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  • NBSSI calls for establishment of garment factory in Hohoe

    July 25, 2018 2:58 PM 169

    The Hohoe Municipal office of the National Board for Small Scale Industries is calling for support towards the establishment of a factory to grow the garment industry in the area. Mrs Makafui Hodanu, Business Advisor with the Board, said land as well as some structures had been secured, and that with the provision of about 150 industrial sewing machines

  • Tourism sector to employ 150,000 youth

    July 25, 2018 2:47 PM 162

    The Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Culture is set to engage over 150,000 youth in its flagship programme, the Marine Drive Project. The sector Minister, Mrs Catherine Abelema Afeku, who made this known, said aside reinvigorating and transforming the face of the tourism and hospitality industry, the project, would also help to reduce the unemployment

  • Ghana is rolling out E-Tracker to monitor and improve quality care-Nsiah-Asare

    July 25, 2018 2:43 PM 161

    Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said the Service is rolling out an E-tracker system to monitor Persons Living with HIV who are on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to improve quality services being rendered. He said introduction of the E-tracker system, part of institutional reforms by government for all public

  • Private helicopter carrying gold forced landing at Kumikrom

    July 25, 2018 2:41 PM 159

    A private helicopter carrying boxes of gold bars from Chirano Mines in Bibiani to Accra, developed a mechanical fault and made an emergency landing in a harvested corn field at Kumikrom near Asamankese. According to Police Sergeant Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer who briefed the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Asamankese

  • Use Afenorto festival as rallying point for development- Ablakwa

    July 25, 2018 2:40 PM 165

    This year’s celebration of the Afenorto Festival of the Chiefs and People of the Mepe Traditional Area in the Volta Region, has been launched in Accra with a call on celebrants to use the festival as a rallying point for the development of the area. The festival, on the theme “A People United towards a Culture for the Future through Education: Benefactors

  • ESLA pays GHc500m interest to investors

    May 4, 2018 1:07 PM 797

    Managers of the ESLA bond, have paid an estimated 228 million cedis as first gross interest payments to investors who bought into the 7 year bond of the six billion cedis energy sector bond. The bond, which formed part of the first tranche of the issuance, attracted an interest rate of 19 percent. A statement from ESLA and copied to Citi Business News said, “Managers

  • Deposits still major source of funds for banks – BoG report

    April 5, 2018 5:35 AM 895

    Customer deposits still remain a major source of revenue for commercial banks. As a result, commercial banks also bear greater responsibility to their customers in earning interests on such deposits. The latest banking sector report by the Bank of Ghana shows that deposits accounted for 62.5 percent of the banking industry’s assets as at December 2017. According

  • Reduce TV hours, study hard – DCE

    April 3, 2018 3:33 PM 731

    The Upper West Akim District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Eugene Sackey, has advised pupils to avoid spending long hours watching television and concentrate more on their studies. He said the government would continue to support education through various reforms in the district and the country as a whole. Mr Sackey, who was speaking at the 80th anniversary

  • Renegotiate US ‘military base’ deal – Ablakwa dares Nana Addo

    April 3, 2018 2:10 PM 898

    The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has challenged President Nana Akufo-Addo to renegotiate the Ghana-US defence cooperation agreement that has received widespread criticism from the public. In an open letter to the President, Mr Ablakwa said the President’s silence on the matter was uncharacteristic of the man known to be very vocal

  • Olympiakos players fined £350,000 and ordered to ‘go on holiday’

    April 3, 2018 10:14 AM 884

    Olympiakos players have been fined 400,000 euros (£350,000) and ordered to go on holiday by the club president following poor results. The Greek champions are third in the Super League after three wins in their past eight games. Shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis, who also owns Nottingham Forest, was quoted in the Greek media as telling the players