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New gas plant could save Ghana $300 mln on fuel costs -official
ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana has begun processing gas from its offshore Jubilee oil field through a pipeline project that could save the government $300 million a year on fuel costs even with the current steep drop in oil prices, state-owned Ghana Gas said on Wednesday. The Atuabo gas plant is supplying 50 million cubic feet of gas per day to nearby thermal power generators operated by the Volta ...(12/18/2014 2:18:19 AM)
Ghana must cut "ghost workers" from payroll before aid resumes -EU
By Matthew Mpoke Bigg ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana must remove "ghost workers" from its public sector payroll before the European Union resumes budget support suspended a year ago, the EU ambassador to the West African country, William Hanna, said on Tuesday. EU grants worth up to 200 million euros ($250.14 million) could be crucial as Ghana seeks to recover from a fiscal crisis that has slowed the ...(12/17/2014 3:19:28 AM)
Ghana Must Cut Phantom Workers for EU to Resume Budget Aid
The European Union suspended budget support to Ghana and said it won’t resume the aid until the government eliminates so-called ghost workers from its payroll.(12/16/2014 12:33:38 PM)
Ghana Prepares for Nuclear Energy Program
Ghana is set to become the second country in Africa to introduce nuclear energy after South Africa. This follows the International Atomic Energy Agency approval of Ghana’s application after decades of negotiation. The project could have a large impact on Ghana’s power shortfall and raises questions about what safety protocols are in place. Ghana’s nuclear ambitions date back to the 1960s but ...(12/18/2014 5:32:56 AM)
Ghana to launch space satellite
Ghana is to launch a space satellite in the next five years near the Equator for earth observation. To be flagged under the name Ghana Satellite One (GHANASAT 1), it will be the first earth observation satellite in the orbit in the West African sub-region.(12/19/2014 8:42:09 AM)
Ghana Needs More Than Banks to Revive Bond-Market Demand
Shops line the high street in the mining town in Dunkwa-on-Offin, Ghana. Growth in Ghana’s economy, the largest in West Africa after Nigeria, is projected to slow to 3.9 percent next year from 6.9 percent in 2014, according to the Finance Ministry.(12/10/2014 8:21:53 PM)
My Motherland Ghana-Issues of Tribalism and Particularism
Ghana as a concept existed in the past, it exists in the present, and it will supersede and succeed the present generation of Ghanaians. Ghana therefore as a sovereign nation, is a corporate entity in perpetuity.(12/17/2014 9:32:36 PM)
Politics In Ghana–Is Corruption A Priority? Part I
In recent months there has been a growing dissatisfaction among many Ghanaians about the economic hardships in the country. All indicators point to the fact that things are not all that right about the way our leaders,-Executive, Legislative, and the judiciary are running the country.(12/19/2014 7:24:00 PM)
Ghana needs an independent public prosecutor – Former A-G
Former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Dr. Yao Obed Asamoah, is advocating the creation of an office for an independent public prosecutor. This, he says, is necessary if the country is to effectively fight corruption and stealing.(12/19/2014 6:44:01 AM)
Ghana's import tax removal on smartphones expected to boost local Africa production
Ghana’s plan to remove import duties on smartphones, a move other African nations have contemplated, will help indigenous companies that are “playing by the rules,” according to a top executive for RLG, which makes laptops, desktops and mobile phones. RLG, which has its global headquarters in Dubai, runs phone assembly operations for West Africa from Ghana. “We believe it is a very positive move ...(12/10/2014 12:06:22 PM)
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