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  • Sharp sues Hisense to get its name off low-end TVs

    June 13, 2017 1:35 AM 2

    The lawsuit accuses Hisense of slapping Sharp's brand on poor-quality televisions sold in the US. Amid a financial crunch, Sharp in 2015 licensed the right to use its name in the US to Chinese electronics maker Hisense. But now, Sharp alleges that Hisense is damaging its brand by slapping its name on poor-quality televisions. Sharp filed a lawsuit against

  • Multi-billion dollar Africa-India partnership aims to eradicate energy poverty

    June 12, 2017 10:05 AM 3

    Pieces are falling into place for an important collaboration between India and Africa to end energy poverty. The stakes are high, as sub-Saharan Africa and India account for over 80 percent of the world’s 1.1 billion unelectrified. On the heels of the first annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) ever held in India last month, this cross-continental

  • Disposal of plastics into sea killing wildlife – EPA

    June 12, 2017 9:29 AM 3

    Mr John Pwamang, Acting Executive Director, of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday said the disposal of plastics and debris into the ocean was leading to enlargement and death of some marine wildlife through ingestion. He said human activities such as over fishing, use of inappropriate fishing gears, introduction of foreign species

  • Emirates offers special fare and free visa to Dubai

    June 11, 2017 2:28 AM 5

    Emirates is offering Ghanaian travellers the opportunity to visit Dubai with a special Economy and Business Class return airfare that includes a free Visa, a free third piece of luggage of up to 23 kg and a “My Emirates Pass”. Under the special offer, an Economy Class ticket from Accra to Dubai, airport taxes inclusive, costs US$599 and Business Class

  • Ghana School Survey and Mapping to re-open on June 12

    June 9, 2017 7:36 PM 9

    Accra, June 9, GNA - Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources on Friday inaugurated the governing board of the Ghana School of Survey and Mapping with a call on them to come out with innovative ideas. The Minister announced that the School which was closed down on May 2, 2017 following students’ agitations over sale of school

  • 30,000 farmers to benefit from hand pollination technique

    June 9, 2017 2:30 PM 32

    By, Dorothy Frances Ward, GNA Awudua (Ash), June 09, GNA – Thirty thousand (30,000) cocoa farmers from across the nation are to be introduced to the hand pollination technique to enable them to boost crop yield and returns. Through artificial pollination per hectare yield of the crop could hit two tonnes from the current average of 400 kilograms the farmers

  • Ghana Cocoa Board Debt Reaches $2.2 Billion as Prices Slump

    June 9, 2017 12:48 PM 11

    Ghana’s cocoa regulator said it is 10 billion cedis ($2.2 billion) in debt after the nation missed its production target in the previous season and as a slump in prices is weighing on revenues from the current crop. Ghana Cocoa Board didn’t meet revenue targets for the 2015-16 season as the total output of 778,000 metric tons of beans fell short of an earmarked

  • Let's reverse the bad image of Cocobod

    June 9, 2017 11:49 AM 5

    The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has tasked the staff of the Board to work hard to change the bad image the board has gained in the recent past. Mr. Aidoo says in recent times very negative stories have been published in the media as well as the politicisation of certain issues about Cocobod which he described

  • Ethiopian Wins African Airline of the Year 2017 Award

    June 8, 2017 7:09 PM 5

    Accra, June 8, GNA - Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, has won the African Aviation ‘African Airline of the Year’ Award for 2017, for the second year in a row, during the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference & Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Hanna Atnafu, Manager Corporate Communications

  • Ghanaians urge to develop strong taste for cocoa products

    June 8, 2017 1:42 PM 11

    Kumasi, June 08, GNA – Mr. Joseph Boahene-Aidoo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cocobod, has encouraged Ghanaians to develop strong taste for cocoa products. Increased consumption of cocoa by the people, he said, was vital to expand the local market for the crop. The Cocobod CEO’s call comes amid the tumble of the price of the commodity on the international