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Akufo-Addo wants Ghana-Togo borders open 24hrs

President Nana Akufo-Addo is advocating a 24-hour opening of the Ghana and Togo borders in a bid which he said will boost trade and tourism between the countries.

He said the opening of the borders will give true meaning to the ECOWAS Protocols on Free Movement of Goods and Persons and will spur on progress and prosperity for both nationals.

The President said it will ensure that the peoples of the two nations reap the economic benefits thereof.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 4, 2017 Thu, May 4, 2017

So-called ‘ghost names’ contain 13,800 of our members – NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is raising red flags about the authenticity of the over 26,589 ghost names government said have been removed on the payroll.

NAGRAT President, Christian Adai Poku told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Newsnite Wednesday, a total of 13,800 members of the Association have been captured in the supposed list of ghost names.

He said NAGRAT had anticipated the challenge but thought the Finance Ministry would have taken steps to rectify any outstanding anomalies.

NAGRAT President, Christian Adai Poku

myjoyonline.comWed, May 3, 2017 Thu, May 4, 2017

Labour unions question gov't's 'ghost names'

Labour unions including the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) have questioned Government’s claim that it has saved millions of cedis by cleaning the public payroll and removing ghost names.

Their scepticism follows complaints by some of their members whose names have been mistakenly removed from the payroll.

The GMA, for instance, say the exercise has been riddled with errors.

myjoyonline.comWed, May 3, 2017 Wed, May 3, 2017

Ghana on the verge of petroleum crisis; gov't warned

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) has called on the government to regulate the growing activities of black market petroleum dealers which it says are pushing Ghana towards a petroleum crisis.

“Given the gravity of Petroleum Black Market dealers, we members of the AOMCs give the government 48 hours to bring this menace to an end.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 2, 2017 Wed, May 3, 2017

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

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.

Graphic OnlineTue, May 2, 2017 Wed, May 3, 2017

Ghana to face USA in July 1 friendly

The Black Stars will play against the United States in an international friendly on July 1 at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The match forms part of the United States’ preparations for their hosting of the Gold Cup tournament which starts on July 7.

The match was announced by the United States Soccer Federation in April but the choice of venue was confirmed on May 1.
US coach Bruce Arena says that the Black Stars will give them needed test ahead of the tournament.

Citi FMTue, May 2, 2017 Tue, May 2, 2017

Adopt productive attitudes during work hours - Akufo-Addo

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.

Graphic OnlineMon, May 1, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

United States partners Ghana to improve Tourism Sector

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.

Ghana News AgencyFri, Apr 28, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

Ghana Employers’ Association commends workers on May Day

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.

Graphic OnlineSun, Apr 30, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

Ghana is the best place to invest – Foreign Affairs Minister

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.

Citi FMSun, Apr 30, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

Workers to mark May Day

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.

pulse.com.ghMon, May 1, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

Ghana crackdown on illegal gold mining inflames tensions with Beijing

Chinese mine operators accused of violating regulations in west African country

Ghana’s push to crack down on illegal gold mining is winning praise from the public but inflaming tensions with China, its biggest trading partner.

Financial TimesSun, Apr 30, 2017 Mon, May 1, 2017

UK Visa Fraud: My daughter tricked me and overstayed – Former MP

The former Member of Parliament for Asunafo South Constituency, George Boakye, has said that his 37-year-old daughter tricked him into taking her to London under the pretext of going to see her uncle, but disappeared on their arrival in the UK.

According to him, although he knew he was being irresponsible by not reporting his daughter’s disappearance once he couldn’t find her, he feared a report to security officials would have her incarcerated.

The former MP is among 4 current legislators who have been banned from entering the UK over allegations of visa fraud.

Citi FMThu, Apr 27, 2017 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Adama Barrow to visit Ghana today

The Gambian President, Adama Barrow will today [Friday] pay a day’s visit to Ghana where he is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff house.

Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin told Citi News, the Gambian leader is also in Ghana to thank President Akufo-Addo for the role he played in ensuring that democracy was restored in his country.

Citi FMFri, Apr 28, 2017 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

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

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.

Citi FMThu, Apr 27, 2017 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko - A step to greatness or can Wlad turn back the clock?

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko
Date: Saturday, 29 April Venue: Wembley Stadium Time: 22:00 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 21:00 BST and text updates on the BBC Sport website and app from 20:00 BST.
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes he will take "another step towards greatness" when he meets Wladimir Klitschko in the richest bout in British boxing history.

BBC SportsFri, Apr 28, 2017 Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Ivory Coast bears the brunt of Ghana's illegal mining

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.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Apr 25, 2017 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Ghana and Russia building stronger economic ties

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.

Ghana News AgencyTue, Apr 25, 2017 Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Akufo–Addo names 212 MMDCEs

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has finally named 212 persons to fill the vacant positions of Chief Executives in the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDCEs) across the country.

This was announced by the Minister for Local Government, Hajia Alima Mahama in Accra today [Wednesday].

Speaking on behalf of the President, the Minister called for calm among party members and support for the nominees.

Citi FMWed, Apr 26, 2017 Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Ghana President Akufo-Addo meets in-coming Black Stars coach Kwasi Appiah

In-coming Black Stars coach, James Kwasi Appiah has held a closed-door meeting with Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, www.footballghana.com has reported.

The meeting which was held on Tuesday at the Flagstaff House precedes Appiah's official announcement as coach of the senior national team.

The 56-year-old is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), an appointment which has the blessing of President Akufo-Addo.

Ghana SoccerNetWed, Apr 26, 2017 Wed, Apr 26, 2017