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PROTOA is asking Ghana government to cushion the transport industry

Progressive Transport Owners’ Association (PROTOA) has appealed to government to institute measures to cushion the transport industry from the economic hardship occasioned by the closure of Ghana’s borders to contain COVID19. It said government should among others, reduce fuel prices to support the commercial transport operators to stay in business …

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Pope appoints 51-year-old Polish priest as rep to Ghana

Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Henryk Mieczyslaw Jagodzinski, Councilor of the Nunciature, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana. By his appointment, he was raised at the same time to the titular see of Limosano, with the dignity of Archbishop. Apostolic Nuncio per the arrangements in the Catholic Church is a …

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We spent GH¢8.79m to develop agricultural sector – Abosso Goldfields

Abosso Goldfields Limited (AGL) through the Gold Fields Ghana Foundation has spent GH¢8.76 million to develop the agricultural sector of the Mine’s host communities. This amount represents 21 per cent of the mining giant’s total investment of GH¢42 million. The investment included livestock production, oil palm plantation, production of vegetables …

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DVLA told to enforce law for vehicle inspections

The Leadership of the Private Vehicle Testing Stations (PVTS) Association is demanding the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to enforce the law which requires motorists to submit their  vehicles physically for inspection before receiving road worthy certificates. The Association said the non-enforcement of the law was the major contributory factor …

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Ghana’s confirmed COVID-19 cases now 2,169

Ghana’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 has risen to 2,169 as of Saturday, May 2, from the 2,074 recorded at the last update of April 28. The country also has recorded 18 deaths and 229 recoveries, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) latest update on the country’s COVID-19 status indicates. The Greater …

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MOFA to support rice cultivation in Eastern Region

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is to support the Eastern Region to intensify rice production to make Ghana self-sufficient in the staple within the next three years. This was announced by the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Afriyie Akoto, in Koforidua at the end of his five-day …

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FDA to arrest vendors of unapproved nose masks

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned against the use of unapproved nose masks that had flooded markets across the country. Consequently, it has warned to arrest all persons caught selling such unapproved nose masks to serve as deterrent to others. Mr John Odai-Tettey, the Central Regional Director of …

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COVID-19 triggering losses in employment – TUC

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has said the COVID-19 pandemic is triggering losses in employment in the country. Dr Yaw Baah, TUC, Secretary-General, said an ongoing research by the Labour Research and Policy Institute of TUC, shows the devastating effects of the COVID-19 health crisis on jobs and livelihoods in …

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Impact of COVID-19 on economy has been dire – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, lauding Ghanaian workers for their contribution towards national socio-economic  advancement over the years, Friday said the impact of COVID-19 on the national economy has been severe. He has, therefore, directed the Ministry of Finance and Bank of Ghana to work together to design innovative policies …

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