There’s no proof that my government has wasted public funds – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has once again defended the expenditure of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration since they assumed office. According to him, there is no proof of any wanton dissipation of public funds in his time as President. Akufo-Addo said this when he delivered a speech at an anti-corruption conference in Accra over the weekend. “It is difficult to sustain […]

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Keta port to be economically viable – GPHA boss

Michael Luguje, Director General of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has said the Port of Keta, when constructed would be economically viable, due to the commercial dynamics in the maritime trade. He said trade was not conservative therefore trade was always looking for access, facilitation, competitiveness, and convenience. He was speaking at a stakeholder meeting with the Ben […]

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Gov’t payroll full; venture into entrepreneurship – Finance Minister to Ghanaians

The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that the government’s payroll is full, therefore, the youth must venture into entrepreneurship to boost the economy. He said the role of the government is to create the enabling environment and establish micro-stability for business in the country adding that 60% of the government’s revenue is used to pay 650,000 Ghanaians. “The future for […]

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Review the Benchmark Valuation Policy or some companies will fold up – Dela Gadzanku

The Volta, Eastern and Oti Regional Chairman of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Dela Gadzanku, has asked government to urgently review the Benchmark Valuation Policy as it poses threat to some existing companies in the palm oil sector. According to him, policies and initiatives implemented by government in the sector are making outstanding contributions to the economy, however, if […]

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Government has created 289,000 jobs from 106 1D1F factories – Deputy Minister

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has revealed that government has created 289,000 jobs from 106 factories under the flagship 1-District 1-Factory (1D1F) policy since its inception in 2017. According to data from the Trade Ministry, about 150,000 direct jobs have been created so far, and 139,000 indirect jobs created. Meanwhile, the total number of 1D1F projects which have passed […]

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Government should’ve scrapped some taxes in mid-year budget review – John Jinapor

The National Democratic Congress, NDC, Member of Parliament for Yapei-Kusawgu, John Jinapor, has said the government deserves no commendation for not asking for additional money during the mid-year budget review. Mr. Jinapor insisted that government should have used the opportunity to scrap some of the new taxes introduced earlier in the year. According to him, that was the only way […]

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1D1F: 150,000 jobs created so far, with 104 operational factories – Alan Kyerematen

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, has said government’s One District One Factory initiative has so far created 150,975 jobs since its inception in 2017. The 1D1F program is a private sector-led initiative that seeks to create the necessary conducive environment for businesses to access funding from financial institutions and other support services from government agencies, to establish […]

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