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October 25, 2017 2:57 PM Morocco extends its business activities to West Africa

Accra, Oct 25, GNA - In a bid to broaden their business activities and form more partnerships in the African continent and beyond, Moroccan businesses have embarked on a vigorous drive across the African Sub-Regions. In Ghana on Monday, a business delegation made up of 80 businesses held a day’s forum with their Ghanaian counterparts on the theme: “Africa 101

October 25, 2017 11:54 AM Asamoah Gyan Obtains License For "Baby Jet Airline"

The captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has obtained a license from the government of Ghana, to operate an airline company in the country, President Akufo-Addo has disclosed. Akufo-Addo made this known at the 2017 African Airshow currently ongoing at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. The President said: “I have been reliably informed that the captain 133

October 25, 2017 11:52 AM Malaysia to boost Ghana’s Oil Palm sector

Malaysia is set to partner with industries in the oil palm sector to develop their capacities. This would be done through the sharing of ideas and technology to grow its oil palm production for export. Chairman of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), Dato Lee Yeow Chor disclosed this at the opening of the 2017 Ghana-Malaysia Oil Palm Trade Seminar 117

October 25, 2017 11:39 AM GSA urges government to make food safety a public health priority

Accra, Oct 25, GNA – The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has urged the Government to make food safety a public health priority. Dr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako, the Public Relations Officer, GSA, explained that this was because food safety plays a pivotal role in developing policies and regulatory frameworks. He said there was the need to establish and implement 72

October 25, 2017 2:20 AM Robert Mugabe 'Would Have Turned Down' WHO Envoy Post

Robert Mugabe was never officially asked to become a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organization (WHO), his spokesman has claimed, adding Zimbabwe's president would have turned down the role anyway. The UN's health agency on Sunday said it was reversing a decision to appoint Zimbabwe's 93-year-old leader to the largely ceremonial post to help in the fight 122

October 24, 2017 8:24 AM Profitable operations across the board boost sales for Goldplat

Gold sold and transferred by Goldplat PLC () during the three months to end-September amounted to 14,374 ounces, a 95% increase on the 7,382 ounces sold and transferred during the corresponding period a year ago. The production boost came on the back of profitability at an operational level from all the different Goldplat divisions. In particular, at the Kilimapesa 84

October 23, 2017 6:01 PM AfDB initiates new strategy to transform Africa’s agriculture

(Ecofin Agency) - Akinwumi Adesina (picture), president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has revealed last Oct. 19, on the sidelines of the 2017 World Food Prize in US, the new strategy of his institution to develop Africa’s agriculture. Entitled “Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation-TAAT”, the strategy aims to modernize Africa’s 110

October 23, 2017 7:42 AM Ghana beats Columbia, US in Cocaine consumption ranking

Statistics released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime indicates that Ghana is ranked 14th out of 115 countries when it comes to the consumption of cocaine. Topping that table is Albania. Public Health research from 2014 estimates that 2.5 percent of its population aged between 16 and 64 use the drug. Other countries in the top 10 include 84

October 22, 2017 6:25 PM Performance of agriculture sector declining – Minister

For the past decade, performance of the agricultural sector in Ghana has been declining and the rural poor who constitute the chunk of the smallholder farmers are living below the poverty line. It would therefore be a contradiction using agriculture as the backbone to the economic prosperity when those who are into agriculture are down-trodden. “We cannot 56

October 22, 2017 4:45 PM DVLA cautions against fake licences and number plates

Mr Mutawakil Abdulai, the Acting Upper East Regional Manager of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has said there is a syndicate in the region engaged in the procurement and issuance of fake licenses and number plates. “We thought that some people from other places were bringing fake number plates to sell to innocent people in the region 33