BUSINESS

46 staff of BOST test positive for COVID-19; Offices closed

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) was fumigated and disinfected on Thursday to rid the company of any virus. The exercise was carried out in response to the recent case of some 46 staff testing positive for Covid-19. The company originally announced a temporary closure which took effect from …

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Coronavirus: Release funds for vaccine production – IMF to govt’s

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said all countries—including those that have seemingly passed peaks in COVID-19 infections—should ensure that their health care systems are adequately resourced. The IMF said in its ‘World Economic Outlook Update, June 2020’ that the international community must vastly step up its support of national initiatives, including …

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Greater Accra executive branch of GUTA dissolved

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has dissolved the Greater Accra regional branch executive of the association. The decision was arrived at a crisis meeting by the National Council of Elders of GUTA in consultation with the National Executive Committee on Thursday, 9 July 2020. The Greater Accra Executive …

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Mahama sparks fury over his running mate

Former President John Dramani Mahama’s comment that appears to suggest that he is the one giving the ‘chance’ to women to climb the political ladder has sparked heated debate. After selecting former Education Minister Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the December general election, the NDC flagbearer …

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Don’t blame teachers for death of KNUST SHS student – NAGRAT

The Ashanti region chapter of the National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT) says its members in the KNUST Senior High School(SHS) did not act irresponsibly in the case involving the death of a student in that school. The Ghana Education Service has begun investigating claims that teachers and school authorities stood …

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Two teachers of KNUST SHS also interdicted

The Education Directorate in the Ashanti Region has interdicted two teachers of KNUST SHS over the death of a final year student. The two are Owusu Ansah Seth, a Senior Housemaster, and Anthony Awotwe, housemaster of the Densu House, where the deceased student was. A committee has also been constituted …

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Mother of boy who died at KNUST SHS speaks

Mother of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School student, who died on Tuesday, has given a harrowing and chilling account of how her son lost his life. The boy who was suffering from severe stomachache was left in the hands of colleague students for …

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Stop putting exams ahead of lives – GMA to GES

The  Ashanti regional chairman of the Ghana Medica Association (GMA) Dr Paa Kwasi Baidoo has appealed to the Ghana Education Service to reconsider the decision to put students in schools despite the creeping cases of COVID-19 in secondary schools. According to him, it is surprising to see how Ghana insists …

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‘Banks in Ghana are not serious’ – McDan CEO

Founder of McDan Group of Companies, Dr Daniel McKorley has expressed worry over the cumbersome processes business persons go through in accessing credit from Banks. He noted that the process to access fund is burdensome for ordinary SMEs describing their actions as frivolous. In his post on social media, the …

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Think tank blames energy sector debt on shoddy procurement

Energy think tank Institute for Energy Security (IES) has attributed the country’s energy sector debt largely to shoddy procurement processes, which often give way to non-transparency and political interventions. In an analysis of the sector, the IES said the energy sector is trapped in debt because procurement processes are mostly …

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Covid-19: Finance Ministry shuts down

The Ministry of Finance has shut down its offices to allow ongoing mass testing of all staff working on site. To this effect, a memo by the ministry issued orders all staff to work from home, using the its approved digital channels, effective Monday, June 7, 2020. The ministry has …

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Coronavirus: COCOBOD closes Head Office for fumigation

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) on Tuesday said its head office in Accra will be closed from Wednesday, July 8, to Friday, July 10, for fumigation exercise after some staff tested positive for COVID-19. The Head Office would be opened on Monday, July 13, 2020, a statement copied to the Ghana …

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Details of the 7 persons who have just been killed by coronavirus

Ghana’s Coronavirus related deaths rose from 122 to 129 following the demise of 7 persons, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced Monday. 6 out of the 7 had co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and right breast cancer while 1 had none. 4 were females whereas 3 were males. The deaths were recorded …

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SAD AUDIO: Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo test positive for Covid-19

The Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive for Covid-19, the Information Minister has disclosed, Tuesday. This was announced today by the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing in Accra. Mr Oppong Nkrumah stated that the disclosure was in consonance with the government’s transparency and with …

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Coronavirus: Stop withdrawing your wards from school – GHS, GES

The Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service have advised parents to desist from picking their wards from schools which record COVID-19 cases. This, according to the two government agencies, risks increasing community spread. The advice comes after some parents besieged the Accra Girls Senior High School to demand the withdrawal …

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Borders must open with extreme caution – Prof. Quartey

Even though it will benefit the economy if the country’s borders are open, it is important to do so cautiously and slowly as the virus continues to pose threat to the health and life of the people, Director of the Institute of Social, Statistical and Economic Research at the University …

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Messi will ‘end his career’ at club – Barcelona

Lionel Messi will “end his working and footballing life at Barcelona”, the club’s president has said. Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed reports the Argentina international, 33, was unwilling to renew his current contract when it expires in 2021. “We are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us he wants to …

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TwinsNation – Betrayal

    TwinsNation comes through with a new song tagged “Betrayal. The Billions Family Group  bosses have done it once again after releasing their song titled ‘Where Were You.” It is not just about music, but also the celebrated talented twins are here with the continuity of the rest of the story that …

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Govt borrows GH¢17,837m for June to August

Government has announced its’ plans to borrow a gross amount of GH¢17,837.87 million for June to August this year. Of this amount, GH¢15,806.61 million would be used to rollover maturities while the remaining GH¢2,031.26 million would be used as fresh issuance to meet government’s financing requirements. Though government has not …

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Gov’t borrows GH¢17,837m for June to August

Government has announced its’ plans to borrow a gross amount of GH¢17,837.87 million for June to August this year. Of this amount, GH¢15,806.61 million would be used to rollover maturities while the remaining GH¢2,031.26 million would be used as fresh issuance to meet government’s financing requirements. Though government has not …

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Wesley Senior High School records COVID-19 case

A female student of the Wesley Senior High School(WEHIS), Konongo, in the Ashanti region has tested positive for COVID-19. The student reportedly showed signs of the virus and had to be referred to the Manhyia Government Hospital for treatment. An uncle of the student who confirmed the news on Kumasi …

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Government directs MDA, MMDAs to procure locally assembled vehicles

Government has directed all ministries, departments and agencies as well as metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to strictly consider locally assembled vehicles when procuring such from hence. This was contained in a memo issued by the Chief of Staff on Friday, July 3. The Ministry of Trade and Industry is …

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Six students of Accra Girls SHS test positive for coronavirus

The Accra Girls Senior High School has recorded six coronavirus cases. The patients, all students of the school, were isolated at the school’s sickbay on Monday, June 29, 2020, together with some other students who also showed symptoms of COVID-19. According to a Citi news report, six out of eleven students …

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