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Closed season impacts fishers as they flee Ghana

Fishermen in Elmina have fled to Ivory Coast and Togo in droves amid hardships visited on the fishing community by the closed season. This is to enable them pay back loans they secured for business after they were hit by the closure of the sea on July 1. A few …

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COLA is relief to workers, but threat to government’s financial discipline – Economists

Some economists are warning that the payment of 15 per cent allowance to workers to cushion them amid the country’s current economic hardship is a threat to government’s fiscal targets. The government expects an overall GDP growth of 5.8 per cent [5.4 per cent in 2021], inflation of 8.0 per …

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Children at Nator-Duori dropout after primary six

School children in Nator-Duori, a community in the Nadowli-Kaleo District, are compelled to drop out of school at Primary Six due to the unavailability of a Junior High School (JHS) in the community. Those who defy all odds to pursue JHS education had to trek over seven kilometres, risking their …

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Ghana government to supply subsidized fishing nets to fishermen

Mrs. Mavis Hawa Koomson, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has hinted of moves by the government to supply subsidized nets to fishermen across the country. The move is hinged on government’s avowed commitment to ensure fishermen stop using unapproved nets (monofilament nets) noted for unsolicited ghost fishing with …

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Our Managing Editor to give keynote address at disinformation investigation event in Dakar

Code for Africa has invited the Managing Editor of Ghana Business News, Emmanuel K Dogbevi to give the keynote address at a disinformation investigation seminar in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Code for Africa is partnering with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) for this seminar. “We are convening a seminar …

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Ghana government announces 15% COLA

The government at the end of negotiations with organized labour has announced that the Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) will be paid at a rate of 15 per cent of base pay, effective from July 1. This was in a statement signed collectively by Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, the Minister of Employment …

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Chinese businessman granted GH¢100,000.00 bail over threat of death, assault

A Chinese businessman, who allegedly assaulted one Esther Tuglo at Zongo Lane, Accra, has been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court. 44-year-old Li Yong Gang, was charged with assault, threat of death and causing harm. He pleaded not guilty to all the charges. The Court presided over by Mr …

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Bawumia states four major issues that sent Ghana to the IMF

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Thursday said four key issues compelled Ghana to opt for balance of payment support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to resuscitate the economy. They are the GH¢17 billion energy sector excess capacity payments, GH¢25 billion expenditure on the banking sector clean-up exercise and …

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NIA registers over 16.9 million Ghanaians – Colonel Ghansah

Colonel Peter Kwame Ghansah (Rtd), the Head of Operations at the National Identification Authority (NIA), has disclosed that 16,936,934 Ghanaians has been registered by the Authority as of July 12, including pilot, mass and continuous registration exercises. He explained that the number of cards printed is 16,743,832 whilst the number …

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Parliament passes Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2022

Parliament on Thursday passed the Fees and Charges (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2022, to provide for an annual adjustment of fees and charges levied by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in line with prevailing economic conditions. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Kwarteng, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parliament, urged the Minister …

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