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US$100m fund to fight COVID-19 ready, GHS1bn for SMEs – Ofori-Atta

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah Ken Ofori-Atta Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says the US$100 million fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic has been received and is available for disbursement in accordance with the public financial management procedures and rules. “Contrary to views of some sceptics that the money is not available, I …

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New directives to hotels, restaurants, pubs and drinking bars in partial lockdown areas

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Tourism Authority has issued new directives to hotels, restaurants, pubs and drinking bars in some areas in the partial lockdown areas. Akwasi Agyemang said all hotels can operate as normal and host their guests during the 14 days the Greater Accra …

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Coronavirus: Ghana Tourism Authority closes down beaches

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah File photo Listen to the Article The Ghana Tourism Authority has ordered all beaches to be closed to the public until further notice. The decision taken is on the back of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo‘s suspension of public gatherings to prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the …

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Ghana legalizes cannabis for health and industrial purposes

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah File photo Ghana has legalized the use of cannabis for health and industrial purposes as it joins other African countries hoping to derive economic and health benefits from the substance. On Friday the country’s Parliament passed into law the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019. The law now …

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COVID-19: Accra Markets to close down on Monday for fumigation

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah Central Business District of Accra As part of strengthening the measures to prevent escalation of COVID-19 cases, markets in the Greater Accra Region will be closed on Monday, March 23, 2020 for a fumigation exercise. According to the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima …

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Coronavirus: Churches resort to mobile money, smart payments to take collection, tithe

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah File Photo Listen to the Article It is obvious we are not in normal times with the heightened threat of the deadly coronavirus literally leaving everyone in the country in a pensive mood. Aside that, it is unfathomable to realize that the utmost religious Ghanaian has been …

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COVID-19: Ghana suspends all passport services amid virus outbreak

By;brightwebtv/nana asare barimah Ghana has suspended all passport services at all Passport Application Centres (PACs)   The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has suspended all passport services at all Passport Application Centres (PACs) across the country with immediate effect. This is in line with keeping with Government’s directives …

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Over $8 million dollars used to print new cedi notes – Finance Minister

By:brightwebtv.com/nana asare barimah Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta Listen to the Article Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has revealed that a total amount of US$8.98 million was used by the Bank of Ghana to print the new GH¢100 and GH¢200 notes. Addressing Parliament on Tuesday, 17th March 2020, he explained that the …

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