Sunday, January 24, 2021
Two prominent African statesmen with a passion for agriculture have written an opinion piece featured in this edition of the paper which is worth giving a thought, considering the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic globally. They approach the article through the prism of agriculture, its importance to the continent...
The distribution of food to the needy and vulnerable as championed by Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection and distributed by NADMO is a laudable gesture that will help the poor and vulnerable during this excruciating partial lockdown, which has been extended for another seven days. However, in many...
It appears government’s decision to impose a 17.5 percent VAT on mobile phones is causing consternation among traders and some economic thinkers. The Ghana Union of Trader Associations (GUTA) has fired the first salvo and is asking government not to contemplate any such imposition. GUTA’s point is that while they...
While President Akufo-Addo and the Receiver of collapsed financial institutions, Eric Nana Nipa, have publicly claimed that they have almost completed paying depositors’ locked funds, Ezekiel Annor-Head of the Association of Affected Customers of Savings and Loans institutions, is disputing the claims. According to Mr. Annor, many of the affected...
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...
A Communication Strategist, Mr. Yao Kuwornu, has urged the youth to be conscious and deliberate about building their personal brands. This, he said, will help make them more prepared for job opportunities and be successful in their careers. “Whether consciously or not, you are building some kind of brand; so being...
The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation. This proves the youth have been factored-in for nation-building. Africa’s population is projected to double by 2050 to around 2.4 billion people....
The newly-installed President of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, has come out strongly to pronounce that this is the time to protect local industries. Dr. Adu Gyamfi emphasised the fact that it is the private sector which creates job opportunities, and if the high unemployment rate...
International businesses are the hardest hit by the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the cashew sector is no different. China, USA and European countries, which are the major cashew kernel markets, have closed their borders to travels to control the spread of the deadly virus, slowing down trade. Cashew processing giants...
The Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA) and Organised Labor are pushing for a meeting with the Ministry of Finance, to among other issues, deliberate on how government can absorb a portion of workers’ salaries to help provide some relief. Director in Charge of Industrial Relations at the GEA, Joseph Kingsley Amuah,...
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