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Get rid of deputy CEO positions, merge some state agencies to save money – Stephen Amoah

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While speaking on Newsfile on Accra-based FM on Saturday, Amoah claimed that deputy CEOs are the cause of whet he referred to as “extremely unproductive spending of government”.

“I will also let any Land Cruiser being used that is paid for by the government, maintained by government, fueled by government to be parked so when you are driving outside your region, you can drive but when you are in the capital town use small cars,” he said as quoted by Myjoyonline.com.

The lawmaker was speaking about a litany of measures announced by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday, March 24 to salvage the country’s struggling economy.

Amoah further entreated the government to do away with state-owned agencies that have outlived their usefulness and appear to be performing duplicate functions.

He cited the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Youth Employment Agency (YEA) and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) some of the agencies that can be merged to help save money for better use.

“I think state-owned agencies, we need to look at them. For instance, I disagree with having NEIP, YEA, EYA, MASLOC; I am against it. They seem to be providing the same services. Government can merge them, cut down expenditure on overheads and all infrastructure and other things so we can save money.

“I think our government should listen to some of these good things and quickly make changes in these areas,” the MP told Sampson Lardy Anyenini, host of Newsfile.

Ghana’s economy is currently facing serious challenges, with its total public debt stock standing at about ¢344.5 billion as of November 2021.

The prices of crucial commodities such as fuel and food items, among other things, have consistently increased and worsened the lives of Ghanaians.



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Govt sets up 3-member committee to find solution to Bulgarian Embassy land saga

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This move comes as an outcome from the meeting between the Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria with accreditation to Ghana, Yanko V. Yordanov and the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel A. Jinapor in Accra.

The Minister said: “You will recall that Justice Retired Kwasi Anto Ofori-Atta recommended that I use my good offices to find an amicable solution to this issue and this is what has culminated to this meeting with the Bulgarian Ambassador.”

“I look forward to building a relationship that goes way beyond the land matters into discussing bigger issues.”

The Minister expressed his profound gratitude to the Envoy for his leadership, sense of solidarity and corporation and on behalf of the Government and people of Bulgaria.

The Minister also thanked the President for showing tremendous skill and diplomacy in his leadership and his involvement in dealing with the matter.

He assured the Envoy that the desire of the President Akufo-Addo in solving the matter is one that he in his capacity as the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, will follow through to the letter.

The Bulgarian Ambassador to Ghana, Yanko Yordanov thanked the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and the President of the Republic for their personal intervention and commitment in resolving the impasse between the Bulgarian Embassy and the Private Developer.

“Bulgaria is thankful to each and every Ghanaian institution, Parliament and especially the Presidency and I’m very hopeful that with the support of these institutions, we will find a lasting solution to this,” he said.



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Gospel musician Joseph Matthew says he’s not a Christian

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In an interview on Hitz FM, the singer said “I am not a Christian, {but} I sing to glorify the name of God and Jesus Christ.”

The ‘Hallelujah’ singer pointed out that Jesus Christ referred to His followers “disciples” and not “Christians.”

In a bid to substantiate his assertions he said, “a Christian is an individual who belongs to a religious group called Christianity.”

Matthew’s point of view has generated debate among social media users. Some support his claims whereas others describe him as “confused.”

Responding to the section that thinks he is disoriented, the singer said “I think we {are} living in a generation where we are seeking the truth. We are tired of being told what to do. Now we can get the scriptures, we can learn it ourselves.

“If you do not understand what I am saying, you can go and google. Don’t take my word for it. If I am telling the lie, the scriptures are there,” he added.

In his most recent song, ‘Blessed,’ released on the April 23, 2022, the singer is heard singing, “God has already blessed me, I don’t need any Holy water on my head.”

The lyrics caused a controversy among many people. They were asking if the ‘Nyame Ye’ hitmaker was taking a swipe at Pastors who are fond of anointing Church members with ‘Holy Water.’



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I’ve not been sacked from UTV, never had twins – Nana Ama McBrown (WATCH)

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Day by day, new rumours surface about her absence and she has had enough. Accordingly, the actress is breaking her silence over her absence on TV.

You have not been seeing me, people are asking ‘has she been sacked from UTV?’ why what’s going on and all that. Your excellency Nana Ama McBrown is doing so well, I have been good,” she said in a video sighted by pulse.com.gh

She continued that “I am not used to responding to issues but people are just making a lot of stories about your lovely, bubbly and original entertainer. People are keeping you guys in suspense and I don’t like it“.

Affirming her good relationship with Despite Media, she said ” the news has been around, they said I have been sacked from UTV, no I have not been sacked. We are family, UTV is home, I have not been sacked. I don’t want to say I can not be sacked, who am I?

The actress in the video shared on her YouTube channel also discarded reports that she is pregnant or has given birth. “The latest news I heard about myself … I have read fake news about me pregnant again or me given to twins,” she said.

“That would have been so lovely but I bet you I have not given birth and my only biological child is baby Maxin,” she said. In the video below, she added that “I have a lot children, my stepchildren but I just want to say that I am not pregnant and I have not given birth“.



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