Striking gas tanker drivers did not show up for negotiations

According to the National Petroleum Authority, the Gas Tanker Drivers and Petrol Tanker Unions did not show up for negotiations with the government over their strike. According to Mohammed Kudus, the authority’s public relations officer, work is being done to schedule a second meeting. “Obviously, the authority, and the ministry for that matter, are still working to get them back to the discussion table so that, at the very least, everyone can put their cards on the table and we can ...[Read More]

Find new ways to build cheap houses – President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that house prices in Ghana are high. As a result, he has asked members of the Ghana Chamber of Construction Industry to come up with creative ways to ensure that the country builds cheaper houses for its citizens, noting that housing in Ghana has become largely a monopoly of the wealthy. Mr Akufo-Addo stated at a meeting with members of the Ghana Chamber of Construction that there is a need for collaboration between the government and the private ...[Read More]

Traders oppose efforts to remove them from Accra’s streets

Traders in Accra’s Central Business District say they will fight attempts to move them off walkways as part of plans to decongest the city. The traders told Citi News that the government should build new markets or expand existing ones to prevent them from doing business on the streets. “We don’t have anywhere to go.” The markets are saturated, and there is nowhere to trade. We took out loans to get into this business, so they should let us sell here.” “Even i...[Read More]

Government didn’t order us to cut our fuel prices by 15p

The largest oil marketing company in Ghana, GOIL, has denied claims that its most recent 15 pesewas price cut on gasoline and diesel was in response to a government order. The Association of Oil Marketing Companies has been challenged by GOIL to back up its claims. Less than 24 hours had passed since commercial drivers began a sit-down strike in protest of rising fuel prices before GOIL announced its reduction. GPRTU representatives claim they were led to believe that the government had some inf...[Read More]

Save the poultry industry from extinction – Mahama

In order to prevent the poultry industry from collapsing, former president John Dramani Mahama has pleaded with the government to act quickly. The high price of maize, the primary food input that poultry farmers use to feed their birds, is forcing many poultry farmers to shut down, claims Mr Mahama. The former president expressed concern that the development if left unchecked, would worsen the already challenging economic situation the country is facing because many farmers would be forced to st...[Read More]

Akufo-Addo commissions ¢6.7 million Sefwi rice factory

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned the GH6.7 million Sefwi Akontombra rice processing factory on Sunday, September 5, 2021, as part of his two-day tour of the Western-North Region. The rice factory is a cutting-edge rice facility capable of producing 1.5 to 2.8 tonnes of processed rice per hour. Modern parboiling, milling, and packaging plants have been installed at the factory. It has a backup generator plant and a mechanised borehole for water supply. It also includes fully fur...[Read More]

Poultry farmer’s challenges to be discussed at an inter-ministerial level

According to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, “worrying” concerns about a lack of demand for eggs from local poultry farms will be addressed inter-ministerially. However, speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, the Ministry’s PRO, Bagbara Tanko, did not provide any further details on this development. “It is a source of concern for every Ghanaian and the ministry, so I believe we should hold an inter-ministerial discussion on this matter in the future.” ...[Read More]

Reintroducing social distancing to impact revenue

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has stated that any move by the government to reintroduce COVID-19 restrictions on the number of passengers that public transport operators can carry will have a significant impact on their revenues. According to Nana Nimako Bresiamah, National Chairman of the GPRTU, such restrictions cannot be implemented without a ban on religious and social gatherings. According to him, the GPRTU will support all efforts to combat COVID-19 in the country, but pro...[Read More]

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