Latex Foam has been adjudged the best in value for money mattresses by consumers in a survey report.
The most recent ICERTIAS Best Buy Award for 2017/2018, conducted in Ghana ranked Latex Foam first in category for price-quality ratio.
With a range of mattresses to meet every customer’s palate, the majority of Ghanaians surveyed said that Latex Foam is their first choice regarding best value for money, the survey report said.
“Surveyed for the ICERTIAS Best Buy Award, respondents were asked, on the basis of their personal experience of specified products or service categories in the Ghana market, what they felt represented the best price-quality ratio.
“Presented with open-ended questions, respondents had free choosing of products and service providers when answering their preferences.
Govt hot over $279.4m contract
Government is under pressure to pay $279.4 million for a contract signed by the previous government or face judgement debt.
Messrs Santa Baron, the company awarded the contract, which is demanding payment, says the previous government awarded a contract to purchase equipment and upgrade the security infrastructure for Ghana.
A report on the project from the Ghana Police Service dated March 2016 indicated that “the National Security Co-ordinator requested details from the Police Administration before sending same to the Interior Ministry for action”.
Yaw Donkor denied knowledge of the contract
However, the immediate-past National Security Co-ordinator, Yaw Donkor, has told the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, which is investigating the genuineness or otherwise of the contract, that he had no knowledge or involvement in the said contract.
Ofori Atta’s approval of ADB loan to McDan illegal – Minority
The Minority Caucus in Parliament has called on Ken Ofori -Atta, the Finance Minister, to explain why he approved a GH¢10 million loan from the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) for McDan Shipping without the approval of a board.
Addressing journalists at a conference held at Parliament House in Accra yesterday, the Minority said the contract was given to McDan Shipping Company Limited without the approval of the Public Procurement Authority (PPA), and did not pass through the Central Tender Review Committee.
The minority accused Ofori -Atta of breaching the Procurement Act, saying the contract was awarded on June 9, 2017, but the Review Committee, which was to approve it, was constituted on August 1, 2017.
The facility was for McDan to undertake its business operations and, in particular, to execute a supply contract awarded by the Ghana Cocoa Board.
Feeding grants ready for disbursement in 3 northern Regions – Registrar
The Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang, has assured that monies for this term’s feeding grants to schools of the three regions of the north will soon be paid to schools.
According to him, government had already cleared the third-term arrears for 2015/2016.
Speaking to Joy News after monitoring schools in the region to ascertain their capacity to take more students and to assess problems facing the schools, the Registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat said he is optimistic that the second and third-term arrears for 2016/2017 academic year will soon be paid.
Agyemang said monies for this academic year will hit the accounts of the school before the schools settle for academic work, adding that this would be the first time in the history of Ghana that schools in the country will receive their feeding grants beforehand.
He said government is working hard to be on time, saying that as a signatory to the free SHS accounts, he knows the money is ready and it’s just the matter of disbursing it to the various accounts.