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Banks should serve farmers; not the other way round – Netherlands Ambassador

Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Ronald Strikker has backed the agricultural sector as the engine of the country thus admonishing the financial sector to serve it in order for the economy to thrive. Speaking at the launch of Hortifresh; an agriculture-based programme aimed at establishing a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food ...

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ATL awarded contract to provide textiles for NABCO uniforms – Bawumia

The Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) and Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL) are back in operation following government’s intervention, Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed. He said through the provision of incentives to both local and foreign industries, the two well-known industries which had shut-down because of high production cost, have been revived – with many other dormant industries also at various ...

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GH¢20m sweet-potato processing factory to transform rural economy

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is hopeful that the new GH¢20million Sweet Potato Processing Factory under construction will transform rural communities in and around Gomoa Bewadze in the Gomoa West district of the Central Region. The factory, to be operated by CASA de ROPA Limited – a wholly-owned Ghanaian private agribusiness company financed by the Ghana Export-Import (EXIM) Bank – ...

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Free SHS boosts business in Kumasi

Reports reaching DAILY GUIDE indicates that business is currently booming in Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital. The Kumasi Mayor, Osei Assibey Antwi, attributed the positive trend to the implementation of the free Senior High School (SHS) policy. He said the free SHS policy, notably the Double Track System, has increased enrolment in schools. “Parents and students have been trooping to ...

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NDC names committees to manage 2018 congress

The National Democratic Congress has announced membership of committees to manage its up-coming national delegates congress to elect executive officers. The congress will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, according to the party at press conference it held Wednesday. Apart from a 17-member planning committee chaired by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson ...

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Nana Addo storms NPP office for appointment of new officers

The National Executives Committee (NEC) of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in consultation with the party’s National Council, on Wednesday appointed deputy national officers and directors to head the various directorates of the party. After a meeting of the two bodies at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down in Accra, seven officers were appointed to head key directorates of the ...

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3 words describe Kwame Nkrumah: ‘Africa must unite’ – Samia

The daughter of Ghana’s first President says her father’s vision to see a united Africa is relevant today as it was some six decades ago. “’Africa must unite.’ Not ought to, not should; a must. Africa must unite,” said Samia Nkrumah in reference to three words that describe her father. Samia was speaking Friday on the Super Morning Show on ...

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Mahama girl in trouble over GHC3.1m MASLOC cash

The immediate-past Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) under previous Mahama administration is likely to face prosecution for alleged corruption. Sedina Tamakloe Attionu, according to a forensic audit report, allegedly misappropriated GH¢3,193,592 and is therefore expected to account for the huge amount of money. Ms Attionu and other former heads of six state-owned agencies have ...

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NDC accused of bussing Juaboso minors for voters registration exercise

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the opposition National Democratic Congress in Juaboso in the Western region of bussing minors to register for a referendum. Director of Elections Evans Nimako posted pictures of a pick-up with registration number GX 696-16 with a number of young people on board, one of them in school uniform. “They are just bussing ...

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Full text: First independence speech by Kwame Nkrumah

First President Kwame Nkrumah delivered the first independence speech on March 6, 1957, to hundreds of participants including representatives from the British monarch. “We have won the battle and again rededicate ourselves,” he had said, adding “Our independence is meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation of Africa.” Today, Ghana celebrates Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day (a.k.a Founder’s ...

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