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Heritage Bank gets PECB certification despite licence revocation

World-renowned Canada-based certification body, PECB, located in Montréal, has issued a management system certificate to Heritage Bank Limited (HBL) of Ghana, despite the revocation of its licence recently by the Bank of Ghana. PECB, which is a respected certification body for persons, management systems, and products on a wide range of international standards, said in its correspondence to the erstwhile …

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AshantiGold CEO lauds government’s initiative to support Ghanaian clubs in CAF competition

Chief Executive Officer of AshantiGold Frederick Acheampong has lauded the Government’s decision to give financial cushioning to Ghanaian clubs who qualify for the group stage of CAF inter-club competitions. The government on Tuesday announced a US$150,000 to Kumasi Asante Kotoko following their qualification into the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup. It is a new move by Government to …

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Security beefed up ahead of Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election

Police have beefed up security ahead of Thursday’s Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election. The Accra Regional Police Command said Wednesday there will be a high presence security force at all polling stations, collation centres and all other relevant locations associated with the electoral process. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Effia Tenge, who is Head of the Public Affairs Unit in Accra, …

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Contention over commencement date delaying passage of RTI bill – MP

A controversial amendment to the Right to Information Bill proposed by the Member of Parliament for Suhum, Frederick Opare-Ansah, is the only outstanding matter that is holding up the passage of the bill. The amendment says the RTI bill should have a commencement clause which will allow it to only take effect 12 months after it has been passed by …

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Of hereditary jobs and politics

A few days ago, I watched a video clip of an angry young woman threatening hell and damnation against the President of the Republic. Since the subject of her anger was Menzgold, I thought I had heard already all there was to say on the subject, until she caught my attention with a narration about her pedigree. The group of …

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Mobile Money transactions hit GH¢233 billion in 2018

The value of transactions carried out on mobile money platforms for 2018 reached GH¢233 billion. This was contained in the Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) latest statistics covering electronic payments from 2018. Breakdown of Data The data showed the value of transactions increased from GH¢155 billion to 233 billion representing 43% growth in just a year. The Data secured from the …

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Ken Agyapong must be suspended; he’ll lose his immunity – Muntaka

Minority Chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak, wants Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, suspended from Parliament for the rest of this session. According to the Asawase MP, he will push for this sanction when he appears before the Privileges Committee to make a case of contempt of parliament against his colleague. This follows a near fisticuffs between the two legislators on the …

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I’ll summon Nogokpo, Antoa to kill beneficiaries of my son’s cash – NAM 1’s father

Persons who benefited from the cash of the embattled Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold Ghana Limited, Nana Appiah Mensah alias NAM 1 have the dreaded Nogokpo shrine in the Volta Region and the Antoa Nyamaa in the Ashanti Region to contend with, MyNewsGh.com Father of NAM 1 on Accra-based Zylofon FM on Tuesday in an interview monitored by this portal, …

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86 percent of Ghanaian businesses not measured – Ahomka Lindsay

Ghana’s inability to stay among countries with the best economic reforms can be attributed to the inability to measure indigenous businesses, Deputy Trades Minister Robert Ahomka Lindsay has explained. According to the Deputy Minister, 86 percent of Ghanaian owned businesses are not measured despite their long existence and interactions with consumers. He noted that it is difficult to manage the …

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Ghanaian company turning coconut husk into usable products

Nothing is left to go waste after consuming coconut water and its fruit as Ghanaian companies have found a way in turning the hard husk of coconut into usable materials and artefacts. Coconut fibre mats, coconut fibre board, coconut fibre seedling pots, coconut fibre dish scrub pad, coconut fibre cold pressed bicycle seat, based shoe inner sole pads, foam mattress, …

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