Pulse Business wrap Government to invest $840m in 11 markets

The facilities will have clinics, day care centres, offices and banking institutions to serve the over 25 thousand traders who occupy the market.

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Government to invest $840m in 11 markets

Government is to invest 840 million dollars for the construction of 11 modern markets in Greater Accra to fit the millennium city status of Accra, the Chief Executive of Accra Metropolitan Assembly , Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuye has said at a stakeholders meeting.

The facilities will have clinics, day care centres, offices and banking institutions to serve the over 25 thousand traders who occupy the market.

He said cabinet have given approval and tender has been opened.

Ghana's debt stock $24 billion - Mahama

President John Mahama says Ghana's total debt stock since independence is 24 billion dollars, rejecting claims by the running mate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia that his government is engaged in excessive borrowing.

He also said claims by his political rivals that he is over borrowing are exaggerated.

We go to the currency market now where

Currency                      Buying                         Selling

Dollar                            3.84                             4.14

Pound Sterling             5.50                              5.80

Euro                             4.28                             4.55

On how your stocks performed on the GSE Index today

ECOBANK GHANA LTD were the biggest losers of the day, losing 2p to close at 7.01p… whereas Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Ltd and Ghana Oil Company Limited were the biggest gainers of the day, gaining 2p each to close at 0.73p and 1.47p respectively.

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