (identify withheld) who witnessed Opata’s arrest rapidly mobilized other accomplices in the scenario and mounted a roadblock at Okuenya on the Somanya – Akuse Junction freeway.

The safety officers on achieving the location were being accosted by the gang who accused them of kidnapping the suspect.

The officers, nevertheless, managed to but the gang pursued them in a taxi to a safety checkpoint on the Akuse junction – Kpong highway wherever they all over again attacked them amid accusations of kidnapping the suspect.

Protection officers at the checkpoint, having said that, managed to rescue their colleagues where with each other, they drove to the Kpong Law enforcement station.

The police, Superintendent Nyarko, extra they, having said that, managed to arrest the suspect who elevated the wrong alarm collectively with another member of the gang and the two are at present helping in investigations.

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