Palm Kernel oil production, an indigenous activity in traditional Ashanti, has become a lucrative business for many women in Kumasi in recent times even in the face of the constraints that come with the production process.
The Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Tekper, yesterday launched the reconstructed website of the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) in Accra to make the department more transparent to the public.
“I am a 16-year-old girl from Manduonu in the Sissala East District in the Upper West Region. Four years ago, my mother left me for southern Ghana to work as a head porter (Kayayo) and, therefore, I decided to go and stay with my grandmother who unfortunately died later on. One day, while on my way to school, I met a man who proposed to me and promised to take care of my educational needs.”
The Inter-Ministerial Task Force constituted by the President to check the activities of small-scale miners in the country has completed the first phase of its work and is currently assessing the results of its activities.
The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Joe Ghartey, last Monday concluded his testimony in the litigation involving the sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone Holdings BV at the Commercial Court and declared that the transaction over the deal was constitutional.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has expressed grave concern over the decline in non-traditional exported in 2012 and charged non-traditional exporters to step up their efforts to meet the target for 2013.
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has underscored the need for mining contracts between governments and mining multinational companies to be conducted in a spirit of truth and transparency.
The East Legon Extension Developers and Residents Association has called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to stop Trasacco Estates Development Company Limited from continuing with the development of a portion of land at Mmai-Dzor.
Agapet, an oil marketing company operating across the country, has cut the sod for work on a GH¢100,000 health facility complex at Dawhenya to serve the people of the Ningo- Prampram District in maternal and child health care.
President John Dramani Mahama has extended his best wishes to the National Chief Imam, the Ameer and Missionary in Charge of the Ahamadiya Moslem Mission, the Chief Imam of Alssuna Wal' Jamaa and other leaders of the Moslem faith, as well as all Ghanaian muslims on the occasion of the commencement of the Holy month of Ramadan.
President John Mahama has requested the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to support Ghana with its technical expertise and support to develop Ghana's world heritage sites and other tourism potentials.