Ghana Standards Authority revises fish standards

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has met stakeholders in the fishery sector to brief them on the Revised National Fish Standards and to discuss issues affecting the sector. The stakeholders, comprising vessel and land establishment operators, discussed how they could help implement the relevant quality and safety standards in the fishing industry to ensure safe fish for consumption. Safe fish […]

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Telcos not taking over banks with interoperability

Telecom industry players have insisted they are not taking the place of banks with the launch of the mobile money interoperability. The telecom operators however believe the new system should help reduce the number of people not captured within the banking population. The comment comes less than a week to the official launch of the mobile money interoperability. The mobile […]

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Bawumia to launch mobile money interoperability next weekBawumia to launch mobile money interoperability next week

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is set to launch the mobile money interoperability system next week. This means it will be possible from next week to send mobile money from one mobile phone network to another seamlessly when the mobile money interoperability is launched. The launch to be performed by the Vice President will come as a major relief as […]

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Treat workers better – ICU

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has renewed its call for better pay and working conditions for workers, especially casual employees in the country. According to the union, it is important the nation works towards ensuring decent working conditions for everyone as well as economic growth in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8, which aims to achieve full […]

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Ghanaians urged to file tax returns by end April

Corporate entities and individuals are expected to file their tax returns on the last Friday of April, 2018. This was made known by Mr Eric Sebastian Awuni, the Principal Tax Officer of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), at the Stanbic Trade Series held in Accra. Mr Awuni said under the new tax regime, every income earning Ghanaian was supposed to […]

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Ghana’s vision, performance inspires other African countries – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Ghana’s new vision of ‘Ghana beyond Aid’ coupled with the first year performance of the economy under President Akufo-Addo is a major inspiration to African countries. Speaking at the maiden edition of the ‘Governor Speaks’ series at the IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings, Abebe Selasie, Deputy Director in charge of Africa said, “Your country’s new […]

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IMF predicts stronger growth but warns of risks

The International Monetary Fund has forecast that 2018 will be the strongest year for global growth since 2011. In its new assessment of the World Economic Outlook, the IMF predicts growth this year and next of 3.9%. However, it warned that performance could be curtailed by trade barriers. For the UK, the IMF has made a modest upgrade for growth […]

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Ghana loses about US$64 million through armyworm infestation

Ghana is estimated to have lost about US$64 million through the fall armyworm infestation. The pests, detected in the country some 15 months ago, have since attacked more than 20,000 hectares of farms, nationwide. Research scientists attached to the Biotechnology Research Programme (BRP) of the Crop Research Institute (CRI), have prescribed a solution – to end the havoc the armyworms […]

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