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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that his government aims at increasing the country's export volumes under AGOA to $500 million in 2020 to create hundreds of thousands of jobs, a target which is ambitious, but certainly achievable. According to him, his government is in the process of finalising...
The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Owusu Akoto Afriyie, has inaugurated a seven member board of the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Company (CMC) with a charge on them to help revive the fallen fortunes of the cocoa industry. Dr Afriyie, who administered the Oath of Office and Secrecy to the members, said...
In order to ensure equity and transparency in the distribution of government's 50% subsidized fertilizer as part of the planting for food and jobs programme, the government has set up a committee called District Centre for Agricultural Commence and Technology to curb fertilizer smuggling. Deputy Local and Rural Development Minister,...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that farmers are the lifeblood of the economy and, as such, his administration would, commit to engaging them fruitfully in the formulation of agricultural policies. "If we continue that way, we are going to make a very huge impact on enhancing the agricultural productivity...
Recalcitrant illegal miners are likely to be shot dead by the  anti-illegal mining taskforce, Operation Vanguard, private legal practitioner, Kwame Jantoa foresees. "We are determined to stop galamsey, restore our water bodies and ensure this menace is scratched", he vowed. "Although that soft warning was given we could see that there...
President Nana Akufo-Addo has challenged African countries to work on transforming the stagnant and jobless economies that have been built on the export of raw materials and unrefined products to value added economies. This, he said, would provide jobs to build strong middle class society and lift the masses of...
Local Mining company at the center of the Nyinahin Bauxite brouhaha has said that government is only telling lies and contradicting itself to say the company’s three mining leases were invalid. Lands and natural resources minister , Peter Amewu in a letter to Exton Cubic explained that the company’s failure...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that the time has now come for Ghana to move on even further to deepen her democracy. “It is time to make sure that we have a genuine separation of powers between the various arms of government. Our Parliament, the legislative arm of...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says but for the judicious application of resources, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) would have been strangled by debt According to him, proper management of resources has heralded the revival of the NHIS and led to the payment of GH¢560 million out of the...
Mr Henry Quartey, the Deputy Minister of Interior, has said plans have been developed to ensure the reinforcement of security at the country's entry points. This is in line with Government's decision to allow for around-the-clock opening of the borders- a major step towards realising the free movement of people,...
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