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Deal agreed to pay more to poor cocoa farmers

Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s biggest exporters of cocoa, have agreed a deal to sell the commodity with an additional living income premium of $400 (£320) a tonne added to the price. The scheme aims to work with the world’s chocolate makers in making sure farmers are lifted out …

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Ghana Card: Nearly three million Ghanaians registered

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has registered 2,902,526 eligible Ghanaians for the Ghana Card in the Greater Accra, Volta and Oti regions since the registration started on June 4, last year. It said out of the figure, 2,590,526 cards had been printed and 1,718,021 cards had been issued to applicants …

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Too ambitious! 1D1F target won’t be achieved this year – EIU

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) has predicted that the Akufo-Addo government is not likely to fulfil its pledge to establish 181 factories under the One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative by the end of this year. The forecasters explain that Ghana’s regional imbalances coupled with broader issues of a poorly …

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NCCE describes corruption as insidious plague

The Kadjebi District Director of the NCCE, Mr Daniel Agbesi Latsu, has observed that the nation risks losing the gains made over the years if corruption remains unchecked. He has, therefore, advised the public to help fight corruption holistically in all dimensions and forms for the good of society. Mr …

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Gov’t to deliver 1C1A promise by end of 2019

Three hundred ambulances under the One-constituency-One-Ambulance, (1C1A), programme will be delivered by the end of the year, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. The first batch of 48 has been delivered and the second batch is expected to be delivered next month. Speaking at an Induction ceremony for …

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Accept postings to countryside – President to new doctors

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged 378 newly inducted medical doctors and dentists to accept postings to the countryside where their services are most needed. This, he noted, would enable Ghana’s health care system respond more to the needs of the people, as government worked to improve their service conditions. The …

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President Akufo-Addo directs suspension of HRMIS for GES staff

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that the use of the Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS) platform, to administer the payroll of the Ghana Education Service (GES) should be suspended until such a time that all issues relating to its use are resolved. In the meantime the IPPD 2 should be …

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NPP MP hails Jospong, urges support for company

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Yaw Addo Frimpong has called on political leaders and all stakeholders to support the Jospong group of companies. The Manso-Adubia MP praised the Group for its immense investments into the waste management, environmental and sanitation industry in …

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Partisan MMDCEs will curtail ‘winner takes all’ – Minister

Voting for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives along party lines “would curb winner takes all” in Ghana’s politics, the Local Government Minister has said. Alima Mahama explained it would also help some of the smaller parties to partake in the administration of the state, albeit at the local government …

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