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Akufo-Addo unveils first home-assembled VW car

By:brightwebtv.com/ nana Asare barimah Trade Minister inspecting the assembly plant President Nana Akufo-Addo will, later today, Monday, 3 August 2020, unveil the first VW-assembled car in Ghana. The President announced the event on his Facebook page today. In March this year, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyeremanten, …

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Kumasi markets close for fumigation over coronavirus spread. 

  Major markets in the Kumasi Metropolis will be closed down today, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 as the phase two of government’s fumigation and disinfection exercise reaches the Ashanti Regional capital. The exercise is in response to the Coronavirus outbreak across the country, which has so far killed 158 persons. The exercise, according to …

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Transport fares up 15%

By:brightwebtv.com nana Asare barimah Bus terminal Effective Saturday, 11 July 2020, commuters will be paying 15 per cent more in transport fares following an approval by the government for commercial transport operators to hike fares.Deputy Transport Minister, Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, toldClass News: “The transport unions made an application to the …

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COCOBOD receives $200m to boost cocoa production

By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), has received US$200 million loan facility from a consortium of banks for the take-off of the Productivity Enhancement Programmes (PEPs) The facility is the first tranche of a US$600 million credit from the banks signed in 2017 to enhance both cultivation of …

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uniBank case: Duffuor pleads not guilty to 71 new charges

  By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah The Duffuors and a former deputy BoG governor Former Bank of Ghana Governor Dr Kwabena Duffuor has pleaded not guilty to some 71 new charges filed against him and eight others by the state.The state amended its sheet on Thursday, 18 June 2020 compelling the Attorney …

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Angry Menzgold customers bounce back; want NAM1 arrested [Listen]

  By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah File photo: Menzgold demonstration Aggrieved customers of Menzgold are pushing the government to arrest Menzgold Chief Executive Officer, Nana Appiah Mensah (NAM1) and confiscate his property to pay them. Their anger has been triggered by a supposed spending spree by NAM1 recently. They claim he is …

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Areas in Accra to go off nat’l grid for 7 hours from today

  By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah [Power will be off for seven hours in some parts of Accra from Monday to Thursday Some parts of the Greater Accra Region will go off the national grid for about seven hours each day beginning from 8 June 2020 to Thursday, 11 June 2020.The power …

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COVID-19: Passport office resumes operations today

Ghana passport The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has informed the public that the passport office will resume operations in all its centres across the country from today, Monday, 18 May 2020. A statement issued by the Ministry said: “The online application portal will be opened for booking …

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Withdraw 18% tax on electricity now – Minority to gov’t

  by;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah   The Minority in Parliament is demanding the immediate withdrawal of over 18 per cent tax on electricity as it warns of dire consequences on domestic consumers. Their demand comes after the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) tasked the ECG to charge Value Added Tax, (VAT) on …

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COVID-19: Passport offices across Ghana to resume operations

By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah Passport offices across Ghana are set to resume operations from Monday, May 18, 2020, following a break amid the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced in a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration. The statement noted all applicants and official visitors would be required …

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Covid-19: Ministry issues new directive on drinking bars

  by;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has opposed the decision of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) to open the hospitality sector in the country. The GTA issued a directive on May 11 to give permission to restaurants, hotels, drinking bars and all other food chain …

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Ban on drinking spots, pubs and hotels lifted

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah The Ghana Tourism Authority(GSA) has disclosed that hotels are now free to operate in Ghana after the President’s ninth update on measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic Also, drinking spots and restaurants have been cleared to start operating and have been ordered to adhere to the various …

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Obuasi Central Market Finally Shut Down Over COVID-19

  By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah Share Advertisement The Obuasi Municipal assembly has closed the Obuasi Central Market to enforce social distancing directive in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Two other markets have also been shut down by the authorities. The municipal assembly has also directed all drinking spot operators to …

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Covid-19: Major markets in Obuasi to be closed down

  By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah File photo: Market The Obuasi and Obuasi East Municipal Assemblies will, from Friday, May 8, close down major markets indefinitely as the area gradually becomes the new epic center for Covid-19 in the Ashanti Region. The mining town accounts for 48 or one-third of   163  Covid-19 …

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“No Face Mask, No Entry” – Banks to customers

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah Face Mask Some banks in the country have began enforcing the ‘No Face Mask No Entry’ directive by the Ministry of Health. They have told their customers that without face mask they will not be allowed into the banking halls to transact business. In a communique to …

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Covid-19: Kumasi Central Market shut down hours after opening

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah Authorities of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly have ordered the closure of the Kumasi Central market hours after President Akufo-Addo ordered the opening of the lockdown areas. According to Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice, the closure was necessitated by the refusal of the traders to observe social distancing …

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COVID-19: IMF revises Ghana’s growth rate from 7.5% to 1.5%

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah IMF The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised Ghana’s economic growth rate for this year from 7.5% of Gross Domestic Product to 1.5%. This is due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has ravaged the global economy. It is, however, projecting a 5.9% GDP growth rate next year …

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IMF gives Ghana US$1bn to fight COVID-19; ready to add more if need be

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday, April 13, 2020, approved the disbursement of SDR 738 million (about US$1 billion) to be drawn under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) by the government of Ghana. It will help address the …

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COVID-19: Hundreds of meat workers test positive

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah Meat There’s been a spike in coronavirus cases at meat plants in the U.S., with hundreds of reported infections in just the last week. That’s adding to questions over the fragility of the food-supply chain and raising concerns over worker safety. As many as 50 people at …

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Security Council closes down Kumasi Central Market

  by;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah The Kumasi Central Market, West Africa’s largest open-air market, has been closed down with immediate effect. This follows concerns raised by the city authorities over the conduct of traders in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. “After a lengthy deliberation on the effects of the actions …

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