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Ghana drafts new HIV legal framework

Mr. Abu Mahama, Western Regional Technical Coordinator of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), on Friday said the commission and its partners have drafted a new legal framework, HIV and the Law. Mr Mahama, who presided over a Focal Group Discussion, organized by the West …

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UN says over 1,400 persons seek asylum in Ghana

The Ghana Country Office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) says currently, the total population of persons of concern to it hosted by the Ghana Government is 19,499. They consist of 18,035 refugees and 1,452 asylum seekers. Madam Elsie Dinah Yaokumah, Associate Community Services Officer of the …

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UDS to establish Centre for African Development

President John Dramani Mahama has announced that government has released GH¢200,000 for the establishment of the Centre for African Development at the Tamale Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS). He appealed to the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to make efficient use of research findings and recommendations as …

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Public should know their NHIS rights – Director

Mr Lawrence Amartey, Greater Accra Regional Director of National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has urged the public to learn about their rights concerning the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to ensure better service. “We have created a call centre particularly to address complaints. We assure the public, that their complaints …

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Smallholder farmers identify issues impeding their work

Smallholder farmers have identified delays by government in the supply of farm inputs; inadequate credit support and virtual absence of agricultural extension agents as impeding the development of their activities. To them, though government recognized the problems facing smallholder farmers, only limited steps have been taken to address the situation. …

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Phone Farming: How SMS is changing agriculture in Ghana

Just three years ago, Abdul Rahman Takoro couldn’t afford to send all his eight children to school. Several dropped out, while he struggled to pay the fees for the rest. Takoro tried to work as a bicycle repairer, after the frustration of seeing his farm fail. Without any education or …

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Leveraging Openness

[audio:http://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/ITC.Android-WendySeltzer-2011.10.10.mp3|titles=ITC.Android-WendySeltzer-2011.10.10] Apple and other companies depend on a closed software development system to give them more control over their mobile products. On the other hand, Android uses an open source model developed by Google that gives developers more control over their work. Attorney Wendy Seltzer, an expert on Internet legal …

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Twelve local authorities cannot access common fund

Two Metropolitan and 10 District Assemblies in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions have since the beginning of the year not received their share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) due to their failure to submit annual budgets. The twelve Assemblies in question have also not been able to …

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Firstbanc, Access Bank to support Ghana SMEs with GH¢10m annually

Firstbanc Financial Services is to vote GH¢10 million each year to prop local Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to the point where they would be responsive to export opportunities. In collaboration with Access Bank, the funding partners and the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), the company will …

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Ghana’s EPA says transformers with PCBs are harmful to humans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started a programme to eliminate transformers and capacitors that contain a chemical called Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) which has been identified as harmful to human health. The PCBs are a kind of oil found in transformers and capacitors, and are usually used in the industrial …

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