Sunday, June 26, 2022
The issue of Cocoa Produce Buying Companies (PBCs) adjusting their scales to cheat cocoa farmers of their due is not only sad but unconscionable. A private broadcasting station’s latest investigative documentary ‘Missing Kilos’ exposed the stealing of cocoa beans by clerks in licenced cocoa buying companies of the country. The...
Annual GDP figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service indicate that the Agriculture sector is experiencing a decline in growth for the second year running, in spite of an impressive performance in 2017 soon after government introduced the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme. Currently, the sector contributes the...
Easter has just been celebrated around the world and is symbolised, especially among the kids, with Easter bunnies and chocolate-filled egg-shaped delicacies that are a must-have for children. In fact, the Easter season is one in which chocolate products are consumed widely, and pundits believe the demand is continuing...
The consistent locking-up of Nigerian shops by the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) is becoming worrying, and could strain relations between two sister-West African states. GUTA is taking the law into its own hands, and should be called out for what it is doing. Nowhere in our statutes does it...
The industry that is suffering the most immediate repercussions in view of COVID-19 is hospitality and leisure. Hospitality is among the hardest hit due to fears of community spread through travel and group environments. No doubt, the global trend in cancellation of flights, closure of borders (land, sea and air), and...
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) is appealing to be considered in the stimulus package - Coronavirus Alleviation Programme- to enable them go about agriculture production and help improve food security. PFAG has observed that the stimulus package cannot be accessed by farmers because the criteria required does not...
The newly appointed Director-General of the GCAA Charles Kraikue is confident that the aviation sector is bouncing back quickly after the opening of the air borders on September 1 as an appreciable number of airlines have begun operations. Data from the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) reveal that 16 out...
Even though the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) originally set notice that if by the end of March this year, businesses failed to obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN), they would not be able to conduct business. However, owing to the fact that several businesses in the informal economy are not...
Growing fiscal deficit exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic Growing debt levels appears to be choking many African countries, a situation exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. continent to use monies borrowed from the international community to undertake To this end, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is urging governments across the productive ventures that...
The rains came down yesterday and, as usual, some parts of the city got flooded, One person has been confirmed dead at Odawna after the over-five hours of flooding in Accra. Over the years, residents of low-lying areas across the country, particularly in the Greater Accra Region, have experienced flooding...
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