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Diversify economy to create jobs – WTC CEO – Starr Fm

The CEO of the World Trade Centre Accra, Emmanuel Doni-Kwame, is urging a diversification of the country’s economy to ensure that jobs are created to cater for all the hands that will be rendered jobless when the country goes paperless at the ports in September. Government has set September …

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Mahama gov’t misused cocoa syndicated loan proceeds – Hackman – Starr Fm

The board chairman of COCOBOD Hackman Owusu-Agyemang has disclosed proceeds from the cocoa syndicated loan for the 2016/2017 cocoa season has been misused by the former Mahama administration. According to the former MP for New Juaben North, the development left many cocoa farmers unpaid for their produce over a …

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Police fires tear gas at angry China Harbour workers – Starr Fm

Confusion erupted at the Tema Harbour Thursday when Ghanaian workers at China Harbor and Engineering Company protested against the management of the company. The workers were protesting against what they termed bad conditions of service and it took the police to disperse them at the company’s premises following a …

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Ghana is ready for big things – Bawumia to China Bank – Starr Fm

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has challenged the investor community to take advantage of Ghana’s competitive advantages, especially within the West Africa sub-region, to make significant investments that would bring them appreciable returns. The Akufo-Addo government, Dr Bawumia indicated, is looking for “significant investments to do big things” and …

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New COCOBOD CEO’s salary twice Akufo-Addo’s – Hackman – Starr Fm

The board chairman of COCOBOD Hackman Owusu-Agyemang has revealed that the salary of the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Joseph Boahen Aidoo is twice that of president Akufo-Addo. This is after he bemoaned what he described as “outrageous” the amount paid the former CEO of the …

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Farmers reject imported seeds for ‘Planting for job’ programme – Starr Fm

Farmers are rejecting imported seeds meant for the government’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs programme’. According to the farmers, the imported seeds do not suit local conditions for proper cultivation. The Minister of Agriculture Dr. Akoto Owusu Afriyie confessed, “Government has had to import seeds for the programme due …

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I’m sorry – Ahi to Hackman – Starr Fm

The Member of Parliament for Bodi in the Western region Samson Ahi has apologised to the chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Hackman Owusu-Agyemang. Mr. Ahi’s apology comes after Mr. Owusu-Agyemang expressed grave reservations over claims he made that he (Owusu-Agyeman) was against the increment of cocoa prices …

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Ghana hopeful of victory – Agyarko – Starr Fm

Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko, has indicated he is hopeful Ghana will secure victory in the ongoing Maritime boundary dispute with Ivory Coast in September. Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum on Ghana’s 10 years’ experience as commercial oil producer in Accra organized by the Petroleum Commission, Mr. Agyarko believes this …

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Ghana could lose $500m MCC Funds over trafficking – Starr Fm

Ghana risks losing the $500 million Millennium Challenge Compact funds due to the increasing rate of human trafficking in the country. The US has raised concerns about the slow pace in fighting human trafficking in Ghana, threatening it could affect aid.Speaking at a workshop on trafficking, US ambassador to …

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