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Government to build 10 dams in Builsa South

Ten dams are to be constructed in the Builsa South under the government’s flagship ‘one district one dam’ programme to increase agricultural productivity. Mr. Daniel Gariba, the District Chief Executive (DCE), mentioned some of the beneficiary communities as Gbedema, Fumbisi, Kadema and Gbimbiisi. He told journalists that a team of …

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Sekondi residents demand a traditional ruler

Nearly 17 years of living without a traditional ruler to give direction and aid in community growth,  residents of Sekondi have risen to the occasion to demand for a chief. “Concerned Citizens of Sekondi” clad in red banners amidst chanting, therefore took to the streets to demand for a chief …

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Ghana’s current account deficit to narrow in 2018 – Standard Bank

Economists at the research desk of Standard Bank, the parent company of Stanbic Bank Ghana, have forecast an improved economic performance and narrowing of the current account deficit in 2018. Year-on-year inflation is expected to be around 9.3 per cent as strong base effects from food inflation continue, while the …

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Court remands six for robbery at forex bureau

Six persons were on Wednesday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. The accused persons, who pleaded not guilty are Kaji Kesena, 24 years; Prince Nwangaga,  28 years; Okoro Amule, 21 years; Godsgift Nwangaga, 21 years; Ufuah Princewell, 29 years; and John Ani, 29 …

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PURC tariff reduction takes effect March 15 – ECG

Mr Samuel Boakye-Appiah, the Managing Director of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has said the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) tariff review would be implemented effective March 15. Speaking at a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday, Mr Boakye-Appiah said the monthly billing cycle of the prepayment metering system …

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Increased contraceptive usage reduces fertility rate – Survey

The preliminary results of the 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) shows an increase in the usage of contraceptives, contributing to a reduced fertility rate from 4.2 per cent in 2014 to 3.9 per cent in 2017. Presenting the preliminary report on Wednesday, Mr Peter Peprah, the Head of Field …

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Education Minister inaugurates NAFTI Council

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, on Wednesday, inaugurated the Council for the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) in Accra, and tasked members to adopt the right approaches and practical interventions towards achieving excellence for the institution. “Our desire, as a Government, is to empower future generations to …

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Supreme Court dismisses $60m judgment debt against NIB

The Supreme Court has thrown out a review application seeking to overturn its earlier decision that quashed a $60 million judgment debt a High Court in Accra ordered the National Investment Bank (NIB) to pay to Dominion Corporate Trustees Limited five years ago.   According to the Supreme Court Dominion Corporate …

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February 2018 inflation rate up by 0.3%

The year-on-year inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index moved up by 0.3 percentage point to 10.6 per cent in February from 10.3 per cent recorded in January. Mr Baah Wadieh, the Acting Government Statistician, on Wednesday said the rise in the inflation rate was due to the …

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Infractions in report the same over the years, just quantum has changed – Auditor-General

The Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Yaw Domelevo says the infractions captured in the Auditor-General’s report have remained the same over the years, just that the quantum has been changing. Speaking to students, he advised them not to just aspire to become professionals, but professionals with integrity. He said students must strive …

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