Monthly Archives: March 2015

Coca-Cola to lay off 250 staff

Coca-Cola Bottling Company is laying off over 250 employees as part of efforts to enable it stay in business. The Company began the process today following the worsening effects of the current power crisis on its operations. Speaking to JOY BUSINESS, General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union, Solomon Kotei said his outfit is inundated with redundancy letters ...

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Poor publicity floors 19th Ghana Int’l Trade Fair

Exhibitors at the 19th international trade Fair in Accra have asked organizers to look for innovative ways to attract more patrons. According to them, this year’s fair was very poor in terms of patronage and sales. The fair which started on February 26, closed on Sunday March 8 with several sheds left empty due to the lack of interest from ...

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Israeli Ambassador advises smallholder farmers

The Israeli ambassador to Ghana, Sharon Bar-li, has urged smallholder farmers/entrepreneurs to take advantage of the upcoming Agrictech international exhibition conference in Israel slated for April 28-30 this year in order to be exposed to innovations and learn from Israeli high-tech agricultural practices. Speaking at an interaction with stakeholders at the agritech 2015 breakfast meeting, she said Israel has achieved ...

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US$3.6 billion lost to oil companies – GIGS

Government accrued about US$2.7billion in total revenue from the oil sector after four years of production activities under the current Modern Concession System — when the figure could have reached US$6.4billion if the country had adopted Production Sharing Agreements, the Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) has said. The Institute is therefore asking government to switch to Production Sharing ...

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Austin Gamey kicks against use of ex-presidents as mediators

CEO of Gamey and Gamey Academy of Mediation, Mr Austin Gamey has kicked against the use of former presidents and politicians as mediators in managing conflicts because they are not trained to do so. He would rather hire the services of professional mediators and facilitators be engaged to handle such situations to avoid plunging any country into anarchy. He spoke ...

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Stars Cherokees ready Friday

Twenty three Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles are ready to be released by automobile dealers, Tanink Ghana Limited, to players of the Black Stars by close of the week. Seven extra vehicles which were believed to be for some of the team officials would also be delivered much later and shared accordingly. The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi ...

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SWAG open nominations for elections

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) has opened nominations for its impending elections fixed for Saturday, April 18. A statement signed by William Dodzi Ezah, General Secretary of SWAG said, the nominations which opened on Monday, March 9, will close on Friday, March 14, at 5:00pm. The statement said, interested candidates can contact the secretariat of the Association at ...

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Kotoko name 19-man squad for Algerian adventure

Ghana champions Asante Kotoko has named a 19-man squad for the club’s CAF Champions League second preliminary round first leg match against Algerian outfit Mouloudia Club d’El Eulma this weekend. Eric Ofori Antwi, who has had a run of games in the first team squad, is included, as are fellow goalkeepers Joseph Addo and Isaac Amoako. Newly appointed club captain ...

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BA United sack Mohammed Gargo

Management members of Ghanaian Premier League side BA United have reportedly agreed to dismiss head coach Mohammed Gargo less than a week after his appointment. The Brong Ahafo club appointed the former RTU coach to replace Frimpong Manso but Gargo could only last for five days because the club’s management considers his post-match comments after their loss to Wa All ...

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Gov’t considers health support fund for workers

Government is considering introducing a health support fund targeted at workers in both the formal and informal sectors. The fund is envisaged to pool about GH¢23 million within a year if workers commit about GH¢3 of their monthly contributions to it. This was announced by Minister of Employment and Labour Relations Alhaji Haruna Iddrisu on Tuesday, March 10 during the ...

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