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Christine Lagarde to visit Ghana on December 16

Madam Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will pay a visit to Ghana from December 16 to 18, for bilateral talks with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The visit comes weeks ahead of the end of the country’s three-year IMF programme and marked …

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Japan grants Ghana $57m for N8 road

Japan on Tuesday gave Ghana a grant facility of $57 million (¥6.49 billion) for the rehabilitation of the second phase of the national trunk road, N8. This followed the signing of an agreement between the Governments of Ghana and Japan after bilateral talks between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and …

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Ghana loses $25m annually to unfinished projects

It is estimated that Ghana loses up to $25 million annually through unfinished projects. This amount is equivalent to 667 additional three-unit classroom blocks per year which would accommodate an estimated 70,000 students, a study has shown. The study was conducted in Ghana between 2014 and 2017 by Dr Martin …

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UNDP implements $2.7m climate change mitigation project in two regions of Ghana 

The United Nations Development Agency (UNDP) is implementing $2.7 million project to mitigate climate change impact in the Black Volta basin by ensuring that the vegetation cover around the basin in Northern and Brong-Ahafo Regions is preserved. The five-year project titled “community conservation and management practices” is jointly funded by …

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Nearly 3,000 NABCO personnel recruited in Upper West

A total of 2,769 young men and women have been recruited under the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) programme to serve in various state departments and agencies in the Upper West for the next three years. “It is certainly better to engage the youth in productive areas, however small the income …

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ICOUR to increase rice production after rehabilitation of Tono Dam

Mr Sebastian Bagina, the Acting Manager of the Irrigation Company of Upper East Region (ICOUR), has said rice cultivation at the Tono irrigation site is expected to increase from next year. This he said will be possible when the dam is fully put into use after the on- going rehabilitation …

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Ghanaians urged to do away with laizer faire attitude

Mrs. Cecilia Dapaah, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources on Sunday re-echoed the need for the general public to uphold properties and companies that belong to the state as if they were their own. “Government work is our own and we cannot continue to trail, but rather we should …

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Women into baobab and shea nuts processing move to raise production 

Women groups engaged in Baobab and Shea nut processing have met in Paga in the Kassena-Nankana West District to discuss how to overcome production challenges to increase output and returns. They looked at the market trends – pricing, weighing, transport and field support. Dubbed “KANBAOCU General Assembly Meeting”, it was …

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Ghana to develop policy to regulate automobile industry – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday said the country will develop a policy to regulate the vehicle assembling sector. According to him, the anticipated establishment, in 2019, of assembling plants by Volkswagen and Nissan in Ghana would help to provide jobs for the youth, complementing government’s efforts. “…ahead of …

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President Akufo-Addo to cut sod for $18m brick and tile factory

President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo is expected to cut the sod for work to begin on an $18 million bricks and tiles factory at Tanoso in the Tano North Municipality of the Brong-Ahafo Region by the close of the year. The project, which is under the government’s One-District-One-Factory (1D1F) programme, will …

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