Producer Price Inflation rises to 47.4 percent in July

The Producer Price Inflation (PPI) rate for July 2014 stands at 47.4 percent, up from a revised 33.1 per cent recorded in June 2014 on the back of increasing cost in the manufacturing sector, the Government Statistician Dr Philomena Nyarko said on Wednesday.

Illegal land sellers in Prampram cautioned

Nene Tetteh Djan III, Paramount Chief of Prampram, has appealed to illegal land sellers in the community to desist from such acts as it had made Prampram the most risky place to buy land.

Youth Enterprise Secretariat invites business plan proposals

The recently launched Youth Enterprise Support (YES) initiative Secretariat is inviting Business Plan Proposals from young Ghanaians who are interested in setting up their enterprises.

Tax Default: More Ashanti companies fail to file self-assessment returns

About sixty (60) per cent of companies in the Ashanti Region defaulted in filing self-assessment returns for the year and have incurred the wrath of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

Afigya-Kwabre bans sand winning

The Afigya-Kwabre District Assembly has announced an immediate ban on sand winning and chainsaw operations in the district to stop the massive degradation of the area’s environment.

New vessel named after late President Mills

The new Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading Vessel (FPSO) being constructed by Tullow Ghana for the Tweneboa, Enyaera, Ntomme (TEN) oil exploration project has been named after late President John Evans Atta Mills.

Timber contractors ordered to suspend operations

The Forestry Commission has ordered six timber contractors to temporary suspend their logging activities in the Kwahu Afram Plains South and Kwahu Afram Plains North districts for failing to sign a social responsibility agreement with the communities where they operate.

Mining and teak plantations affect farming

Mrs Lillian Bruce, National Coordinator of Civil Society Coalition on Land (CICOL), has said mining and large scale teak plantations were affecting the environment. In addition, she said, the plantations affected food production with competition for food nutrients in the soil.

Commodity Prices: Retail margins push up prices

Index trend analysis has revealed that “uncontrolled” retail prices in most markets have contributed to inflation in the country. “Prices in retail trading seem to be uncontrolled because within the same market traders are ready to trade at various margins, some at ridiculous margins.

Farmers schooled on GMOs

A day’s sensitization workshop has been held for stakeholders and some farmers’ groups in the Northern Region to help promote understanding of biotechnology as fuel to support economic growth, improve food security and address climate change.
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