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MTN to invest $100,000 prize money into Yello Care legacy projects

MTN Ghana Foundation said it would invest all the $100,000 it received last year for winning the Best Yello Care Activity in the MTN Group into its Yello Care Legacy Projects in Ghana. MTN Ghana Foundation Coordinator, Frazier Malcolm said as per the rules of the game they are supposed …

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Asantehene calls for discipline and respect for authority

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, at the weekend bemoaned the lack of respect for authority and indiscipline among Ghanaians, which he said was a clear departure from the traditions used to build the nation. He said Ghanaians, especially the youth, need to exhibit the moral training they have received and …

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Government to ensure sustainable economy through Local Economic Development

Government is promoting an initiative called Local Economic Development (LED) to ensure a sustainable national economic growth and development. The 2011-2015 Decentralization Policy, defined LED as, “the process by which local governments, local businesses and other actors join forces and resources to enter into new partnership agreements with each other …

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Ghana likely to achieve one million tonnes cocoa target for 2011 – Dr. Manu-Amoah

Dr Franklin Manu-Amoah, Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana, (CRIG), has said the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is likely to achieve its projected one million metric tonnes of cocoa this year. He said with a few months to end the major cocoa season, COCOBOD has recorded more …

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National Kente Week set for August 6

The first National Kente Week celebration has been scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the Banquet, State House at 0700 hours. The event is under the auspices of the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture and the Royal Protocol Services the event organisers. A statement signed by Kenteman Nii Laryea …

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West Gonja Assembly invests more than GH¢ 900,000 in education

The West Gonja District Assembly in the Northern Region has within the last two years invested more than GH¢900,000 for the provision of educational infrastructure towards improving the educational standards in the district. This includes the provision of additional classrooms in most of the basic schools, a situation necessitated by …

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Agric Fair 2011 Planning Committee inaugurated

A 15-member national planning committee to oversee the successful implementation of the Agriculture Fair (AGRIFA 2011) has been inaugurated in Accra. The committee, which is chaired by Philip Abayori, President of National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winners Association of Ghana, has other members drawn from the Ministries of Agriculture, Trade …

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Eastern Region records 56 motor accident deaths in second quarter

Fifty six people died while 661 others were injured in accidents involving 460 vehicles in the second quarter of the year in the Eastern Region. Superintendent James Sarfo-Peprah, Eastern Regional Commanding Officer of the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Police Service, who told the Ghana News Agency, …

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Physical exercises said to prevent premature death

The Akuapem North District Director of Health Services, Dr Joseph Opare, has advised Ghanaians to undertake frequent physical exercises to prevent premature death. He said that currently, the major causes of death in the country were complications from non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes, which could be avoided through exercises …

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MCE urges citizens to protect the environment

Captain Anthony Cudjoe (rtd), Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Chief Executive, (MCE) has urged the public to partner the government to find lasting solutions to the various environmental problems. Closing the MTN-21-Days of Y’ello Care Programme at Takoradi, he said environmental problems would be effectively tackled when everyone becomes conscious of his responsibilities …

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