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March 25, 2018 7:07 PM Ghana’s debt hits GH¢142.5bn, reaches 69.8% of GDP

New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 69.8 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has almost hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned 157

March 25, 2018 5:15 PM Ghana’s debt now GH¢142bn; reaches dreaded 70% to GDP

New figures released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) after its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show that Ghana’s public debt reached 142.5 billion cedis as at December 2017, representing 70 percent of GDP. This means that the debt stock has hit the dreaded 70 percent of GDP, a point the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has constantly cautioned against 134

March 18, 2018 3:00 PM Be fair to Opuni; don’t persecute him – George Loh

A former Member of Parliament for the North Dayi constituency, George Loh is protesting against the legal action initiated against former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Dr. Stephen Opuni, suggesting that the state is not treating him fairly. According to him, the specific charge of causing financial loss to the state cannot be held against Mr. Opuni 102

March 14, 2018 11:49 AM Opuni, businessman charged for causing financial loss in Ghc43m deal

The Attorney General has filed some Twenty-Seven charges including a charge of causing financial loss to the state against former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Dr. Stephen Kwabena Opuni. He is being sued together with one Seidu Agongo, and Agricult Ghana Limited, beneficiaries of a supposed fraudulent contract from COCOBOB 116

February 24, 2018 6:00 AM Political interference threatens future of Ghana’s cocoa

Ghana’s cocoa sector risks a dip if the country fails to address the politicization of the sector. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the issue has affected the growth of the cocoa sector as politicians have over the years, used cocoa’s prospects to their gain. The warning also comes at a time where government and the industry 71

February 19, 2018 3:32 PM Youth club inaugurated in Vakpo SHS to promote local tourism

The Ghana Tourism Authority’s Office in the Volta Region marked this year’s National Chocolate Day at the Vakpo Senior High School by rejuvenating the school’s tourism club to make its members serve as brand ambassadors of Ghana-made products and Volta tourist sites. In line with the celebration of love and enjoyment of good meals and chocolates that have become 80

February 16, 2018 5:30 AM COCOBOD condemns takeover of cocoa lands by rubber plantation

The Ghana COCOBOD has condemned the recent and continuous destruction of cocoa plantations by illegal mining companies. The cocoa regulator has also bemoaned the sale of cocoa farm lands to rubber plantation investors by land owners. Some cocoa farmers in the Eastern Region have threatened to embark on a demonstration to register their displeasure over the destruction 85

February 14, 2018 5:30 AM Demand for locally made chocolates rise

It appears manufacturers of locally produced chocolates will have to double their production levels at least for this year’s edition of the National Chocolate Day. It follows what could be described as the increased preference for locally manufactured chocolates by some Ghanaians on the occasion of National Chocolate Day. Checks by Citi Business News indicate 98

January 23, 2018 5:30 AM Ghana’s imports drop marginally in 2017

Ghana’s imports have dropped marginally between 2016 and 2017, figures from the Bank of Ghana have shown. The country’s imports declined from 12.9 billion dollars in 2016 to 12.7 billion dollars in 2017. This translates into a drop of 1.7 percent within the one year period. Total exports also reached 13.7 billion dollars from 11 billion dollars in 2016. As a result 86

November 18, 2017 1:30 PM 23-yr old remanded for stealing brother’s cocoa seeds

A 23-year old man in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region, has been remanded into prison custody by a magistrate court for allegedly stealing his brother’s cocoa seeds and plantain from the farm. Godsway Kofi Akwa, was remanded by the court after he admitted pilfering 3 sacks of cocoa seeds and plantain worth about GHC 850. He said some of his neigbours 63