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Kumasi Shoe factory to be re-opened before the end of 2011-Veep

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday reiterated government’s commitment to re-open the defunct Kumasi Shoe Factory before the end of this year. He said investors from the Czech Republic who had at the close of last year expressed interest in revamping the factory to produce boots for the country’s …

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New measures to check environmental degradation

The chiefs and people of Kade climaxed their annual Ekaade Festival with a durbar at Kade at the weekend. The festival was under the theme: “Our Forest and Environment: the Life of Our People.” Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, announced Government’s intention to take stringent measures to protect …

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Training workshop for data collection opens

Dr Philomina Nyarko, Deputy Government Statistician, on Monday launched a 14-day training workshop in Sunyani for the fourth round of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS4) with malaria Biomarkers. She charged the 160 trainees as field personnel to offer their best for the success of the exercise. Dr Nyarko urged …

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Public urged to report suspected parents of child trafficking

Mr. Coleman Darko, National Coordinator of the Nationwide Sensitization Walk against Child Trafficking, has urged the public to monitor and report to law enforcement agencies, activities of parents who indulges in any form of child trafficking. He was addressing stakeholders’ forum at Nkoranza at the weekend when the National Peace …

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Media General Ghana takes over management of TV3 Network

Media General Ghana Ltd (MGG), a wholly Ghanaian owned company, has taken-over the management of TV3 Network Limited. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency Monday night said: Media General Ghana has “satisfied completely all the necessary requirements to take-over the 90% equity interest in TV3 Network limited from …

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PURC announces increases in electricity, water tariffs

The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Monday announced increases in electricity and water tariffs with effect from September 1, this year. Electricity tariffs will go up by an average seven per cent while water consumers will pay an average of 6.7 per cent more under the new tariffs, Dr …

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Deputy Eastern Regional Minister worries about people using his name

Mr Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi, Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, has expressed worry about fraudsters using his name to extort monies and other valuables from people with the promise of securing them contracts. A statement issued in Koforidua on Monday and signed by Mr Terlabi described those people as fraudsters who were …

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Judiciary: We’re ready to handle all cases from Public Accounts Committee

The Judiciary on Monday said it was ready to handle all cases emanating from Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament. However, no cases from the PAC had yet been put before the Financial and Economic Crimes Court, it said in a statement signed by Mr George Dove of the Judicial …

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Herbalist, businessmen remanded for selling fake drugs

A Takoradi Circuit court “A” on Monday remanded a herbalist and two businessmen in police custody for selling fake drugs and Borges Olive oil. The accused are Daniel Taku, Stephen Oppey, both business executives and Prince Nyarko, a herbalist. They are to re-appear in court on September 09. They pleaded …

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