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Miners foreign exchange retention: The essence, concerns and way out

On Monday, August 19, 2013, the Public Accounts Committee expressed shock at foreign exchange retention schemes operated by mining companies in the country and asked for investigations to be carried out with immediate effect. The committee had just begun to examine reports of the Auditor-General and the interest triggered by …

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Connecting with intellectually disabled through games – How Coca-Cola is helping to build bridges

Disabilities, particularly in toddlers and infants were once-upon-a –time considered unusual and therefore a taboo in a society.  For this reason, families felt reluctant and indeed embarrassed to raise children with any form of disability. Even in advanced countries where one would have thought that child disabilities were accepted and …

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Election verdict: Beyond 29th August – The Great Judgment Day

Ghanaians and the international community are waiting with eager eyes and ears to listen and watch the verdict of the Supreme Court over the election petition on Thursday, August 29. The election petition hearing which began on April 16, spanned 46 days.   It was filed by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo …

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A look at youth development in Ghana

Mince no words, a world where more than half of its population is under 35 years, should think seriously about how to give a platform for the youth to be part of the decision making process. This vital decision, which eluded the world for a very long time was given …

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Election Verdict: Let’s celebrate Pink Thursday

I suffered insomnia due to pressure as I was preparing to bid farewell to my mother; Madam Comfort Akua Ameyibor, who died on June 10 at the Peki Government Hospital. The insomnia was ignited by a call I received before bedtime from my younger brother reminding me of August 29, …

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Jatropha use in northern Ghana

Jatropha, a plant commonly found in the northern part of the country, particularly the Upper West Region,  is put to many uses including  landscaping, source of fuel, medicine and marking grave yards.The milky sap of the plant is also used as tooth paste for children to cure sores in their …

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AGOA: An opportunity for Obama to define his Africa legacy

Everyone stands to gain if Africa can sustain and accelerate its progress in tackling poverty and finding jobs for its growing young population. The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) rarely makes headlines in the United States. But the frequency with which it was raised during President Barack Obama’s recent …

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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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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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Biotechnology is panacea for Africa’s green revolution

Africa missed the Green Revolution, which helped Asia and Latin America achieve self-sufficiency in food production, missed the Industrial Revolution, but Africa cannot afford to miss another major global ‘technological revolution’, which can help boost our agricultural sector. Africa is often described by derogatory remarks such as the “dark continent, …

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