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October 11, 2018 8:25 AM Mubarak Wakaso scared Modric out of Madrid-Alaves game

Former Atletico Madrid manager Jorge D'Alessandro says Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso scared FIFA player of the year Luka Modric out of the game between Deportivo Alaves and Real Madrid. The Argentine praised the Ghanaian for stifling Modric as Alaves defeated the European Champions on Sunday in the La Liga. "A shy and brilliant team with an inspired 101

October 11, 2018 5:50 AM Albert Adomah to work under John Terry at Aston Villa

Aston Villa have appointed Dean Smith as their new head coach, with former defender John Terry agreeing to join as his assistant. Smith has been officially confirmed by Villa after the Championship club agreed to a compensation deal with Brentford for the highly-rated 47-year-old. Villa sacked Steve Bruce last week after a poor run of results and have conducted 83

July 25, 2018 5:13 PM Education holds the key to success – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said Ghana will not realise the desired results unless the total education of the people becomes the central concern for all in the society. Societies like the United States of America (USA), Japan, South Korea, India Canada and China among others have prospered and continue to prosper, he said, because they saw education 239

July 25, 2018 2:58 PM NBSSI calls for establishment of garment factory in Hohoe

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 208

July 25, 2018 2:47 PM Tourism sector to employ 150,000 youth

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 204

April 5, 2018 5:35 AM Deposits still major source of funds for banks – BoG report

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 991

April 3, 2018 3:33 PM Reduce TV hours, study hard – DCE

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 772

March 20, 2018 6:28 AM MPs to get GHc75,000 each for education projects

Members of Parliament are expected to receive GHc75,000 each for the funding of education-related projects and monitoring of same in their constituencies. The amount was captured in the recently approved Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) formula for 2018. In the formula, each MP was allocated GHc60,000 for the projects and GHc15,000 for their monitoring 36

March 19, 2018 7:00 AM Alibaba commits to Lazada with fresh $2bn investment

Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO with a long-standing Alibaba executive. Alibaba’s first investment came in April 2016 when it bought 51 percent of Lazada for $1 billion, and it added another 43

March 15, 2018 6:54 PM Govt signs $39m deal to finance planting for food and jobs

Government has signed a 39 million dollar loan agreement with the African Development Fund (ADF) to support government’s planting for food and jobs program. The facility is to finance the Savannah Zone Agricultural Productivity Improvement Project (SAPIP). A statement from the Finance Ministry and copied to Citi Business News said the project will be implemented 38