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Ghana, US trade reaches $1.6b in 2017

Mr Wilbur Louis Ross, the United States Secretary of Commerce, has said trade between the United States and Ghana increased from $1.2 billion in 2016 to $1.6 billion last year, and expressed optimism that it would increase in the ensuing years. He assured that the US would support Ghana to …

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Deal with Chinese involvement in galamsey – Coalition

The Coalition Against Galamsey has asked government to take pragmatic steps to deal with the active involvement of Chinese nationals in the illegal mining activities in the country. Mr Kennedy Ashigbey Convenor of the Coalition said the fight to stop illegal mining would not be achieved if the issue of …

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President will soon appoint new EC Chairperson – Minister

Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Minister of Information, has announced that the President would soon appoint a new Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson in accordance with the laws of the country. “The processes will be triggered almost immediately, and I can assure that, it will be done in such a way that …

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Ghana’s tilapia is safe for consumption – Association

The Ghana Aquaculture Association (GAA), an umbrella body of aquaculture industry, says tilapia produced in the country is safe for consumption. “We want to assure the fish eating public of this country that your locally produced Tilapia fish is healthy and absolutely safe to consume with no risk whatsoever to …

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The number of people dying from drug use globally on the increase – UNODC

The number of deaths resulting from drug use is on the increase, according to the latest report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The 2018 World  Drug Report says the percentage of deaths attributable to drug use is still high among all age groups. The Report …

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NHIS has ran out of funds – CEO

Dr Samuel Yaw Annor, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Tuesday said the scheme had ran out of funds to operate. He said the scheme had zero reserves and owed service providers huge sums of money and appealed for ways of getting funds to …

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Financial inclusion in Ghana improves as increasing number of adults have bank accounts – World Bank

The number of adults in Ghana who own bank accounts has increased to 42 per cent in 2017 up from 13 per cent in 2014, according to the World Bank. Even though, there are seven million unbanked adults in Ghana, the 1.4 million adults who receive payments in cash have …

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