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3 businesses you should consider right after the coronavirus war is won

Ghana is on a partial lockdown and most businesses have ceased. Life has almost come to a standstill. A virus we cannot see is threatening our lives and everything around us. Whoever thought a day would come that man, despite all his sophistication would bolt at the name of a virus? While we remain indoors, we should learn the lessons …

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Cashew farmers in Kintampo cry over negative impact of coronavirus on their businesses

Cashew farmers in Kintampo have stated that the coronavirus has negatively impacted their businesses due to the global restrictions caused by the pandemic. According to them, the shutdown of export markets in Asia is having a devastating impact on the livelihood of cashew farmers locally. Farmers observed that early this year, the local market price of cashew was about GHC …

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PIAC calls on government to reduce 2020 ABFA expenditure

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has called on the government to review and reduce the planned 2020 Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) expenditure and apply the savings to the COVID-19 Alleviation Programme. The Committee has recommended to the government to explore other domestic revenue sources such as cocoa and minerals, given that these sectors were still in active …

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Coronavirus: Dome market closed down for non-compliance

The Dome market in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency in the Greater Accra Region has been closed down over the inability of traders to observe the lockdown arrangements and protocols. The government has restricted movement in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions as well as Kasoa for two weeks. It took effect from Monday, 30 March 2020 to prevent further spread …

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Public urged to patronise community markets to avoid overcrowding

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), on Sunday appealed to the public to patronise the community markets for their foodstuff to prevent overcrowding at major markets in the Metropolis. This would help maintain the social distancing protocol outlined by Government to stem the spread of the COVID-19, he said. Mr Sowah made the appeal at a …

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SMEs to enjoy 2 year soft loans scheme – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says government will roll out a two-year soft loan scheme for small and medium scale businesses as part of government support for them in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The President has also announced that government will absolve water bills for the next three months as Ghanaians observe measures to curb the spread of covid-19 in the …

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Ken Ofori-Atta announces government’s planned support for informal sector

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced government intends to support the informal sector as part of measures to mitigate the negative impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the economy. According to the minister, government has already begun engagement with several trade unions and associations on how various players in the informal sector can benefit from the financial relief package government allocated. While …

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NPA dismisses LPG marketers’ arguments of overburdening consumers

The National Petroleum Authority has dismissed arguments by the Liquified Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies Association of Ghana that the introduction of the Cylinder Recovery Levy will increase the cost of LPG. The Liquified Petroleum Gas Marketing Companies Association of Ghana, in a statement, called on the NPA to withdraw the new levy immediately, and further engage industry players on the …

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Global food prices drop in March – FAO Index

World food prices declined sharply in March, driven mostly by demand-side contractions linked to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the drop in global oil prices due mostly to expectations of economic slowdown as governments roll out restrictions designed to respond to the health crisis. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of …

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Food Vendors acclaim President and Tema MCE

Food vendors in Tema, one of the cities under lockdown for the coronavirus infections, are heaving a sigh of relief after misinformation about the ongoing lockdown which prevented them from selling was cured. In response to what they themselves have been calling a cure from ignorance, the vendors have been opening eateries, joints and ‘chop bars’ again amidst praises to …

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