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CJA commends Mahama for reducing fuel prices

The Committee for Joint Action (CJA) has praised President John Dramani Mahama for the improvement in the management of the prices of petroleum products.   The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) a few days ago announced a 10% reduction in fuel ...

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The 2014 third quarter GDP grows by 5.1%

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2014 stood at 5.1 per cent year-on-year compared to revised GDP of 4.6 per cent in the same period. The industry sector recorded the highest growth of 8.1 per cent ...

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Cedi starts depreciating against US dollars

The Ghana Cedi appears to be coming under some pressure again only days into 2015. This has seen the local currency go down marginally.   For instance as at last month, one needed 3 Ghana cedis 1 pesewa to get ...

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Pig farming can resolve Ghana’s unemployment

Pig rearing as a business has high stakes in Ghana’s quest to tackle youth unemployment, Vincent Pomary, the Assistant Headmaster of the Adidome Farm Institute, has said. He was speaking to the GNA on the sidelines of a skills update ...

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More trouble for economy as cocoa proceeds slump

Government revenues from cocoa have fallen drastically to GH¢40 million in the 2012/2013 crop season from the region of GH¢153.9 million in the 2009/2010 season, primarily due to declining prices of the crop on the international market and low productivity. ...

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Rural banks urged to priorities loans for farmers  

The District Chief Executive(DCE) for Ayensuano , Mr Mike Ofori Darko, has called on rural banks to give priority to farmers in their loan allocations to help them to increase their productivity .   He suggested that the loans could ...

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Cocobod cautions cheating purchasing Clerks!

Some cocoa farmers have expressed anger over the activities of some purchasing clerks and are asking the government to intervene. The farmers alleged that these purchasing officials adjust the weighing scales when buying cocoa in order to cheat farmers. The ...

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Trade Minister Worried About Handling of Importers, Exporters

The Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has raised issues with the way agencies operating at the Tema and Takoradi ports handle importers and exporters.   He, particularly, raised concerns about the current rigorous system of clearing ...

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Transport fares to be reduced by 5% effective Friday

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) is set to announce 5% reduction in transport fares following the reduction of fuel prices by 10%. There were calls for a corresponding reduction in transport fares to reflect new fuel prices. The GPRTU and ...

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K’dua residents call for reduction in transport fares

  Residents of the Koforidua Municipality have called on transport unions to reduce lorry fares in view of the 10 percent reduction in fuel prices. This came out in a survey the GNA conducted in the Koforidua Municipality. Mr Narh ...

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