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President Akufo-Addo Denies Stealing NDC Policies

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday kick-started his three-day working visit of the Volta region, with the inauguration of the Anloga shopping Centre in the Keta municipality.

The Gh¢2.5 million facility, which comprises, 26 shops, two banking halls, a cafeteria and other ancillary facilities, was started under the erstwhile Mahama government and completed by the present administration.

President Akufo-Addo, speaking at the inauguration ceremony indicated that, his government was committed to completing all unfinished projects of the previous government to the benefit Ghanaians.

He stated that, phase one of the project was done in the era of the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government and his government came to complete the phase two of it.

The president thus, emphasized that, “I am not stealing NDC policies” but only commissioning Ghanaian projects.”

He further noted that, his government was taking steps to complete the sea defense project in the municipality and would soon, also cut sod for the commencement of the Harbour project at Kedzi.

The Awomefia of Anlo, Torgbui Sri III, who joined the president in inaugurating the edifice, lauded the government’s flagship policies to transform the country and urged him to bring to fruition the much touted one district, one factory programme in order to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth.

Hostel

President Akufo-Addo as part of his tour, also commissioned the ‘Courage Quarshigah’ Memorial hostel for the Keta Nursing and Midwifery Training College.

The hostel, valued at more than Gh¢500,000 would accommodate 100 out of the about 500 students of the school.

Entourage

Accompanying President Akufo-Addo on the visit were some government appointees including, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. John Peter Amewu, Chieftaincy Minister, Mr. Kofi Dzamesi, Roads and Highways Minister, Mr. Amoako-Atta, Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa and his deputy Maxwell Blagodzi.

The presidential entourage, which earlier had a closed door meeting with the Awomefia, was scheduled to meet traditional leaders in southern, central and northern parts of the region in separate durbars at Tadzewu, Hohoe and Dambai respectively.

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Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Slams The Duchess For Ignoring Their Dad

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Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, escalated a family feud with a series of angry tweets on her private account targeting the former actress.

“My father is not an embarrassment for loving his daughter! The Royals are an embarrassment for being so cold,” Grant wrote on Tuesday. “You should be ashamed of yourselves @KensingtonRoyal.” “How about you pay tribute to your own father?! Enough is enough,” Grant said. “Act like a humanitarian act like a woman! If our father dies I’m holding you responsible, Meg!”

Grant’s outburst occurred two days after Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, told The Sun that he thought the new Duchess of Sussex looked “terrified” to be a royal and that she hadn’t spoken to him since the day after her wedding to Prince Harry.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Whopping £17850 Tip At Greek Hotel

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been sharing the wealth after his blockbuster move to Juventus by leaving a mega £17,850 tip for hotel staff at a luxury Greek resort.

The Portuguese superstar, 33, will pocket £500,000-a-week in Turin following his £99million transfer.

Following his country’s elimination from the World Cup in the last-16, he immediately headed to the stunning Costa Navarino resort in the Pelopnnese region of Greece after their exit.

According to The UK Sun, he was that impressed with the staff’s service he left them a huge cheque as a tip to thank them for their services before jetting to Italy for his unveiling.

The Juve man has asked the hotel management to split the figure equally among all the workers.

Ronaldo met with Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli at the resort as he thrashed out his deal to join the Serie A giants during time away from relaxing with his friends and family.

A number of photos emerged of him enjoying the facilities as he dined with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and those closest to him on an outdoor table at one of the hotel’s outdoor restaurants.

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Ghana’s Debt Hits GH¢154bn; Reaches 63.8% Of GDP

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The Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta has revealed that Ghana’s public debt has hit GH¢154 billion, representing 63.8% of GDP as at May 2018.

This is a reduction from the 73.3 percent recorded in December 2016. The total debt stock in 2016 was at GH¢122.6 billion cedis.

This means that the debt stock has almost hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned against.

The data shows that in September 2017, Ghana’s debt stood at 138.9 billion cedis representing 68.1%; the figure dropped to GH¢137.6 billion cedis in October representing 67.4%.

But in November 2017, it went up to GH¢139 billion cedis representing 68.1 percent.

The domestic component of debt as at December 2017 stood at GH¢66.7 billion cedis, while the foreign debt stock was at GH¢75.8 billion cedis.

Mr. Ofori Atta presenting the mid-year budget review to Parliament added that “Total revenue amounted to 7.2% of GDP against a target of 7.8% of GDP…provisional data indicates that total revenue amounts to GH¢17.4 billion of GDP.”

According to the Finance Minister, “the overarching goal of our macroeconomic policy is to deepen macroeconomic stability, grow the economy, create jobs and ultimately move the country beyond aid.”

“We anticipate that at this rate, if remedial actions are not triggered, the resulting end-year Total Revenue and Grants would amount to GH¢49,610.4 million (20.5% of GDP) or 2.8 percent lower than the original Budget target of GH¢51,039.1 million (21.1% of GDP).

“The revised fiscal outlook for which Budget implementation will be guided by for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year indicates that, Total Revenue and Grants will amount to GH¢50,686.2 million, 0.7% lower than original 2018 Budget estimate of GH¢51,039.1 million.”

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