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Consumers raised concern against tariff increases

Electricity consumers in the Upper East Region on Tuesday raised concern about the intention of the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo) to increase electricity tariff and said this could cripple businesses. The customers who raised the concerns during stakeholders’ forum on power distribution in …

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Ghanaians urged to act as true citizens

The Human Development Coordinator of the Navrongo- Bolgatanga Diocese of the Catholic Church, Mr Joseph Ayembilla, has appealed to Ghanaians to act wisely when the Supreme Court passes its verdict on the Election 2012 petition. He said the common enemy Ghanaians needed to pray against was poverty, illiteracy and diseases …

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Two died in road accident

Two people died and many others injured, when two passenger buses, a Mercedes Benz and a Nissan Urvan collided head-on at Mim on the Kumasi-Nkawie road on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Akwasi Kesse, driver of the Nissan bus, and Madam Benita Donkor, teacher. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) …

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FDA destroys unwholesome goods in Upper East

The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) at the weekend destroyed large quantities of unwholesome goods comprising food items and drugs in the Upper East Region. The goods, which were seized by the post market surveillance team of the FDA from Garu, Navrongo, Fumbisi, Pusiga and Bawku, were burnt at Sirigu …

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Give women their rights to leadership – Forum

A national women’s forum that seeks to review the setback which retards women’s increased representation in decision making positions in Ghana on Tuesday opened in Accra with a call on society to work towards achieving equal citizenship among men and women. Dr Rose Mensah Kutin, Executive Director, Abantu for Development, …

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National Airport System Planning in the offing

A comprehensive and integrated national airport system plan is being prepared to address Ghana’s transportation needs. The plan would take into consideration land use and environmental issues, Mrs Dzifa Aku Attivor, Minister of Transport, said this at the meet-the-press series organised in Accra, on Tuesday, to highlight the activities, achievements …

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Nestle Ghana supports Foreign Affairs Ministry

Nestle Ghana Limited on Tuesday presented some products to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, to support the Regional Inter-Schools Debate being held as part of the African Union’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. The items, which include 25 cartons of Milo Food drinks and 13 boxes of Choco Milo, …

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Companies urged to reject corruption

Ghanaian Companies have been urged to reject corruption and adopt internationally accepted best practices to achieve sustainable growth. Ms. Helle Johansen, a Senior Private Sector Advisor of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), said they should operate within the UN’s global compact principles, which demands that they avoid corrupt practices, …

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IGP warns police officers to avoid politics

Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, Inspector General of Police (IGP), on Tuesday warned Police officers to stay away from partisan politics as Ghanaians wait for the Supreme Court verdict on the 2012 Presidential election petition. He said officers, who meddle in partisan politics, does so at their own risk because the …

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Street naming project in STMA

Mr. Opoku Boateng, Assistant Public Relations Officer of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), on Tuesday said names given to streets in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis under the Street Naming and House Numbering Project are proposed names. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Sekondi, he said the proposed …

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