VRA'S DEBT NOW $1.5BN STRUGGLES TO BUY FUEL FOR THERMAL PLANTS

The ability of the Volta River Authority (VRA) to continue to purchase fuel to fire thermal plants in the country to ensure sustainable generation of electricity is bleak as its financial obligations have jumped to $1.55 billion as of March 30, 2016.

 

$1.6BN FOOD IMPORTS UNDER NDC WORRYING – NANA ADDO

The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, is blaming the decline of the agriculture sector on the import of foreign food produce by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

 

PREZ MAHAMA COMMISSIONS NEW KOMENA SUGAR FACTORY

President John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated the new Komenda Sugar Factory at Komenda in the Central Region.

 

 

 

2 PREGNANT WOMEN, 11 OTHERS DIE AT YEJI

The death toll in the tragic boat accident on the Volta Lake over the weekend has increased to 13 after the latest rescue attempts. Seven bodies have been retrieved after those of six children were recovered on Sunday.

 

STUPID! ALLOTEY JACOBS GOES WILD IN US

Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, who was alleged to have been arrested in London for money laundering, yesterday threw caution to the wind when he repeatedly described questions put to him as 'absolute rubbish.'

 

ROBBERS KILL COP IN ACCRA

A police corporal with the Accra Regional Police Command was last Friday killed while another was severely injured during a gun battle with a suspected hardened armed robber at Asofan, a suburb of Accra.

 

 

 

PRIVATE SECURITY GROUP CRIES FOR REGULATOR

The Association of Private Security Organizations of Ghana (ASPOG) has called for the speedy passage of a comprehensive law that will adequately regulate operations of private security and a disincentive to investments in the sector.

 

BOST TO SUE AMERICAN FIRM OVER US$109M CONTRACT

The Acting Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Kwame Awuah-Darko, has disclosed that the company is considering legal action against American Tank and  Vessel Company for failing to honour its obligation in a US$109milion contract signed in 2006.

 

GHANA EXPORTS US$9M WORTH OF APPAREL UNDER AGOA

Ghana's export of apparel and clothing under the American Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) has expanded from less than US$250, 000 in 2001 to more than US$9million last year, the US Embassy has said.

 

 

 

KOMENDA BACK TO LIFE – AS PREZ MAHAMA INAUGURATES SUGAR FACTORY

President John Dramani Mahama yesterday inaugurated the revamped Komenda Sugar Factory, saying the government is fashioning a national sugar policy that will create an enabling environment for the sugar industry to thrive.

 

BOAT DISASTER CLAIMS 13 LIVES AT YEJI

A boat disaster that occurred on the Volta Lake at Yeji in the Pru District in the Brong Ahafo Region on Sunday afternoon has so far claimed 13 lives.

 

AKUFO-ADDO IN POLITICS OF CONVENIENCE, NOT PRINCIPLES

The National Organiser of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has described the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as practising politics of convenience instead of one of principles.

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