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Jomoro District Assembly improves internal revenue generation

The Jomoro District Assembly increased its Internal Generated Revenue (IGF) during the first six months of this year by 42 per cent, the District Chief Executive, Mr Victor Kabenlah, said at Half Assini at the weekend. He said the Assembly collected 102,961.18 as against 72,093.95 during the same period last …

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GOIL inaugurates 160th fuel station at Bunso

The Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL), has inaugurated a new fuel service station at Bunso in the East Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region to provide convenient services to clients. The station located near Linda Dor, a popular rest stop for motorists and commuters on the Accra-Kumasi road, comes with …

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Tropigha to export 1000 tons of exotic fruits

Tropigha Farms Limited, a company into the cultivation and export fruits, targets to export 1,000 tons of exotic fruits next year to Europe. Mr Helmut Lutz, the Managing Director of the company, who announced this, said currently Tropigha exports 600 tons to the European market annually. The company has 1,000 …

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Ghana’s cocoa farmers risk losing government’s largesse if…

Alhaji Abubakar Alhassan, National Chief Cocoa Farmer, has said cocoa farmers risk losing government’s largesse and support if they failed to join forces to clampdown on cocoa smuggling. He said it was disheartening that other regions are also taking part in the nation-wrecking activity of smuggling and urging farmers to …

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STX housing loan deal re-laid before parliament

The STX Korean housing loan deal that generated so much debate between the majority and the minority in parliament and was withdrawn was brought back to the House on Wednesday. The Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Tekper, moved the motion for the Suppliers Credit financing agreement that was referred …

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Government to compel banks to further reduce interest rates

Government will continue to implement policies to compel local financial institutions to reduce their lending rates (interest rates), Mr Franklin Fiifi Kwetey, Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has assured. He said the reduction of interest rates would make funds available and affordable to entrepreneurs and investors to expand …

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Mensah Sarbah Hall Alumni to construct 2000-capacity hostel

The Mensah Sarbah Hall Alumni Association (MSHAA) of the University of Ghana, has begun constructing a 2000-capacity hostel complex to help reduce the acute accommodation problem facing students of the hall. The construction of the six-floored storey building, which is located on the Campus of the University, will be executed …

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Initiative to add value to cassava production launched

An integrated pest management and farm gate processing training programme to help raise cassava production in the country, has been launched for farmers in Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and the Central regions. The goal is to assist fight rural poverty, create employment and achieve national food security. As part of the programme, …

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Mills to sack non performing MMDCEs

President John Evans Atta Mills has cautioned Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives against complacency in the discharge of their work and urged them to be up to the task, else the “axe” would fall on them. He minced no words about reports of acts of under-performance of some of …

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