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AfDB, ECOWAS, sign study agreement on Abidjan-Lagos highway

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Economic Community of West African States Commission (ECOWAS) have signed an agreement for a study of the 1,000-kilometre highway linking Cote d’Ivoire’s commercial capital Abidjan, to Lagos in Nigeria. It marks a new step in building regional integration and trade. The proposed …

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Ghana Immigration Service receives two stowaways

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) Tema Regional Command has received two Ghanaians on board MV Maritime Voyager attempting to stowaway to China. The Ghanaian teenagers aged 17 and 19 were found hiding in the vessel by the crew at the Tema Main Harbour during their routine inspection before take-off. The …

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Car Rentals Association pleads for exemption from Luxury Vehicle Tax

The Car Rentals Association of Ghana (CRAG) has appealed to the Government to exempt it from the payment of luxury Vehicles Tax, as it directly affects their operations and businesses. The Association has urged government to waive the Luxury Vehicle Tax as it contributes more than its fair share of …

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Accountability and transparency key to better natural resource management – Koney

Mr Sulemana Koney, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines has called on business and financial journalists to support in ensuring sustainability, accountability and transparency in the governance of the country’s mineral resources. He said there was the need for sustainability, accountability and transparency in the governance …

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Over 560 police officers to prevent crime during Yuletide in Central Region

The Central Regional Police Command has announced the deployment of more than 560 officers to assure the people in the area of their safety during the Yuletide. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Irene Oppong, the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, said miscreants would not be allowed to have their way. …

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Government working with partner private sector in fixing housing deficit – Minister

Government is exploring various options to partner the private sector to address the country’s housing deficit, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, the Minister for Works and Housing, has said. He said government through the State Housing Company is focused on partnering with the private sector to deliver houses across the country. …

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9BS International sign MoU for projects worth GH¢12m

9BS International, a private multi-business outfit, has contracted Hanimart Investment Limited to construct six modern libraries, four clinics and ten mechanized boreholes in the Eastern Region worth GH¢12,860m, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS). At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between 9BS International and Hanimart …

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Five Nigerian women in court for human trafficking

Five Nigerian women were on Tuesday put before at Accra Circuit  Court on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and human trafficking. Blessing Sunday, Jeniffer John, Vivian Omotayo, Happiness Sunday and Joy Chima were said to have conspired and trafficked seven other Nigerian ladies between the ages of 20 …

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Ghana servicing interest on debt with internal revenue – Prof. Kusi

Of every cedi government collects as tax, GH¢0.41 pesewas is used to service interest debt, Professor Newman Kwadwo Kusi, Executive Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies said on Monday. “Ghana spends over 41 per cent of tax revenue to service interest rate on debt. From last year up to July this …

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Ghana’s 2019 Budget will be free of IMF conditionality – Minister

The 2019 Budget, to be read on Thursday, November 15, will mark the beginning of Ghana’s exit from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, under which Ghana sought almost $918 million over three years with conditions. The IMF conditions, among other things, required Ghana to improve domestic resources, control expenditure …

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