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Reduced Electricity Tariffs Will Only Touch On Consumed Energy

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says the recent announced reductions in tariffs by the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) only reflects in the...
drivers strike

GPRTU Drivers Ask Government to Review Spare Parts Cost

The Nkawkaw branch of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) of the Trades Union Congress, has appealed to the Government to put in...
A soldier is patrolling on Beishuang Island in China’s southeastern coastal area on February 14, 2018. (Photo from 81.cn, the website of the People’s Liberation Army)

China Downsizes Its Army to 300,000 Troops

China has basically completed its mission of reducing the armed forces by 300,000 troops, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday when delivering a...
A sea of rape flowers in blossom in Yingpan Village, Dali, southwest China’s Yunnan province during the 2018 Spring Festival. China’s rural tourism is focusing more on developing ecological tourism based on the lucid waters and lush mountains. (Photo from CFP)

China’s Poverty reduction goal enhanced by rural tourism

Rural tourism has grown into not only a fresh growth opportunity of the whole industry, but also a new engine that helps impoverished rural...
Electricity Company of Ghana

Ghana’s Non-residential users to enjoy 14% cut in electricity tariffs

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday announced an average of 14 percent reduction in electricity tariffs for non-residential users beginning this month. The decision is...
Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko

Ghanaians Will Witness Reduction In Electricity Tariffs Come 2018 – Energy Minister

Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has said, Ghanaians will witness a reduction in their electricity tariffs in 2018. And that would be announced during next...
electricity

Kenya launches initiative to support energy loss reduction

Kenya's electricity distributor on Friday launched an energy loss reduction initiative in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC). Kenya Power Managing Director Ken Tarus said...
Internet

Rwanda advised to avail internet cost reduction to improve connectivity

The cost of internet capacity globally has been going down significantly which should enable Rwandan end users to enjoy advantages in terms of affordable...
HIV-and-AIDS

USAID Commends Swaziland On SHIMS 2

New study shows results delivered thanks to focused efforts in collaboration with United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief MBABANE/GENEVA, 24 July 2017—UNAIDS congratulates...

There might be no reduction in tariff – ACEP

The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has rejected any possible reduction in tariffs due to the reduction in cost of producing power by...

Ayorkor Botchway Unsatisfied With Foreign Ministry GHC 398.7 Million

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey The Foreign Affairs Minister Ayorkor Botchway has bemoaned the decision by the Finance Ministry to limit its use of Internally Generated Funds (IGF)...
Oil

Oil prices rise on signs of output reduction

Oil prices rose Tuesday as report showed major global oil producers complied with a deal to ease supply glut last month. The...

GSA Urge Gov’t to Look at Reducing Taxes at Ports

The Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), is appealing to government, through the minister-designate for Transport  Kwaku Ofori Asiamah,  to consider reducing taxes and other charges...
tax

More tax reduction expected in 2017

Chinese businesses will see further tax reductions in the next year as a result of the newly value-added tax (VAT) system, an official said...
Allure Spa

Politicians Urged To Patronise Massage Therapy

Ms Dzigbordi K. Dosoo, the Founder of Allure Spa in the City, has urged politicians who contested various positions in the December 7 Elections...
The reduction comes off the back of predictions by the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, and the Institute for Energy Security (IES).

Fuel prices fairly down in Ghana at the pump stations

The prices of petroleum products have reduced considerably across pump stations in the country. The reduction had come off the back of predictions by the...
President John Mahama

Gov’t To Reduce Wage Bills

He said wage overruns, unsustainable subsidies on petroleum products and power crisis placed huge economic challenges on the economy and once government was facing...
Mozambique

Disaster risk reduction project launched in Mozambique

The project launched in Gaza province in central Mozambique by the organization's national director Graham Strong and the Gaza province governor Stella Zeca was...
Food

Africa urged to invest in smallholder food production

Dr. Lindiwe Sibanda, CEO of South Africa-based Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Policies Analysis Network (FANRPAN), said the government investment is an effective way...
Nana Oye Lithur, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

GNHR seeks to enhance poverty reduction efforts – Minister

She said the register would establish a database of households from which all social protection programmes in Ghana would have the opportunity to select...
Yoweri Museveni

Uganda pushes for import substitution to fast track industrialization

The country's President Yoweri Museveni, while speaking at the reading of the National Budget for the next financial year 2016/17 on Wednesday, said government...

2016 Economic Ideas Festival To Be Held In Lagos

Being the second time the program is being organized, Economic Ideas Festival is helping to build the next generation of innovative thinkers to fulfill...

Substantial Reduction In Malaria Cases In Ghana

He said though current average prevalence is higher than found in the 2011 survey, the figures still represent substantial reduction over those of years...
Kakum National Park

Low Visitor Turnout Recorded At Kakum National Park

The patronage of the Kakum National Park, which has a canopy walkway, has significantly reduced because of the poor nature of the road leading...

Neglect And Abuse Of Nature Attributed To Reduction In Life Expectancy

The situation is said to have contributed to the upsurge of many strange diseases which were not known to humans years ago. A Medical expert...
Portable drinking water

Stakeholders Demand Further Reduction In Water Tariffs

The group pointed out that Ghana is currently, one of the countries that have exceeded the Millennium Development Goal MDG on water with over...
GWCL

Water Company rejects tariff reduction

According to GWCL, the proposed reduction in tariff could adversely affect its operations and water supply in general across the country. During a recent meeting...
demo

Ghanaian workers protest rising cost of living

The protesters started off at the "Obra Spot" in downtown Accra and marched through the principal streets of the capital amid drumming and dancing...
Dr Philomena Nyarko, Government Statistician

Government Must Reduce Tariff Hikes To Avoid Inflation

She said, Ghana risks missing its inflation target following the increase in utility prices and taxes recently, adding that Government’s inflation target for this year...

Debate persists in Senegal over reduction of presidential term period

Senegal's Presidency issued a statement earlier this month on the reduction of the presidential term which has taken effect immediately. ...