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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-18/in-ghana-collecting-taxes-starts-with-distributing-addresses. Photo credit - CSM/Melanie S. Freeman

Ghana News

In a country where most households and businesses either don’t know their address or claim not to have one, Ghana’s government is starting afresh to compile a database that will not only make it easier to locate people, but also boost the collection of taxes.

File image - Leader of the Delta Force, Kwadwo Fosu Bamba

Ghana News

The 13 members of the Delta Force vigilante group in Kumasi have been sentenced to a fine of GH₵1,800 each or in default, serve 12 months in jail.

Mr Adjenim Boateng Adjei, the Chief Executive of Public Procurement Authority, launching the report.

Ghana News

A software designed to equip district and regional procurement officers and engineers to prepare realistic budget estimates for infrastructural projects has been introduced by the Ministry of Finance and the Public Procurement Authority (PPA).

President Akufo-Addo Launches National Digital Property Addressing System

Ghana News

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched the National Digital Property Addressing System, “ghanapostGPS”, describing it as a “move ever closer to realizing our vision of formalising the Ghanaian economy.”

President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (R) and President of Cote d’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara (L) holding up respective copies of the agreement. Photo credit - presidencygov

Ghana News

Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have agreed to set up a strategic co-operation framework, and have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement (SAP), to that end, which will give new momentum to Ivorian-Ghanaian co-operation.

P4H Platform deployment starts in Northern Region

Ghana News

After a successful launch of the USAID funded "People for Health" (P4H) project online platform, Penplusbytes is set to deploy the platform to the project districts starting from the Northern Region from the 16th to the 20th of October 2017.

Mr Albert Kan Dapaah — National Security Minister

Ghana News

The Minister of National Security, Mr Albert Kan-Dapaah, and other officials from the National Security last Friday held a session with the leadership of Parliament over reports from the Libyan Attorney-General’s (A-G’s) Office which suggested that some Ghanaians are fighting for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Safety protocol was not followed in discharge of LPG at Atomic Junction. Photo credit - newswires

Ghana News

Preliminary investigations into the October 7, 2017 Atomic Junction gas explosion have revealed that safety protocol in the discharge of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) was not followed.

SITA technology to drive expansion at Ghana’s new International terminal

Ghana News

SITA is providing its world-class passenger and baggage processing technology as well as its airport management solutions to Ghana’s new Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, helping cement the airport’s position as a vital regional hub.

Government to strictly enforce new LPG regulatory measures - President

Ghana News

Government is fully committed to the enforcement of the new regulatory measures for the operations of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated.

Dr. Albert Brown Gaisie, Chief Fire Officer

Ghana News

The Ghana National Fire Service and the National Petroleum Authority have closed down five gas refilling stations in the Ho Municipality for operating under unsafe conditions.

Akosua Agyapong in court for Gh₵105,000 fraud

Ghana News

Highlife musician, Akosua Agyapong, has been hauled before the Accra Circuit Court, for allegedly conspiring with another person and defrauding a businessman of Gh₵105,000 in a land deal.

Let us take advantage of the gas explosion to implement our laws – Abu Ramadan

Ghana News

A Deputy Director of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr. Abu Ramadan, has called on Ghanaians to take advantage of Saturday’s disastrous gas explosion at the Atomic Junction to aid NADMO implement laws that will guarantee the safety of all Ghanaians.

Atomic gas explosion: Fire Service discounts khebab seller theory - cause will be released by the close of the week

Ghana News

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has discounted suggestions that last Saturday's deadly gas explosion at Atomic Junction near Madina was caused by the charcoal grill of a khebab seller who was nearby.

Government to institute policy guidelines to avert disasters

Ghana News

Government is soon to institute an extensive policy guideline to avert and mitigate the effects of disasters in the country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced.

We thought the world is coming to an end — Gas explosion victim narrates his story

Ghana News

For many of the survivors in Saturday's night gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra, they ran not because of the threat the explosion posed to their lives but they thought the world is coming to an end.

File image - President Akufo-Addo.

Ghana News

President Akufo-Addo has expressed his sympathy to the families of the deceased persons in Saturday night's gas explosion at Atomic Junction in Accra.

“We Cannot Afford Anymore Gas Explosions” – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the country cannot afford anymore gas explosions, following the incident that took place at the Atomic Junction on Saturday, October 7, 2017, when seven people lost their lives and several injuries were recorded, as a result of the gas explosion at Atomic Junction.

Fire started from Kebab seller— Gas Station Manager alleges

Ghana News

A kebab seller is being fingered as the one whose activities might have caused the gas explosion that occurred at the Atomic Junction near Madina in Accra on Saturday night.

Six Feared Dead In Gas Explosion At Atomic Junction

Ghana News

At least six people are feared dead following an explosion that rocked a natural gas station at the Atomic Junction, near Madina in Accra.

Political figures must be honourable men, not liars - Akufo-Addo

Ghana News

The President Nana Akufo-Addo says politicians must honour the promises they make during campaigns in order to strengthen the beliefs of citizens in democratic governance.

It is my time to lead the NDC – Hon. Alban Bagbin

Ghana News

Former Majority Leader of Parliament and current Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon Alban Kingsford Sumani Bagbin, has asserted that it’s his time to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to victory.

New UN report reveals momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years. Photo - livemint

Ghana News

With 37 percent of the value of all payments now made digitally, Ghana is on course to be a leader in the region, with great potential to expand economic opportunities for businesses.

Penplusbytes Rolls out Social Accountability Tools (Kakum) in West Africa

Ghana News

After successfully deploying "Tech Driven Social Accountability for Results" www.platformafrica.net  project powered by Kakum in Ghana, Penplusbytes is rolling out this exciting innovative tool in West Africa starting in Benin and Togo.

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