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February 15, 2018 4:07 PM Only Africans can solve their problems – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the problems and challenges confronting the African continent can best be solved by Africans themselves. According to him, no western power can solve the continent’s problems “except Africans themselves.” “It should not require emphasizing that no one is going to sort out matters for Africa, except Africans 4

February 15, 2018 10:02 AM Steel companies threaten shutdown over high electricity tariff

Steel manufacturing companies in the Tema Industrial Enclave have appealed to government to reduce electricity tariffs before they are forced to close down due to high cost of production. According to the companies, the cost of electricity has almost doubled from 21 pesewas per kilowatt to 42 pesewas per kilowatt in just a year. Speaking to journalists 3

February 15, 2018 5:30 AM Importers resist Customs’ Cargo Tracking Notes policy

Businesses at the ports are opposing customs new policy, the Cargo Tracking Notes (CTN), saying it will add unto their cost of production. The CTN is expected to track all imports to Ghana to reduce revenue losses with under declaration. Even before its implementation in March 2018, the businesses say they will be disadvantaged. The freight forwarders 5

February 12, 2018 1:30 PM Cabinet approves strategic plan for technical education

Cabinet has approved a five-year strategic plan to transform Technical and Vocational, Education Training (TVET) across the country. Under the plan, all public pre-tertiary and tertiary TVET institutions with delivery fragmented under 15 Ministries, will be realigned under the Ministry of Education. As part of efforts to transform the country’s Technical 3

February 9, 2018 5:12 PM Uber settles with Waymo on self-driving

Uber and Waymo have reached a settlement over claims Uber stole trade secrets from the self-driving company. As part of the agreement, Uber is giving a 0.34% Uber stake to Waymo, worth approximately $245m (£177m). Uber has also agreed not to use Waymo’s technology in its self-driving cars, though it maintains it never did. Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi 3

February 6, 2018 2:02 PM Daddy Lumba sues ‘look-alike musician’ for impersonation

Celebrated highlife artiste, Charles Kwadwo Fosu known in showbiz as Daddy Lumba, has sued Kwame Anokye also known in music circles as Daddy Lumba Jnr. for impersonating his brand. Daddy Lumba filed a lawsuit at the Accra High Court alleging that Kwame Anokye also known as DL Junior professes to be his son and even impersonates him to get gifts from people 21

January 23, 2018 5:30 AM Ghana’s imports drop marginally in 2017

Ghana’s imports have dropped marginally between 2016 and 2017, figures from the Bank of Ghana have shown. The country’s imports declined from 12.9 billion dollars in 2016 to 12.7 billion dollars in 2017. This translates into a drop of 1.7 percent within the one year period. Total exports also reached 13.7 billion dollars from 11 billion dollars in 2016. As a result 19

January 8, 2018 1:24 PM New Juabeng traders warned against selling on pavements

The Municipal Chief Executive for New Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region, Comfort Asante, has cautioned traders in the area to desist from moving back onto the pavements and shoulders of the road to ply their trade. According to her, the Assembly will not renege on its efforts to ensure sanity on the roads and promote the free flow of human 16

December 21, 2017 7:42 PM Construction of Asesewa roads to begin in February 2018 – Minister

Asesewa Township roads and other major roads linking farming communities in Manya Krobo in the Eastern Region, are set to be constructed in the first quarter of 2018. The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Attah, who made this revelation at Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District of the Eastern Region during President Nana Addo’s tour of the Eastern 19

December 2, 2017 6:00 AM Ghana’s local fish supply to increase by 100,000 tonnes

Government is seeking to increase the local fish supply by 100,000 metric tonnes by 2018. This is in line with the objective of reducing the country’s overdependence on imported fish. The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, who disclosed this also maintained that the effort will correct the balance of trade deficit that Ghana 24