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Ghana’s unemployment rate reduces by 3.5% – Ghana Living Standard Survey

The total unemployment rate in Ghana has reduced by some 3.5 percentage points despite the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the job sector and the economy at large. This came to the fore when the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Ignatius Baffuor Awuah took his turn at the periodic “Meet The Press” series organized by the Ministry of Information yesterday. According ...

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Stop ‘galamsey’ threat to cocoa sector

Cocoa is the backbone of Ghana’s economy, generating about $2 billion in foreign exchange annually. The crop is a major contributor to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GPD). Producing many metric tonnes of the beans annually, the country is the second largest producer of cocoa and the only supplier of premium beans in the world. About 850,000 farmer families in ...

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Ghana Card/NHIS integration to boost Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – NHIA CEO

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says the policy intervention to allow Ghanaians use Ghana cards to access healthcare under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is the surest means of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. In the estimation of Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, the NHIA had preempted that there would be a Ghana card ...

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Over 500 settlers along White Volta to be resettled

The Public Relations Officer of the Volta River Authority (VRA), David Prah, has revealed that the authority is currently putting in place plans to enable it relocate settlers along the White Volta in the North East Region to protect them against floods and also the spillage of the Bagre Dam. He announced this after officials of the VRA donated relief ...

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Two Ghanaians extradited to face multi-million-dollar fraud-related charge in USA

Two persons accused of cybercrime have been extradited from Ghana to the United States to face charges for their roles in separate multi-million dollar scams. The two are 33-year-old Deborah Mensah who is facing charges over a US$10 million fraud and 27-year old Maxwell Peter also facing criminal investigations being handled by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of ...

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Ghana govt suspends ban on accident vehicle imports

The government of Ghana has reportedly suspended the implementation of the amended Customs (Amendment) Bill 2020 that bans the importation of accident and salvaged motor vehicles into the country. This was disclosed in an interview by the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF) on Thursday though the government is yet to give full details about the suspension. The act which ...

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Oil recovery would depend on reduction of virus risk, trade tensions – Moody’s

Global demand for transportation fuel will remain below trailing five-year average levels beyond 2021, barring a speedier resolution to both the COVID-19 pandemic and trade tensions among the largest oil consuming nations, international rating agency Moody’s has said. “Mitigating these risks effectively would accelerate the oil market’s recovery,” it added. It said the pandemic will have a lasting impact on ...

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Hosting the AfCFTA Secretariat – Leveraging Regional Integration to drive investments

On August 17th 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghana handed over the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat building to the African Union (AU) Commission. Once in motion, the core mandate of the secretariat will be to implement the African Continental Free Trade Agreement which has been described by the World Economic Forum as the largest trade bloc by number of ...

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Upgraded Odweanoma paragliding site to be commissioned during ‘Yenko Kwahu’ festival

Under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration with the Kwahu Traditional Authority and the Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN) is scheduled to commission the upgraded Odweanoma Paragliding Site on Monday, September 21, a statement by the GTA has said. According to the statement, the Paragliding Festival, which is one of ...

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Bolga-Bawku highway to be partially open to traffic

The Bolga-Bawku highway is expected to be partially opened to traffic from Thursday, September 17 after the Brazilian construction firm Queiroz Galvao said it is partially done with the reconstruction of the road. The 116 kilometer Bolga–Bawku–Pulmakom was cut off, following the flooding and torrential rains in the area. Work began on Tuesday, September 15 with the contractors clearing and ...

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