• Finance Minister presents 2019 budget today

    The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta will today present to Parliament the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government for the 2019 fiscal year. This is in accordance with Article 179 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, which enjoined the Finance Minister to present government’s fiscal policy statement to Parliament. Article 179 (1) states “The President shall cause to be prepared [...]

    Finance Minister presents 2019 budget today
  • Laweh Open University hold 2nd matriculation ceremony in Accra

    Management of Laweh Open University is to offer scholarships to some prisoners in the country to pursue various tertiary programmes.     This is to improve their academic qualifications to enable them to contribute their quota to national development after serving their sentences.       President of the Open University, Professor Goski Alabi, disclosed this at the University’s 2nd [...]

    Laweh Open University hold 2nd matriculation ceremony in Accra
  • Office of Special Prosecutor apolitical—Akoto Ampaw

    A legal practitioner, Akoto Ampaw has taken a strong exception to some assertions that the creation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) by the government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is merely a political gimmick to clamp down on political opponents. “The Office of the Special Prosecutor is a novelty which is against a certain culture of [...]

    Office of Special Prosecutor apolitical—Akoto Ampaw
  • Kojo Bonsu woos NDC delegates

    Delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central, Eastern and Western Regions have hailed flagbearer aspirant, Kojo Bonsu for his message of unity and hope.   “Kojo Bonsu, we love your message and campaign style,” the delegates from the three regions declared during their interaction with the former Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.   After delivering his [...]

    Kojo Bonsu woos NDC delegates
  • MP decries govt inaction over anti-graft law

    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi South, Bernard Ahiafor has decried the government’s failure to meet its own deadline to present a Legislative Instrument (L.I.) for the Office of Special Prosecutor (OSP) to Parliament in the fight against corruption. “The government’s failure to ensure the L.I. is passed one year after the appointment of the Special Prosecutor is a [...]

    MP decries govt inaction over anti-graft law
 

Politics »

Office of Special Prosecutor apolitical—Akoto Ampaw

Office of Special Prosecutor apolitical—Akoto Ampaw

November 15, 2018 at 9:14 am

A legal practitioner, Akoto Ampaw has taken a strong exception to some assertions that the creation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) by the government of the...

  • Kojo Bonsu woos NDC delegates
    Kojo Bonsu woos NDC delegates

    Delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Central, Eastern and Western Regions have hailed flagbearer...

    November 15, 2018 at 9:11 am
  • MP decries govt inaction over anti-graft law
    MP decries govt inaction over anti-graft law

    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi South, Bernard Ahiafor has decried the government’s failure to meet...

    November 15, 2018 at 9:05 am
  • national chairman
    national chairman

    I will transform NDC—Ofosu Ampofo National chairmanship aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel...

    November 15, 2018 at 9:02 am
 

Business »

Comply with BoG policies or fold up – RCBs told

November 15, 2018 at 9:48 am

Rural and community banks (RCBs) must adhere strictly to Bank of Ghana’s risk and compliance policies to avoid folding up, Kojo Mattah, Managing Director of the ARB Apex...

  • Inflation drops to 9.5% in October
    Inflation drops to 9.5% in October

    The country for the first time in five years recorded its lowest inflation rate in October, this year, the Ghana...

    November 15, 2018 at 9:47 am
  • AIF secures US$32bn  investment
    AIF secures US$32bn investment

    A total of 45 investment deals worth US$32 billion have been signed at the first African Investment Forum (AIF)...

    November 14, 2018 at 9:27 am
  • Minescho Credit Union assets grow
    Minescho Credit Union assets grow

    The Minescho Co-operative Credit Union in the Western Region, has recorded assets growth by 18.4 per cent from...

    November 14, 2018 at 9:26 am
 

Education »

Laweh Open University hold 2nd matriculation ceremony in Accra

Laweh Open University hold 2nd matriculation ceremony in Accra

November 15, 2018 at 9:21 am

Management of Laweh Open University is to offer scholarships to some prisoners in the country to pursue various tertiary programmes.     This is to improve their...

Sports »

Ghana wins West Africa Triathlon Championship

Ghana wins West Africa Triathlon Championship

November 14, 2018 at 8:45 am

GHANA made a huge mark as a force to reckon with on the global stage in triathlon with a dominant performance in the maiden edition of the West Africa Zone 1 Triathlon Championship...

Human Interest

Trade Ministry poised to develop industries at local level

Trade Ministry poised to develop industries at local level

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has indicated government’s readiness to support industrial and agricultural sectors at the local level. This, it explained would expedite the country’s development and economic growth. To achieve this, the ministry would support local business enterprises and synergies the industrial and agriculture sectors at the districts. The sector minister, Allan Kyerematen, stated when he donated [...]

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Sonzele Rural Bank surpasses minimum capital requirement

The Sonzele Rural Bank Limited operating in the Upper West Region has exceeded the minimum capital requirement of ¢1,000,000.00 set out by Bank of Ghana (BoG), according to its financial reports for 2017. Shareholders’ fund of the bank grew marginally from GH¢3,350,127.00 to GH¢3,380839.00 in the year under review and witnessed assets growth from GH¢15,348,096.00 in 2016 to GH¢18,693,393.00 in [...]

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GRA to audit duty-free shops

All duty-free shops, henceforth, will be subjected to comprehensive audit, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced. The GRA said it suspected that the duty-free regime was being abused by some of the operators of the Free Zone Enclave. Duty-free shops do not pay taxes on their imports. “It has always been our suspicion that the regime was being abused. [...]

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Land tenure system collapsing businesses – Bomarts

Government has been urged to expedite the process of addressing the challenges in the land tenure system to make the country conducive for business. “The current land tenure system being operated in the country is collapsing businesses; it is not business friendly at all; it needs prompt review  to attract investors,” said  Anthony Botchway, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bomarts [...]

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Ghana, Italy to deepen relationship

Ghana, Italy to deepen relationship

Ghana and Italy yesterday renewed their commitment to strengthen their partnerships to promote investment in key sectors of the Ghanaian economy. At a meeting in Accra with the Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Giovanni Favalli, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, said the government was focused on reviewing its relationship with development partners to focus on trade and [...]

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GNAT threatens strike actions over group insurance deductions

GNAT threatens strike actions over group insurance deductions

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has threatened a possible strike action if the Ghana Education Service (GES) fails to ensure that members who were enrolled onto the State Insurance Company (SIC) group insurance policy and deducted without their consent are not refunded with interest by November 30. A statement signed and issued by Philippa Larsen, National President of [...]

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Reduce power, water tariffs …by 15, 12 per cent respectively  -TUC demands

Reduce power, water tariffs …by 15, 12 per cent respectively -TUC demands

Ahead of the presentation of the 2019 Budget and Economic Policy Statement today, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Ghana, has proposed a further reduction of electricity tariff by 15 per cent. It is also wishing that the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) would slash water tariffs by 12 per cent in next year’s review of utility tariff. In a proposal [...]

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NDC goes to polls on Saturday …8,500 delegates to decide fate of 65 aspirants

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says all is set for its national delegate’s conference this Saturday at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, where the party will elect new National Executive Committee (NEC) members. A total of 8,500 delegates are expected to decide the fate of 65 aspirants who are vying for NEC positions including Chairman, General Secretary and National [...]

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‘Focus on three areas on cooperation with China’

Ghana’s ambassador to China, Mr Edward Boateng has called for cooperation and collaboration between ministries to enable Ghana focus on three areas to benefit meaningfully from its cooperation with China.   He said Ghana must prioritise and focus on infrastructural development, such as roads construction, human resource development including training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and agricultural production [...]

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Troops help search for wildfire victims

Troops help search for wildfire victims

National Guard troops are to arrive in northern California to help search for more victims of a wildfire that has killed 48 people. On Wednesday, about 100 military police will join teams searching what remains of the town of Paradise after the Camp Fire incinerated it. Several victims have filed a lawsuit against an electricity company accused of starting the [...]

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