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Food Prices Down In December But Up For The Whole Year – FAO

Global food prices declined in December, led by sharp decreases in vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index. The index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, stood at 169.8 points in December 2017, down 3.3 …

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December Inflation Hits 11.8%

Inflation rate for December 2017 increased slightly to 11.8 per cent, up from the 11.7 per cent recorded in November in the same year, acting Government Statistician, Baah Wadieh announced Wednesday. The monthly change rate, according to Mr Wadieh comes as a result of the rise in the two main …

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GIBA, Beverages Association Want Alcohol Ads Ban Reviewed

The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) has urged the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to review the ban on the advertisement of alcoholic beverages between 6am and 8pm. The FDA had earlier stated that it would strictly enforce the regulations that prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products …

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FDA To Crack Down On Alcohol Advertisements Before 8pm

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said that it intends to strictly enforce the regulations which prevent manufacturers of alcoholic products from advertising their products on radio and television between the hours of 6am and 8pm. The FDA’s current guidelines for the Advertisements on Foods (Section 3.2.6) and specifically …

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Ghana Ranked 8th Among Africa’s Top 10 Most Food – Secure Countries

Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity – deserts, mountains and dense forests – the population explosion of the past century has made the goal of food security an ever more difficult accomplishment. ‘More and …

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Parliament Calls For Re-introduction Of Plant Breeders Bill

The Parliamentary Select Committee on Environment, Science and Technology has recommended to Parliament to re-introduce and pass the Plant Breeders Bill to protect the intellectual rights of seed producers in the country. The recommendation follows the inability of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to get any benefit …

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TV License Fee Will Not Be Deducted From Workers Salary – John Wajah

The statement that the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) will deduct TV licence fee at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department for public service workers is only suggestive and not a policy statement, Director of Legal Services at the GBC, John Kwame Wajah, has said. According to Mr Wajah, GBC will …

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Branded Chocolates: COCOBOD CEO Deserves Praise – NPP MP

Ghanaians should commend rather than condemn the CEO of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen Aidoo, for “freely” advertising locally-manufactured chocolate on behalf of Cocobod through the embossment of his picture on some pieces of the confectionery to mark his 60th birthday, Chairman of the Food, Agriculture and Cocoa Affairs …

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Cash-For-Seat: Read Trade Minister’s Response; Says GHȻ2.6m Was Raised

Trades Minister, Alan Kyerematen, has published his response to the query from the Presidency about his involvement in the controversial $100,000 charged expatriates for access to Akufo-Addo during an awards event. The Presidency has stated that officials at the Trade Ministry did no wrong in commercialising the Presidential Table at the …

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Hawa Koomson’s ministry to blow GHS10m on 20 SUVs

Parliament has approved an amount of GHS1,010,239,700 as budget for the Ministry of Special Development Initiatives for 2018 out of which GHS 10,000,000 will be used to procure 20 four-wheel drives.The 20 four-wheel drives would be bought at a unit price of GHS500,000.Below is the full breakdown of the budget …

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