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October 6, 2017 2:07 PM Ghana could be hub for food production – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday said Ghana could be a hub for food production in Sub-Saharan Africa if Ghanaians embraced agricultural programmes being rolled out by government. President Akufo-Addo said the country was blessed with numerous agricultural potentials and government was prepared to tap such potentials through the ‘planting 48

October 6, 2017 12:43 AM Use $15m World Bank funds to alleviate sufferings of Free SHS students – Isaac Adongo

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Mr Isaac Adongo, has asked the government to use a $15 million funds secured from the World Bank under the Secondary School Improvement Project to alleviate the sufferings of senior high students under the Free SHS Policy. Although laudable, Mr Adongo said “the teething problems showing now are clearly 79

October 6, 2017 12:13 AM Farm Radio International honours Community Radio Presenter in Upper East

Farm Radio International has honoured Mrs Josephine Akariko, a Community Radio Presenter working with the “Gurune FM” in the Bolgatanga Municipality, for using the Community Radio as a platform to educate and sensitize farmers on good farming technologies. Mr Benjamin Fiafor, the Director of Farm Radio International, said his outfit over the years has been promoting 49

October 5, 2017 6:34 PM Spain to make it easier for firms to move base from Catalonia as business alarm deepens

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s government will issue a decree on Friday making it easier for firms to transfer their legal base out of Catalonia, two sources said, in a move that could deal a serious blow to the region’s finances as it considers declaring independence. The decree is tailor-made for Spanish lender Caixabank, sources familiar with the matter 79

October 5, 2017 3:00 PM Ghana’s petroleum revenue hits all-time-low in 2016 [Infographic]

Ghana received a little over $247.18 million in 2016 from oil revenue – the lowest amount since Ghana began commercial production of oil in 2011. In 2011, when commercial production commenced, the country received $444.12 million in 2012 and $ 541.62 million and $846.77 million in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The country recorded the highest oil revenue 11

October 5, 2017 12:59 PM Catalan uncertainty paralyzing regional investment, Spain's economy minister says

MADRID (Reuters) - Investment projects in the northeastern region of Catalonia have been paralyzed and the sale of a stake in state-run lender Bankia put on hold because of the current political uncertainty, Spain’s economy minister said on Thursday. Catalonia’s parliament is set to declare independence on Monday after going ahead with a banned referendum 47

October 5, 2017 9:02 AM Remember your promises to Ghanaians – Bolga MP to Nana Addo

The Akufo-Addo administration is already about 10 months old, and the NDC MP for Bolgatanga Central MP, Isaac Adongo, has reminded President Nana Akufo-Addo that people are still waiting for the fulfillment of the $1 million per constituency, one-district-one-factory, and the one-village-one-dam among other promises. “Please ensure that, these campaign 53

October 4, 2017 3:05 PM Ghana is committed to fighting illegal fishing – Chief Director

The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development says there has been a decline in fish production in Ghana even though fishing capacity has increased. Mr. Michael Arthur-Dadzie was speaking at the closing session of a ten-day training of one hundred fisheries compliance observers as part of activities under West African Regional 35

October 4, 2017 11:19 AM Catalonia to move to declare independence from Spain on Monday

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain, a regional government source said, as the European Union nation nears a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy and has unnerved financial markets. Pro-independence parties which control the regional parliament have asked for a debate 80

October 4, 2017 12:34 AM Government to resolve housing deficit through private partnership

Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, the Minister of Works and Housing, has expressed Government’s determination to addressing the housing deficit in the country through partnerships with the private sector in the provision of affordable housing units. He said in view of the prevailing conditions whereby the majority of the population fell within the lower income bracket 36