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Businesses call off planned strike on Wednesday

The planned joint strike action by various business associations in the country on Wednesday March 4, 2015 has been called off.

This followed a meeting with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) on Tuesday morning that ended with the suspension of the proposed implementation of the Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) programmes to allow for deeper consultation with stakeholders.

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“Rescind your decision” – MOTI Appeals to Business Associations.

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has appealed to the various business associations in the country to rescind their decision to embark on a joint strike action on Wednesday March 4, 2015.

Issues relating to high cost of doing business, the energy crises, the proposed Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment Information System (ASHI) have been sighted as some of the concerns that have necessitated the strike action.

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AngloGold’s assets up for sale

In bid to reduce its debt by about $1bn, the JSE-listed and the world’s third biggest gold miner, AngloGold Ashanti, this week confirmed that some of its assets were up for sale.

It did not name these assets but it said many interested parties had been in touch with it regarding these assets.

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Business associations suspend tomorrow’s strike

Business associations have suspended a planned strike on Wednesday March 4 following a meeting with the Ministries of Trade and Industry, and Transport.

The business community had intended to close down all their shops and embark on a sit-down strike against the proposed implementation of the Ghana Conformity Assessment Programme (G-CAP) and the Advance Shipment Information (ASHI) as well as what they described as the worsening condition of the business environment in the country.

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Businesses, Industry go on joint strike Wednesday

Industry and businesses in the Greater Accra region are going on a joint strike Wednesday March 4, 2015.

The one-day strike, which will be a prelude to a street demonstration, is being organised by the Joint consultative business associations.

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