GIS signs MoU with State Housing for 1000 houses

The Ghana Immigration Service in a renewed effort to provide its Officers with decent accommodation has entered into a partnership with the State Housing Company (SHC) to make that a reality. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on Wednesday, the SHC, is to provide 1,000 homes, 10 Regional Offices […]

President Akufo -Addo laying the foundation stone for the new factory

Akufo-Addo lays foundation stone for new cement factory in Tema

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, cut the sod for the construction of a new cement grinding factory, at the Tema Freezones enclave. Congratulating the Board, Management and Staff of CBI Ghana, and their partner, Lafarge-Holcim, for taking the decision to invest […]

Half of the population in Ghana's Northern Region lives below the poverty line, yet the slot machines are almost everywhere. (Noah Fowler / For The Times)
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One-armed bandits hit the savanna: Inside the Chinese-led gambling epidemic in rural Ghana

When the machines arrived last winter, the villagers were mesmerized. In Zamashegu, a farming community of 1,000 people in northern Ghana, they may as well have come from outer space — four electric slot machines installed in two roadside shacks, chirping and clattering, bathing the packed-dirt walls in a pale, […]

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Ghana’s gold, diamond output to drop as govt curbs small-scale mining

Ghana’s gold output is likely to drop sharply in 2017 because of curbs on the small-scale mining that lifted production last year but was causing damage to the environment, a government official said on Saturday. Total gold output from Africa’s second largest producer was 4.1 million ounces in 2016, the […]

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture

Mango production will be enrolled on ‘one district one factory’ initiative – Minister

Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the Minister for Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has said Government would clasp mango production into the one district one factory policy to create jobs and wealth for the youth and women. He said the Ministry of Local Government was working MOFA to support the mango producing […]

Child trafficking

Ghana to lose $500 million for failing to combat human trafficking

Ghana stands the risk of losing the $500 million dollars grant from the Millennium Development Co-operation Challenge Account for failing to fight human trafficking, United States Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, has disclosed. Ambassador Jackson said the Department of State’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report ranked Ghana as […]

Police towing truck

Tow levy suspended to allow for consultation – Government

Government has held back from implementing the mandatory vehicle towing levy. Government had proposed a fee of between GHS40 and GHS100 on the registration of vehicles or renewal of road worthiness certificates at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to fund the policy. A private company had been engaged […]

James Baberi, Director of Green Global Resources

Million cedi worth of gold turns ‘fake gold’ in police custody

Some 11 kilos of gold at the cost of GH¢ 1.3 million have miraculously turned to fake gold , a development leading to the arrest of 5 officers at the Legon police station. This scandal remains the very second after the most controversial “cocaine turned baking soda” scandal which saw […]

From Left Lana Marais.Regional Communications Director at Dentsu Aegis Network SSA.Byron John, Insights and Innovation Director of Dentsu Aegis Network Sub Saharan Africa,Dawn Rowlands, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network in Sub-Saharan Africa and Andrew Ackah, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana

Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana launches Consumer Connection System

Dentsu Aegis Network, an Advertising and Communications firm, has launched the Consumer Connection System (CCS), to help businesses in the public and private sector to better understand consumer behaviour in relations to their media consumption in building their brands. Researchers engaged 3,200 respondents across the country to know their needs […]

Ghana Revenue Authority

Ghana Revenue Authority records GHC215.8m revenue shortfall for 2017 first quarter

The Ghana Revenue Authority has failed to achieve its target for the first quarter of 2017. Of the GHC7.611 target, it managed to generate GHC7.396 million, thus a shortfall of GHC215.8 million The figure, however, showed a nominal growth of 17 per cent and real growth of 3.5 per cent […]