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Inflation’ll tumble – Addison

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr Ernest Addison, has projected a downward inflationary trend in the next economic year, barring any external pressures. According to Dr Addison, the central bank is keen on meeting its medium to long term inflation target of 8 ± 2 per cent for the fiscal year. Inflation over the past few months …

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Gov’t plans to ban rice, poultry imports in 3 years – Minister

Rice importers would be ordered to cease their trade in three years if everything goes as planned, the Agric Minister has said. The same applies to persons who import poultry products. Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto says the government is working fervently to “establish the local capacity” to meet demand. Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express programme on Wednesday, he said this should …

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Every Ghanaian knows we’re broke – Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has affirmed that Ghana as a country needs money and every citizen of this country can attest to it. The Minister who was speaking on Citi TV’s ‘Point of View’ Wednesday evening indicated that the Akufo-Addo led administration met a budget deficit of 9.3% from the erstwhile Mahama government. He said, “You can’t get away from …

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Modern roofs and cement buildings now in the north, thanks to Planting for Food and Jobs – Minister

The Agric Minister, Owusu Afriyie-Akoto has said success from the Planting for Food and Jobs programme is manifesting in the northern part of the country. Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express, the Minister said the rural communities along the route from the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi to Wa in the Upper West region are a perfect embodiment of this. These communities, …

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‘I spoke in the heat of passion’ – Bempah writes in Ibrahim defamation appeal

“The learned trial Judge erred when she held that the words spoken by the 1st Defendant (Ernest Owusu Bempah) in the heat of passion on a political discourse between the 1st Defendant and the NDC Panelist was actionable in a defamation suit.” The above is one of the arguments lawyers for director of Communications for the Ghana Gas Company Limited, …

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The vision of GaDangme Europe (GDEu) is transforming challenges facing GaDangme folks comes into reality…

The vision of GaDangme Europe (GDEu) is transforming challenges facing GaDangme folks comes into reality…    GaDangme unions under the umbrella association GaDangme Europe united on the 18th October 2019 in Hamburg, Germany as done yearly to hold their Annual General Meeting. The 18th October 2019 marks the 15th General Meeting to be held since foundation in the year 2008. …

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Be wary of spiritual attacks on the Ghana FA – Sannie Daara warns new president Okraku

Former spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association Ibrahim Sannie Daara has warned the association’s new president Kurt Okraku to be wary of “spiritual attack” in his administration. Daara, who served as the communication chief for the association for seven-years, says wicked characters within and outside the association have the penchant of plotting attacks on the FA aimed at bringing its …

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I had lost everything – Obrafuor narrates compelling story behind ‘Pae Mu Ka’ album

Hiplife artiste Obrafuor has revealed that his experiences in life which include the good and bad days led him to produce the ‘Pae Mu Ka’ album. He said in the days leading to the production of the album, which doubles as one of the greatest in the Hiplife fraternity, he had not only lost his mother but lost hope that …

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Corporate Income Taxes stifling rural banks’ support for communities

The decision by the government to up Corporate Income Taxes imposed on Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) from eight (8) to 25%, is said to be stifling their roles as community development partners. The national president of the Association of Rural Banks, Mr Daniel Ohene Kweku Owusu, listed the tax hikes as one of the “matters of concern” at a …

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We’ll reduce losses, improve service quality in energy sector – Ofori-Atta

Government says it is hopeful the country’s energy sector will witness improved efficiency when ongoing reviews in the sector are completed. A review of take or pay clauses in power purchase agreements is currently underway following the set-up of a steering committee under the Energy Sector Recovery Task Force, assigned with the responsibility to advise on Ghana’s energy sector and …

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