TOR to start operations in 2018

TOR to start operations in 2018

Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) will begin full operations by the first-quarter of 2018. TOR was partially shut down after an explosion damaged key components in January this year, limiting its capacity to refine petroleum products. This has resulted in Ghana importing most of its refined petroleum. Addressing […]

Solar irrigation pump launched for farmers

Solar irrigation pump launched for farmers

Solar-powered irrigation pump has been launched to help smallholder farmers in the country to undertake an all-year-round agriculture to ensure food security as well as increase their incomes. The Solar Irrigation Pump is a robust but portable facility designed to be light enough for farmers to conveniently move around the farm while irrigating their crops. […]

Renewable energy is the new paradigm – VRA

Renewable energy is the new paradigm – VRA

The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Awotwi, has led a delegation of stakeholders in the energy and cocoa sectors to inspect a solar facility implemented by cocoa processors, Cargill Ghana Limited. The entourage included the Chairman of HFC Bank (Gh,) Ltd, Mr. Charles Zwennes, Programmes Manager at GIZ and Renewable […]

We still need foreign aid – finance minister

We still need foreign aid – finance minister

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta says the government will not reject international assistance because of the ‘Ghana beyond aid’ policy strategy. He noted during the weekend that, development assistance will continue to be welcomed but it has to be in line with the country’s development agenda. He explained that, the aim of the new policy […]

Online business registration a waste of money – IMANI

Online business registration a waste of money – IMANI

IMANI Africa, a Policy think tank has described as a complete mess and waste of tax payers money, the electronic registration of businesses by the Registrar-General’s Department. According to the think tank’s President, Franklin Cudjoe, there is no significant difference between the old manual registration process and the newly introduced electronic system. The government in […]

Online sales of electricity prepaid credit to start soon

Online sales of electricity prepaid credit to start soon

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), will soon commence the sale of prepaid electricity credit online through its yet-to-be-launched mobile application. The Managing Director of the company, Samuel Appiah, who said this at a news conference, said the project will be piloted before being rolled out officially for public use. According to him, the technology […]

USAID-FinGAP to invest in women in agribusiness

USAID-FinGAP to invest in women in agribusiness

USAID –Financing Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP) is poised to help invest in women involved in agribusiness value chain. This is to help empower women in helping build a resilient economy.   Ms Sharon Cromer, USAID Ghana Mission Director believes that, empowering women in agriculture can serve as a catalyst to help position the country as a […]

Gas retailers’ fumes at Gov’t new policy

Gas retailers’ fumes at Gov’t new policy

Following the close down of 50 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) retail points across the country and other new polices introduce to regulate the business by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) as part of efforts to avert the increasing gas explosions in the country has irritated the LP Gas retailers in the country. The 50 retail […]

Gov’t needs US$21.5bn to revive railway industry

Gov’t needs US$21.5bn to revive railway industry

The Akuffo Addo led administration is putting in place US$21.5 billion to build a robust railway infrastructure in the country.   The project, which is expected to be completed in 2020, includes the revamping of the Western, Eastern and Central Railway lines covering a distance of 4,007 kilometers. Mr. Joe Ghartey speaking at the maiden […]

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