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Bank of Ghana releases annual percentage rates of interest charged on loans

The Bank of Ghana on Friday released its latest data on Annual Percentage Rates (APR) of interest charged on loans and credit advances and the Average Interest (AI) paid on deposits by banks. The data based on figures available as at 28th February, 2018 reveals that the industry average base …

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Bottled drinking water is safe – GSA

Mr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako, Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has said bottled water companies passed for safety and quality assurance certification by his outfit is considered wholesome. He said unless something triggers a potential risk of contamination after certification on the market, products certified are safe for …

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Drug use among adolescents is rising – Centre

The use of drugs among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 is on the rise, according to the Centre for Behavioural Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ). Currently, about 70 per cent of the inmates at the psychiatric hospitals in Ghana falls within this age bracket based on …

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Dutch Ambassador hails ‘Ghana beyond aid’ agenda

Mr. Ron Striker, the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, has applauded the nation’s drive to promote efficient management of its resources to end the over-reliance on foreign aid for development. He said this was a right step and pledged that his country was going to stand with Ghana every step of …

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GAWU rescues 3,500 child labourers

The General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) says it has withdrawn more than 3,500 children from child labour since 2013 in its bid to eliminate the menace. Mr Edward Kareweh, the General Secretary of GAWU, said the children had been offered stationeries and school uniforms, sandals, and bags in 30 communities …

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Ghana records first case of extensively drug resistant TB

Ghana in November last year recorded its first case of Extensively Drug Resistant TB (EDR-TB), Dr Frank Bonsu, the Programme Manager of the National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme (NTCP) disclosed on Friday. This, he said, posed a serious danger to the country, should the situation explode, and called for a …

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Free Zones Authority working to attract more businesses

The Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) is working to provide incentive packages to help create viable and sustainable business environment to attract new investors into the free zone enclaves and support the growth of existing ones. Mr Michael Okyere Baafi, the Executive Secretary of GFZA, said aside the 100 per …

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CSOs must be relentless in seeking results – Nana Bediatuo

Nana Asante Bediatuo , the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to publicise their  research findings  and push for their implementation in relevant policies to achieve the discovered solutions .  He said it was only when CSOs employed persistent and effective …

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Women’s group condemn violence and discrimination against women

The Western Regional Chairperson of the Maritime and Dockworkers Union (MDU), of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Madam Mary Andara has urged society to appreciate the political and socioe-conomic roles women play in the development of the nation and stop all forms of abuse against women. She said most women …

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FDA cautions against South African meat product

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in Ghana has cautioned the public against purchasing possibly Listeriosis infected ready-to-eat (RTE) processed meat products produced by Enterprise Foods (a subsidiary of Tiger Brands Company), in Polokwane, South Africa. According to the FDA, RTE producers, Enterprise Foods (a subsidiary of the Tiger Brands …

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