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Ghana revises fiscal deficit, plans to upgrade cocoa roads

Ghana revises fiscal deficit, plans to upgrade cocoa roads

Ghana Finance Minister announced that the government has resumed work on cocoa roads in the west African nation. In the Mid-year Budget Review in Parliament, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister has announced that the government is seeking to ensure rapid expansion of infrastructure in an integrated manner to transform the economic and social lives of […]

Ghana to host African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) has selected Ghana as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area. The announcement was made on Sunday, 7 July 2019, during the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after Ghana […]

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Waste treatment: Ghana’s ambitious plan to tackle a shortfall of $300 million

Waste treatment: Ghana’s ambitious plan to tackle a shortfall of $300 million

In Ghana, Zoomlion, the country’s biggest company that manages waste in several cities is planning to set up a waste processing plant in each region of the West African nation. According to the company managers, about 12,710 tons of solid waste are generated daily in Ghana. As far as liquid waste is concerned, the city […]

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U-turn: Asamoah Gyan backtracks on retirement

The Captain of the Ghana Black-Stars, Asamoah Gyan has backtracked from his decisions to retire from the Black Stars following an intervention from the President. In a statement, the former skipper said “I have spoken to President Akufo-Addo in good faith and will now make myself available for selection by coach Kwasi Appiah”. The President […]

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Ghana: Fans applaud Ghana’s football captain following international retirement

Ghana: Fans applaud Ghana’s football captain following international retirement

Football fans across the world are paying tribute to Asamoah Gyan, the Black Stars’ all-time leader in appearances and goals, who announced his international retirement on Monday. The Kayserispor forward who made his debut in the national team more than 16 years ago has decided to hang up his international boots upon consultation with his […]

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Ghana unveils West Africa’s biggest Waste Recovery Park

Zoomlion, the company that manages waste in Ghana, has commissioned a recycling plant in the city of Accra. The plant, the first of its kind in the country, is built on a robust technology to suit Ghana’s weather conditions. With a daily capacity of 200 tons, the plant transforms waste into fertilizer and raw materials […]

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Solar Energy: US to power 28 health clinics and 310 schools in Ghana

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is providing support for a detailed feasibility study for solar projects in Ghana, US Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie S. Sullivan said. According to the US diplomat, a new partnership between the Ghanaian Strategic Security Systems International company and its subsidiary Strategic Power Solutions, and the US Company AEG […]

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Successful new oil & gas drilling results offshore Ghana

Oslo-based exploration firm Aker Energy has found oil in the Pecan South-1A well, offshore Ghana after a drilling campaign in the West African nation. The company has estimated the discovery at 450-550 million barrels of oil equivalent. Further analysis is currently ongoing and the company will commence sidetrack drilling in order to confirm initial findings […]

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Ghana: Philippines-based company takes over power distribution services

Power Distribution Services (PDS), a consortium led by Philippines-based electricity company, Meralco, has officially started operations and management of the Ghana national electricity grid after taking over from the West African nation’s state-owned power company. The official transfer took place during a ceremony in Accra, in which documents outlining the transfer were presented to PDS […]

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Ghana’s Renewable Energy Master Plan unveiled

Ghana’s Renewable Energy Master Plan has been officially presented at the Ministry of Energy by the Energy Commission this week. The plan, when implemented, is expected to help the country to increase the penetration of renewable energy in the national energy generation mix from the 2015 baseline of 42.5 MW to 1363.63 MW (with grid […]

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