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Reduce phone prices to reflect tariff reduction- Telecoms Chamber

The President of the Telecoms Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has charged phone importers and assembling companies in Ghana to ensure that the reduction on the import duties of phones reflect in their market prices. After a lot of agitation from stakeholders, Finance Minister, Seth Terkper announced in the 2015 Budget that government has reduced tariff on imported handsets from 20 to 10 percent in ...

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Govt deepens moves to construct pipeline from Takoradi to Tema

Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, Former Petroleum Minister

Government has disclosed that it is working hard to construct a dedicated pipeline from Takoradi to Tema to supply gas to the power enclave in the area. The project will be linked with gas production from the Sankofa Gye Nyame field which is estimated to hold 204 million barrels of oil, and 1.1 trillion standard cubic feet of natural gas. ...

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Galamsey not affecting sugarcane supply to Komenda Sugar Factory

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The Corporate Affairs Director at the Komenda Sugar Factory Ransford Vani-Amoah has revealed that activities of illegal miners will not affect the supply of raw materials for the Komenda Sugar factory. According to him, the factory has enough supply of sugarcane from different sources apart from the immediate environs of the  factory which has been destroyed by illegal miners. “We ...

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Trade Minister launches Made In Ghana campaign[photos]

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The Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah has tasked the youth to learn other trades to buttress their educational background. This he says will render them more productive as well as earn them income on the side should they not find job opportunities immediately after school. The minister who was speaking at the launch of the made ...

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Spio-Garbrah persuades Ghanaians over Made in Ghana campaign

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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah says persuasion and appeal to the national pride, will culminate in achieving the objectives of the made in Ghana campaign. Though the Minister admits the 23 priority products will face competition from imported ones, he is confident an appeal to Ghanaians will increase patronage. “All the products that we have will ...

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African countries must improve domestic rice production- Kufuor

President And Mrs. Bush Hold State Dinner For President Of Ghana

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has reiterated the need for African countries to implement the right policy to produce and export quality rice to save cost. He urged African leaders to take up the responsibility to produce enough local rice to feed the locals. According to him, the joint responsibility of African countries to take up this course will ensure ...

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Galamsey’s impact on Komenda Sugar Factory untenable – MP

Dr. Ato Arthur

The Member of Parliament(MP) for Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem (KEEA), Dr. Ato Arthur, has shot down assertions that galamsey activities should be blamed for challenges at the Komenda Sugar factory. It follows comments by Trade and Industry Minister, Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah that the illegal mining activities have affected sugarcane cultivation and subsequent supplies to the factory. Though Dr. Arthur ...

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The debtor must live to pay his debt- Petroleum Minister tells WAPCo

Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah

The Minister of Petroleum, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has lashed out at the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) for disconnecting gas supply to Ghana over the country’s debt to the company. According to him, the company’s decision is not economically viable since the Volta River Authority (VRA) will need the gas to operate before it can pay the debt. The ...

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We’ll take drastic action against Ghana- WAPCo warns

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The West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) has warned that it will take drastic action against the government of Ghana if it fails to pay debt owed the company by close of year 2016. According to the company, government’s outstanding balance of 162 million dollars of which 98 million dollars is owed to WAPCo, and the remaining owed to N-Gas, ...

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Rice import costs Ghana US$500m annually

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Ghana is said to lose over 500million dollars every year through the importation of foreign rice. This action has posed serious challenges to local rice production, making  it uncompetitive in the local markets. This was revealed by the Director of Finance and Administration at the John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation, Victor Kufuor at the launch of the Africa Rice Advocacy Platform ...

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