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The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, is to appear before Parliament to answer a question on the procurement processes by which the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) awarded a contract worth GH¢28.8 million to Dextro Impex for the supply of 1,800 vehicles.

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, redirected the question to the minister following a suggestion by the Minister of State responsible for Public Procurement, Ms Sarah Adwoa Safo, that her office was not responsible for public procurement.

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Director- General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, says the government has made budgetary allocation to employ a total of 27,000 health professionals this year as against 16,000 engaged in 2017.

According to the Director-General, the huge backlog of unemployed health professionals to be engaged would be Pharmacists, Accountants, Administrators, Nurses, Doctors, Laboratory Scientists and other paramedical staff to enhance quality healthcare delivery.

Dr Nsiah-Asare made this known when he and members of the Governing Council of the Ghana Health Service led by the Chairman of the Council, Dr Yaw Yeboah, toured health facilities including hospitals, CHPS Compounds and Health Centers in the Central Region.

Energy minister Boakye Agyarko

The Energy ministry has said its decision to renegotiate the Karpower deal led to the recent drop in electricity tariff announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC).

According to the communications consultant to the ministry, Nana Damoah, the initial arrangement the Mahama government did with Karpower was financially inimical to the state.

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has warned of an imminent earthquake in the country following the tremors that have been occurring in recent times.

According to the GGSA, signs picked up after earth tremors hit parts of Accra on March 24, 2018 showed that the fault lines were active, “which means that an earthquake can occur at anytime”.

A senior seismologist at the GGSA, Mr Nicholas Opoku, who spoke with the Daily Graphic on Tuesday, confirmed that there was seismological disturbance in the Weija area in the south-western part of Accra last Saturday.

Former president John Mahama has described the arrest of Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress as disproportionate.

Condemning the arrest and subsequent ill-treatment meted out to media personnel and NDC faithful at the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Tuesday, Mr. Mahama wrote on his Facebook wall jabbing the government for the move.

“As a party that prides itself in the non-criminalization of speech, with a self-acclaimed human rights activist as President, the arrest of K. Anyidoho with armed men in the middle of a press event is obviously disproportionate. Moreso, the high-handed police response to innocent citizens waiting at the CID HQ is condemnable,” the post said.

Koku Anyidoho earlier in the day with his General Secretary Asiedu Nketia and others.

The Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], Koku Anyidoho, has been charged with treason, and thus refused bail, following his invitation to the Criminal Investigations Department [CID], earlier today [Tuesday].

A police source at the CID Headquarters in Accra, where Mr. Anyidoho is being held, confirmed the latest development to Citi News.

The Acting Central Regional manager of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), Linda Afotey Annan says about 90% of road crashes recorded in the region are due to human errors.

Though she admitted that bad roads and the absence of street lights are contributory factors to the spate of road crashes, she said human error is the major problem that needs to be addressed with all earnest.

Speaking on the Atlantic Wave on Monday, she noted her outfit with other stakeholders has mounted a campaign to intensify education on road safety and appealed to drivers to protect their lives and that of their passengers.