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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 […]

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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Egypt or South Africa to host AFCON

Egypt and South Africa have officially put in bids to host the next African Cup of Nations, the continent’s football body said. Cameroon has been stripped of the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations earlier this month, with CAF saying that Cameroon has been unable to complete the necessary logistics. CAF also […]

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Ghana: Private sector jobs hit 208,620 in 2018 – Finance Minister

The private sector in Ghana has created more than 208,000 jobs in 2018, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, said on Thursday during his third major budget presentation before the Parliament. The Finance Minister said he culled the data from the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), which collects pension contributions for employees within the formal […]

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G20 Compact: Germany pledges €243 billion for Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week met 11 African heads of state, international organizations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched last year to encourage private investment in Africa. The G20 Compact with Africa was open to all African countries but so far only 11 have joined: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, […]

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Corruption: FIFA issues life ban for Ghana football boss

FIFA has barred Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi from any footballing activity for life and fined him CHF 500,000 for breaches of FIFA’s ethics code. The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA’s ethics committee said the ban for life applied to “all football-related activities at both national and international level”. The ruling comes after the […]

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Kenya Airways starts direct flights to US

Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight to the United States has landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, completing a historic flight that will shave up to seven hours off the tortuous journey that usually involves long layovers in Europe or the Middle East. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and some government officials were at […]

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