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IVOR LEADS CPP IN ELECTION 2016: PLEDGES TO GREEN GHANA

With 1,288 votes, representing 64.21 percent of the total votes cast, Ivor Kobina Greenestreet; a former General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party, last Saturday became the party’s presidential candidate for election 2016.

SANKOFA-GYE NYAME PROJECT TO INCREASE POWER SUPPLY BY 50%

Development works on Ghana’s third oil field, the Sankofa-Gye Nyame Project, is on course to deliver first oil and gas in August 2017 and February 2008 respectively, one of the project partners, the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), has said.

FIRE GUTS UNILEVER WAREHOUSE, SLUM AT SANTASI

Three fire outbreaks occurred in Tema, Kumasi and some farming communities in the Bosomtwi District in the Ashanti Region over the weekend, destroying properties worth thousands of cedis.

IVOR LEADS CPP: SAMIA CRIES FOUL

Former General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party, Ivor Greenstreeet, pulled a major surprise over the weekend when he beat three others, including favourite Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, to become the party’s flagbearer for the 2016 General Elections.

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NANA PUNCHES MAHAMA

Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has made mockery of President John Mahama’s governing style, describing the National Democratic Congress leader as a luminary when it comes to the collapsing of businesses.

QUEEN MOTHERS FIGHT SIR JOHN OVER LORDINA

Some queen mothers in the Brong Ahafo region believed to have been sponsored by the First Lady, Lordina Mahama, for the second time running, demonstrated against her supposed detractors.

CPC IN REAL SORRY STATE: COCOBOD STOPS BEANS SUPPLY DUE TO $50M DEBT OVERHANG

Cocoa Processing Company, majority state-owned company, with the most advanced processing plant in Africa, is in a sorry financial state and risks folding up soon because of a $50 million debt overhang owed COCOBOD, which supplies CPC with cocoa beans.

GHANA GAS BOARD DISSOLVED

Ghana Gas Company has announced the retirement of its board, effective February 4, 2016. The decision was arrived at by resolution taken at a meeting held on January 13, 2016 to retire all non-executive directors of the company.

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RLG SETTLES ITS DEBT OWED GOVERNMENT – SAM GEORGE

Contrary to reports that Rlg, one of the nation’s telecommunications companies has refused to settle monies owed to government, a presidential staffer, Sam George has stated otherwise.

BENEFICIARIES OF GOVERNMENT AGRICULTURE EQUIPMENT IN TROUBLE

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture says it has embarked on an exercise to recover monies owed it by individuals throughout the country who have taken advantage of national agricultural development project funding over the years, to acquire expensive agricultural machinery and equipment without paying for them.

80% IN INFORMAL SECTOR AGREE THEY MUST PAY TAX

Although the state has not devised an effective means to tax their incomes, over 80 percent of people in the country’s largely informal economy agree they must pay taxes once they earn an income, a survey commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung has shown.

TRADE POSITION DETERIORATES AS DEFICIT RISE 138%

Ghana’s trade deficit has risen to the highest level in three years as exports declined while imports made significant gains, reflecting weaker export sales worsened by the fall in commodity prices on the world market, official data released last week has shown

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