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November 28, 2017 7:51 AM Xi Jinping makes China’s toilets a number two priority

When Mao Zedong was building up support to eventually conquer China he famously declared: “A revolution is not a dinner party.” And Chinese president Xi Jinping’s mission to “revolutionise” the country’s toilets is certainly a far cry from hors d’oeuvres. Xi has stressed the need to upgrade China’s toilets in order to build a more civilised society and improve 23

November 8, 2017 10:01 AM Over 150 children to get free cleft surgery funding

Samsung Ghana is bringing back smiles to the faces of children across Ghana ahead of this year’s Christmas festivities. The electronics giant has partnered with Operation Smile, an international medical charity organization, to fund the cleft surgeries of more than 150 Ghanaian children. “Smile with Samsung” is the second project through which the electronics 37

November 2, 2017 6:05 AM Ghc80m saved from NDC’s Ghc500m fertilizer contract – COCOBOD

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Joseph Boahen Aidoo, has revealed that the new administration has saved the country some Ghc80 million, following the review of a fertilizer and chemical supplies contract of over GHC500 million, awarded by the John Mahama administration shortly before they left office, after losing the 2016 election 16

November 2, 2017 12:52 AM Energy Minister wants Ameri deal reviewed

The Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has supported moves to have the $510 million AMERI Power deal revoked over possible breaches of the original deal approved by Parliament. Responding to questions before Parliament's Energy and Mines Committee Wednesday, he said, “both parties can consent to set aside the agreement for renegotiation, that is an option 15

November 1, 2017 4:43 PM Virtual Farmers programme for formal sector workers launched

Workers in the formal sector, who are desirous of venturing into farming, now have the opportunity to do so with the launch of the Virtual Farmer programme. ICT solutions provider, UCL Ghana Limited and Israeli-based Oz Agribusiness Projects & Investments Ltd (OAPI) launched the programme in support of government’s Planting for Food and Jobs programme 27

November 1, 2017 4:04 PM November issue of African Business Review is now live!

This month’s cover feature is an interview with Bassari Resources, discussing its flagship project in Senegal. Executive Chairman of the Australian company, Alex Mackenzie, talks abou the Makabingui gold project and how it aims to serve as a corporate citizen in the area. Another mining focus comes from an exclusive insight into Grande Cote Operation 29

November 1, 2017 1:16 PM Western Naval Base takes delivery of four class defence boats

The Minister of Defence, Mr Dominic Nitiwul on Tuesday commissioned four Chinese defender class boats for use by the Ghana Navy. The four boats constitute part of a grant from the Chinese government to Ghana to re-equip the Ghana Armed Forces. They were named after four former Chiefs of Naval staff who throughout their career offered distinguished service 29

November 1, 2017 9:03 AM Government examines options on AMERI deal – Minister

Mr Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy, has said government is looking at all options available to them with regards to the AMERI deal. He said government is also examining all the decisions in terms of the financial implications to the country. Mr Agyarko made the revelation when he appeared before Parliament’s Committee on Mines and Energy over the AMERI 6

November 1, 2017 6:30 AM Ghana May Be Better Off if Ameri Deal Is Cancelled – Energy Minister

Minister of Energy, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, Tuesday, told the members of the Mines and Energy Committee probing into the controversial US$510 million Ameri Energy deal that considering the situation Ghana finds itself, it would be in the interest of the West African nation if its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Africa Middle East Resources Investment 13

October 31, 2017 5:16 PM YEA bought bicycle for ¢15,000 under Mahama – Awuku

The Board Chairman for the Youth Enterprise Agency Sammy Awuku has disclosed that the agency under the erstwhile Mahama government purchased bicycles for ¢15,000 each. According to him, many of such bicycles were procured for the district and regional coordinators of the agency. “Per our investigations, we found out that some bicycles were purchased 10