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Inflation For July Drops To 9.6%

The inflation rate for July 2018 declined to 9.6% compared with the rate of 10% recorded in June this year. The monthly change rate in July 2018 was 0.4%, compared with the rate of 1.0% recorded in June 2018. The reduction can be attributed to the results recorded for the non-food subgroup which declined from 11.2% to 10.7% in July. ...

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Waste to treasure – lessons from afar

Waste as nuisance on a street in Takoradi

Ghana, like most countries is at the crossroads, overwhelmed by the ever-increasing waste. The development has become a huge social problem even though the same waste can be a source of job and wealth creation. One of the key lessons I picked on a recent Petroleum Commission Oil and Gas Trade Mission to Scotland in the United Kingdom is how ...

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Ghana adds 700,000 people to its population each year

Ghana adds a total of 700,000 people to its population annually, the Executive Director of the National Population Council {NPC}, Dr Leticia Adelaide Appiah has disclosed. According to her, Ghanaians are headed for hardship if necessary measures are not instituted to curb the increasing population growth. She said many countries have moved on from having population as a human resource to targeting population ...

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La-Nkwantanang Assembly demolishes unauthorised structures

Some traders constructing structures for their wares at the Redco Market

The La-Nkwantanang Madina-Municipal Assembly{LaNMMA} has begun a decongestion exercise to rid the pavements and footbridges in the municipality of hawkers and traders. The assembly has, however, assigned a new place where the traders and hawkers can ply their trade without obstructing the flow of vehicular and human traffic. The exercise, which is expected to continue for weeks, has already affected ...

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Ghanaian businesses under foreign attack at Circle

At least 30 Ghanaian-owned shops have been destroyed at Cicle in Accra as a trade row betweeen locals and foreigners escalates. Scores of angry Ghanaian shop owners at Tiptoe lane, a busy buying and selling enclave at Circle in Accra have threatened their Nigerian counterparts of retaliation. A trader told Joy News’ Efua Chinery, the demolition began at 5am while ...

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Don’t Wait On Government For Jobs – Businessman Counsels Youth

Alexander Akwasi Aqcuah

CEO of The Community Hospitals Group (TCH), Alexander Akwasi Aqcuah, has urged jobless youth to venture into income generating activities rather than wait on government to provide them with jobs. It is better for the youth to start things on their own while the government supports them with needed incentives to help them grow their businesses, Mr. Acquah advised. The ...

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Consolidated Bank Assures Customers

Daniel Addo, CEO of Consolidated Bank Ghana

Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) Limited has assured its customers that it will meet their needs through its branches and channels. “However, as a new bank created out of several legacy institutions, there would of necessity, be a period of stabilization required to synchronize our operations across all our channels, the scope of which would be quite broad and cover every ...

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Unemployment, poverty push young Africans to migrate – Study

About half of two groups that are critical to African countries’ economic future-the young and the highly educated have considered emigrating in search of greener pastures, according to a new Afrobarometer video based on data from nine countries. Among the nine countries surveyed in 2017 – Zimbabwe, Ghana, Benin, Botswana, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, Uganda, Mali, and Nigeria – Zimbabwe has ...

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Govt committed to decongesting country’s prisons — Prez Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo presenting a sword of honour to Senior Under Officer (SUO) Stephen Kumah (left), Best All-Round, at the ceremony

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated the commitment of the government to decongest the country’s prisons. At the graduation ceremony of Officer Cadet Course Intake 25 of the Ghana Prisons Service at the Prisons Officers Training School in Accra yesterday, the President said the capacity of the country’s prisons, built to accommodate some 9,875 inmates, had been exceeded by ...

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Nana Drops Otiko In Cabinet Reshuffle

Otiko Afisa Djaba, Cynthia Morrison, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Paulina Tangoba Abayage, Pius Hadzide and Perry Okudzeto President Akufo-Addo carried out his first reshuffle of his government yesterday, swapping some ministers in what looks like musical chairs. Chief among the major casualties was Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, Otiko Afisa Djaba, who was replaced with the Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West in the ...

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