Month: February 2017

E. T. Mensah defends Council of State contest, says ‘I have a lot to offer’

Veteran politician Enoch Teye Mensah says he would aid President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to fulfill his campaign promises if elected the Greater Accra Regional representative on the Council of State. Former Sports Minister who is popularly known as E. T. Mensah said he has gathered enough experience during his 20 years in Parliament and would put it at the disposal of government to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness. In an exclusive interview with Evans Mensah, host of Joy FM’s Newsnite programme Tuesday, the former Ningo Prampram legislator said he would be non-partisan in the discharge of his duties as a Council member. Mr Mensah said he had worked effectively […]

High electricity tariff identified as major threat to business growth

Businesses in the country are optimistic about the first quarter of the year because of the proposed initiatives by government to improve the business environment. This is contained in the Business Barometer (BB) report released by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). The report also cites the high cost of electricity as major challenge to the growth of businesses in the fourth quarter of 2016 followed by a high number of taxes and delayed in payments of projects. Addressing the media, AGI President, James Asare Adjei therefore called on the government to as a matter of urgency reduce or scrap some taxes. Business confidence is beginning to rise, from 99.0 […]

John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO Vessel Ready To Set Sail To Offshore Cape Three Points

San Donato Milanese (MI), February 2017 – Eni announces that the naming ceremony of the “John Agyekum Kufuor” floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel was held last Friday in Singapore. The FPSO shall operate in Sankofa-Gye Nyame field in the Tano Basin, in Ghana’s offshore, for the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project. The vessel, named after Ghana’s Former President Kufuor, who was present at the naming ceremony along with Ghana’s First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, is expected to arrive in Ghana by April 2017. The FPSO has an oil treatment capacity of 58,000 barrels per day (bbls/d) and a gas treatment capacity of up to 210 million standard […]

Former Prez Rawlings Explains Why God Should Lead NDC

Former president Jerry John Rawlings has said his call for God to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is for members of the party to recognise and appreciate the divinity in noble principles. He said: “ If we cannot recognise and appreciate the divinity in truthfulness, justice, integrity, loyalty, faithfulness, good work, respect and concern for one another, the environment and the divinity in the golden rule, then the God we are fearing and worshipping is a big waste of time.” In an interview at his office in Accra on Thursday, the former President asserted, “If we did not subordinate the authority of God to the power of human beings, […]