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Accra Psychiatric Hospital nurses call off strike

Nurses at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital have called off their strike following series of negotiations with the Health Ministry, the Mental Health Authority and the Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA). The nurses withdrew their services last week over government’s failure to provide them with basic logistics and essential medicines which they said worsened the conditions of some of the mental ...

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June 3 flood: NIC orders Enterprise insurance to pay Alliance Motors customers

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) has directed Enterprise Insurance to pay up car owners whose cars were destroyed at Alliance Motors Ghana limited during the June floods. Alliance Motors Ghana Ltd, dealers in Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles had refused to compensate clients who were affected by the floods and claimed the company’s insurance policy with Enterprise Insurance, does not ...

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NPRA injects cash into private pension funds

The National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA) has transferred a total of GHS 193,116,008.95 to Licensed Trustees administering mandatory 2nd Tier Occupational Pension Schemes. The amount represents total funds transferred to Trustees in 2015. The Authority commenced the transfers in November this year after applicants (Licensed Trustees) had successfully gone through validation of data and due diligence on compliance processes put ...

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ECG to meet stakeholders over electricity supply schedule during yuletide

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has told Citi Business News it is yet to decide on a schedule for the festive season following recent developments within the power sector. There have been growing concerns over the availability of power during the yuletide. Although the power barge is said to have commenced power generation, the Ghana Gas Company is facing ...

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Prices of foodstuff continue to decline days to Xmas

Prices of some foodstuff continue to drop as the yuletide approaches. At the end of the third week in December, Tomato recorded the highest drop in price by 12 percent, to close the week at 8cedis 90 pesewas per ‘medium size tomato tin”. This was followed by Soyabean and Yam which dropped by 6 percent each to close the week ...

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New Public Management Law to jail ‘crooked’ public service officials

The proposed public financial management law will ensure that heads of public institutions, who fail to comply with measures aimed at eliminating ghost names from the public sector payroll, are jailed. This is the caution coming from the finance Ministry. The bill, currently at the draft stage, will allow all legislations on public financial management to be structured into one ...

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Don’t drag Finance ministry into AMERI deal fray

The Ministry of Finance says it cannot be blamed for the alleged wrongful payments in the controversial AMERI power plant deal. According to its Chief Director, approval of payment for the contract, followed prior approval by cabinet and parliament respectively. The power ministry has come under intense pressure for its alleged role in the signing of the 510 million dollar ...

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Govt extends investor search for Northern Star Tomato company

Government has extended its search for an investor for the Northern Star Tomato company. The new date for the search avenue to close, will now be 28th January, 2016. Government which fully owns the company has asserted its intention to sell 70 percent of the company as part of moves to revamp its operations. Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. ...

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Feasibility tests for Boankra port & Eastern rail project completed

Citi Business News can confirm the Public Private Partnership process in order for the Boankra port and Eastern rail line project to take off is close to completion. The Boankra port and Eastern rail line project proper when completed will among other things decongest the Tema and Takoradi Harbors. The port is also expected to bring import and export services ...

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PURC goes ahead with tariff hikes as meeting with labour stalls

A meeting involving organized labour and the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) over the increase in utility tariffs ended in a deadlock yesterday, 14th December, 2015 . Organized labour is demanding that the PURC suspends the implementation of the tariff increments to next year. According to the union, the timing of the increase is unfavorable to labour. The price of ...

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