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UK turning to Ghana as trade and investment destination

As the United Kingdom gets closer and closer to a widely feared no-deal exit from the European Union, its private sector is already making moves to cement alternative trade and investment counterparties. One of them is Ghana, a traditional major trade and investment partner which has lost ground to various counterparties in both western and eastern Europe over the past …

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SSNIT launches Mobile Service Week in Takoradi

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has launched its Mobile Service Week at the Takoradi Mall in the Western Region. The SSNIT Mobile Service is an annual event where SSNIT officers move from their regular office setting to pitch camp at vantage locations across the country to bring its services closer to their Members and Clients. The Mobile …

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Foreign investors have absolute confidence in Ghana’s economy – Ayorkor Botchwey

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey has noted that foreign investors now have absolute confidence in Ghana’s economy due to the good policies introduced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. She revealed that the investors are willing to invest in the economy to create more jobs for the people of this country owing to the confidence …

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Debts: IMF’s projections for Ghana mere statistics – Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has described the projections made by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding Ghana’s debt situation as merely statistical. He told TV3’s Etornam Sey in an exclusive interview on Monday, October 26 that the government of Ghana was not too concerned about the debt because attention was focused on spending the funds to protect Ghanaians against the outbreak of …

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Never talk to the President like your child again; you’re warned! – Socrates to Yvonne Nelson & co

Movie Producer, Socrates Sarfo has slammed actress Yvonne Nelson and other Ghanaian celebrities who sort of mounted pressure on the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to make a statement on the brutalities in neighbouring Nigeria that has claimed numerous lives as a result of recent protests in the country. For about two weeks now, the Nigerians have embarked on continuous street protests …

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Expect more jobs, factories in Akufo-Addo’s next term – NPP

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has pledged to create more jobs and factories in every Ghanaian district in its second term. The NPP since its return to power following its annihilation of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2016 general elections, created over two million direct and indirect jobs targeted at the Ghanaian youth. Seven hundred and seventy-eight thousand of those jobs …

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Gov’t begins distribution of 500K improved cook stoves

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched the distribution of the 500,000 improved cookstoves project, at a ceremony at Akuse, in the Eastern Region, on Monday, 26 October 2020. It will be recalled that during the 2nd Africa Climate Change Summit held in October 2019, in Accra, President Akufo-Addo indicated how the effect of Climate Change is undermining Africa’s ability for …

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Andy Kankam shares how political interference in policing can be stopped

Editor of the Informer Newspaper, Andy Kankam, has proposed that for political interference in the police service to end, there must be a change in the attitude of police personnel. In the special segment of the Happy Morning Show dubbed the ‘Editors’ Take’, Andy explained that even though political actors are mostly blamed for this canker, the attitude of police …

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€256m Ashiaman-Akosombo road project commences; to be completed in 30 months

President Akufo-Addo on Monday cut the sod for the commencement of work on the 64-kilometre Ashaiman to Akosombo road dualisation project. The road project will cost some €256 million, is scheduled to be completed in 30 months, and is being constructed by INZAG GmbH of the Federal Republic of Germany. The project involves the construction of a two-lane dual carriageway …

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GIPC eyes increased intra-Africa investment

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) says it will promote intra-Africa investments in an effort to monetise the economic opportunities spread across the continent. According to the CEO of the centre, Yofi Grant, the private sector in Africa has done a commendable job of increasing cross-national investment within the continent—and the GIPC, as a state body, will encourage the trend. “In …

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