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Ghana Statistical Service trains police officers on data collection

The Ghana Statistical Service and the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative have conducted a workshop for officers of the Ghana Police Service on accurate data collection on mortality resulting from road traffic, violent and external deaths. The two-day training aims at building the capacity of the security personnel and other …

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Special Prosecutor appeals to public not to politicise Airbus scandal

The Office of the Special Prosecutor has appealed to the public not to speculate or politicise the disclosures made in the deferred prosecution agreements and judgements of the Airbus scandal, in which allegations of bribery were made of Ghanaian officials in the military aircraft deal. A statement issued by Mr …

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Platinum Properties says nothing wrong with granting Pullman Project tax incentives

Platinum Properties Limited, Project Promoter of the Pullman Accra City Project, says, there is absolutely nothing inappropriate with its application to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) to be granted tax incentives. A press statement by their lawyers, a copy of which was made available to the Ghana News Agency …

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Ghana Maritime Authority expresses concern over rising kidnapping cases on Gulf of Guinea

Mr Thomas Alonsi, the Director-General, Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), has expressed concern over the number of rising kidnapping cases on the Gulf of Guinea. “It is evident by reports from the International Maritime Bureau showing that even though there was a decline in overall worldwide incidents of piracy last year …

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Number of Ghana taxpayers to reach 16 million by close of 2020 – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the introduction of various digital initiatives by government will widen the tax net and increase the number of taxpayers from about two million contributors to 16 million by the end of 2020. In this vein, government would soon convert all national identity numbers into …

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Over 1,070 people in Tema test positive for HIV

Some 1,072 persons, made up of 636 females and 436 males in 2019, tested positive to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Tema. Eight hundred and seventeen of the number, tested at Tema South where Tema General Hospital, a referral hospital is located while Tema North accounted for 103 of …

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Barclays Bank Ghana officially changes name to Absa Bank

Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, on Monday, officially changed its name to ‘Absa Bank Ghana Limited’, a name of the global brand ‘Absa Group Limited’ to clearly represent its global vision and mission to serve customers better. The Absa Bank, launched by the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, …

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USAID and UBA sign MoU to advance trade and investment

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Prosper Africa initiative is partnering the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. This partnership ensures businesses are equipped with the technical and financial tools they need to …

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