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FUEL PRICES TO GO UP BY 3 PERCENT – INSTITUTE OF ENERGY SECURITY

The Institute of Energy Security (IES) is predicting a 3 percent increase in fuel prices for the second half of July. According to the institute, prices will go up by about three percent barring an intervention from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). In an interview with Citi Business News, Research Analyst at

NOT EDUCATING GIRLS COSTS COUNTRIES TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS – WORLD BANK REPORT

Limited educational opportunities for girls and barriers to completing 12 years of education cost countries between $15 trillion and $30 trillion in lost lifetime productivity and earnings, says a new World Bank report. According to the report ‘Missed Opportunities: The High Cost of Not Educating Girls,’ less than two-thirds of girls

WE ARE NOT AGAINST FOREIGNERS – GUTA

The Ghana Union Traders Association (GUTA) is not against foreigners doing business in Ghana, Kwadwo Amoateng, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the body, has said. According to him, the association is rather against foreigners who are engaged in petty trading in Ghana, since the laws of the land frown on that. Mr

CORRUPTION FIGHT: CHOOSE TRUTHFUL POLITICIANS OVER WEALTHY ONES- ANALYST

A policy analyst, Opanin Kwame has stated that, to help fight corruption, we need to value truthful politicians over wealthy ones. He went ahead to say that, citizens of Ghana appreciate wealthy politicians more than the truthful, wise and God-fearing ones. ‘We have misplaced priority’. According to him, anybody found guilty of

THE ECONOMY IS NOT LOOKING TOO GOOD- SEYRAM KAWOR

A Business Commerce (B.com) lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Mr. Seyram Kawor has expressed his view with regards to the increment of prices of goods and services in the country. Mr. Kawor added that, the Ghana Statistical Service has brought out a report showing the increase of the

STOP PAYING BUSINESS PERMIT FEE – GUTA

The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has ordered its members to stop paying Business Operation Permit (BOP) fees to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) until further notice. GUTA said the KMA had increased the permit fee (Store Licence), by over 200 per cent, a situation

GCB JOINS INVEST IN AFRICA TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES DEVELOPMENT

Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) and Invest In Africa (IIA) are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement that formally makes GCB Bank the newest partner of the initiative. IIA is a private sector initiative that brings together leading indigenous and international companies across sectors; actively working together to create a

INFLATION FOR JUNE HITS 10%

Inflation for the month of June 2018 increased to 10 percent. This represented a 0.1 percentage increase compared to the 9.8 percent recorded in May 2018. According to the government Statistician Mr. Baah Wadieh, the increase was as a result of the rise in inflation of non-food items such as transportation and

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