Collaborative Global Effort to Advance Blood Safety Moves Forward Across Ghana

LAKEWOOD, Colorado, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, announced today the implementation of the Mirasol® Pathogen Reduction Technology (PRT) System for Whole Blood (WB) in Accra and Kumasi, Ghana. The Mirasol PRT system for WB will be used in conjunction with a hemovigilance […] … Read More >Collaborative Global Effort to Advance Blood Safety Moves Forward Across Ghana

PPF concerned over the suspension of Al-Jazeera English bureau in Juba, South Sudan

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of Republic of the South Sudan to express concerned over the suspension of Al-Jazeera English bureau in Juba by South Sudan’s Media Authority on May 1, 2017. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged government of South Sudan in order […] … Read More >PPF concerned over the suspension of Al-Jazeera English bureau in Juba, South Sudan

KERUI PETROLEUM Presents Its New Ecosystem for the Oil & Gas Industry at Houston OTC 2017

HOUSTON, Texas, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — KERUI showcased several new products at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the world’s largest offshore technology events, held this year in Houston, Texas from the 1st to the 4th of May. KERUI’s presence at the event focused on setting conversations with energy companies working in the production field. […] … Read More >KERUI PETROLEUM Presents Its New Ecosystem for the Oil & Gas Industry at Houston OTC 2017

Sabre celebrates ten years of growth in Nigeria

Travel technology leader supports a decade of travel industry success LAGOS, Nigeria, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), is celebrating ten years of success in Nigeria and the continued growth of the local travel industry. To mark its important milestone, Sabre hosted an evening of celebrations in Lagos.  More than […] … Read More >Sabre celebrates ten years of growth in Nigeria

KMA’s debt stock hits GH119,213,333.22

Kumasi, The total debt stock of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) hit GH119,213,333.22 as of December 31, last year.

Nearly a-half of the figure – GH50,602,874.43 is made up of judgement debt to creditors.

Mr. Osei Asibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said what was even more disturbing was the fact that GH44,175,586.68 of the judgement debt was incurred during the space of three months � October to December 2016.

Addressing a meeting of the assembly in Kumasi, he said the figure was likely to rise.

He announced the decision to set up a Special Audit Team to unravel the mysteries surrounding such debts.

The KMA would also seek legal opinion including the option of resorting to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to deal with all outstanding court cases.

Mr. Asibey-Antwi touched on the revenue collection performance of the assembly and said as of December last year, it mobilized GH29,377,276.70 in internally generated funds (IGF).

This represented 99.2 per cent of the GH29,596,267.00, the assembly had targeted to collect.

For the first three months of this year, it had raked in GH5,793,376.94, representing 16.2 per cent of the GH35,668,900.00, it had estimated for the period.

The assembly’s has projected to collect total revenue of GH112,075,801.19 in 2017 but had so far done GH8,580,646.81, which translates into 7.6 per cent.

The MCE, visibly not impressed about the way things were, said they should be doing better than this but for the lack of an apt database capturing all taxable businesses and properties and the absence of robust controls to check evasion and leakages in revenue payments.

Added to these, was the collusion of some of the assembly’s workers with unscrupulous contractors and service providers to dupe the assembly.

On the way forward, Mr. Asibey-Antwi said, there would be strict enforcement of the public financial management act.

He also stated that, any worker found complicit in any act of malfeasance was going to be sanctioned.

He vowed to make sure that the business of the assembly was run with high sense of discipline and responsibility from duty bearers.

The MCE rallied the assembly members to forge ahead in unity and with renewed sense of commitment, passion and energy, to improve the quality of life of the people in the metropolis.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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