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Ghana swine flu cases now 10

A total of 10 cases of influenza H1N1 (swine flu) have now been confirmed in the country, according to an update of the pandemic issued by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday. It said the first eight cases had been “well managed and discharged”, adding that “the last two …

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Germany increases financial support for Kofi Annan Training Centre

The German government has increased its continuous support for the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPKTC) in Accra. The centre which was established with German support in 2002 has been receiving regular support from the German government both in human resources and finance. The centre offers training in …

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Bright Simons wins Ghana one more ICT innovation award with mPedigree

The innovative ICT software, mPedigree developed by Bright Simons, the young Ghanaian innovator to check the influx of fake drugs has captivated the entire world winning him a number of awards. Earlier this year,  mPedigree won the 1st place position in the Emerging Markets category of the Nokia Innovators contest. …

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Minority in Ghana calls on Finance Minister to be consistent

The New Patriotic Party (NPP), main Minority in Parliament, on Wednesday accused Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, of being untruthful and inconsistent in his presentations on the Ghanaian economy. Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Minority leader, at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday said: “He has been …

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Mills says government will fulfil promises

President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday gave Ghanaians the assurance that Government would not fail to deliver on its promises of improving on their standard of living.      “We can see light at the end of the tunnel,” he said when the Nayiri, Na Bohagu Mahami Sheriga, Paramount Chief …

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Ghana’s fishing industry gets 7m euro support from Spain

The Spanish Government is providing Ghana with a seven million Euro loan facility to construct and equip six cold stores with refrigeration facilities in some selected fishing communities in the country.      This is under the second Ghana-Spanish Protocol Agreement.      It was announced by Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of …

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Ghana government reforms against external economic shocks

Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, on Wednesday said government was embarking on structural reforms that would enhance the economy to withstand externally induced economic shocks.      He said short-to medium-term measures which included enhancing revenue through improved tax policy and administration and the improvement of cash …

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Mills calls for greater economic co-operation between African nations

President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday urged Ghana’s sister African nations to forge greater economic co-operation and partnership to improve the living standards of their people.       He assured the diplomatic community in Ghana that Government was creating a new and better environment in the interest of economic alliance …

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Property rates up by 10% in Accra from 2010

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly’s (AMA) fees and rates on properties would go up by 10 per cent with effect from 2010. According to Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Chief Executive Officer of AMA, the increase was due to inflation, anticipated increase in salaries and cost of provision of services among other …

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Rice production in Africa grows

Africa’s rice production grew 18 percent in 2008 and the continent may become a net exporter of the grain if more land is brought under cultivation, according to the Africa Rice Center. The sharp increase in output is the result of support provided by African governments to rice farmers in …

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