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MYBET.COM SUPPORTS SEKONDI SPECIAL SCHOOL

The Headmistress of the Sekondi School for the Deaf, Favour Aflakpui has appealed to philanthropists, benevolent institutions and corporate bodies to come to the aid of the school. She says the school lacks facilities that would help carry out effective teaching and learning. The Headmistress admits government alone cannot shoulder …

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Takoradi CBD: GRA reopens locked shops

Western Region Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Revenue Authority GRA Charles Forson has indicated shop owners whose shops were locked up at the Central Business District of Takoradi for defaulting on their tax obligations have settled their debts. According to him almost all the affected shop owners have either …

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Takoradi Gold case adjourned to July 4

The Tarkwa High Court presided over by his Lordship A.A Ofori – Attah has once again adjourned the case involving mining company Takoradi Gold and the state and Chinese mining firm Dihao Investments to the 4th of July. This is to allow lawyers of the Minerals Commission to finish and …

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TRAFFIC AT TAKORADI PORT INCREASES BY 39%

The Public Relations and Marketing Manager of the Takoradi Port Peter Amo Bediako has revealed more vessels with bigger drafts are now able to easily call at the port since the expansion works commenced. He said: “In terms of dredging, the deepest part of the old port was 11 meters …

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Hike in transport fares pushes inflation up to 13%

The 15 percent increment in transport fares by the GPRTU in April has pushed inflation up slightly to 13 percent from 12.8 percent in March, the Ghana Statistical Service has announced. “The rise in inflation rate from 12.8 in March to 13 percent in April 2017 was mainly due to …

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‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ under threat

The Parliament’s Select Committee on Agriculture, Food and Cocoa Affairs has indicated that the Ministry of Food and Agriculture may not be able to carry out its “Planting for Food and Jobs” programme if the Ministry of Finance goes on with its planned directive to have the Ministry’s arrears of …

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President swears in new Governor

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday swore in Dr Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison as the new Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG). The President appointed Dr Addison in consultation with the Council of State. He swore in the economist and former Head of Research at the BoG at …

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MTN GHANA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PAYS COURTESY CALL ON VICE PRESIDENT

Executives of MTN Ghana, led by CEO Ebenezer Twum Asante, have paid a courtesy call on the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. The visit forms part of MTN’s engagement strategy to share with stakeholders the company’s business performance, contributions to national development, challenges and prospects for …

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85% of local gov’t budget expected from donors

Parliament has, by consensus, approved a total of GhS321million as annual budget for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, and as it turns out, some 85 percent of the amount is expected from donor sources. Whether donors will release the funds, meanwhile, is contingent on the government of …

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BoG calls for reforms in currency management

Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Abdul Nashiru Issahaku, has called on central banks in the West African sub-region to strengthen the security features of their currencies in line with changing technology. “New designs must win public acceptance, incorporate requisite security features and meet durability and machine processing …

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My ministers have declared their assets…Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that all the 36 individuals he has appointed as ministers have declared their assets to the Auditor Generals department. Reacting to concerns expressed about the size of his government in an interview with GTV on Friday, 17 March, he said: “All 36 Ministers …

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Gov’t to regulate cashew industry to stimulate dev’t

Government has reiterated its commitment to streamlining the cashew industry to make it an economic driving force in the country by establishing a ‘Cashew Development Authority,’ an apex regulatory body to spearhead the agenda. Mr. Kwaku Asoma Cheremeh, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister who made the statement said the Authority will …

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Fuel prices expected to fall by 3% – IES

Fuel prices is expected to fall by about 3% later this month. This is according to the Institute for Energy Security (IES). The IES projections comes at the back of drop of Brent crude, gasoline and gasoil prices on the world market. In the first pricing window of this month …

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11-member MiDA board inaugurated

The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inaugurated a 11-member board to oversee the activities of the Millennium Development Authority. The board headed by the renowned Professor Yaa Ntiamoah Badu has been charged to ensure that the Power Compact II which has already come into force was completed within schedule. …

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Don’t increase fares now – Transport operators warned

The Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council (GRTCC) will be waiting till the end of March 2017 and possible developments regarding the passage of the Appropriation Bill before determining a review of transport fares. The Council has also said sections of the 2017 budget will have a direct impact on the review …

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