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AfDB considers proposal to support Planting for Food & Jobs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is considering a proposal from government to provide financial and technical support to the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFAJ) programme. The bank's support is needed to strengthen the programme and widen its reach to more farmers to be able to produce more foodstuffs and create more jobs. The Minister of Food and Agricultural, Dr Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, said in Accra that th ...

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Akufo-Addo invites Qatari businesses to invest in Ghana

The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo called on Qatari businesses to invest in promising sectors of the Ghanaian economy, which include agriculture, mining and gas industry among others. This came during a meeting with Qatari businessmen yesterday headed by Qatar Chamber (QC) Vice-Chairman Mohamed bin Towar Al Kuwari and Ali Al Misnad, Honorary Treasurer at QC and number of other prominent ...

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African leaders charged to be transparent

Deputy Energy Minister, Mohammed Amin Adam, has stressed the need for the continent’s political leaders to rethink the kinds of contracts, allocations and partnerships they strike in the Oil and Gas sector. According to him, they should be transparent. Mr. Amin Adam made the call at the 3rd Africa Oil Governance Summit which was organised by the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) – with support from the ...

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“Good News About Electricity Tariffs In 2018 Budget” – President Akufo-Addo Assures Industry

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says government is moving to set in motion the process for the review of electricity tariffs. According to President Akufo-Addo, “In the budget to be read by the brilliant Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Wednesday, 15th November, I am sure you will hear some good news, in this regard. Industry is going to be given all the assistance we can ...

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Akufo-Addo applauds Jospong

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has expressed satisfaction with the operations of the Accra Compost and Recycling Plant, at Adjen Kotoku, explaining that the Plant is helping in bringing to bear an efficient, modern model of sanitation disposal. At a visit to the Plant, on Friday, 10th November, 2017, President Akufo-Addo noted that “what we are witnessing here is the modern way of providing service, ...

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Ford signs deal to make electric cars in China

Ford is pushing to electrify its vehicles going forward, and the company just made another big move to enter the largest market in the burgeoning EV landscape: China. The automaker signed a definitive joint venture agreement with China's Zotye to invest a combined $756 million to build electric cars within the country's borders. The deal creates a new entity, Zotye Ford Automobile Co. Ltd., for which the co ...

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Customs intercepts 3 containers of fake electrical cables

The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) at the Tema Port has intercepted three 40-footer containers of fake electrical cables that do not meet safety requirements. T- Digital Company Limited, located at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region, imported the three container loads of the fake cables, labelled by port inspection chemists as “dangerous and unacceptable”. The cables were imported from a Chi ...

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LPG price to go up – NPA

The price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will soon go up, CEO of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Hassan Tampuli, has hinted. According to him, the Cylinder Re-circulation module which the government intends to implement, will be the cause of the “marginal” increase. The presidency gave the green light for the module to be implemented following an explosion at an LPG station at Atomic Junction whic ...

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GCB presents computers to Teshie PRESEC

GCB Bank has presented 20 desktop computers, accessories and four printers valued at GHS46,000.00 to the Teshie Presbyterian Senior High School. This donation by the Bank, forms part of its corporate social responsibility towards education and youth development. Most of the School’s computers for practical lessons at the ICT laboratory and official use had broken down thus, affecting teaching and learning a ...

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Galamsey killing cocoa industry – Cocobod CEO

CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo has said the activities of artisanal miners (galamseyers) and the aging of farmers are affecting the cocoa industry in Ghana. Delivering a keynote address on the theme: ‘Accelerating sustainability through technology and innovation’, at the 2017 WCF Partnership Meetings in Washington, Mr Boahen Aidoo said “there is a vibrant land market patronised by t ...

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