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Deloitte shares perspective on some policies in 2018 budget


A leading professional services firm, Deloitte, has shared its perspectives on how government intend to achieve some policies in a report, analysing the 2018 Budget. It says government has outlined some new initiatives and interventions but may need to provide some more information on how it intends to fully implement them. …

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Gov’t must invest in quality seed production—Peasant Farmers


The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana is cautioning government to invest in seed production to sustain the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. According to the association, the current phenomenon of importing seeds for local farmers is expansive and sometimes unable to withstand Ghana’s weather pattern. Speaking to journalists at …

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ISSER backs gov’t on establishment of new bank for agriculture


The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), of the University of Ghana, has backed government’s intention to establish a national bank purposely to support investment in agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Professor Peter Quartey, a Senior Economist for the ISSER, said the move has the potential of boosting the …

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Peasant Farmers angry with gov’t


The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana is unhappy with a government decision to reject in-kind payment for input received under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme. According to the association, government agreed with small holder farmers to give them farm inputs while they pay 25 percent in cash, and …

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GRA destroys fake smuggled goods


The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday (November 21, 2017) destroyed expired goods worth over  50,000 dollars. The goods, which were smuggled into Ghana through the Eastern corridor, include cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals as well as Indian hemp. The Chief Revenue Officer of the Customs Division of the GRA, Emmanuel …

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Don’t Give Farms To Galamsey Operators – COCOBOD CEO


The CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board Joseph Boahen Aidoo has urged farmers to hold on to their farms instead of giving it to galamsey operators. He said money paid to farmers is just for a short period whereas cocoa gives a lifetime source of revenue to the farmers and their …

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ADB pledges GHȻ200m to One-District-One-Factory project


The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited has pledged GHȻ200 million to support the One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) initiative by the government, which seeks to industrialise the Ghanaian economy. “The 1D1F is a very good initiative by the government to transform our economy from a service based to a more industrial focused economy …

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No need to launch National Development Bank- Financial Observer


Some financial observers have advised government to reconsider the decision to launch a national development bank next year. According to them, the move will be a duplication since government already controls majority shares in some banks that have a focus on the intended reason for setting up the national development …

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Gov’t grants policy approval for establishment of national airline


Government has granted policy approval for the establishment of a national airline but the Aviation Ministry is exercising caution. According to the Ministry, sustainability and transparency are key in deciding on the national carrier. Deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Darko Mensah told JoyNews the government is mindful of the challenges that …

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Akufo-Addo Discusses Energy, Trade, Infrastructure With Qatar’s Emir


President  Akufo-Addo on Thursday, November 16, 2017, as part of his 3-day official visit to Qatar, paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The discussions between the two leaders centered on energy, infrastructural development, railways and roads, and also on the need to …

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