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October 2, 2017 7:30 PM Minister inaugurates board of GEPA, GIHOC

Accra, Oct 2, GNA - Mr Alan Kyeremanten, the Minister of Trade and Industry has inaugurated a 10-member board of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority with the task of focusing on the country’s export drive to facilitate economic growth. The board members were expected to improve the export sector since it has the propensity to create job opportunities 37

October 2, 2017 7:56 AM Spanish PM faces crisis after violent secession vote in Catalonia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces Spain’s biggest constitutional crisis in decades after Sunday’s violence-marred independence referendum in Catalonia opened the door for its wealthiest region to move for secession as early as this week. The streets of Barcelona, the Catalan capital, were quiet on Monday, but newspaper editorials 77

October 2, 2017 6:14 AM Akuffo-Addo has maintained friendly policy towards China – Ambassador

Madam Sun Baohong, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, says President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo, has maintained a friendly policy towards China, since assuming office. She said President Akuffo-Addo, was committed to building even stronger relations between Ghana and China. The Chinese Ambassador said this at a reception, held in Accra to mark the 68th Anniversary 56

October 2, 2017 4:53 AM Article of questions: Mr. President, may we know why you ‘discriminate’ against SDG13?

In a position of leadership, all actions/inactions have a meaning – even a wink does! Mr. President, notwithstanding your position as a Co-Chair of Eminent Advocates on ALL Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you ‘discriminate’ against SDG 13. That cannot be unintentional. I think why, is a fair question to ask. Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG13) focuses 73

October 1, 2017 12:09 PM COCOBOD's 1 million target back on track

The Cocoa Research Institute has cautioned farmers against the indiscriminate application of weedicide on their crops. Most cocoa farmers, especially those with large cocoa farms normally resort to the use of these chemicals to control weeds on their farms. The haphazard application of these weedicides according to the Institute, will compromise quality 13

September 30, 2017 5:49 PM Deputy Tourism Minister cuts sod for smock factory in Gushegu

Gushegu (N/R), Sept. 30, GNA – Dr Ziblim Barri Iddiru, the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, has cut the sod for the construction of the National Smock Factory in Gushegu in the Northern Region of Ghana. The factory which is expected to commence in October and end by the end of 2018 would be the centre of smock making in the Eastern corridor 18

September 30, 2017 12:39 AM ICI empowers cocoa growing communities against child labour

International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) has empowered cocoa growing communities in the New Juaben municipality against worst forms of child labour in the production of cocoa. The new Juaben municipality is one of the major cocoa growing areas in Ghana and in communities such as Asikasu, Mpaem, Basare-Nkwanta, Worampong, Oyoko, Jumapo and Adomponsu, cocoa 37

September 29, 2017 8:23 AM Prof. Nketia’s works, fortification of our identity – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eulogised acclaimed Ghanaian scholar, writer, ethnomusicologist and Africa’s foremost anthropologist, Emeritus Professor Joseph Hansen Kwabena Nketia, saying his sterling life’s work was a fortification for Ghana’s and Africa’s unique identity. “Professor Nketia’s achievements are worth celebrating, because they give us formidable 43

September 29, 2017 12:23 AM Maritime boundary ruling to boost investor confidence

The Former Finance Minister, Mr Seth Terkper has said the maritime boundary ruling in favour of Ghana would boost investor confidence and provide certainty in the country’s economic direction. Speaking to a section of journalists on the ruling, Mr Terkper said the economic case for International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) laid in increased 47

September 28, 2017 2:51 AM N’Assembly shouldn’t be for jobless people, says VC

The Vice-Chancellor, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Prof. Taofeek Ibrahim, on Tuesday, said the National Assembly should not be for people who want to make easy money out of government. He stated that it should not also be for people without jobs, adding that NASS should be run on part-time basis. Ibrahim, who spoke during the pre-7th convocation media 21