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Akufo-Addo visits Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire this week

Akufo-Addo visits Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire this week

Akufo-Addo visits Togo, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire this week

Photo: akufo_addo.jpg
Photo: akufo_addo.jpg

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday left Ghana for Togo as part of a series of visits to Ghana’s three neighouring countries this week.

A statement issued by Mr Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the presidency, said the visit was to afford the President the opportunity to formally introduce himself as the new Ghanaian leader to the governments and people of the neighbouring countries.

The visit is also to enable the President explore and deepen bilateral relations with them, and reiterate Ghana’s full commitment to the ECOWAS project.


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Adopt productive attitudes during work hours - Akufo-Addo

President Akufo Addo addressing workers

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has asked all workers to adopt productive work attitudes in order to fast-track Ghana's development.

Akufo-Adoo during his May Day address today (May 1) at the Independence Square lamented how a section of the Ghanaian workforce after arriving at work every day spend the first hour at work praying and tardying about instead of working.

The President noted that such workers often displayed gross disrespect towards their employers and work hours.


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United States partners Ghana to improve Tourism Sector

Kakum National Park

Accra, April 28, GNA - The United States government has collaborated with some tourism sector stakeholders to enhance the capacity of operators in the hospitality industry in Ghana with the aim of increasing tourism outflow in the country.

Mr Daniel Fennell, the Counselor for the Public Affairs Department of the United States embassy in Ghana said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at the sidelines of the maiden Tourism Booster seminar that his country was committed to developing the tourism industry in Ghana.


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Ghana Employers’ Association commends workers on May Day

Mr Alex Frimpong - Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Employers’ Association

The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) has commended Organised Labour and all workers of Ghana for their immense and invaluable contribution towards the promotion, sustenance and development of the socio-economic wellbeing of the Ghanaian.

“The monumental sacrifices made by the working people of Ghana towards nation building and national progress are highly commended.

A statement signed by Mr Alex Frimpong, the Chief Executive Officer of GEA and copied to the Ghana News Agency has indicated.


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Ghana is the best place to invest – Foreign Affairs Minister

Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has assured the business community of higher returns on their investments in Ghana than anywhere in the West Africa sub-region.

The Ministry has therefore urged prospective investors, especially from Latvia, to consider Ghana as the gateway to a wider West African markets of over 300 million people.

The political and micro-economic stability were all available for the benefit of anyone seeking to do business in Ghana, Mr Edwin Adjei, Acting Chief Director of the Foreign Ministry noted.


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Workers to mark May Day

Ghanaian Workers

Workers in Ghana will today, May 1, 2017, join their counterparts in the world to commemorate International Workers' Day or May Day.

Workers' day is a national holiday in Ghana and a dozen of other countries, marked to celebrate workers as well as highlight their challenges.

This year's celebration is under the theme: “Ghana @ 60: Mobilising Ghana’s Future through the creation of Decent Jobs.’’

The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) has commended Organised Labour and all workers of Ghana for their contribution toward the socio-economic development of Ghana.


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US to invest $38 million in Ghana’s agric sector

American Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson with Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, BA Regional Minister

The American Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Jackson, has revealed that his country intends to invest considerable resources in the agriculture and health sectors in Ghana.

He made the declaration during a working visit to the Brong Ahafo Region on Tuesday.
The US Ambassador was hosted by the Regional Minister, Mr. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh.


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Ivory Coast bears the brunt of Ghana's illegal mining

Benito Owusu-Bio

Prestea (W/R), April 25, GNA - A delegation from Ivory Coast would today hold diplomatic talks with Ghanaian officials over effects of illegal mining in Ghana having rippling effects in that country.

Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, told the media in Preatea in the Western Region during the tour of some mining sites.


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Ghana and Russia building stronger economic ties

Shirley Ayorkor Botwe

Moscow, April 25, GNA – For nearly six decades, Ghana and Russia have had an excellent diplomatic relations and still looking to build a stronger economic cooperation. In this exclusive GNA interview, Ms. Shirley Ayorkor Botwe, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, explains to Kester Kenn Klomegah, the Moscow Bureau Chief, a number of significant corporate projects being undertaken by Russians as well as some aspects of the current economic cooperation between the two countries.


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