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Inadequate logistics, staff hampering our work – EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it’s work with regards to checking noise pollution in the country is being hampered by inadequate staffing and lack of logistics. Many have complained about the rise in noise levels in neighbourhoods across the country. In a Citi News interview, acting Director for Public …

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KOD best to head MUSIGA – D-Black

Kofi Okyere Darko (KOD) is the right person to be elected as President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Desmond Kwesi Blackmore, better known by his stage name D-Black has said. 2019 is an election year for MUSIGA and the race to replace Bice Osei Kuffour is getting competitive …

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Ghana Oil Company Limited changes to GOIL Company Limited

The Board and Management of Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) will soon change their name to GOIL Company Limited. The proposed change of name from Ghana Oil Company Limited to GOIL Company Limited would be among other issues to be tabled at the 50th Annual General Meeting slated for May …

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Indigenous OMCs need support – Engen Ghana

Engen Ghana Limited, on Thursday called for support for indigenous Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to survive and compete favourably with multi-nationals who are progressively taking dominion over the downstream petroleum sector. Mr Henry Akwaboah, Managing Director of Engen Ghana explained that it was dangerous for the national economy if multi-nationals …

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Adentan Municipality benefits from EU fish development project

A social intervention project to promote sustainable economic growth and to develop fish farming in the Adentan Municipality was on Thursday launched in Accra. Dubbed: “Fish for Development Project” (FIDEP), it aims to employ 1,200 youth, 600 women, 60 persons living with disabilities and 360 men along the fish value …

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Ethiopian Airlines to launch Services to Marseille

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest Aviation Group in Africa and SKYTRAX certified Four Star Global Airline, has finalized all preparations to launch a thrice weekly flight to Marseille, France from July 02, 2019. Marseille is the second-largest city of France and main city of the historical province. A statement issued in …

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Longrich provides jobs for 60, 000 Ghanaians

About 60,000 Ghanaians have gained employment with the introduction of Longrich International a conglomerate with a focus on the development, production, and provision of health products. The employment is through the multiple level marketing (MLM) chain, which involves permanent workers, retailers, distributors, and marketers. Mr Andrews Cudjoe Asare, the Country …

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MTN Ghana launches Smart Device

MTN Ghana Limited on Thursday launched its “Smart Feature Device” in Accra to offer low income earners the opportunity to access affordable mobile phone with internet services and social media applications. The Device has features such as Wifi, 3G internet speed, dual camera, and FM Radio and allows users to …

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NPA partners Korea Petroleum to improve product quality

A delegation from Korea Petroleum Quality and Distribution Authority (K-Petro), are in Ghana to explore partnership opportunities with the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). The visit is to also ensure that the NPA taps into the expertise of the Korean company in the areas of product quality, distribution and consumption. Mr …

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Apotica partners Cisco to train IT heads of various companies

Ghana’s fast growing IT company Apotica in partnership with Cisco held a customer event session for IT heads of various companies at Marriot Hotel on Wednesday, 10th April 2019. The training was designed to have subject matter experts and industry peers meet and network. In keeping with Cisco stature as …

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PDS cuts power supply over routine maintenance

Power supply to some parts of Accra will be interrupted over the next three days. This follows routine maintenance works by the Power Distribution Services Company (PDS) on some of its supply stations. The exercise which started on Thursday, April 25, 2019 will end on Sunday April 28, 2019. On …

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Gold Fields spends GH¢207,000 to support cocoa farmers

Gold Fields Ghana Foundation has spent GH¢207,000 to purchase fertilizers to support 240 cocoa farmers in the Prestea-Huni Valley Municipality of the Western Region to boost cocoa production. The Foundation also intends to help create and sustain jobs in the cocoa sector and establish the fact that mining can co-exist …

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SEC to assist fund managers

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) says it will pursue the interest of licensed asset management firms with legally proven locked up funds in some microfinance and savings and loans firms which have run into financial difficulties. Director-General of the SEC, Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, said the situation of counterparty default …

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Kumasi markets to close at 6pm – Metropolitan Assembly

The Kumasi Metropolitan Security Council has resolved to close all markets in Kumasi by 6:00pm every day. The council will also to set up a security taskforce to monitor the various market facilities in the metropolis. The decision was taken at the council meeting held on Thursday, 24 April 2019 …

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IMANI’s claims on Aker Energy deal baseless – K.T Hammond

A former deputy Minister of Energy under the Kufuor administration, K.T Hammond has downplayed the concerns of Policy Think Tank, IMANI Africa over Ghana’s agreement with a Norwegian oil company, Aker Energy. IMANI had accused Aker Energy of shortchanging Ghana in its petroleum Agreement with the country for oil production. …

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Duties cut by half, don’t smuggle anymore – Customs boss warns

The Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Isaac Crenstil, has cautioned traders and businesspeople against smuggling. Mr Crenstil noted that import duties have been reduced by 50 per cent and, therefore, does not see the need for any businessperson smuggling goods into the country. …

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Adjust cocoa price downwards – IMF advises government

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the government to adjust the producer price of cocoa to reflect changes in international cocoa prices. According to the IMF, the downward adjustment had become necessary because the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) was grappling with a funding gap of GH¢1 billion due to …

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SHC loses property to private individual

An Accra High Court has ruled in favour of two private citizens who took the State Housing Company (SHC) Limited and four other state institutions to court for encroaching on their property. The applicants, Jonathan Lamptey and Funmilayo Lamptey took the National Security Coordinator, National Board for Small Arms, the …

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Gold Fields says it will reach 2-m-ounce mark this year

JSE-listed Gold Fields expects to reach its two-million-ounce milestone for the first time this year, as its Damang project, in Ghana, increases production, as the Gruyere project, in Australia, enters production and the Asanko joint venture, in Ghana, contributes for the full year. CEO Nick Holland stated in an operational …

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We can’t reduce cocoa producer price – COCOBOD to IMF

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) says it will maintain the current producer price of cocoa despite International Monetary Fund (IMF) call for an adjustment by the government. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has advised the government to adjust the producer price of cocoa to reflect changes in international cocoa prices. …

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IMANI goofed; Ghana rather gains in Aker Energy deal – Amewu

Government says Policy Think Tank IMANI goofed when it sought to question portions of the contractual agreement it signed with and Aker Energy. “The contract area has seven discoveries namely pecan north, almond, cob, beech, pecan, paradise and hickory north. The first five are oil discoveries while paradise and hickory …

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Hacklab 2019 ends on a high note

The 2019 edition of Africa’s longest hackathon, Hacklab, has ended in Kumasi. This year’s event, which was held under the theme ‘Can Blockchain Technology Transform the Service Industry in Ghana’, brought together young developers and mentors within the tech space to interact and share ideas. The mentors included Dr. Thomas …

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Cop fined GHC600 in Ghanaian Times journalists assault case

The Policeman who run his unregistered motorcycle into the Nissan Micra saloon vehicle belonging to the New Times Corporation has been convicted to a fine of GHS600 by the La District Motor court. Sergeant Ebenezer Akrofi who was convicted on his own plea of guilty by the court presided by …

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NABCO trainees give government 3-day ultimatum to settle unpaid allowances

Beneficiaries of government’s Nation Builders Corps, (NABCO) program have given government a 3-day ultimatum to address their grievances about unpaid allowances from last year or face their wrath. The trainees have in recent times complained bitterly about the seeming nonchalance of government about their unpaid monies. The coalition is demanding …

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