Category: Regional News

UTAG says Ministry’s response is ‘senseless’

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has criticized assertions made by the Ministry of Education suggesting that public tertiary institutions have been provided with adequate staff contrary to the claims by the Association. The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Francis Gbadago, had earlier told Citi News there was no government freeze on recruitment as the universities were recently given clearance to recruit over one thousand lecturers. Francis Gbadago also asked UTAG to put in an application to request for more lecturers if they felt they were still understaffed. But in as current interview with Citi News, the...

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Gov’t to rehabilitate foreign missions at a cost of $50m

Government is to add 50 million dollars extra to its growing debt following the signing of a credit facility with Societe Generale Ghana today [Friday]. The $50 million Credit Facility Agreement between the Government of Ghana and the bank is for the financing of the rehabilitation of Ghana Government Missions abroad. It’s unclear whether the rehabilitation will cover all missions abroad or some specific ones and at what interest the facility is going for. Societe Generale Ghana and the Societe Generale Group have financed various Government of Ghana projects to the tune of USD600 million between 2009 and 2016....

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Ministry of Transport meets shippers over THC again

The Transport Ministry is set to meet with shipping companies over the charging of Terminal handling fees at the ports on goods imported into the country. The meeting which will be at the behest of the Transport Minister Fiifi Kwetey, follows the submission of a report on the THC by the Ghana Maritime Authority. “I have received a report from the Ghana Maritime Authority on the THC and it is being studied. I’ll soon reconvene a meeting with the stakeholders in order to bring a final resolution to the impasse in a way that will be acceptable to all...

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