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Post harvest losses: Govt tackles issue with warehouses

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The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has disclosed to Citi Business News that it has commenced processes for the establishment of fifty warehouses in the country before the end of this year, 2018. This follows an earlier promise by President Akufo Addo that government will construct a warehouse in every district of the country to ensure the proper storage of ...

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Inflation for July falls to 9.6 percent

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Inflation for the month of July fell from 10 percent to 9.6 percent. This represents a 0.4 percentage decrease. Inflation measures the change in the general price level of goods and services over time. Speaking at a press conference, the acting Government Statistician, Baah Wadieh said the drop was due to the food component in the inflation basket. According to ...

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Parliament C’ttee to probe collapse of 7 banks

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The Finance Committee of Parliament has scheduled a three-day hearing to probe the collapse of seven local banks in the last twelve months. “The committee has decided to hold hearings on the 5th to 7th September on the collapse of the banks here in Parliament,” the Chairman of the Finance Committee, Dr. Mark Assibey Yeboah told the press on Wednesday. Dr. ...

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BoG sets up ethics & internal investigations office

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Bank of Ghana has set up an Office of Ethics and Internal Investigations as a first line of defense in its strategy to strengthen the financial sector. This was revealed by Information Minister nominee, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing. Citing a four step strategy by the government to improve the financial sector, Mr. Nkrumah revealed that the office was necessary ...

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Max International to expand operations in Ghana

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The CEO of Max International, Joe Voyticky has announced his intentions to expand the operations of the company in Ghana in the supply of health products. Max International, is an industry leader in the production of wellness and weight loss supplements and products, the company officially launched its operations in 2014 and has partnered close to forty thousand Ghanaians across ...

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Allow foreigners to trade in retail sector–GUTA   

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The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has resolved to allow foreign retailers in the Suame Magazine in Kumasi to operate today (August 15). According to GUTA, the decision is to create peace and harmony between traders in the ECOWAS region operating in Ghana’s retail market while government takes steps to remove the foreign traders from the retail market. GUTA ...

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Consolidated Bank: Director for Construction bank wraps up work

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One of the Directors under the newly Consolidated bank in charge of the erstwhile Construction Bank, Abenaa Kesewaa Brown is hopeful of completing her work by next month [September]. The transitional role involves assessing the defunct bank’s books, staff strength and other expenditure which will inform further decisions for the consolidation. The Construction bank announced the dissolution of its operations ...

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Menzgold licensed to deal in gold—company insists

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Documents sighted by Citi Business News reveal that Menzgold Ghana, formerly Menzbank Ghana, a gold dealing company was licensed under the administration of the then Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Nii Osah Mills on the 22nd of August, 2016. Per the document, the company was authorized to purchase gold locally from persons holding small scale mining license. The document also ...

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Ofori-Atta hints of action against those behind banks’ collapse

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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said government will ensure persons responsible for the collapse of some local banks in the country will be made to face the law. He believes the collapse of these banks was not a failure on the part of the banks, but individuals who stole depositors’ funds for their personal use. Speaking at press conference to inaugurate ...

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I wasn’t responsible for daily operations of Capital Bank – Otabil

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The Board Chairman of defunct Capital Bank, Pastor Mensa Otabil, has subtly denied direct involvement in the woes of the financial institution. In his first public reaction to the development which has been a controversial subject in the media space, Mensa Otabil said his role as the chairman of the bank’s board was a non-executive one hence he was not ...

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