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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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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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