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February 20, 2018 4:56 PM Nana Addo launches 10-year cashew development plan

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched a 10-year cashew development plan with a promise to give the country’s agric sector a further boost. The President said this plan seeks to improve research methods, introduce appropriate production and processing technologies, as well as develop marketing strategies along the cashew production value chain. The production

February 20, 2018 6:48 AM Immigration Service inaugurates disciplinary unit to ensure professionalism

The Management of Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has inaugurated a new Unit to ensure discipline and adherence to standards among its personnel. The Unit, called the Immigration Professional Standards and Ethics Unit (IPSEU) is made of 42 officers of the Service, drawn from both Senior and Junior ranks. In his keynote address at the inauguration ceremony

February 16, 2018 6:00 AM IES slams ‘insignificant’ 2% Special Petroleum Tax reduction

A senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Security (IES), Richard Rockson, is dissatisfied with the marginal reduction in the Special Petroleum Tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. Like some observers, Mr. Rockson insists that the Special Petroleum Tax should be scrapped completely. Mr. Rockson stated that even after the reductions, Ghanaians will continue 15

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 2

February 15, 2018 6:31 AM Retirement at 60 too early, increase to 70 – Prof. Asare

A constitutional Lawyer and Law Lecturer, Professor Kwaku Asare, is advocating for a uniform retirement age of 70. His proposal follows the lawsuit challenging the nomination of Martin Amidu as the Special Prosecutor because of his age. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Prof. Asare observed that the constitution provided for “too many retirement ages” depending 5

February 14, 2018 6:38 PM Fair Wages considers halting yearly base pay rises

The Fair Wages and Salaries Commission has disclosed to Citi Business News plans to halt the yearly review of the base salary of public sector workers on the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). The CEO of the Commission, Dr. Edward Kwapong, said the decision should give value for money and link productivity with pay. Being in existence for about eight 3

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 2

February 13, 2018 5:30 AM Gov’t reaffirms reduced tariffs despite high proposals

Government is optimistic of a reduction in the cost of electricity for the rest of this year. The optimism comes despite proposals for an increase in utility tariffs by service providers. This also follows a stakeholders’ forum ahead of the announcement of new tariffs by the end of this month. The average 14 percent reduction in the cost of electricity 3

February 7, 2018 7:14 AM Fisheries ministry to improve monitoring of vessels in Ghana’s waters

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has said her outfit is collaborating with the Ghana Maritime Authority and other concerned agencies to electronically monitor all vessels in Ghana’s waters. Speaking at a meeting on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, she said her outfit through stakeholder consultations 7

February 3, 2018 7:18 AM US jobs and wages rise in January

The US labour market barrelled forward in January, as employers added more jobs than expected and wage growth was its strongest in more than eight years. US payrolls expanded by 200,000 last month, driven by hiring in construction, food services and health care, the US Labor Department said. The average hourly wage for private sector workers crept up 2.9% compared 10