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Bawumia no more singing the Cedi chorus – Nii Lante Vanderpuye

Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodio constituency, Nii Lante Vanderpuye is wondering why Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is silent on the sharp depreciation of the Cedi against the dollar. According to him, Dr Bawumia as head of Government’s Economic Management Team, who made a lot of ‘noise’ while in opposition whenever the Cedi depreciated, cannot continue to remain silent …

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Cabinet approves automobile industrial policy

Cabinet has approved the draft automobile industrial policy which has been designed to guide the establishment of vehicle assembling plants and manufacturing firms in the country. The policy is expected to go through parliamentary scrutiny before becoming a working document. Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka Lindsay tells JoyBusiness, the government is engaging all stakeholders in order to …

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Ghana to weigh longer-term debt after Eurobond issuance

Ghana will work with the market to determine the tenure of possible longer-dated bonds for a future debt issuance after raising $3 billion this week, said Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta. The world’s second-biggest cocoa producer sold Eurobonds in a three-part deal with an average maturity of seven, 12 and 31 years after receiving $19.9 billion in offers, Ofori-Atta said in …

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Parliament not selling staff buses to cronies – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has dismissed as untrue media reports that ‘the Speaker, Rt Hon Mike Oquaye led administration is giving away some new buses to Members of Parliament under the guise of an auction’. According to Hon Mensah-Bonsu, to the best of his knowledge, the House has not yet decided on whether to …

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Netherlands and Ghana to promote democracy, rule of law – Ambassador

The Netherlands government says it intends to use its current membership of the United Nations Security Council to promote democratic ideals such as peace, rule of law and development. The Kingdom’s Ambassador to Ghana, Ronald strikker who disclosed this to Harriet Nartey, said the Netherlands is inspired by Ghana’s subscription to the same democratic credentials and will be counting the …

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I’m sorry – Dery to assaulted Ghanaian Times journalists

The Minister for the Interior, Mr Ambrose Dery, has apologised to three journalists of the Ghanaian Times who were brutally assaulted by three police officers last week. “On behalf of my ministry, I want to apologise for whatever actions of those in my sector agency might have done to you”, Mr Dery told journalists on Wednesday, 20 March 2019, adding: …

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NEIP CEO propose establishment of graduate entrepreneurship bursary scheme

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan, Mr. John Kumah has proposed the establishment of a University Entrepreneurship Bursary Scheme to help students implement their innovative ideas while in school or upon graduation. Speaking at the National Summit on Tertiary Education and Entrepreneurship Development held in Koforidua on the theme “ Putting our graduates to work”, …

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Ernest Opoku was romantic and very good in bed – Tracey Boakye

Kumawood actress Tracey Boakye has in an interview with Zionfelix on his Uncut show disclosed that despite Ernest Opoku cheated on her in the past which led to their breakup, he was a very romantic boyfriend and a master in the bedroom. Tracey Boakye was speaking to the blogger after the press conference of a new movie yet to be …

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Women farmers urged to explore other sources of income

Nana Adwoa Dokua, a Member of the Board of Directors of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) who also doubles as the Ambassador for the Women in Cocoa and Chocolate Network (WINCC) has called on women in cocoa farming to develop their skills to earn additional income from the production of cocoa. The women were entreated to look beyond cocoa cultivation as …

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Cedi records marginal appreciation against dollar after weeks of sustained depreciation

The Ghana cedi has started recording some marginal appreciation against the dollar on the market. Checks on the market show that on Thursday, March 14 the local currency did appreciate against the dollar by some 5 per cent to trade at around GH¢5.60 compared to about GH¢5.90 last Tuesday and Wednesday. The local currency again went up marginally on Friday, …

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