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BoG, PRINPAG Build Capacity Of Journalists On Economic Analyses

The Bank of Ghana is partnering the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana (PRINPAG) to build the capacity of journalists in effective economic analyses. Speaking at the opening of the BoG/PRINPAG Training Programme for Financial and Economic Journalist Monday February 19, Evelyn Kwatia, Head of the Governors’ Department said the …

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Unemployment Won’t End Soon – CDD Fellow

A senior research fellow at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Dr. Kojo Asante, has warned the youth that unemployment will not end “anytime soon” hence the need to work towards a society which can take care of them. He has therefore charged the youth to exhibit a strong …

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TUC proposes at least 20% reduction in utility tariffs

Labour says it backs government’s position for a downward review of utility tariffs, proposing that the cost of electricity and water should be slashed by at least 20%. “We believe that tariffs can be reduced by 20 percent or by a higher percentage given the negative impact of the existing …

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Private participation to drive down cost of power

President Akuffo Addo has renewed plans by his government to attract private sector investments into the country’s power sector to improve operations there. The President maintains that allowing private participation should provide the needed capital and eventually reduce the cost of power. Already, there are plans to sell off the …

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Deposit insurance will protect your money – BoG Governor

he Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison says the steady growth in the number of financial institutions makes the development of a system that will guarantee the safety of depositors very critical. He noted that the increasing complexities of the financial sector in recent times require, more …

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ECG records 10% revenue boost in Volta Region

The Volta Regional Revenue Protection Manager of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) Limited, Ing William Addey has said the outfit has recorded an increase in revenue by about 10 percent following the adoption of mechanisms to block revenue leaks in the system. Ing Addey, who identified illegal connections and tampering …

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Fuel prices to rise by 2% in February – IES

Prices of fuel may go up by 2 percent in the first pricing window in February, between February 2, 2018 and February 15, 2018. However, a swift intervention from government through the National Petroleum Authority (NPA)’s price stabilization mechanism could keep prices stable. The Institute of Energy Security (IES) which …

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PPP Bill will be laid soon – Osafo Maafo

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo has disclosed plans to get the Public Private Partnership Bill passed by Parliament soon. The Bill, among others, will compel state agencies to be transparent in awarding contracts to give value for money. Cabinet is currently considering the Bill for subsequent submission to Parliament for …

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