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Dr Felix Anyah as CEO of Korle-bu – He has a tall order including alleged corruption, nepotism

The appointment of Dr. Felix Anyah as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital comes at a crucial time in the tertiary institution’s history. Ghana Business News would like to congratulate and wish him well. The Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, one of the legacies of British colonial …

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FDI inflows into Africa projected to reach $57b in 2017

Foreign direct investments inflows into Africa in 2017 is expected to reach over $57 billion, supported mainly greenfield investments from emerging economies, according to the newly published African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2017. The report, a joint work of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development …

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Government to deploy drones in fight to end galamsey

Government would soon deploy drones to monitor water bodies across the country in the quest to halt illegal mining popularly called galamsey in Ghana. Madam Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, the Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources; made this known in Kumasi at a stakeholders meeting on Friday. She said Government would …

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President Akufo-Addo urges value addition on regional exports

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has stated that there can be no future prosperity in West Africa, if member states maintain economic structures that are dependent on the production and export of raw materials.  He said if West Africa was to ensure the progress and prosperity of its people, “We …

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Ghana Revenue Authority rakes in GH¢7.4b in three months

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) collected a total of GH¢7.4 billion in the first three months of the year, the Commissioner General, Mr. Emmanuel Kofi Nti, has announced. The figure fell short of the GH¢7.6 million, it had targeted for the period. Addressing an annual retreat of the senior staff …

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More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year from preventable causes – WHO

More than 3000 adolescents die every day, totaling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to the latest report from the World Health Organiation (WHO).  In 2015, more than two-thirds of these deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Road traffic injuries, …

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US military has 5000 personnel in Africa – Pentagon Spokesman

The US has 5000 personnel in Africa, most of them operating from Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti in Eastern Africa, Captain Jeff Davis, director of press operations at the Pentagon told journalists at a press briefing at the Foreign Press Centre in Washington DC. The transcript of the briefing which has …

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More than 5000 Ghanaians got to Italy by boat 

Mr William Hanna, the European Union Ambassador to Ghana, has said 5,636 Ghanaians arrived in Italy by boat in 2016. This figure was 27 per cent higher than that of 2015. Mr Hanna, who announced this at a handing over ceremony of equipment by the International Organisation of Migration to …

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Tax exemptions to investors cost Ghana GH¢2b – Minister

Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta says his Ministry would cut down on tax exemptions, which are being abused by some investors to the detriment of the nation. Mr Ofori -Atta condemned such malpractices, saying he had noted that the amount of exemptions had moved from GH¢800 million to about …

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