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March 31, 2018 3:51 PM FDA destroys unwholesome products in Cape Coast

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in the Central Regional on Thursday safely disposed of about four metric tonnes of expired products worth more than GH¢ 32,697 in Cape Coast. They were made up of herbal medicines, alkaline water, and some expired drugs, which were voluntarily brought from pharmacies and hospitals to the FDA in accordance with the Public 425

March 23, 2018 10:30 AM PEG Africa supports three rural communities in Volta Region

Three underprivileged communities in the Nkwanta South and Krachi East and West Districts of the Volta Region have benefited from PEG Africa’s lighting systems project. The communities Alokpatsa, Tokpo and Amewoyi are off the national grid, and this is negatively affecting the socio-economic livelihood of the people. The project which benefited the communities’ 115

March 14, 2018 3:14 PM Inflation increases to 10.6% in February

This represents a 0.3 percent rise in the inflation rate compared to the January 2018 inflation of 10.3 percent. Inflation measures the average change over time in the general prices of goods and services purchased by consumers within a particular period of time. The Acting Government Statistician, Baah Wadieh attributed the increase to the marginal 42

February 28, 2018 5:35 AM Food prices increase by 150%; expected to last for 4 months

Consumers should brace themselves to pay more for the same quantity of food they purchase at least for the next four months. It follows the increase in the prices of foodstuffs which is expected to drag for some time. Citi Business News’ checks at some major markets in Accra show that the prices of foodstuffs have shot up between 25 and 150 percent 32

February 15, 2018 5:59 PM Declining inflation to trigger lower policy rate (Article)

Headline inflation surprised when it fell sharply in January to 10.3%; year on year from 11.8% in December. This was well below our expectations for a marginal increase to 11.9%, largely owing to base effects. The deceleration in inflation will have been positively received by the Bank of Ghana’s MPC, which was concerned about underlying inflationary 25

February 15, 2018 5:41 PM Special Petroleum Tax reduced by 2%

Parliament has passed the Special Petroleum Tax Amendment Bill to reduce the tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. The amendment comes after recent protests against the rising cost of fuel, as well as calls from the minority for the Special Petroleum Tax to be scrapped. He explained that the amendment will protect Ghanaians in the future when petroleum 55

February 13, 2018 9:27 AM Scrap 15% Special Petroleum Tax–IES

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) has called for the outright abolishment of the 15 percent Special Petroleum Tax. The call comes after the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) and the Industrial and Commercial Union (ICU) embarked on a demonstration over frequent hikes in petroleum prices. The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has assured that it will take a look at tax and make some adjustment 28

January 16, 2018 6:42 AM Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Ford says it will boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn (£8bn) in the next five years, more than doubling a previous commitment. Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022. It comes as countries around the world put more pressure on car makers to rein in carbon emissions 48

January 5, 2018 7:33 PM AWA reduces fares within three months

Checks by Citi Business News have shown that the airfares of the only surviving domestic airline, the African World Airlines (AWA) have decreased over a period of three months. A flight from Accra to Kumasi in October 2017 which previously cost between GH¢540 and GH¢680 is now ranging between GH¢300 and GH¢492, whiles a round trip between Accra and Kumasi 55

November 19, 2017 8:45 AM Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia “early in 2018”. The news is a blow to its plans to take on rivals Amazon 63