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Avoid over-spending in 2020 – IFS cautions Govt

BY PRINCE ESSIEN THE INSTITUTE for Fiscal Studies (IFS) is warning the government of Ghana to avoid overspending as its runs into election year. According to the institute, the problem of election cycles and expenditure is not just the behaviour of governments, but also structural one that cannot just be …

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New policy on fisheries before cabinet – Minister

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH  | THE MINISTER of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has said the recent decline in  annual yields of small pelagics from approximately 130,000 metric tonnes (MT)  10 years ago to about 30,000 MT has forced government to review the Fisheries Acts. She said …

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Four districts undertake trial census phase II BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI

THE GHANA Statistical Service (GSS) is currently undertaking phase II of trial census ahead of the main census in 2020. The trial census is being done in four districts, namely Aowin in the Western North Region, Ekumfi, Central Region; Krachi,  Oti Region and Kpone Katamanso in the Greater Accra Region. …

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Ghana Statistical Service ready to roll out labour survey •To robust employment statistics BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI

  THE GHANA Statistical Service (GSS) has stated that it is going to roll out a large-scale labour survey to help them address labour mobility issues in the country and make its employment statistics robust. According to Prof Samuel K Annim, Government Statistician of the GSS, labour statistics form one …

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Producer Price Index dropped in September

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI | PRODUCER PRICE Index (PPI) for September 2019 dropped to 9.7% from the August figure of 10.2%. The PPI is the system that measures the average change over time in the prices received by domestic producers for the production of their goods and services over …

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Fix the railway lines to cut cost..•Tarkwa miners to govt

BY ROSEMOND AKUORKOR ADJETEY | MINING COMPANIES in the Western Region are calling on the government to, as matter of urgency, fix the Western Railway lines to enable them to transport heavy equipment and raw materials to prevent the roads in the region from further damage. Mr Benjamin Atsu …

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Court dismisses BoG application against uniCredit suit

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | THE VACATION court in Accra has dismissed an application by lawyers of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) asking the court to struck out uniCredit case challenging the Central Bank’s letter revoking its operational licence. UniCredit, after the Central Bank revoked it licence, filed an application …

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NARRA calls for resource recovery and circular economic policy

BY RAMSON HAYFORD THE NATIONAL Reuse and Recyclers’ Association (NARRA) has called for the formulation of a Resource Recovery and Circular Economic Policy for Ghana. Speaking on the sidelines of a sensitization seminar organized by NARRA under the auspices of the DANIDA, USAID and the European Union-sponsored Business Sector Advocacy …

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Aisha Hunag deportation mistake – Akufo-Addo concedes

President Akufo-Addo has admitted that the deportation of the Chinese miner Aisha Huang who was arrested in Ghana for illegal mining by his government was a mistake. The President’s admission comes after several government appointees defended the move which was first justified by the Senior Minister Osafo Maafo. Speaking at …

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GHOneTV’s Ridwan Dini-Osman up for another award

GHOneTV’ international mutiple award winning journalist, Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman has been shortlisted among 12 journalists across the world for the seventh Thomson Foundation young journalist award as part of the annual prestigious Foreign Press Association (FPA) Media Awards. “The Tramadol abuse crisis spreading across Ghana is the focus of one …

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