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Bill to regulate housing sector in the offing

The Ministry of Works And Housing says it is working on a Bill to regulate the buildings sector in Ghana, aimed at ensuring safety. The Condominium Bill, according to Ms Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister of Works and Housing, will regulate the construction of high-rise buildings in the country. Speaking to …

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Bawumia’s Advisor discounts Minority’s grave prediction about debt stock

The Technical Economic Advisor to Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has dispelled suggestions that the rate of borrowing under the current administration could plunge the economy into an irreparable national debt situation. Dr Gideon Boako says the Minority’s argument that the rate of borrowing under the current administration points to …

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British American Tobacco investigated by Serious Fraud Office

The allegations were first made in a BBC Panorama programme in 2015. BAT said that it had been investigating the claims through external legal advisers and it had been co-operating with the SFO. The firm said it also intended to co-operate with this formal investigation. Paul Hopkins, who worked for …

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Interns at Tigo provide creative solutions on Innovation Day

Sixty interns currently taking part in the Tigo Internship Programme (TIP), on Innovation Day came together with creative and fresh solutions that would improve various processes within the business. Innovation Day is a day set aside by the telecom operator for all summer interns to share their ideas and solutions …

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Ofori-Atta presents mid-year review budget tomorrow

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, is to present the mid-year review of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the government for the 2017 financial year to Parliament on Monday, July 31, 2017. Presenting the business statement for the 10th week on Friday, the Majority Leader, Mr Osei …

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Constellar Institute to establish 350 factories in 2-years

A local non-governmental organization, Constellar Institute for Creative Studies (CICS), is targeting to facilitate the establishment of 350 factories nationwide in two years. The initiative is under a special incubator programme, known as Industrial Empowerment Seminar,. CICS and its partners will create 7, 000 jobs over the period. The programme will be …

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Agric Ministry imports new pesticides to fight Fall Armyworms

Ministry of Agriculture said only one out of the five pesticides it has imported works at tackling the army worm infestation. Over 120,000 hectors of farms have so far been destroyed by the Fall Armyworms. So far only 3,000 litters of the insecticide have been imported with majority of them …

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3.4m inactive MTN lines deleted

MTN Group has redefined who an active subscriber is and that has led to MTN Ghana deleting as much as 3.4 million inactive lines from its network in the first quarter of 2017. Within the same quarter, however, MTN Ghana gained over 800,000 new active customers, and the net effect …

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