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Africa’s development tied to value addition – President

African economies should pursue value addition in their quest to industrialise, as the imperative would create the needed employment and improve the people’s living standards, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. “Raw material producing economies do not create prosperity for their people. The way to that goal, the goal …

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US says it spends $60b to address public health emergencies

The health of citizens across the globe would be safeguarded to boost productivity and prosperity if the monies governments spend on public health emergencies would prior be invested in preventive health. Dr Rebecca Martin, Director for Centre for Global Health of the United States Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, …

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Kaunda urges Akufo-Addo to keep Africa’s torch shining

Former Zambian leader, Dr Kenneth Kaunda has pressed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to keep Africa’s lights shining, so as to bring the needed development and improvement in the lives of the people of the continent. “Your contribution as President can make a huge difference not only for Ghana, but …

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Energy Minister urges African leaders to commit to electrification

Mr Boakye Agyarko, the Minister of Energy, has urged African leaders to be committed towards national electrification programmes in their countries, as a means of improving upon the socio-economic development of their people. He said it was obvious that increasing the electrification rate of African countries would require enormous efforts, …

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President Akufo-Addo urges Zambian politicians to eschew partisanship   

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has advised political actors in Zambia to quash their individual and partisan interest for the common good and development of the country. “As political actors, whether in government or in opposition, we should prove to the world that we respect the rule of law and …

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AfDB Board approves €1.9m African Water Facility budget

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved the 2016 annual report and 2017 work plan and budget of the African Water Facility (AWF) to use €1.925 million. A statement issued by Osward Chanda, OIC Director, Water and Sanitation Department/African Water Facility and copied to …

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Africa must utilise mixed energy resources to progress  – Participants

Participants, at the end of a Power Africa town hall meeting, in Accra, have called for the investments in the production of diverse energy resources to help address the continent’s energy constraints. With two-thirds of Africans still living without access to electricity, the participants said to ensure a reliable and …

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ECOWAS gender and energy workshop opens in Accra   

A three-day validation workshop for Economic Community and West African States directive on gender and energy assessment opened in Accra on Monday. The objective of the workshop is to ensure that women and men have access to modern energy services and contribute, as well as benefit from the business of …

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Sanlam says still committed to Ghana after Enterprise Group dumps it for Black Star Holdings

A major event happened in the business world in Ghana, seemingly on the quiet. Enterprise Group has parted company with its strategic partner, South African Sanlam Emerging Markets Proprietary Limited and has subsequently replaced Sanlam with Black Star Holdings Limited. Enterprise announced the decision in a press statement, and did …

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China pledges $15b financing for Ghana

China has pledged some $15 billion  to fund the Ghana government’s massive economic transformation agenda, with the likelihood that a further four billion dollars would be committed for various development projects across the country. The commitment by the Chinese is based on a financing module presented by the government of …

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