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October 4, 2017 11:36 AM Single-Window platform is a win-win for all – Bawumia

Vice-President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has said the single-window platform is a win-win for all stakeholders, as it helps to simplify port operations and transactions. Speaking at the opening session of the Sixth International Single-Window Conference and Exhibition in Accra, Dr Bawumia said all stakeholders, including compliance authorities, importers 42

October 4, 2017 9:13 AM President Akufo-Addo inaugurates $55.5m Wa Water Supply Project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday inaugurated a 3.3 million-gallon per day Water Treatment Plant to increase potable water supply to residents of the Wa Municipality and its environs. The inauguration of the project by President Nana Akufo-Addo therefore marked the beginning of 15,000 cubic metres of water per day to serve residents of Wa Municipal 28

October 4, 2017 8:54 AM Upper West Chiefs Commend President Akufo-Addo For Fulfilling Promises, Fight Against Corruption

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has received commendation from the Chiefs of the Upper West Region for the fulfilment of major campaign promises he made in the run up to the December 2016 election, and also his fight against corruption. At the Wa West District, on Monday, 2nd October, 2017, where President Akufo-Addo commissioned 25

October 4, 2017 6:36 AM Expert advises men to pamper the 'frontals' of women

- "It is not true that the more you suck a woman’s breast it prevents the risk of getting breast cancer" Ghanaian men have been advised to desist from acts like squeezing the breasts of women, but rather handle it with care since it is a very fragile part of a woman's body. 
This is according to the president of Breast Care International, Dr. Beatrice 76

October 4, 2017 5:15 AM Ghana's Banks Need More Cash Than Its Markets Can Provide

Ghana’s banks face a daunting race to meet new capital rules by the end of next year. Lenders will need to raise 9 billion cedis ($2 billion), which the local equity and debt market is too small to supply, according to George Bodo, the head of banking research at Ecobank Capital Ltd. in Nairobi, Kenya. While it may trigger mergers and acquisitions among 63

October 3, 2017 7:21 PM PUWU sues ECG, A-G, MiDA over non-payment of redundancy package

The Public Utilities Workers Union (PUWU) has sued three institutions that are playing key roles in the privatization of the Electricity Company of Ghana. The suit brought against Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the Attorney-General and the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is in respect of the non-payment of redundancy package to its members 33

October 3, 2017 4:38 PM Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC

After finishing high school a decade ago, Daniel Awaitey enrolled in computer courses, dropped out to work in a hotel, then settled into a well-paying job in the booming oil sector here. He has an apartment, a car, a smartphone and a long-distance girlfriend he met on a dating website. So he had reasons and the means to celebrate his 27th birthday in late July. His boss and co-workers 96

October 3, 2017 3:00 PM Sisi launches academy to train Egypt's next generation of politicians

CAIRO — While Egypt's government argues that a newly established academy will boost the involvement of young people in the public domain, some worry it may be used as a tool to ensure loyalty to the regime. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree setting up the National Academy to Train and Qualify Youth on Aug. 28, in line with recommendations 57

October 3, 2017 1:45 PM Ghana marks International Day of Older Persons

Accra, Oct. 3, GNA - Ms Otiko Afisah Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGC&SP) said, it was imperative to acknowledge the contributions, wisdom, dignity and needs of senior citizens. She said as Ghana marked the 27th celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, which is a unique day for senior citizens all over the world 28

October 2, 2017 5:31 PM NADMO urges ECOWAS to establish emergency fund for disaster management

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has urged ECOWAS to establish an emergency fund for disaster management in the sub-region. Mr Seji Saji, the Deputy Director General of NADMO said there was the need for ECOWAS to reinforce its role and mandate in humanitarian response and coordination in the sub-region by setting up dedicated funds 72