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(Vibe Ghana 05/07/13)
Workers of the Ghana Railway company have petitioned the presidency asking government to revamp the railway sector to make the company more profitable. The workers also demanded the immediate payment of all salary arrears. President Mahama met the workers behind closed doors and promised to revamp the railway sector for transportation improvement. President Mahama said, “we are going to work to put the railway company back on its feet. “Clearly, there is no country in this world that has developed without an effective railway system. If Ghana is to move to the next level as a proper middle income country, then we should put the railway back to work. T hat is exactly what we are going to do’’. The...
(Myjoyonline 28/06/13)
Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Martin A.B.K. Amidu has stated that the campaign of vilification against him, orchestrated by the A-G's department, must stop! He said his pursuit of justice for the state, at a great cost to him, was simply in fulfillment of his constitutional obligations as a citizen and that the governing National Democratic Congress' legal team, propped up by the A-G's department, must stop peddling falsehoods designed to defame him in the public. Mr. Amidu who has recently won landmark cases at the Supreme Court in which monies wrongly paid to some companies have to be returned to the state, was reacting to comments by a member of the NDC's legal team, Mr. Victor Kojoga Adawudu...
(Myjoyonline 27/06/13)
Monday, June 24, 2013, was a day that I closely observed the activities of President John Dramani Mahama at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government in Accra. The activities of the day for the President were loaded, with one activity coming immediately after another. Not long after President Mahama had entered his office at the Flagstaff House at 7 a.m, the Presidential Staffer in charge of the Flagstaff House Communications Bureau, Mr Stan Dogbe, stepped into his office to give him a briefing on topical issues making the news and other political developments across the country. The briefing, I understood, centred on the issues in the print and electronic media that demanded the attention and action of the President...
(Myjoyonline 17/06/13)
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is asking world leaders and donor countries to move away from the strategy of providing aid to developing countries, as a way of reducing extreme poverty. Mr David Cameron is advocating for a focus on assisting developing countries to attain fairer taxes, greater transparency and more trade activities. He said these were the three vital weapons needed to fight poverty. The British Prime Minister was speaking on tax, trade and transparency at the plenary session of the G8 Forum which was held at the Lancaster House in London. The United Kingdom is using this year's G8 summit to push an agenda of transparency; a move which is being supported by Ghana. In a discussion with...
(The Associated Press 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG — The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela's office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn't worked there for years. The meticulously preserved room is one of many tributes to the legacy of a former prisoner who became so revered for his efforts to reconcile a racially divided nation that many South Africans cannot bring themselves to speak openly about the possibility of his death. That reluctance is gradually eroding as the 94-year-old receives treatment for a recurring lung infection, spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma called Mandela's condition "very serious" but said he has...
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(Myjoyonline 07/06/13)
Recommendations of a policy brief put together by three organisations in the agricultural and health sectors have made a strong case for the Ministries of Food and Agriculture, Health and the Grains Development Board, to as a matter of importance, “recognize exposure to aflatoxins as a major public issue”. SEND-GHANA, the Food Research Institute (FRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSRI) and the Ecumenical Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ECASARD), say the level of aflatoxins in 66 out of 202 maize samples analysed is above the national permissible levels. Aflatoxins are toxics produced by a particular type of fungi and they are found in maize, groundnuts, cassava and yam chips. According to a policy brief...
(Ghana Business News 05/06/13)
The African Development Bank’s (AfDB) proposed $20 billion innovative vehicle for the financing of Africa’s infrastructure has received endorsement from the Bank’s Board of Governors (BoGs). The BoGs welcomed the initiative at the just-ended 48th AfDB Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco. The AfDB named the financing plan ‘Africa50Fund’ and it was in response to the request by African Heads of State to the AfDB to develop innovative financing solutions to address Africa’s infrastructure deficit. In a communiqué, the BoGs urged the Bank to “complete the process leading to the establishment of the Fund without delay”. “We concur that this is a big idea whose time has come,” the Governors said. On May 29, 2013, ghanabusinessnews.com reported that the AfDB was...
(Ventures Africa 04/06/13)
VENTURES AFRICA – The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is seeking to raise $1.25 billion pre-export financing (PXF) syndicated loan to purchase cocoa in the upcoming 2013/14 cocoa season information from local press B&FT in Accra. This will be less than the $1.5billion Cocobod raised last year. Five international banks will be involved in the syndication and these are: Rand Merchant Bank and Nedbank, both from South Africa; Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU); Crédit Agricole; and Société Générale. Three groups of banks are bidding for the deal this year, unlike last year when only one group of 13 banks bid for the PXF. Noah Amenyah, Public Affairs Manager of Cocobod, revealed that the Board is spearheading a road-show together with...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...

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