The Finder – Ecobank adjudged best bank for the 8th time.

Ecobank Ghana Limited has for the eighth time grabbed the Bank of the Year award at the Ghana Banking Awards organized by Corporate Initiative Ghana (GIG).

At the 16th Awards Ceremony held in Accra over the weekend, Ecobank emerged Bank of the year, was Best in Financial Performance and Best in Corporate Social Responsibility (SCR) for 2016.

The Bank of the Year Award goes to the bank with the highest weighted scores for customer survey, CSR and financial performance.

The colourful event, which pooled all 33 banks in Ghana, was on the theme redefining a sustainable customer experience in banking, sixty years after independence.

Concrete roads to begin

… pilot starts with Tema steel works road

AS part of new strategies to build long-lasting roads, government has resolved to undertake the construction of roads in the country with concrete.

The Tema Steel Works road will be used as a pilot project.
Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, made the disclosure while speaking at the dedication of a temple for Harvest Chapel International Ministries in Accra.
Even though it costs more to build concrete roads, Dr Bawumia believes that considering the lifespan of concrete roads to asphalted or bitumen roads, it makes better economic sense to construct concrete roads.
“Why is it that we are not building our roads with concrete and rather doing all this asphalt, bitumen stuff which gets washed away after about two rainy seasons?”

Validate payment vouchers or no salary – Controller

THE Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has announced that with effect from August 2017, all workers on the mechanised payroll whose payment vouchers are not validated via the Electronic Salary Payment Voucher (ESPV) System, will not be paid.

Furthermore, staff on transfer, who fail to ensure that their names are placed on the appropriate management units, will also have their salaries withheld in August.
This was made known in a press statement issued and signed by Mr Eugene Ofosuhene, the controller and Accountant General.
The Controller expressed concern about the continued disregard of Regulations 293 of the Financial and Administration Regulations 2004, LI 1802, by Heads of MDAs, which enjoins them to ensure proper validation of their staff for payment of salaries.

NPP will make the nation prosperous – John Boadu

THE acting General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr

John Boadu has said government was on course to returning Ghana onto the path of progress and prosperity.

He said government remained committed to working hard to change the economic fortunes of the country around and would not be distracted whatsoever.
Mr Boadu said this during the Central Regional Delegates Conference of the party held at Fosu in the Assin Central Municipality.
He said the NPP government would not derail in its quest to improve the livelihoods of Ghanaians by working to drastically reduce interest rates, inflation and other key economic indicators to make the country the most preferred investment destination in Africa.



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