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General News of Saturday, 13 July 2019


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Panelists on today’s Joynews file will delve into prominent issues which emerged in the course of the week bringing to fore the details and possibly feasible suggestions.

Today’s deliberation will center on Parliament’s decision to drop a 450-seater Chamber to create space for MPs of the newly created regions.

The complex estimated to cost US$200 million was followed by protests by Ghanaians, social activists including a large number of both Majority and Minority in Parliament questioning the priority of government.

President Akufo-Addo appointed the immediate past director-general of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) Kwame Owusu as Board Chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority which has received many backlash.

Mr. Owusu was hit with controversy while head of the GMA when it emerged he had allegedly used over GHc66 thousand for kitchen cabinet.

Another topic of interest is the painful exit of Ghana’s Blackstars team from the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after the team lost to Tunisia on penalties last Monday.

Ghanaians called for the sack of head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah following Ghana's abysmal performance at AFCON in Egypt which saw the team exit at the round of 16 stage.

The country was thrown into a state of panic attack after the Chamber of Independent Power Producers and Bulk Consumers (CIPDIB) has predicted that possible power outages across the country.

According to CIPDIB, lights are likely to go off within one week if Power Distribution Services (PDS) fails to pay huge debts owed the Independent Power Producers (IPPs).

Lawyer, Ace Ankomah; Political Science Lecturer of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Gyampo; Governance Expert and Lawyer, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae; Yapei-Kusawgu Mp and Finance Committee Member, John Abdulai Jinapor, will join host Samson Lardy Anyenni on today’s edition.