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From the monthly archives: September 2018

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Ghana, Ivory Coast sign robust cocoa agreement to dominate trade, increase benefits to 2 nations

Ghana and Ivory Coast have signed an agreement which will see the two take steps to boost production by conducting joint research, reduce smuggling, enforce standards including a ban on use of Child Labour in cocoa production, reward farmers, bargain together inasmuch as the cocoa industry is concerned.
The joint agreement sighted by will see the two top cocoa nations continue the cutting of Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus infected trees in their respective countries; with an additional agreement to collect data that link cocoa farmers to their farms.

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IMF to prioritise banking crisis, GDP growth in 7th review

As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) prepares for the seventh review of Ghana’s performance under the economic assistance program, some economists have outlined issues that are likely to top the discussions.Among them are the government’s efforts at maintaining fiscal discipline as well as controlling the public sector expenditure.The Fund is to meet the economic managers of Ghana and assess the country’s performance which could lead to the release of another tranche of disbursement.
Seventh review critical to Fund’s completion

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GRA warns importers against smuggling

Mr Paul Kwesi Ahiakpor, Assistant Commissioner, Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the Northern Region, has warned importers to desist from smuggling goods because they will be arrested and made to face the necessary sanctions.He said the GRA had put in place systems help arrest anybody engaging in the smuggling of goods to ensure that the state did not lose revenue.Mr Ahiakpor gave the warning at a stakeholders’ sensitization forum in Tamale organized by the GRA to educate taxable entities and persons on changes to the tax laws, processes and procedures.

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One year of paperless system; the journey so far

In May 2017, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at a Port Efficiency Conference in Accra, announced three-point policy directives aimed at improving Ghana’s Port sector.

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Director General of GPHA engages stakeholder agencies as part of his familiarization tour

The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has promised to work closely with agencies in the maritime and port industry to increase the number of cargoes that come through Ghana’s Ports.The acting Director General of GPHA, Michael Luguje made this known during a visit to the Ghana Shippers Authority.Michael Luguje also assured that he is committed to working assiduously to improve export business in the country through productive initiatives.

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