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Data collection vital for resource allocation –  Dr. Akoto   

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture, has underlined the need to have accurate data for effective planning and resource allocation to the sector. Additionally, this could also significantly aid the rebasing of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It was against this background that all needed to work …

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Farmer remanded for possessing firearms

A 68 year-old Farmer, Yaw Abagbano was on Tuesday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court, when he appeared before it for possessing firearms and discharging firearms without lawful authority. Yaw was said to have had in his possession, a single barrel gun with obliterated butt number and one BB live …

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Ghana records $584.5m trade surplus

Ghana recorded a provisional trade surplus of $584.5 million for the first two months of 2018 on the back of higher export receipts from crude oil.  This compares with a trade surplus of $494.3 million recorded over the same period in 2017.  Speaking at a press conference on the development …

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Court adjourns Afoko trial because of operation vanguard

The prosecution, in the case involving Gregory Afoko, accused of murdering the former Upper East Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Tuesday said that his next witnesses were on operation vanguard and could not be present in court. Mr Mathew Amponsah said “my next three witnesses are …

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Police kills one person, arrests 17 others over suspected cyber fraud

One person was killed and 17 others arrested when the police raided a den of suspected cyber fraudsters at Kings Cottage – Oyarifa near Kaybee. About 20 laptop computers were seized from the suspects.    The deceased, identified only as Osariodon, was said to have been hit in the head …

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Government to conduct Census of Agriculture

The Government has begun processes to conduct a Census of Agriculture, to produce and disseminate complete and reliable data for decision making and for monitoring programmes aimed at further developing the agricultural sector and the economy. The Census of Agriculture is a nationwide exercise that collects, processes and disseminates information …

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Court grants Dr Opuni and Agongo GH¢300,000 bail

A Land Division of the High Court on Monday granted a self-recognisance bail to Dr Stephen Opuni together with his accomplice Mr Seidu Agongo in the sum of GH¢300,000 on 27 charges including causing financial loss to the State. The accused who pleaded not guilty, were also directed by the …

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Government not neglecting the poultry sub-sector – Minister

The government has denied that it was focusing much attention on the food crops under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme to the neglect of the livestock and poultry sub-sectors. Dr Owusu-Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food and Agriculture, said government was rather, using the PFJ, to address some …

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We met our minimum capital requirement – Zenith MD

Mr Henry Orah, the Managing Director of Zenith Bank, has said the Bank had met the Bank of Ghana’ minimum capital requirement ahead of the deadline. He said the Bank met the requirement from its return earnings and not from any partnership or capital injection from anywhere. Mr Orah told …

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Man to hang for murdering British missionary 

An Accra High Court has sentenced Kofi Seidu, a driver and a farm manager, who murdered and buried a British Missionary in an old farm at Nsawam in 2010, to death by hanging. This was after a seven member jury unanimously returned a verdict of guilty on him in respect …

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