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Economy showing signs of recovery – Seth Terkper

Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper has said that the Ghanaian economy is showing signs of recovery. The economy has for the past two years experienced major instability amid a very high inflation, a depreciating cedi, high budget deficit and a ballooning wage bill among others. The situation forced Ghana to seek support from the International Monetary fund (IMF). Seth Terkper ...

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Winneba substation on fire – VRA

Volta River Authority’s (VRA) substation at Winneba junction in the Central Region is on fire. The cause of the fire outbreak is unknown but according to reports, personnel from the National Fire Service are working to douse the fire. Meanwhile, Winneba and its surrounding towns and villages are without power due to the fire.   More soon…. By: Efua Idan ...

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Kpone thermal project to add 220 megawatts to national grid

The Kpone Thermal Power Project (KTPP), near Tema, is to add 220 megawatts of electricity to the national grid by the first quarter of 2015. On completion of the project, the two gas turbines of the $220-million plant will each produce 110 megawatts of electricity. The dual-fuel turbines could use natural gas from the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGPI) and ...

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ECG loses 12.4% revenue through non-payment of bills

Failure on the part of some electricity consumers to pay their bills in 2013 cost the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) about 12.40 per cent of its annual revenue. Additionally, the company lost 10.97 per cent revenue as a result of frequent network breakdowns and associated power outages. According to the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, ...

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Universities to get Ebola protective gears

The Ministry of Health will on Wednesday distribute about 1,000 pieces of protective gears to some tertiary institutions in the country in a bid to prevent the possible outbreak and spread of the deadly Ebola Virus. A Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in an earlier interview with Citi News disclosed that the government had ordered 10,000 pieces of the protective ...

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Electricity tariffs to go up again

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has told Citi News that electricity tariffs are likely to go up again between October and December. Barely three months ago, electricity tariffs went up 12 percent and 6 percent for water. According to the Chief Executive of VRA Kirk Koffi, the price adjustment is crucial to sending the right signals to potential independent power ...

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Wrong National Service postings will be rectified – NSS

The National Service Secretariat (NSS) is asking would-be service personnel to exercise patience as it works to resolve some of the challenges encountered in this year’s postings. The Secretariat released the 2014/2015 service postings on Tuesday. Over 70,000 graduates have been deployed nationwide to undertake their national service as required by law. They have been posted to serve in the various sectors ...

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E/R Minister survives car crash

The  Eastern Regional Minister, Antwi Boasiako Sekyere has been treated and discharged after a car accident  on the Akuapem ridge road on Tuesday. The Minister was reportedly driving home after attending an official assignment in Accra. According to the Public Relations Officer of the Regional Administrating Council, Prosper Fetor Tsormana, the minister sustained minor injuries and was rushed to the ...

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Somebody Is Not Telling Us The Truth…

A Member of the National Communications Team of POTAG and President of the Takoradi Polytechnic Branch, Asare Appiah has asked government to pressurize Controller and Accountant General to pay their August Salary to avoid another strike action.This comes barely a week after calling off their three-month old strike.Some members of POTAG at a press conference in Cape Coast in the ...

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UTAG calls off strike

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) has called off its five-week strike. This was announced after leadership of the Association met their members to convey the outcome of the association’s deliberations with government on Tuesday. UTAG withdrew their services to demand the payment of the research and book allowance. But a statement signed by the association’s National President, Samuel ...

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