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Galamsey Man Dares Government On Plans To Clamp Down On Illegal Mining

A man who claims to be engaged in illegal mining has in a video shared on social media, thrown a challenge to government on plans to clamp down on the trade, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ [gather and sell]. Research has shown that almost all water bodies and forests in Ghana …

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Cocoa Revenue To Drop Further Over Falling Global Prices – Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto has predicted a further drop in revenue from cocoa for this year. This also comes after the ten percent drop in revenue from cocoa exports between February 2016 and February 2017. According to the Minister, the declining global price of cocoa will …

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Ghana Will Overtake Rwanda As Business Friendly Country In Africa – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that the country is poised to overtake Rwanda as the most business friendly country in Africa. According to him, it is one of the missions of the Nana Addo-led government to compete favorably and overtake Rwanda which has been adjudged by the business …

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Breaking: Central Bank Governor Resigns

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Abdul  Nashiru Issahaku, has resigned from his post, Myjoyonline.com sources reveal. He told Joy Business George Wiafe that he was leaving the top job based on “personal reasons”. The Governor also explains that the decision to step down is the outcome of an …

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Financial System Weak To Support Industrialisation – Expert

Other aspects of the financial system, including investment funds, need attention since the banks cannot single-handedly drive the kind of transformation the new government seeks, Martin Ofori, CEO of Crystal Capital Investment, has said. The country’s financial industry, he told the B&FT, has been developed in a manner that places …

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Shea Butter Produced In Upper West Not Contaminated

The Upper West regional office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has stated that Shea butter from the region is not contaminated as reported in the media circles. The comment from the FDA comes after a section of the media reported that Shea butter from two communities in the …

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We Won’t Stop Sole Sourcing – Adwoa Safo

The Procurement Minister nominee, Sara Adwoa Safo, has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will resort to sole sourcing once the conditions are met. She said the method is permitted in law but “it is an exception to the rule”, rather than being the rule. The deputy Minority leader, …

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BECE Candidate Drowns In Abandoned Galamsey Pit

A 15-year-old Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidate of the Sekyere Himang Methodist JHS in the Wassa East District of the Western Region, on Tuesday met his untimely death when he drowned in an abandoned galamsey pit at Sekyere Himang. The deceased, Ransford Donkor, reportedly went to wash in the …

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Sack BoG Governor To Rescue The Cedi – NPP Chairman Tells President

The 1st vice chairman of the NPP in the Eastern Region has called on president Nana Akufo Addo to sack Dr. Ishahaku, the current Bank of Ghana Governor in order to rescue the marathon depreciating cedi. He made the call in an interview with KW Radio’s during a weekend socio-political …

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Fighting Galamsey With Drones Is Good; Regularise It – Dwomoh Sarpong

President of Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies, Nana Dwomoh Sarpong, has cast doubt on government’s preparedness to clamp down on illegal mining activities known as galamsey in the country. He said the sophisticated manner the illegal miners carry their activities with the support of some politicians makes it near,y …

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