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Ghana signs $66 million agreement with China in respect of James Town Fishing Port Complex

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Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana and China have signed agreements totaling $66 million to support the Jamestown Fishing Port Complex and the implementation of projects, including the second phase of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.

Under the bilateral agreement, China is providing a grant of about $16.0 Million to Ghana for the implementation of projects including the Phase 2 of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.
As regards the Exchange of Notes on Jamestown Fishing Port Complex, China is providing an amount of about $50 million for the implementation of the Project.

The project is in three major parts, involves the dredging (about 118,000 cubic meters) harbour basin and shipping channels; construction of hydraulic structures (about 1,200 meters) composed of berths, Seawall and a breakwater; and construction of administration, production and supporting facilities, including an office building, kindergarten, trading market, processing area, commercial area and other production and supporting facilities.
The project is expected to enhance the productivity of the fisher folks and create about 1,000 job opportunities for the teeming youth in the community.

Finance Minister Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta signed Ghana and Madam Sun Baohong initialed for China.
Mr. Ofori-Atta said the signing marked another important milestone in the bilateral economic relations between Ghana and the People’s Republic of China as it reaffirmed commitments and determination to broaden and deepen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

He said Ghana currently was at a stage in its development trajectory that required massive investments.
“Indeed, if we are to achieve this aspiration, there is the need for that critical mass of resources to push the economy beyond aid right from the onset of the implementation of strategies to get there,” he said.
Mr. Ofori-Atta said the government was striving hard to ensure macroeconomic stability that would help create the enabling environment for accelerated economic growth to catapult Ghana beyond aid.

On her part, Madam Sun said China and Ghana have been very important development partners, saying bilateral trade between Ghana and China last year reached 6.67 billion US Dollars and it ranked sixth among 54 African countries.
“China is Ghana’s largest trading partner and what is worth noting is that Ghana’s export to China surpassed 1.85 billion dollars and registered an increase of over 41 percent,” she said.

Last year, China’s financial investment in Ghana reached $123 million and they have invested in 25 projects, the number of the projects ranked top among all the foreign investment countries.

Madam Sun said China 80 satellite TV project to 300 Ghanaian villages would be implemented in May while the James Town Fishing Port Complex would kick off within this year.

“We are doing feasibility studies on phase two of University of Health and Allied Sciences now and we are going to do the feasibility for Cocoa Processing Project in Sefwi Juaboso, and we have begun the implementation of donation of police vehicles and equipment,” she said.

She said China fully supported Ghana Beyond Aid initiative of the government and we wish that this aspiration will be realized with the help of international partners.

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Survivor Who Stabbed Abass Has Already Killed 2 People : Actor’s Girlfriend Alleges

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The question of the true identity of the man who has been accused of killing the late Kumawood actor, Abass Nurudeen, is finally receiving some answers as the girlfriend of the late actor has come to make some more revelations about him.

Nana Yaa, who was the girlfriend of the late Abass in an interview has revealed that Survivor, the man who is alleged to have killed Blinkz has already killed two people. The beautiful young lady, who is a promoter, receptionist and an actress to some extent stated that the Survivor killed these two people in the Zongo they all live in.

Nana Yaa adds that he (Survivor) has always walked out of these case freely because his mom claims that they have the means of making sure that the cases will be turned foolish in the police station every time.

She further reveals that Survivor’s mom has already started boasting that this particular one which has to do with Abass Nurudeen will also follow the same pattern and will definitely not yield any positive results.

This revelation and allegation of Nana Yaa, if true, is definitely a call on the Ghana Police Service and the Judicial system to see to it that justice will at the end be served for Abass and the others Survivor has allegedly killed.

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Budget 2019: Government Acquires 200 Acres For Creative Arts village

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Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana’s film industry will receive a massive boost in 2019 after the government announced a series of measures to revamp the sector in the 2019 budget.

The measures announced by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday in Parliament during his reading of the 2019 Budget and Economic Policy include the passing of a Legislative Instrument to establish a Secretariat for the National Film Authority as well as the construction of an “ultra-modern Film Production Studio”.

According to the Finance Minister, the Film Production Studio is expected to attract the international film community.

He further disclosed that the government has acquired 200 acres of land to support a village for the creative arts.

He also stated that the Creative Arts Industry Bill is now in Parliament for deliberation and passage into Law.

Mr Ofori-Atta said: “Mr Speaker, the Creative Arts Industry Bill is now in Parliament for deliberation and passage into Law. The Creative Arts Fund is incorporated in the Bill to ensure the economic viability of the Creative Arts Sector in the economy.

“In addition, Government in 2019, will pursue the passing of a Legislative Instrument to establish a Secretariat for the National Film Authority” and will also facilitate the construction of an ultra-modern Film Production Studio to attract the international film community.

“Mr Speaker, the government has also identified and acquired 200 acres of land to support a village for the creative arts”.

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Michelle Obama On Why She Cried For 30 Minutes After Leaving The White House

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Michelle Obama reveals she “sobbed for 30 minutes” the day she left the White House in January 2017 — but not because she was sad to go.

In a conversation with Oprah Winfrey about the former first lady’s new memoir, Becoming, Mrs. Obama, 54, shared that she broke down crying on the Air Force jet right after she and her husband departed the inauguration of President Donald Trump — an anecdote she didn’t share in her book.

“When I got on the plane I think I sobbed for 30 minutes,” she said at Tuesday night’s event kicking off her book tour, according to USA Today. “And I think it was just the release of eight years of trying to do everything perfectly. I said to Barack, ‘That was so hard. What we just did that was so hard and I’ve wanted to say that for eight years.’ “

The mother of two continued, describing the people on stage during Trump’s 2017 inauguration:

“I saw sameness, and that was the first time it struck me that this is going to be different … And then I listened to the speech and said ‘This is going to be really different.’ “

She also joked that she felt like saying, “Bye, Felicia,” after she left the event.

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