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General News of Saturday, 17 August 2019


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More persons lose their jobs as the Bank of Ghana ‘sanitises’ the banking and financial sector in recent times. From some major banking institutions including Unibank, the Microfinance institutions including First Allied, Ideal Finance have also suffered their fair share of the shutdowns.

It was the turn of some Savings and Loans institutions Friday as the Bank of Ghana announced in a press release, the revocation of licenses of some 23 Savings and Loans companies.

Ironically, Employment Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, just a day to this announcement had presented statistics indicating a fall in the unemployment rate in the country in recent years; from 11.9% to 7.1% in 2019.

This will likely prominently feature in today’s edition of Newsfile on Joynews TV. Other issues including the 86 abandoned Hyundai Gallopers sold by government for an amount of GHC 20,000 will also be tackled by panelists.

The vehicles imported in March 2000 by African Automobile Limited (AAL) for sale to the government for use by District Chief Executives across the country under the Rawlings administration, were left for many years at the Local Government Institute in Madina in Accra.

These and other big stories which made the headlines this week will be discussed by Host Samson Anyennini and his panelists.

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