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1 .We need power to turn economy around – Agyarko

May 24, 2017 : The Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko has underscored the need for the sustainable management of the state power company to forestall a total collapse.

2 .ECG privatization: Energy Minister might have hidden agenda – Manteaw

May 24, 2017 : The Co-Chair of the multi-stakeholder committee of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), Dr. Steve Manteaw has said the Minister of Energy,

3 .Six companies shortlisted to bid for ECG concession

May 24, 2017 : The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has shortlisted six applicant companies under the concession for the Private Sector Participation (PSP) in the electricity distribution of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

4 .$41m Quantum Oil suit: IFC withdraws motion challenging court’s jurisdiction

May 24, 2017 : In what appeared to be a dramatic backtracking at the Commercial High Court 1 in Accra on Tuesday, the International Finance Corporation (IFC),

5 .Ghana to get first spaceship launch pad in Africa

May 24, 2017 : Ghana is set to become the first country in Africa to get a Spaceship Launch pad, following a partnership deal between KESHE Foundation Ghana and BONADES Limited, a Ghanaian-owned Construction Engineering Management (CEM) company.

6 .Energy Ministry reviews petroleum permit acquisition process

May 24, 2017 : The Ministry of Energy has begun the process of reviewing the permit application process for operators in the petroleum industry.

7 .The $150m mystery: Three Ghana Gas helicopters missing?

May 23, 2017 : Although government has paid $150m for three helicopters for Ghana Gas Company, the whereabouts of the choppers remains a mystery, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has revealed.

8 .Atuabo Project Was Bloated By Over $40m – Dr. Manteaw

May 23, 2017 : The Co-chair of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), Dr. Steve Manteaw is alleging that the one billion dollar cost of the Atuabo Gas plant in the Western Region was overpriced by 40 million dollars.

9 .Illegal miners smuggled $7bn worth of gold in 2016

May 23, 2017 : More than $7 billion worth of gold obtained from illegal mining activities was smuggled from the country in 2016 alone, a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, has said.

10 .GNPC to pay US$70m to fix Jubilee Fields

May 23, 2017 : The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is to contribute US$70m as it share of the cost of permanently repairing the entire Jubilee Fields off-shore Cape Three Points in the Western Region, a report by the Finance Committee of Parliament has revealed.

11 .GOIL holds 84th Annual General Meeting

May 23, 2017 : The leading oil marketing company in Ghana, GOIL, has held its 84th Annual General Meeting in Accra.

12 .Energy sector bond won’t affect national debt - BoG Governor

May 23, 2017 : The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison has downplayed fears that government’s decision to issue a 15 year bond to clear the energy sector debt will increase Ghana’s debt stock.

13 .Lack of strong institutions contributes to challenges in Energy sector

May 23, 2017 : The lack of strong institutions in the energy sector has contributed to challenges currently being experienced in the sector, the Africa Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has said.

14 .State To Confiscate Properties Of Fuel Smugglers – Minister

May 22, 2017 : The Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, has suggested that trucks found to have indulged in smuggling of fuel should be confiscated to the state and the owners banned forever from operating in the country.

15 .Dumsor hit Vodafone Ghana badly - CEO

May 22, 2017 : CEO of Vodafone Ghana Yolanda Zoleka Cuba has said the erratic power situation which persisted in the country until recently cost the telecom company a lot.

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