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Electricity consumption and the quality of life in Ghana

BY DR ISAAC NEWTON ACQUAH THE RATE of electricity consumption of a country is taken as a measure of its quality of life. Hence the immense inequalities that exit between nations, as stated in the 10th goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can be perceived readily. This correlation between …

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Residents express rage over bad roads

BY PHILIP ANTOH RESIDENTS OF Lartei, a community in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Municipality in the Nsawam District of the Eastern Region, get isolated whenever it rains as the area is cut off due to floods and bad roads that link the communities. According to the livid residents, pregnant women and …

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GCB assures service personnel of full allowance

BY PHILIP ANTOH THE DEPUTY Public Relations Officer (PRO) of GCB Bank Limited, Mr Emmanuel Kwarteng, has assured all National Service Personnel serving under the bank that his outfit is going through the process to pay the increment on service allowance announced by the government in April. Mr Kwarteng’s assurance …

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Inflation for April is 13.0%

BY ROSEMOND BOATENG ADDAI Rosemond.adjetey@dailyheritage.com.gh   THE YEAR-ON-YEAR inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of April 2017 went up to 13.0%. This indicates that inflation went up by 0.2 percentage point from the 12.8% recorded in March 2017. The Acting Government Statistician, Mr …

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Poverty reduction •Duffuor shows how

BY BENJAMIN TANDOH FORMER MINISTER of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, has called for a clear vision and strategies to ensure that majority of Ghanaians enjoy financial services. The former Governor of the Bank of Ghana expressed his displeasure about the huge number of the citizenry who are …

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COMEU bares teeth at government over 4yr-old unpaid grants

By Kojo Ansah   | THE CONFERENCE of Managers of Education Units (COMEU) has registered its protest over government’s failure to disburse statutory quarterly grants due them. According to the managers, government has failed to pay the quarterly grants since 2012; a situation they say is crippling management of education …

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‘Vodafone 1-2-Free’ adds new twist to customer satisfaction

VODAFONE GHANA has introduced an innovative daily offer called “Vodafone 1 – 2 – Free” which gives prepaid customers free 60 minutes to call Vodafone numbers or five free minutes to call other networks, after every second call. This means that prepaid Vodafone customers who subscribe to this offer can …

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AFC concludes debut CHF bond issue

AFRICA FINANCE Corporation (‘AFC’), a leading Pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer, has issued its debut senior unsecured Swiss Franc (CHF) denominated bond, raising CHF 100 million with a tenor of 3 years and 150 days. The bond which pays an annual coupon of 0.85% has a settlement …

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Fisheries regulations in Ghanaian languages launched

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has launched a booklet on Fisheries Regulations LI 1968 in some Ghanaian languages. The legislation, translated into Ga, Fanti, and Ewe, was launched in Tema by Madam Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Madam Ayittey indicated that the translated versions were to enable …

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