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East Mamprusi to increase revenue mobilization

Mr. Adam Imoro, District Chief Executive (DCE) of the East Mamprusi has expressed the determination of the assembly to strive harder to adopt modalities to improve its internally generated funds to facilitate development. He said available records at the assembly show an abysmal revenue mobilization in the past because all …

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Training of staff to improve performance must precede promotion – Mrs Brew

Mrs Rosina Brew, Human Resource Manager of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) on Friday stressed the need for training to precede promotion to improve performance in all sectors of the economy. She said “often staff use their discretion to work, because they are promoted without any training which affects performance and …

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AngloGold Ashanti donates items to farmers

The management of Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Limited on Friday presented farm products worth GH¢40,000 to beneficiaries of oil palm, vegetables and animal husbandry project dubbed “Hand-In-Hand” at Adieyie near Tarkwa. The items included 7,500 improved oil palm seedlings, improved vegetable seeds, maize seed fertilizers, Wellington boots, wheat bran, weedicides, pesticides, …

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Government to develop agriculture – Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Friday reiterated government’s commitment to invest in the agricultural sector since it offers employment to about 60 per cent of the country’s population. He said it was important for government to tackle agriculture with utmost attention to rapidly alleviate poverty. The Vice President was …

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Transport Minister satisfied with airport preparations for Obama

The Minister of Transport, Mr Mike Hammah, has expressed satisfaction with preparations being made at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) towards the pending visit of the US President Barack Obama. “Generally I am impressed with what has been done so far. There is a great deal of improvement since the …

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Foreign nationals in illegal gold prospecting in Ghana – WACAM

The Wassa Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM) has appealed to the government to investigate allegations about illegal prospecting of minerals by foreign nationals in the country. Mr Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, Director of WACAM, told the Ghana News Agency on Friday that reports reaching his office alleged that some Chinese nationals are …

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Ghana Post to resuscitate Money Transfer Services

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, on Friday called for the immediate resuscitation of the Instant Money Transfer (IMT) services, operated by the Ghana Post in order to generate income for the cash strapped organization. “We all know that the IMT services were very viable and helped to generate a …

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Chief warns students who abuse drugs

Nana Asare Bentum III, Chief of Gye Wani Nkwanta, near Akim Oda in the Eastern Region, has warned students indulging in negative habits such as drug abuse to desist from the practice. He expressed concern about increasing reports of students engaging in anti-social activities such as alcoholism and sexual promiscuity …

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Reverend Minister calls for policy to protect state property

Rev. David Tamakloe Doe, General Overseer of the New Jerusalem Healing Church, has called for a national policy direction to encourage people who have custody of state property to cherish and protect them. Rev Doe said the notion that such facilities belonged to government left many strategic investments and infrastructure …

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Researcher asks Ghana to add value to export commodities

Professor Oliver Morrissey, Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, University of Nottingham, UK, said Ghana needed to add value to its primary export commodities to ensure socio-economic development. He said that if Ghana diversified its rich resources into industries and processed its primary export …

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