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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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Exporters and importers to address clearing bottlenecks

Dr Ekow Spoi-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry, has hinted that export and import stakeholders would meet on January 7th to address the challenges associated with the clearing systems at Ghana’s airports and harbours.   According to him, exporters and ...

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Mepom to get new food market

An ultramodern market earmarked to primarily sell farm produce is to be constructed at Mepom in the Upper West Akyem District early next year. The market would be the first of its kind in the district, reputed to be a ...

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$728m expanded on Atuabo gas project — Ghana Gas Company

The Ghana National Gas Company says it has so far spent $728 million on the development of the Ghana Gas infrastructure project. It is expected to further spend $272million to cover the entire cost of a project once touted as ...

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GHȻ411m agric budget not enough — SEND Ghana

Send-Ghana criticised government’s GHȻ 411 million planned spending on the agricultural sector next year, describing it as “inadequate” to guarantee food security in the country. The policy research and social enterprise advocacy think-tank argues that resources allocated to the agric ...

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More Money Earmarked For Crop Production

  Mr Alabi Bortey, Project Coordinator of Ghana Commercial Agricultural Project (GCAP), has said the government, in collaboration with other donor partners, has made available $ 145 million to enhance crop production.   The World Bank IDA credit is $100 ...

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How Ghanaian cassava farmers are saved by a beer

Ghanaians are embracing the use of locally produced raw materials even though it is seen as inadequate. Ghana produces food crops in abundance and in their raw state, these food items often go waste due to lack of ready market ...

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MASLOC to supply outboard motors to fishermen next year

  The Microcredit and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has earmarked 1,000 outboard motors for supply to fishermen next year.   It is part of the centre’s efforts to boost fishing activities and improve the incomes of fishermen.   The Chief ...

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