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OIL PROCEEDS ALONE CAN'T FUND FREE SHS – HEADMASTER
4th June 2018

The Headmaster of Techiman Senior High School (TESS) has urged government not to solely rely on oil revenue to fund its flagship education programme, the Free Senior High. According to Jacob Afful, government should pay critical attention to...

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ENERGY MINISTRY SEEKS CABINET’S APPROVAL TO STREAMLINE ROLES OF ITS AGENCIES
9th May 2018

The Ministry of Energy has prepared a special memo for Cabinet’s consideration as it seeks approval to streamline the activities of all the regulatory and institutional arrangements as part of efforts to improve efficiency in the downstream,...

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NINE OIL BLOCKS READY FOR ALLOCATION BY END 3RD QUARTER
9th May 2018

The government has completed the mapping of nine additional oil blocks in the Western Region for allocation to local and international companies by the last quarter of the year. Three of the blocks are to be allocated through open competitive...

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GIVE PRIORITY TO LOCAL FIRMS IN NEW OIL DEALS
2nd May 2018

Government has been advised to prioritise indigenous companies in awarding upstream petroleum contracts, as it prepares to launch its first-ever bidding round in the growing industry. Government announced recently that it will be issuing new...

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NO DUTCH DISEASE – OFORI-ATTA …EVEN AS OIL CROWDS OUT AGRIC SECTOR
24th April 2018

Despite the dwindling fortunes of agriculture since the start of commercial oil production some six years ago, the dreaded oil-linked Dutch disease has not set in, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta has assured. Dutch disease references problems...

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PIAC CALLS FOR AKUFO-ADDO’S SWIFT ACTION ON 2017 ‘GHOST PROJECTS’ REPORT
17th April 2018

Chairman of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Dr Steve Manteaw, has urged the President to act swiftly on the Committee’s 2017 Project Inspections Report. Dr Manteaw says Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must ensure that...

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