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BoG committee assesses Ghana’s economy from today

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana will today (Wednesday) start its quarterly meetings to review the health of the economy. The committee will also assess the impact of major economic policies introduced by the central bank to stabilize the economy. On top of the agenda are likely to be the depreciation of the cedi, the marginal …

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Mid-Year Budget Review must show how job initiatives are doing

As Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta prepares to present the Mid-Year Budget Review tomorrow. Mr. Ofori-Atta is expected to among other issues show, how government is performing so far in its initiatives aimed at creating jobs. In presenting the 2018 Budget earlier in February, the Finance Minister said the Youth Employment Agency will increase its enrolment levels from about 62,000 to …

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Ga priest fights fishing ban

Nuumo Blafo II, Wulomo for Ga Mashie in the Greater Accra Region, has asked the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture to take a second look at the one-month ban placed on all fishing activity, which, he says, will affect the Homowo festival of the Ga people. According to him, the Homowo festival is characterised by fishing activities, and, so, the …

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3 allegedly rob Chinese master, set house ablaze

Personnel of the Commercial Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested three persons suspected to have attacked and robbed their Chinese master of $40,000 and GH¢ 30,000 in addition to personal belongings after which they set the apartment ablaze. The three suspects who were former employees of the victim have been identified as Collins Opoku Manu, 21 …

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Fishing Ban: National Best Fisherman to sue government

The 2004 National Best Fisherman, Opanin Yena, has served notice that he will sue government over the ban on all fishing activity. According to him, the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture took the decision without factoring in concerns expressed by the fishermen. To that end, he said, fishermen are unhappy with the ban and will, therefore, resort to the court …

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Who gets Electoral Commission top job? 4 names pop up

Barring any hitches, President Akufo-Addo would nominate a new chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) to replace the sacked Charlotte Osei. Rumour mills are agog with speculations as to who would take over from Mrs Osei. The President’s nomination is likely to be later in the week. He would also nominate two deputies to replace Amadu Sulley in-charge of Operations …

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No trading in ADB shares for three days as shareholders drop

From today, July 17, 2018, investment brokers and other parties interested in the trading of shares of ADB, cannot engage in the service. It follows the suspension of trading activities of ADB by the managers of the Ghana Stock Exchange for three days. The Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange, Kofi Yamoah disclosed this decision to Citi Business News …

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7 suspected robbers gunned down over police officer’s death

Seven out of the eight suspected robbers, whose attack reportedly led to the death of a Police Officer with the SWAT Unit of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, have been gunned down. The deceased officer, Lance Corporal Daniel Teiku, was on duty with his colleague, Lance Corporal Eric Nsiah, when eight masked men attacked the vehicle they were travelling in …

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OST undergoing restructuring to be more transparent

The Management of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited, has said the company is undergoing a radical restructuring of its business to make it more transparent and accountable. The company said it is currently in the process of implementing more effective corporate governance measures aimed at ensuring that management is better placed to deal with the current …

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Government to tackle congestion at KIA

The Ministry of Aviation has initiated discussions with some allied Ministries for an integrated transport mode and alternatives to manage and address congestion at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Sector Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah mentioned some of the allied Ministries as the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Road and Highways, Ministry of Railways Development, the Ministry of Interior and the …

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