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Ghana’s Exports To Turkey Reach $180m

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 10:59 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice

Ghana’s exports to Turkey have increased from $168 million in 2015 to $180.4 million in 2016. The Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Nesrin Bayazit, revealed this at a meeting in Kumasi with the Ghanaian business community. Turkey is ninth on the list of countries Ghana imports diverse products while Ghana, on the other hand, is the […]

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ADB Pledges GH¢200m To 1D1F

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 10:40 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics

The Agricultural Development Bank (adb) has pledged GH¢200 million to support the One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative by government which seeks to industrialise the Ghanaian economy. “The 1D1F is a very good initiative by the government to transform our economy from a service based to a more industrial focused economy where we can produce […]

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FDI Records Growth

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 10:28 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) recorded total investments of $4.37 billion through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). A GIPC quarterly report attributed the increase in FDI in Ghana to improving macroeconomic environment. GIPC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) R. Yoofi Grant is quoted in the updated report as saying that the center had “closed the third […]

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Private Firms Barred From Lifting BOST’s Contaminated Fuel – Agyarko

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 10:25 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice

Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has told Parliament that no individual is now allowed to lift contaminated oil from Ghana’s Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST). This, he said, is part of interim measures to prevent the supply of contaminated fuel onto the Market following the BOST scandal where some 5 million liters of substandard fuel […]

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Security Services To Hold Counter Terrorism Awareness Exercise

Posted: November 24, 2017 at 10:21 am   /   Editor's Choice, Security

Albert Kan- Dapaah, National Security Minister The security services in the country will over the weekend undertake a simulation exercise to educate the public on the fight against terrorism. The exercise codename, ‘Exercise Home Shield’ is to mimic real life scenarios to help stakeholders to objectively assess the capabilities of counter-terrorism agencies in the country. […]

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The plight of pregnant women in the Kpandai District

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 10:38 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health

Riding on a motorcycle with the weight of a baby, quite a distance, just to get to the nearest medical facility; this is the stress a pregnant woman in the Kpandai District in the Northern Region has to go through to gain access to healthcare and or deliver her baby due to the lack of […]

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Finance Minister Hints Of NIB, ADB Merger To Form National Dev’t Bank

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 10:27 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics

The Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has hinted of a possible merger between National Investment Bank (NIB) and the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) to form the National Development Bank announced in the 2018 budget. He said at a post budget forum Wednesday morning that a merger of the two publicly owned banks could help create […]

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Buipe, Yapei bridges closed over fears of collapse

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 10:25 am   /   Editor's Choice, Science & Environment

Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako Attah has directed the immediate closure of two bridges crucial to economic activity between the northern Ghana and the rest of the country. Engineers say the Buipe and Yapei bridges are so weak they could collapse anytime soon. Following a routine inspection on Wednesday, the Roads Minister said repair […]

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MPs fight over 2018 budget

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 10:23 am   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics

The debate on the 2018 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of government by Members of Parliament (MPs) started yesterday, with the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) accusing the present New Patriotic Party (NPP) government of lacking credibility when it comes to the implementation of economic policies nicely packaged in the budget. The Majority NPP also […]

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Bawumia will be a good president – Amoako Tuffour

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 10:03 am   /   Editor's Choice, Opinion, Politics

A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Kwame Amoako Tuffour, says Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has proven that he will be a successful leader after Nana Addo. Speaking to Bismark Brown on Atinka TV’s ‘Ghana nie’ Wednesday, Dr. Amoako Tuffour explained that although he was not supportive when Nana Addo named […]

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