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Market women accuse soldiers of brutality

Market women at the Offinso Abofour market are accusing military officers of brutalising them. The market women are unhappy with plans to move the market form that area to a new location and have threatened to demonstrate. The Municipal Chief Executive Officer of the Offinso Municipal Assembly, Solomon Kese, called for military intervention to quell possible mayhem at the Offinso Abofour market. But a trade ...

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Mahama left rot at Cocobod

Former President John Dramani Mahama left behind a cocoa industry bedeviled by rot, especially with the cocoa roads projects, CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) Joseph Boahen Aidoo said at a press conference on Wednesday, 1 November. “The new management of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), upon assumption of office in February 2017, inherited cocoa roads debt to the tune of GH¢3.52 billion,” Mr Aidoo said, addin ...

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NDC govt spent US$400m of $1.8bn cocoa loan

The previous administration under John Dramani Mahama spent US$400m out of the $1.8 billon cocoa syndicated loan for the 2016/2017 crop season, after losing the 7 December 2016 elections, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) Joseph Boahen Aidoo has said. At a press conference on Wednesday, 1 November, Mr Aidoo said: “The NDC government secured an amount of US$1.8 billion for the 2016/2017 ...

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NDC government left behind GHS 19.6b debt at Cocobod

The John Mahama administration left behind GHS19.6 billion debt in the cocoa sector, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has said. According to him, in the cocoa road project alone, the previous administration left behind GHS 3.5 billion. Mr Aidoo told Chef Jerry Forson, host of the Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Thursday November 2 that “ the total debt we inherit ...

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‘Smart’ licence faces opposition from drivers

The Ghana Drivers and Car Owners Association has kicked against moves by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to introduce a new smart driving licence. The new smart licence comes with a security embedded chip to discourage counterfeiting. The chip will contain the driver’s information which will be linked to the new national identification system in a safe manner. But the association says the ...

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Energy Bank now Energy Commercial Bank

Energy Bank has rebranded as Energy Commercial Bank. The bank made the announcement to its valued customers, the general public and all stakeholders through a press statement. It said the new name has become necessary because of the Bank's desire to be known as a Energy Bank now Energy Commercial Bank Energy Bank has rebranded as Energy Commercial Bank. The bank made the announcement to its valued customers ...

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Online company registration starts

The Registrar General’s Department has launched an online registration portal for businesses and companies across the country as part of government’s efforts to create a business friendly environment and build a stronger economy. The introduction of the E-certificate, according to the department, will help reduce the hardship prospective company owners go through in registering businesses, reduce human inte ...

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NIVEA responds to #pullitdown campaign

German cosmetics firm NIVEA has said its billboard ad which promotes “visibly fairer skin” is not meant to demean dark-skinned people nor glorify fair-skinned people. The ad attracted a lot of bashing from Ghanaians on social media with several people expressing disgust about it.   In a statement, however, NIVEA said: “We have recently noted concerns on social media by some consumers regarding our NIVEA Nat ...

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1-D-1-W: Warehouses to have labs, solar panels

The Coordinator of the One-District-One-Factory and the One-District-One-Warehouse programmes, Mavis Hawa Koomson, has revealed that the warehouses to be built under the programme will be powered by solar energy. Also the warehouses, she said will have laboratories to provide scientific approach to storing farm produce. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday October 18 launched the first warehou ...

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1 Village, 1 Dam begins in Dec

Some communities in the Northern Regions are expected to benefit from government’s One Village, One Dam programme when it commences in December. According to the Deputy Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr. Sagre Bambangi, the programme is expected to commence in the dry season, which is expected sometime in December 2017. “In fact, engineers and some other experts have gone all-out in the communities and alre ...

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