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Tanzania: Parliament ratifies agreement with Tanzania to construct $3.5 billion oil pipeline

Dodoma — Tanzania Parliament has ratified the treaty concerning the crude oil pipeline between Tanzania and Uganda ahead of the construction expected to start early 2018. The National Assembly passed the agreement on Monday afternoon, September 11, 2017, after comments from the energy and minerals committee, opposition and a short ...

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Ghana: GIC Project Key To Planting For Food And Jobs Programme

The Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, William A. Quaittoo has stated that the Green Innovation Centre (GIC) project for the food and agriculture sector is consistent with the Planting for Food and Jobs programme, a priority of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Speaking at a three-day workshop for ...

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South Sudan: Parliament suspends debate on Budget

By Waakhe Simon Wudu South Sudan’s parliament have suspended debate on a $451 million budget as questions linger over how government agencies will be financed and how money was spent during the past fiscal year. Oil production and other sources of revenue for the government have plunged since the start ...

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Somalia: Parliament approves $246m National Budget

The Somalia Federal Parliament on Sunday approved the revised 2017 National Budget presented by Finance Minister Abdrahman Beyle. Out of the 169 MPs present in the session 167 voted for the draft while 2 rejected. An earlier budget presented in April 2017 had estimated a $246M expenses for the government. ...

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Ghana: COCOBOD secures US$1.3 billion for 2017/18 crop season

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has secured an amount of US$1.3 billion for the purchase of cocoa beans for the 2017/18 crop season. The follow the approval of a syndicated loan by Parliament on Wednesday before adjourning sine die. The facility is being provided by a syndicate of banks, comprising ...

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Ghana: Parliament approves US$534.77m budget for GNPC …as it okay’s 2017 work prog.

Parliament has approved an amount of US$534.77million for the 2017 programme of activities of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC). Out of the amount US$ 83.44 million, US$ 139.12 million, US$ 80.19 million, and US$ 4.20 million has been earmarked for the Jubilee field development and production, Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN) development, Sankofa ...

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Ghana: Gov’ts policies are yielding results- Ken Ofori Atta

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta has revealed that government’s prudent economic policies and programmes are yielding the expected results, to position the economy back on track . According to him macro-indicators for the first half of the year are pointing in the right direction as GDP for first quarter ...

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Ghana: Finance Minister to present Mid-year budget review today

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta will today present government’s midyear budget review and economic planning to Parliament. The Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, disclosed this on Friday when he presented the business statement for the week ending 4th July 2017. This is in fulfilment of the constitutional mandate requiring ...

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Ghana: Revenue from voter ID replacement safe – Charlotte Osei

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana accrued an amount of Ghc 2.5 million from replacement of voter IDs for Ghanaians ahead of the 2016 December elections. The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei revealed this in parliament yesterday, in a response to an urgent question filed in the name ...

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