President John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians that new doors of opportunities will be opened in the country in 2014. He mentioned economic growth and job creation for the youth as some of the chances that the nation would witness next year.
President Mahama gave the assurance at the national thanksgiving
service of Aglow International-Ghana at the Independence Square in Accra
The service was to thank God for guiding the nation through another year.
Women from the 10 regions attended the intercessory prayers.
Prayers, praise songs and dancing by women from all walks of life characterised the service.
The congregation said prayers for continued peace and development in
Ghana and for God's guidance for the Executive, the Judiciary and the
Legislature. Challenging year
The President said Ghana faced some challenges this year, including
the eight-month election petition, electricity crisis, labour unrest and
He said the economy had started…
Government’s decision to ban export of scrap has begun biting, as dealers at Dagomba Line in Kumasi lay off dozens of workers.
Scrap dealers at the hub which inhabits about 10,000 merchants say business has been poor since the ban came into effect.
Joy News’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo who visited the area reports most of the
artisans there have migrated from the northern part of the country to
the area in Kumasi to engage in scrap dealing, hence the name, Dagomba
Line. They work and live there.
Parliament in March this year passed the Scrap Metal Bill to make the export of scrap illegal.
Government says the move is to ensure scrap materials are available for the local steel industry.
But the scrap dealers are complaining they are not getting market for their goods locally.
A shop owner, Abdallah Alhassan said at the beginning of the year, he
had more than 50 employees. Now, only 35 are left; a combination of
layoffs as a result of hard market times, and his inability to pay their
By the end of the year, movie lovers
in the western part of Accra would not have to travel all the way to the
Accra Mall to watch good quality films in a conducive atmosphere.
This is because Silverbird Cinema is due to open a branch at Functions Ghana, Weja, Accra just in time for the Yuletide.
According to Mr. Albert Adomako-Mensah, Director of Special Projects
and Operations at Global Media Alliance, parent company of Silverbird
Ghana, the new theatre will bring world-class movie experience to movie
enthusiasts around Weija, Dansoman, Lapaz and its environs.
The new Silverbird cinema has three cinema halls with a seating
capacity of 460 people. Each hall is furnished with the latest
technology, digital projectors, and sound output.
“The expansion of our cinemas to Weija is to bring world-class
cinematic experiences with special projections to the doorstep of our
customers and patrons.
“We have also installed the 9D games arcade which we introduced in
October this ye…
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Japan
signed on Monday, 16 December, a bilateral Exchange of Notes for a loan
of 9.48 billion Japanese yen (about US$ 100 million). This is the fourth
loan to the Bank under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance (EPSA)
for Africa Initiative, which supports entrepreneurship, job creation and
economic growth in Africa.
The Exchange of Notes was signed by Dr. Donald Kaberuka, AfDB
President, and . Juichi Takahara, Ambassador of Japan to Tunisia.
Immediately following the signature of the Exchange of Notes, the
relevant Loan Agreement between the AfDB and the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA) was signed by Mr. Charles Boamah, AfDB Vice
President for Finance, and Mr. Atsushi Asano, Chief Representative, JICA
During the signing ceremony the AfDB President said: “This Fourth
Private Sector Assistance Loan is the first under the Second Phase of
EPSA, is not only in line with Japan’s commitment a…