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Ghana will produce its first Gas from the newly arrived FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor located in the Sankofa fields in March 2018.

This is because the subsea infrastructure has been put in place to ensure efficient delivery.

Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko explains that government has also initiated steps to ensure the development of the entire jubilee fields.

Togbui Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State welcoming Vice-President Dr Bawumia to the durbar

The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV, says the implementation of the free senior high school (SHS) policy is a giant step by the government to liberate Ghanaians from the grips of poverty.

"We are excited about the free SHS because education is the most effective weapon against poverty," he said while addressing this year’s Asogli Yam festival in Ho last Saturday.

Togbe Afede said it was important for leaders to do things differently and make good use of the resource to better the lives of citizens.

"As leaders, our energies should be directed towards wealth creation. We need to pull our people from poverty and that is why I am happy about the good initiatives being implemented by the government,” he stated.

The Director of Advocacy and Programmes, of the Institute of Economic Affairs Dr. Frankie Asare-Donkoh, has stressed the need to mentor young individuals with political ambitions in the country in order to make them good managers who are well positioned to manage the affairs of the country in future.

According to him, the development of each nation depends on the youth thus the need to invest in their upbringing by exposing them to good leadership skills which amounts to good governance.

Dr. Asare Donkor made the call in an address delivered at a youth retreat organised by the Institute of Economic Affairs last Friday at Anomabo.

The mining sector in Ghana contributed significantly to the Ghanaian economy in 2016 fiscal year, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Sulemanu Koney, has revealed.

According to him, the sector, in 2016, contributed about $365 million to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), representing 15.8 percent of the GRA’s total direct taxes for the year.

Addressing the media at a forum in Accra, he explained that the sector contributed about $365 million to the GRA, representing 15.8 percent GRA’s total direct taxes for the year.