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US Ambassador makes first visit to Kumasi

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US Ambassador makes first visit to Kumasi

US Ambassador Virginia Palmer met in Kumasi with His Royal Majesty the Asantehene, other traditional leaders, members of civil society, and former US government officials on her first visit to the Ashanti Region.

The visit reaffirmed American commitment to Ghana’s economic growth, inclusive prosperity, and transparent governance.

“It is an honor for me to travel to Kumasi, the former capital of the Ashanti Region. Meeting the Asantehene today was an honor. I’m pleased to have met so many Kumasifuo since Kumasi and its people are a top priority for the US. I’ll be back soon, U.S. remarked.

Ambassador Palmer while on her journey.

At Manhyia Palace, the Ambassador encountered His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

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Their conversations emphasized on the ongoing US investment in Ghana’s human capital, which is supported by solid bilateral relations built in shared democratic principles and history.

The Ambassador also met with the National House of Chiefs’ executive committee to address the crucial role that traditional leaders play in growth, prosperity, and peace.

The U.S. government’s support for governance and peacebuilding, as well as its promotion of opportunity and development through inclusive investments in people, were the main topics of discussion during her meeting with the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah.

Ambassador Palmer reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to preserving press freedoms and fostering journalistic professional growth to journalists at a media roundtable with Kumasi journalists.

As she spoke with local business owners at the Kumasi Hive, Ambassador Palmer emphasized the value of entrepreneurship in growing Ghana’s economy.

One of the U.S.’s primary aims is to encourage commerce, investment, and economic growth.

The government can promote sustainable economic growth by helping entrepreneurs in all areas improve their abilities, according to Ambassador Palmer.

More than 300 Senior High School students in the area received entrepreneurship training from the Kumasi Hive earlier this year with assistance from the U.S. Embassy. This training included design thinking, marketing, and a pitch competition.

In Kumasi, Ambassador Palmer met with former participants in American government exchange programs like the Mandela Washington Fellowship and the Fulbright Program.

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Akufo-Addo blames WhatsApp for cedi depreciation

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Akufo-Addo blames WhatsApp for cedi depreciation

The recent significant devaluation of the Ghana cedi against the dollar and other major currencies, according to President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, is the result of speculation.

He claimed that a two-minute audio message posted anonymously on the WhatsApp network spread panic and dread.

We all went to banks and forex offices to sell our cedis, and before we knew it, the cedi had further devalued, he alleged, because of an anonymous two-minute audio message on the WhatsApp platform that predicted a so-called haircut on government bonds.

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According to the President, criticizing and making “unnecessary” comments about the local currency will only make it weaker.

The President emphasized that “sika mpe dede,” meaning “money doesn’t like noise,” in the Akan regional dialect during his speech to the nation on Sunday, October 30.

Your money will decrease if you talk negatively about it. Your money will decrease if you let an amorphous person criticize it.

“My fellow Ghanaians, money does not enjoy noise, or as the French would say, l’argent n’aime pas le bruit, sika mp dede. You won’t find money in places where there is disorder, noise, or discontent “declared the President.

Ending the pointless clamor will, in the President’s words, “ensure a stable currency that will present a high level of predictability for citizens and the business community.”

He further said “Our motto must be “exports, not imports”! After so, the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area has its headquarters in Accra.”

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Sachet water prices to go up today

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Sachet water prices to go up today

Sachet and bottled water prices in Ghana will increase starting today, Monday, October 31, 2022.

This is in response to the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers’ request that sachet water prices increase by 60 pesewas.

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Additionally, it was suggested that 500 ml bottles of water be sold for GHC 2.50, 750 ml bottles of water or medium-sized bottles for GHC 3.50, and 1.5 l bottles of water for GHC 5.

The Association attributed the hike to growing fuel costs and other input costs.

For instance, it stated that the Ghana Plastic Manufacturers Association (GPMA) has announced new costs for the plastic films and preforms used in the packaging of sachets and bottles of water.

Prior to today, prices last increased on September 19.

Businesses have had a lot of trouble with the cedi’s devaluation, and several sachet and packaged water makers threatened to stop making and distributing water if the government didn’t do anything to stop the currency’s wild slide.

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