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Close ties with ILO will help Ghana address labour issues – Minsiter

The government plans to strengthen its partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a bid to address unemployment and other labour issues that confront the country. According to the Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, the ILO is providing technical support for the resolution of a number of challenges in the labour market. Speaking to Citi ...

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Leverage private sector for development – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor says the country can achieve its developmental goals if the government builds and takes advantage of strong ties with the private sector. According to him, the private sector has the capacity to positively influence the nation’s development efforts, hence his suggestion. He advised that the government should partner the private sector “to do all the jobs society ...

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Minority want Aviation Minister summoned over Starbow accident

The Minority Spokesperson on Roads and Transport, Governs Kwame Agbodza has filed a request in Parliament for the Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah, to be summoned before the House to brief lawmakers on the recent incident involving a Starbow plane at the Kotoka International Airport(KIA). The plane, which was carrying some passengers to Kumasi skidded off the runway and crashed into a ...

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NPA honoured for clean fuel initiative at 2017 Oil & Gas awards

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) was last Friday night, lauded by organizers of the Oil and Gas Awards for its continued commitment to policy initiatives which positively contribute to improving air quality in the country. The Authority’s introduction of sulphur diesel to the market has positively impacted the health conditions of more than 3 million residents in Accra and across the ...

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LPG Marketers can’t hold Ghana to ransom – Minister

A Deputy Energy Minister, Mohammed Amin Anta has chided the Association of LPG Marketers for what he called its attempt to hold Ghanaians to ransom over their concerns with the cylinder recirculation policy. The LPG Marketers have long expressed objections to the policy which is supposed to be in full flow by November 2018, according to a Presidential directive. The model ...

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LPG Marketers threaten suit over cylinder re-circulation policy

The Association of LPG Marketers has stated that it will consider taking legal action if the government fails to respond to concerns it has raised about the cylinder recirculation policy by Wednesday. President Akufo-Addo in October directed the implementation of the policy, following the gas explosion at an LPG filling station at Atomic junction. However, the LPG Marketers Association and ...

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ACEP demands cancellation of non-performing Petroleum deals

The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) wants the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) to review all petroleum agreements which have breached the minimum work obligation in the petroleum laws. Of the 14 petroleum agreements, five have been affected by the ITLOS ruling, hence their inability to conduct the expected activities on the allocated block. The remaining nine have therefore ...

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Economist urges caution in oil contract reviews

Economist, Dr. Eric Osei-Assibey, has warned that continuous calls for the renegotiation of oil contracts can send wrong signals to international investors. Dr. Osei-Assibey, however, admitted that Ghana is not getting enough revenue from the current contracts, and would be justified if it goes back to renegotiate for more. The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has asserted that past governments did ...

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ABL Launches Beta Malt in Returnable Glass Bottle

Beta Malt, Accra Brewery Limited’s (ABL) leading non-alcoholic brand, has launched a new Returnable Glass Bottle (RGB). The RGB, which complements Beta Malt’s existing 330ml PET pack forms part of the company’s unrelenting efforts to provide its Brands in a variety of packs to satisfy their cherished consumers in different consumption occasions. The Launch, which saw the unveiling of the ...

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Gov’t’s e-Registration of businesses ‘complete farce’ – IMANI

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Policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has described as a complete farce, the electronic registration of businesses by the Registrar-General’s Department. According to the think tank’s President, Franklin Cudjoe, there is no significant difference between the old manual registration process and the newly introduced electronic system. The government in October 2017 launched the automated and online portal of the Registrar General’s ...

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