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SSNIT cautions workers against misleading pension schemes

Director-General, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, has called on workers to be wary of misleading pension schemes that will worsen their plight at pension. He said SSNIT had already built a robust scheme that considered the welfare of contributors and urged them to make use of that advantage. Dr Ofori-Tenkorang said this at a day’s …

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ILGS appoints Dr Nicholas Awortwi as new Director

The Governing Council of the Institute of Local Governance Studies (ILGS) has appointed Dr Nicholas Awortwi as the Institute’s new Director with effect from 3rd June 2019. A statement signed by Mr David Osei-Wusu, Registrar, ILGS, and copied to the Ghana News Agency said Dr Awortwi holds a PhD Cum Laude (with Distinction) in Development Studies from the Institute of …

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European Commission hails Ghana’s economic progress

Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness has hailed Ghana’s steady economic progress over the past two decades. He said Ghana’s strong economic progress, in particular over the last two decades, means that there was substantial opportunity for doing more. Mr Katainen gave the commendation on Thursday in his presentation at Council on Foreign Relations …

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GRIB to add value to rice production

The Ghana Rice Inter- Professional Body (GRIB), a national umbrella organization of rice stakeholders, has met with value chain stakeholders of the crop in the Volta and Oti regions to brainstorm on how to add value to rice production. Mr Abraham Dwuma Odoom, Vice Chairperson, Select Committee on Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs and Member of Parliament for Twifo Atti- …

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MTN picks up three awards at Health Environment Safety and Security Awards

MTN Ghana has picked up three awards at the maiden edition of the Health Environment Safety and Security (HESS) Awards held in Accra. MTN received awards in the following categories; Most Safety and Security Conscious Company of the Year,Best Company in Environment Management Practices and Best Company in HESS Compliance Receiving the awards, the Head of Security and Safety at …

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Price of domestic gas will drop soon – Deputy Energy Minister

Deputy Energy Minister, Mohammed Amin Adam says the price of domestic gas will soon drop on the markets. According to him, the government is recalibrating domestic gas prices to be able to achieve the target. The decision to recalibrate follows various complaints from businesses about the high cost of the commodity which makes it difficult for their businesses to thrive. …

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Ghana offers free oil & gas technical assistance to Guyana

Ghana has made available free technical assistance to Guyana, following the discoveries of considerable deposits of oil and gas resources offshore Guyana. Since 2018, there have been several high impact discoveries of conventional oil and gas in Guyana, with US oil giant, ExxonMobil, in February 2019, making it 11th and 12th discoveries. Speaking at a State Luncheon held in his …

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Customs suspends movement of uncleared cargoes following missing containers

The Marine Port and Railways Command of the Ghana Police is currently investigating circumstances surrounding the disappearance of some ten 20-footer containers of canned tomatoes from the port of Tema during a transfer process to gazette the consignment. The Marine, Port and Railways Police took over the assignment, when the Tema Command of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue …

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Reduce the use of foreign currency; spend more cedis – Stanbic Bank to government

Head of Global Markets at Stanbic Bank Ghana Afua Twumwaa Bulley has advised government on the need to spend more of the Ghana cedi and use in moderation the foreign currency. Ms Bulley indicated that the cedi depreciates whenever the demand for foreign currencies outstrips supply. “The forex market is like any other market, once there is demand for it …

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MTN to provide skills training for 40 young people

MTN Ghana in partnership with the National Youth Authority (NYA) is to train over 40 young people as part of this year’s MTN 21 days Y’ello Care in the Eastern Region. The two weeks training programme which has commenced, will see beneficiaries receive training in beads making, cosmetology, which includes makeup, manicure and pedicure and online digital marketing in web …

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