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January 23, 2018 6:02 AM Completed Bank of Ghana hospital left unused [Video]

A 60-bed capacity ultra-modern Bank of Ghana Hospital which was completed in 2017, is yet to be put to use although all major equipment and hospital material have been duly installed. The facility, located at Cantonments in Accra, was part of a GH¢445.8 million capital expenditure commitmentsof the bank to major projects including the construction of a data center 80

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 84

January 22, 2018 3:30 PM Jobs growth accelerated in December 2017 – Report

The rate of job creation in Ghana accelerated in December 2017, according to the Standard Bank Ghana Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). The Ghanaian economy is one that has seen a lot of unevenness and inconsistency in growth patterns. An issue that remains a concern in most reports on the economy is the rate of unemployment and underemployment, especially 74

January 19, 2018 9:00 AM Joe Anokye confirmed as NCA’s Director-General

Acting Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Joe Anokye, has been confirmed as the Director-General of the Authority by the Public Services Commission. This confirmation comes almost a year after President Akufo-Addo appointed him as acting Director-General of the NCA. Mr. Anokye worked as a Telecommunications Service Manager 73

January 13, 2018 10:26 AM Gospel music missing in MUSIGA’s Top 20 Songs for 2017

No gospel music made it to the top 20 most played songs on the radio for 2017, a list compiled by the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA). Ebony’s ‘Sponsor’ tops the list, followed by Wutah’s ‘Bronya,’ with Kidi’s ‘Odo’ taking the 3rd spot. Other artistes whose songs made it to the list are Magnom, Kuami Eugene, Patapaa and Shatta Wale. The Top 20 Air-Play 73

December 15, 2017 2:28 PM Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit

Thousands of Vodafone customers will be able to end their contracts early after the UK’s communications regulator raised concerns over new charges. In April, Vodafone introduced new international roaming charges for 60 countries outside the European Union, and told customers via text message. Ofcom said it had “intervened” because it had “concerns about 63

December 1, 2017 7:54 AM Twitter Lite with lower data usage becomes available in 24 new countries

Twitter is rolling out its “Lite” version, after a successful trial in the Philippines. The Android app will become available in two dozen countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. Not too different from Facebook Lite, Twitter has also built a version of its app that’s optimized for developing countries. Twitter Lite minimizes 59

October 31, 2017 5:16 PM YEA bought bicycle for ¢15,000 under Mahama – Awuku

The Board Chairman for the Youth Enterprise Agency Sammy Awuku has disclosed that the agency under the erstwhile Mahama government purchased bicycles for ¢15,000 each. According to him, many of such bicycles were procured for the district and regional coordinators of the agency. “Per our investigations, we found out that some bicycles were purchased 67

October 30, 2017 8:40 PM No loopholes in digital addressing system

Ghana Post has dismissed claims of interference with its security set up for the controversial digital addressing software, GhanaPost GPS. The Deputy Manager in charge of Finance and Administration, Kweku Tabi Amponsah told Joy News Monday their checks do no show a breach of security. The $2.5 million software has been criticized by some IT expert as being 45

October 30, 2017 2:15 PM Ivory Coast rains boost cocoa crop ahead of the dry season

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - High temperatures and light rain helped the start of the cocoa crop in the world’s top exporter Ivory Coast last week after heavy rains in recent months, farmers said on Monday. The dry season runs from mid-November to March, ahead of which farmers say they need rain to maintain soil moisture and boost yields. “If the dry season is not too strong 71