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Volta Trade and Investment Fair to attract 2000 visitors, entrepreneurs – Minister

The Volta Trade and Investment Fair, under the auspices of the Volta and Oti Regional Coordinating Councils is expected to attract more than 2000 visitors, investors, entrepreneurs and over 200 local and international exhibitors in Ho. Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, who said this, noted that the fair, …

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CWSA needs GH¢6.7 m to supply water to rural communities

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) requires a total of GH¢6.7 million to enable it sustain water supply to two of its schemes. This would be used to do repair works at the “Three Districts Water Supply and Kweiman-Danfa Water Schemes,” so that about 435,000 people in over 168 …

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Marine tourism resources must be put into good shape – Lecturer

Ghana must commit funds towards developing its marine tourism resources, to make them meet global standards, Dr. Gabriel Eshun, Head of Geography and Tourism, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has said. It is estimated that out of the 40 transatlantic slave edifices, Ghana could boast of 29 …

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OMC group says oil companies pay about GH¢6b in taxes annually

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) says oil companies pay about GH¢6 billion annually to government as tax. He said in 2019, they paid GH¢500 million as monthly tax to government, raking in a total of GH¢3 billion in the first two quarters of the year. Mr Agyeman-Dua, who …

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PURC increases electricity and water tariffs 

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has announced that, electricity tariffs will go up by 5.94 per cent from today, October 1, 2019. Water tariffs will also increase by 2.22 per cent, with both adjustments covering October to December. A statement signed by Mrs Mami Dufie Ofori, the Executive Secretary …

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Over 2,000 fibre cuts recorded in Ghana – Chamber

Data gathered by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications shows a record of 2,000 fibre cuts across the country, resulting in disruptions in communication services. Out of the figure, Ashanti Region alone recorded over 370 fibre cuts, which was about 25 per cent and estimated at about GHC6million loss to the …

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WACOMP to strengthen Ghana’s export competitiveness

The European Union (EU) has supported Ghana with €6,350.00 under the West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) to strengthen her competitiveness in export through enhanced valued chain. The programme, which started in February, 2019, is a partnership between EU and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), coordinated by the …

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PFAG demands aggressive commitment to transform agriculture

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has emphasised the need for commitment backed by adequate funding to help transform the country’s agricultural sector for the benefit of all. Madam Victoria Adongo, Executive Director of PFAG, who made the call, said “unless there is really aggressive commitment to transform agriculture, …

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New Juaben Assembly to crack whip on sanitation

The New Juaben South Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mr Isaac Apaw Gyasi, has indicated that the Assembly would begin to crack the whip on those who dump refuse at unauthorised places. He said all efforts by the assembly to improve sanitation in the area is not working, hence people should …

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Decentralize tourism policies – Lecturer

Mr. Victor Anderson Hodibert, Head of Tourism Department at the Takoradi Technical University has called for the decentralisation of policies on tourism to commensurate with the tourism potentials in the various Regions and Districts. He said it was also imperative for the Regions to be empowered to develop their own …

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