In The Spotlight
By Our Reporter
United Nation Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has commended Ghana for its progress on trade facilitation.
According to the UN Conference, Ghana's experience as a trailblazer on Trade Facilitation could serve as a model for the region.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that his government is in the process of identifying alternative sources of livelihood for persons involved in illegal mining activities, popularly referred to as ‘galamsey’, across the country.
By Our Reporter
The President of the Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) and Chief Executive Officer of JOSPONG Group of Companies, Mr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has appealed to members of the Association to endeavor to collect municipal solid waste in their assigned concession areas so as to ensure an effective waste management regime.
Government has directed the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), to remove all barriers on the country’s roads effective September 1, 2017.
This forms part of a three-phase policy reform to make Ghana’s ports competitive on the continent, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced.
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has indicated that the BNI Report which was quoted as having the Okyehene engaging in illegal mining (galamsey) is a fallacy.
From Marlvin-James Dadzie, Takoradi
About Thirty-One persons including six personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) yesterday sustained various degrees of injury during a gas explosion at the GHUMCO Aluminum Company in Takoradi, in the Western Region, exactly sixteen years after the Accra Sports Stadium disaster that claimed close to 150 lives.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reiterated his government’s commitment to establishing the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) – the vehicle which would ensure each of the 275 constituencies receives the equivalent of $1 million per year for infrastructural development.
President Donald Trump has said the decision to appoint a special counsel to oversee the inquiry into Russian influence on his election is hurting America "terribly".
Theresa May has accused European politicians of making "threats" against Britain to try to influence the general election result.
The PM launched a stinging attack on the "bureaucrats of Brussels" in a speech outside 10 Downing Street after meeting the Queen.
The head of a key US congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking has temporarily stepped down amid an ethics inquiry into him.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
A US federal judge in Hawaii has indefinitely extended the suspension of President Trump's new travel ban.
Judge Derrick Watson's ruling means Mr Trump will be barred from enforcing the ban on six mostly Muslim nations while it is contested in court.
A giant gold coin bearing the Queen's image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and aide, Jared Kushner, will be questioned by a US committee investigating alleged ties between the Trump team and Moscow.