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PwC Ghana holds symposium on Basel II and III implementation

Mr Vish Ashiagbor, Country Senior Partner of PwC Ghana, said the call on banks to shift from the current capital measurement framework to a risk-based capital requirement on Basel II and III pillars, is designed to strengthen the banking industry. Speaking to the press after an Executive Breakfast Symposium to …

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Ghana loses about $64m to armyworm infestation

Ghana is estimated to have lost about $64 million through the fall armyworm infestation. The pests, detected in the country some 15 months ago, have since attacked more than 20,000 hectares of farms, nationwide. Research scientists attached to the Biotechnology Research Programme (BRP) of the Crop Research Institute (CRI), have …

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Profile of suspended Wa Polytechnic Rector, Prof Marfo-Owusu

Professor Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu, a Chemical Cystallogrpher and Supramolecular Chemist, was appointed in January 2017 and inducted last month as the Rector for Wa Polytechnic amidst rich cultural displays. But, less than one month of his colourful investiture, he has been embroiled in corruption claims by some staff, which compelled the …

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Government to establish 22 Sector Skills Councils

The Government will soon establish 22 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) to develop occupational standards and skills solutions for their industry sectors. Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Executive Director, Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), said SSCs were critical to policy makers’ aspirations to develop an education and …

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Avoid Chinese electrical cables – NEDCO advises customers

The Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO) on Thursday advised Ghanaians to desist from procuring Chinese electrical cables for power installation and extension. According Mr Dacuster Anthony Gbadago, Sunyani District Supervisor of NEDCO, the Chinese electrical cables did not have the capacity to withstand  the country’s power voltage and using them …

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I didn’t know it was unlawful to display a gun – accused

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a farmer for possessing a firearm without authority. Mohammed Adawoode pleaded guilty to the offence and said that the single-barreled gun belongs to his father in the Northern region. He also told the Court presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh that the gun was …

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Court to decide on alleged ‘Sexy Pastor’

An Accra Circuit Court will on May 18 decide the fate of Pastor Edmund Karikari Adjei, who allegedly fondled and kissed an 18 year old girl during a deliverance session at Nii Boi-town in Accra. The court fixed the date for judgement after both prosecution and the defence closed their …

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Two charged for fighting over electricity bill

Two persons who engaged in a fight over electricity bills, resulting in body injuries, have been put before an Accra Circuit Court, each charged with causing harm. Beatrice Abbey a 26-year old receptionist and Victor Coffie a 32- year old site engineer have pleaded not guilty The court presided over …

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Maj. Mahama murder case: Accused rejects potential jurors

An Accra High Court hearing the case involving the alleged murderers of Major Maxwell Mahama could not empanel a jury for the trial to commence because of the rejection of eight potential jurors presented by the court. The Judicial Service presented 14 potential jurors out of which seven would have …

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Foreign aid to countries including Ghana in 2017 was $146.6b – OECD

Foreign Aid

The total amount of foreign aid from donors in 2017 amounted to $146.6 billion, according to preliminary official data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The amount it says is a small decrease of 0.6 per cent from 2016 in real terms as less money was spent on …

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