Source: B&FT - Ghana Nuts Limited (GNL), an agro-processing company at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region, has established a subsidiary automated plant in Tema to further enhance its export trading activities.
The 3,000metric tonne facility, which is due for commissioning,
Source: Flagstaff House - Ghana and Mauritius have agreed to waive visa requirements for holders of each other’s national passports.
It follows the signing of an agreement on mutual visa exemption in Port Louis on Monday as part of the 3 day state visit of President John Mahama.
The agreement allows all Ghanaians, including holders of ordinary Ghanaian passports to enter into Mauritius without any visa restrictions.
Source: GNA - Mr Charles Ayamdoo, Director, Anti-Corruption, of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) Friday challenged the National Media Commission (NMC) to investigate and sanction corrupt media practitioners.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - On April 17, 1967, when Second-Lieutenant Ebenezer Osei Poku found himself at the Osu Castle for the first time, he had only one thought on his mind – to arrest Lieutenant-General Joseph Ankrah.
Just 24 years and 184 days old, the officer with the starting rank within the command corps of the Ghana Army was not just to arrest one of the nation’s most senior soldiers, he was to arrest the Head of State!
Looking back at events that unfolded 49 years ago, the only surviving member of the trio of officers who led the abortive 1967 coup d’etat is calling on government to designate the Castle as a tourist site.
Source: B&FT - President John Dramani Mahama has said that government will sustain its investment in tourism and expend in other areas to increase the sector’s contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
“We aim to continue diversifying our tourism assets by developing and investing in beach-fronts, marinas, entertainment and amusement centres going forward. Tourism is a good business, but it is about good service,” President Mahama said at the opening of a three-day United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Regional Conference in Accra yesterday.
The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) is to build 40 police stations across the country to mark its 50th anniversary.
The project is estimated to cost the trust about GHC3.2 million.
Source: GNA - Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, Paramount Chief of Osu and President of the Osu Traditional Council, has pleaded with the striking doctors to rescind their decision and resume work.
He said the doctors need to show compassion and to remember the oath they swore to save lives.
The Ministry of Health has named a number of medical facilities where the general public can seek health care as the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) continues with its strike.
The GMA has been on strike for more than two weeks, demanding their condition of service, which has never existed since the Ghana Health Service was established in 1996.
According to a statement from the Ministry, the listed hospitals are quasi government health institutions that are not on strike.
The facilities are follow:
Source: citifmonline.com - Pedestrians who usually cross the road at Tetteh Quarshie interchange close to the Accra mall in fear can heave a sigh of relief.
The Director of Departments for Urban Roads, Alhaji Abass Aworlu has revealed that work is almost complete on the foot bridges on both the Tetteh Quarshie interchange and George Walker Bush Highway.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Traders close to the main Kasoa traffic intersection last Thursday protested attempts to move them to make way for the construction of the 24-kilometre western by-pass project at Kasoa.
Source: GNA - Women in the Agona Swedru Central and Mandela Markets, have declared their unflinching support for President John Dramani Mahama, and have, therefore, promised to vote massively for the NDC in elections 2016.
This, they said, would enable the NDC to continue with its Better Ghana Agenda programmes.
Source: GNA - A consortium of investors in mini hydro dams from Italy has described the potentials for such power plants in the Volta Region as “feasible” and “great”.
The conclusion followed the feasibility assessment of eight potential sites conducted by representatives of the Consortium.
Fabrizio Breganni, a spokesman for the Consortium, presented its findings at a meeting with Heads of Departments and some Chiefs of Ho for discussion and the development of an outlook for the future.
Source: B&FT - The Intercity State Transport Company Ltd. (STC) is in the process of diversifying its operations as part of strategic measures for creating additional revenue generation streams to enable it remain in business, in view of the current keen competition prevailing in the transport sector of the country.
President John Mahama has revealed that the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) will start at the end of the year.
According to the president, the first buses for the program are already in the country while other bus infrastructure including terminals has almost been completed.
Source: GNA - Participants at a stakeholders’ consultation workshop on the establishment of the Western Corridor Development Authority (WCDA), have suggested that positive lessons should be learnt from the implementation of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority(SADA), to make the establishment of WCDA a success.
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