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  • Ghana: Dredging at Daboase Water Intake-Point Underway

    February 3, 2014 10:14 AM 15

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2014 with tags Africa, Daboase, dredging, Ghana, Intake, Point, underway, water. The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that the Daboase Water Intake-Point dredging project is currently underway. Mr Daniel Moumaalah, Western Regional Manager of GWCL, said that there was heavy siltation in the Intake-Point and the Pra River

  • UK to increase research budget

    February 3, 2014 8:34 AM 21

    Known as Horizon 2020, the programme is worth nearly £67bn (80bn euros) and covers the next seven years. The funds are allocated through a competitive process, in which Britain traditionally fares very well – second only to Germany. If this performance is maintained, UK universities, research centres and businesses could expect to receive £2bn in the first

  • Granting loans to SMEs made easy

    February 2, 2014 9:58 PM 13

    Mr Steve Kyerematen (2nd left), CEO of Activa International Insurance, interacting with members , Factors Chain International, during the conference on development of factoring in Africa. Factors Chain International (FCI), a multinational organisation based in Europe and America, has opened a branch in Ghana to do business with small and medium-scale

  • Did Duncan-Williams Arrest The Falling Cedi?

    February 2, 2014 8:55 PM 13

    Leading his followers, in Church today (Sunday), to pray for the recovery of the fast depreciating local currency, the Presiding Bishop and General Overseer of the Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM) headquartered in the national capital, Accra, said: “…I hold up the cedi with prayer and I command the cedi to recover and I declare the cedi will not fall; it will not fall any further

  • MTN & Airtel Lose Subscribers In The Tune 30,000

    February 2, 2014 1:07 PM 17

    Vodafone and Tigo were the only winners in the latest mobile market share report by the National Communications Authority (NCA). The report which is for November 2013 saw the dominant mobile operator in the country MTN losing over 20,000 of its subscribers. Its subscriber base reduced from 12,731,772 to 12,711,675 as at the end of November, 2013. Another

  • About 53% Of African Adopts To Tech Gap

    February 2, 2014 1:00 PM 30

    IBM has announced the results of a new study entitled ‘Setting the pace in Africa: How IT leaders deliver on the potential of emerging technologies’, which found that while nearly 87 percent of African IT leaders rank new technologies such as analytic, cloud, mobile and social media as being critical to business success, only 53% are pushing forward

  • Stanbic’s investor conference opens in Accra on Monday

    February 2, 2014 12:37 PM 29

    The Standard Bank West African Investors Conference, a confab that enables investors to get first-hand information from listed companies on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), will come off today at the Movenpick Hotel, Accra. The one-day event will see about 16 investors from Europe, America and Asia converge to acquire information from the listed companies

  • Italy and Ghana to conduct Naval exercise

    February 2, 2014 10:36 AM 22

    The Italian Navy Task Group is scheduled to conduct a joint maritime training exercise with the Ghana Navy from March 5-10, 2014. The Navy Task Force group from Italy comprises of four ships, namely Its Cavour (Aircraft Carrier), Bergamini (Frigate), Its Etna (Supply Ship) and Its Borsini (Offshore Patrol Vessel). A statement signed by M.A Larbi, a Lieutenant

  • GTA schools agencies on tourism levy regulations

    February 1, 2014 7:54 PM 34

    The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) is to organise a sensitisation programme on the Tourism Levy Regulation for tour companies car rental and agencies, travel agencies. This would be followed by the registration of all the agencies for the collection of the one per cent tourism levy to help grow the Tourism Development Fund. The levy, which was introduced

  • Reject GMOs In Ghana-Samia Nkrumah

    February 1, 2014 9:12 AM 30

    A leading member of the Coalition for Farmers Rights and Advocacy against Genetically Modified Organisms, Samia Yaaba Nkrumah has declared zero tolerance for attempts to introduce Genetically Modified Foods into the nation’s food supply chain. She said the group will not relent in its efforts at ensuring that the GMOs are not introduced in the country