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Emirates, AWA sign partnership agreement to connect passengers within W/A destinations

Emirates Airlines, an international airline operater, and Africa World Airlines (AWA) have announced a one-way interline agreement to connect passengers within West African destinations. Under the agreement, Emirates customers will have the opportunity to connect to selected routes of Africa World Airlines’ network. It is also expected to open up new African destinations for Emirates customers from May 2019. In ...

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SEC to ‘strongly enforce’ directive on guaranteed returns

Mr Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is sending a strong warning to Fund Managers and other market operators against promising guaranteed returns on investments. Director-General of the SEC, Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh said although some investment firms have defied the directive since 2014, the securities market regulator will descend heavily on violating firms in the coming days. “You are not supposed to ...

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Seidu Agongo writes: We can only grow when we empower our own

Once I asked myself: ‘why are staff of World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) so much interested in the wellbeing of countries far away from their homes and the head offices of their employers?’ Before I could blink, the answer flashed: It is because the world is interconnected. Should those countries fail, the wellbeing of the entire global ...

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Strong laws, poor implementation characterize African resources sector – Research

Countries across resource-rich sub-Saharan Africa are failing to reap the benefits from their wealth of endowments of oil and minerals due to an “implementation gap” between the laws that govern extractive industries and the practices, in reality, new research has stated. An analysis by the Natural Resource Governance Institute of the extractive industries in 28 sub-Saharan African countries reveals that ...

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Coalition hails Parliament for passing a robust RTI law

The Parliament of the Republic of Ghana has received plaudits for passing a Right to Information (RTI) law whose text has been described as “solid and robust” and has the potential to stand the test of time. Assessing the bill as passed by the Parliament of Ghana recently, the Right to Information Coalition indicated that, “excepting a few provisions, the ...

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Human attitude responsible for 70% of floods – Deputy NADMO Director

Abu Ramadan

A Deputy Director General of the National Disaster Management Organisation [NADMO] has said that there cannot be a lasting solution to floods in Ghana until there is attitudinal change. Mr. Abu Ramadan speaking on the Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Tuesday said human element contributes 60% to 70% of floods in the country. “There may not be a lasting solution,” ...

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Sand winning activities threaten water supply to Tamale, other areas

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has said it may be forced to shut down its water treatment plant at Dalun in the Kumbungu District in the Northern Region if sand winning activities around the White Volta was not stopped. The company is unable to treat enough water drawn from the river at its Nawuni intake point at Dalun because ...

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SafariBet & Lollibet operations suspended by Gaming Commission

The Gaming Commission of Ghana (GAC) has revoked the licences of sports betting companies; Lollibet and SafariBet Sports Betting after preliminary findings showed that their operations contravened the Gaming Act of 2006. The GCA has also commenced further investigations into the operations of the two companies after preliminary findings found that they had flouted Section 46 of the Gaming Act, ...

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Extreme partisanship affecting fight against corruption — NCCE Director

The Agona West Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Sekyi Sam, has stated that the rise in bribery and corruption cases in the society is as a result of extreme partisanship in the country. According to him, because of politics, people or individuals alleged to have engaged in corrupt practices were let off the hook ...

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Ibn Chambas promotes rice production technology

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas

The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representattive for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, is championing campaign on a new technology aimed at improving rice production in the country and the Africa continent. Known as the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), the technology which focuses on the small-scale farmer, has the potential to double or even triple ...

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