Minister-Designate for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta during his vetting before Parliament’s Appointment Committee indicated that, Government worked hand in hand with the 7th Parliament on all matters related to the “Agyapa Gold Royalties Deal”.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo led government’s collaboration with Parliament initiated the “Minerals Income and Investment Act, 2018 (Act 978)” and its subsequent amendment, “Minerals Income and Investment (Amendment) Act 2020, (Act 1024)”.
“I think one thing that I need to note is that truly the basis of that transaction was an Act passed and thoroughly debated and we did not rarely move away from any edicts of that Act” “If you look at the powers of the fund which this august House passed, Act 978, section three (3), the fund may create and hold equity interest in a special purpose vehicle, procure the listing of the special purpose vehicle in any reputable stock exchange, assign or transfer any rights of its mineral income. The challenge for all of us is as you look at the new normal in which there seem to be quite a bit of debt by all countries, what do we do with our natural resources to leverage it into equity” the Finance Minister Designate said.
Parliament of Ghana passed the Minerals Income Investment Fund Act 2018 which establishes the Fund to manage the equity interests of Ghana, in mining companies and receive royalties on behalf of the government.
The fund is supposed to manage and invest these royalties and revenue from equities for higher returns for the benefit of the country.
The funds, which are expected to be raised from the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), will be long-term capital, without a corresponding increase in Ghana’s total debt stock and hence, no public debt repayment obligation.
C/R:PALM WINE TAPPER 42 COLLAPSES AND DIE AFTER ATTEMPTED TO BUTCHER WOMAN 50 AT EKUMFI GYINANKOMA (Video)
A 42 year old palm wine tapper Kwabina Atta has collapsed and dies at Ekumfi Gyinankoma in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region.
The incident occurred Monday January 24,2022 in the morning 9:00am after attempting to butchers a banku seller Efua Grace at her house.
Investigation conducted by by our reporter, Douglas Oyiboh Amponsah, revealed that the suspect is fond of threatening to kill people in the Community.
Report also revealed that,the suspect used to cut down people’s plantains,and foodstuffs.
Speaking in an interview with the woman who the suspect threatens to kill her said,the suspect went to her house with sharping Cutlass and threatened to butcher her.
She said,in the process of exchanging words the suspect collapsed which makes the residents poured water on him used some of the water to washed his face but couldn’t response to them.
According to the victim,she didn’t touched the deceased but upon exchanging words he collapsed.
Some of the eyewitness who were at the scene rushed the deceased to Ekumfi Akroful Clinic and later referred him to Ajumako Government hospital but upon reaching the Ajumako hospital he was already dead according to the nurses.
The victim said,the suspect threatens to butcher her over mobile phone which doesn’t belongs to him which raises the exchanged of work.
The victim said,the Kwabina Atta reigned curses on her when they were exchanging words but collapses during the process.
The victim said she suspect it may be a spiritual issues too.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at Etuafua Mortuary at Ajumako Mando for Preservation and autopsy.
The case has been also reported to the Police for investigation.
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C/R: MAN 45 MURDERED AND DUMPED ON ROADSIDE AT MANKESSIM (Photos)
Man believed to be in his middle 40’s has been killed and dumped along roadside at Mankessim in the Mfantseman Municipality of the Central Region.
The sad incident happened when people at the area saw the lifeless body of the deceased.
Investigation gathered by Goonlinegh.com revealed that,the deceased was not known to the people in the area so they believed he was killed elsewhere and was dragged along the roadside to the place.
some of the residents whose shop at where the deceased was dragged to said,they used to see the deceased passing by always to town but they don’t actually know where he comes from.
There was blood oozing from the deceased heard and some part of his body.
Some of the residents in an interview said,they are now living in fear and panic for seeing such incident,they said they are afraid same incidents will happen again at their area.
They are therefore calling on security protection at Mankessim.
They body of the deceased have been deposited to Saltpond Government Hospital Mortuary for Preservation and autopsy.
Meanwhile,the case has been reported to the Mankessim Police for Investigation.
No arrest has been made.
Big boost for Black Stars as Ajax Mohammed Kudus gets set to join team
Attacking midfielder Mohammed Kudus is reportedly set to join the Black Stars in Cameroon after receiving green light from Dutch giants Ajax.
Ajax are happy to allow Kudus to travel to Cameroon for the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations having assessed the 21-year-old following his return from injury.
Initially, Ajax were reluctant for Kudus to join the Black Stars as they claimed he wasn’t fit to play in the difficult tournament fresh off an injury.
Kudus has not played since November when he suffered the rib injury in the crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier against South Africa.
Kudus travelled for Ajax’s mid-season training in Portugal, where he seemed to have demonstrated he was ready to return to competitive action.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) had been in contact with Ajax after Milovan Rajevac decided not to give up on Kudus and added him to the 28-man final squad.
According to the reports, GFA have arranged a flight to bring Kudus to Yaounde, where the Black Stars are currently based.
Kudus’ imminent arrival is a huge boost for the Black Stars who made a rough start as they were beaten 1-0 by Morocco on Monday at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.
Kudus is now likely to feature in the crucial game against Gabon on Friday and then start on against debutants Comoros.