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Saturday 16 December 2017


[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ˘12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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[ 2017-10-11 ]

Ghana’s exports rise to $ 8.9 billion
Ghana is benefitting from increased revenue from
her exports which is ultimately expected to reduce
the country’s burden on imports and correct the
Balance of Trade (B0T).

The latest figures by the Bank of Ghana indicate
that the country received 8.95 billion dollars
from her exports in August 2017 compared to the
estimated 7 billion dollars it spent on importing
goods for the same period in 2017.

While the total exports represent a growth of
27.8% between August 2016 and the same period in
2017, total imports represents a drop of 12.27%
within the one year period.

The Bank of Ghana (BoG)’s summary of economic and
financial data indicates that Ghana started
recording positive balance of trade at least
within the first quarter of 2017.

The country in August 2017, made 8.95 billion
dollars in export revenue from cocoa, oil and gold

This represents 1.95 billion dollars more compared
to the 7 billion dollars the country earned for
the same period this year.

Of the amount, revenue from oil exports went up by
over 140 percent between August 2016 and the same
period in 2017.

The country, in August 2017, raked in 1.68 billion
dollars up from the 683 million dollars recorded
in the same period last year.

Meanwhile, gold recorded the second highest growth
of about 25 percent.

Export revenue from the mineral went up from 3 to
3.79 billion dollars within the one year period.

However cocoa recorded the least growth in export
revenue of about 16 percent.

The cash crop raked in 1.99 billion dollars in
August 20177, from the 1.72 billion dollars
recorded in August 2016.

On imports, Ghana’s oil imports witnessed the
highest drop of about 28 percent; from 1.2 billion
dollars to 900 million dollars.

But non-oil imports such as food and other
consumables amounted to 6.86 billion dollars, down
from the 7.6 billion dollars between August 2016
and August this year.

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