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October 19, 2017 4:26 PM Gov’t makes agricultural modernization urgent priority – President

Kumasi, Oct 19, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has underlined the government’s determination to pursue aggressive modernization of the nation’s agriculture to substantially increase productivity and reduce food import. He said its agenda for the next four years was to transform agriculture by improving production efficiency and ensuring 1

October 19, 2017 3:11 PM Denmark To Cut Aid To Ghana By End Of 2020

Madam Tove Degnbol said it was time Denmark to move beyond giving aid to Ghana under the country’s strategy of development cooperation and rather increase collaboration in trade and investment. She said for the past after 25 years Denmark has been a long-standing and trusted partner to Ghana which has been based on development cooperation in social and economic 1

October 19, 2017 2:59 PM Spain gears up to revoke Catalan autonomy in secession spat

Spain's government on Thursday set in motion plans to take away Catalonia's local powers after its defiant regional president refused to give up his demands for Catalan independence. The constitutional law that Spain plans to invoke has never been used in the four decades since democracy was restored after Gen. Francisco Franco's dictatorship 1

October 19, 2017 12:14 PM President launches infrastructural development programme

Ejura (Ash), Oct. 19, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched the Infrastructure for Poverty and Eradication Programme (IPEP) at a ceremony at Ejura in the Ashanti Region to support the government's priority Initiatives for sustainable socio-economic development. These include the "One District, One Factory", "One Village, One Dam", "Agricultural 1

October 19, 2017 11:10 AM Gas explosion: LPG marketers not being treated fairly – COPEC

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers of Ghana (COPEC) has slammed government’s treatment of the LGP gas filling stations following the gas explosion at the Atomic junction in Accra. Seven people died in the explosion with over 130 others suffering various degrees of injury. President Akufo-Addo after a cabinet meeting on the incident last week ordered 1

October 19, 2017 9:49 AM Suspension of gas sale to protect business integrity – LPG Marketers

The LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana, explained Thursday that the decision to suspend the sale of LPG product indefinitely is to allow for their technical team to conduct a comprehensive safety audit of their facilities. The move, the Association further added, was aimed at protecting the integrity of their businesses following the closure 1

October 19, 2017 9:07 AM Poultry farmers oppose tax cuts for imported chicken October 19, 2017

Local poultry farmers have lashed out at government for granting tax cuts to frozen chicken importers. The comment follows claims of unfair treatment in the tax regime for frozen food importers. Early this week, some members of the Frozen Foods Importers Association petitioned government over some tax cuts being granted some of its members, which they assert 1

October 19, 2017 6:54 AM ACP Addo-Danquah’s Promotion Criticised Widely

Anti-graft campaigners and governance experts are kicking against the recent promotion of Deputy Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, to the position of an acting Director. The CID Director, COP Bright Oduro, was recently asked to proceed on leave, three months 1

October 19, 2017 3:52 AM Ghana to cut down on food imports as warehouse project starts

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the launch on Wednesday of his One-District One-Warehouse initiative at Ejura in the Ashanti Region marks the beginning of a drive to reduce huge food imports. The launch of the project was part of events to mark the 37th World Food Day by the United Nations under the theme, “Change the Future of Migration-Invest in Food Security 1

October 19, 2017 2:22 AM Tunisia jails couple for 'public indecency' over car kiss

A Frenchman and a Tunisian woman were convicted on Wednesday on appeal in Tunis for "public indecency" after an altercation with police who arrested the couple while they were hugging in a car. The couple, who maintain that they were not kissing, were given a lighter sentence than the original term handed out at their October 4 trial, after widespread 1