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I’ll build a cashew processing factory for Wenchi – Mahama

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While ten of these factories are operational, they account for less than 10% of total yearly cashew production. The remaining processing factories have either halted operations or have entirely shut down. A variety of obstacles impede the local processing of cashew nuts in Ghana. The inability of local processors to get raw cashew nuts from farmers, worsened by poor transportation infrastructure, is one of the most significant.

If he wins the 2024 elections, National Democratic Congress flagbearer John Dramani Mahama promises to introduce a breakthrough system to strengthen the local cashew processing business.

Mr Mahama emphasised the importance of agricultural growth and proposed a change in the present practice of transporting raw cashew nuts to India for processing.

He proposed a new system where Ghanaian manufacturers would prepare and package Wenchi’s cashew nuts before exporting them for foreign exchange.

In a speech to a crowd in Wenchi on Friday, he said, “Currently, cashews are harvested and exported to India for processing before distribution to other countries. The Indians profit more from cashews that we have struggled to plant and harvest.”

The NDC presidential candidate pledged to add the pledge to his 2024 platform.

“My leadership intends to introduce cashew processing machinery in the Bono Region, designed for the efficient processing and packaging of cashews for export.” “The goal of this initiative is to keep any cashew profits in the country,” he said to cheers from the crowd.

He asked the residents of Wenchi to vote for him in the next elections in order to make the vision a reality.

Ghana, according to reports, has 14 cashew processing factories with a combined yearly capacity of 65,000 metric tonnes of raw cashews.

While ten of these factories are operational, they account for less than 10% of total yearly cashew production. The remaining processing factories have either halted operations or have entirely shut down.

A variety of obstacles impede the local processing of cashew nuts in Ghana. The inability of local processors to get raw cashew nuts from farmers, worsened by poor transportation infrastructure, is one of the most significant.

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Ghanaian socialite Ama Governor finally called to the Bar

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However, the Registrar's notification indicated that the presence of one's name is not conclusive and final proof of enrolment. Ama has been in a year-long struggle with the General Legal Council (GLC) since a concerned citizen submitted a complaint in November 2022. This complaint claimed that she had engaged in behaviour that was "unbecoming of a bar applicant."

Barring unforeseen circumstances, Ghanaian celebrity Elorm Ababio, often known as Ama Governor, will be among the attorneys inducted into the Ghana Bar Association this year.

Ama Governor’s name appeared on a list of entrants signed by Yaw Oppong, the Director of the Ghana Law School.

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However, the Registrar’s notification indicated that the presence of one’s name is not conclusive and final proof of enrolment.

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Ama has been in a year-long struggle with the General Legal Council (GLC) since a concerned citizen submitted a complaint in November 2022.


This complaint claimed that she had engaged in behaviour that was “unbecoming of a bar applicant.”

As a consequence of this complaint, the GLC halted the process of summoning Ama to the bar.

She fiercely denied the claims of impropriety, claiming she had been treated unfairly throughout the affair.

In a surprising turn of events, the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) representative’s report to the General Legal Council at the 2022/2023 bar conference held in Cape Coast revealed that Ama Governor has been given the opportunity to complete the application process for her bar call, which is scheduled for the October/November 2023 sessions.

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Information Minister defends SSNIT’s investment in Rock City Hotel

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In the past, SSNIT effectively exited unprofitable ventures, allowing other shareholders to take control. According to the Information Minister, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with a successful track record in hospitality has indicated interest in acquiring SSNIT's stake in Rock City Hotel, which has over 800 rooms and employs many young people. The entrepreneur intends to build infrastructure, create more employment, and make substantial contributions to Ghana's economy, notably in the hotel industry, which is expected to rise to $5 million yearly. Despite satisfying regulations and going through a competitive procedure, others contend that the minister's involvement creates a conflict of interest.

Fatimatu Abubakar, Minister of Information, has shed light on Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) investments during a familiarisation trip at Multimedia Group Limited.

SSNIT, which was formed to offer pensions to participants, invests contributions to create cash for beneficiaries.

However, SSNIT’s venture into hospitality businesses, including hotels and guest homes, has created criticism.

In the past, SSNIT effectively exited unprofitable ventures, allowing other shareholders to take control.

According to the Information Minister, a Ghanaian entrepreneur with a successful track record in hospitality has indicated interest in acquiring SSNIT’s stake in Rock City Hotel, which has over 800 rooms and employs many young people.

The entrepreneur intends to build infrastructure, create more employment, and make substantial contributions to Ghana’s economy, notably in the hotel industry, which is expected to rise to $5 million yearly.

Despite satisfying regulations and going through a competitive procedure, others contend that the minister’s involvement creates a conflict of interest.

However, the entrepreneur was not a cabinet member when the procedure began. Politics should not deprive a talented Ghanaian of the opportunity to contribute to their country’s prosperity.

She also stated that Ghanaians should encourage local investment and assist talented individuals who can drive economic progress and generate jobs.

This allows us to encourage tourism, hospitality, and economic growth, which will help our country in the long run. Let us create a culture that promotes local investment and celebrates Ghanaian success stories.

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4-year-old manoeuvres father’s car and slams into an electric pole

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To satisfy his curiosity, the four-year-old manoeuvred the car, leading it to collide with an electrical pole. According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle collided with the pole head-on, mangled the whole front end of the automobile before coming to a stop. Concerned spectators raced to the scene to carefully remove the youngster from the automobile. Fortunately, the event did not result in any injuries to the youngster.

A four-year-old youngster barely avoided harm after driving his father’s automobile unaccompanied in Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central area.

The event happened when the toddler was left alone in a black SUV with the plate number GS 8757-10.

The boy’s father allegedly parked on the shoulder of the road and walked out to attend to other business.

To satisfy his curiosity, the four-year-old manoeuvred the car, leading it to collide with an electrical pole.

According to eyewitnesses, the vehicle collided with the pole head-on, and mangled the whole front end of the automobile before coming to a stop.

Concerned spectators raced to the scene to carefully remove the youngster from the automobile.

Fortunately, the event did not result in any injuries to the youngster.

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