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Malaria claims 89 lives in Nkoranza South District last year

Malaria claimed a total of 89 lives last year, whilst 51 persons died of the disease in 2009 in the Nkoranza South District of the Brong Ahafo Region. Madam Salamatu Ibrahim, District Director of Health Services made this known while addressing an orientation workshop for community mother and child support …

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Court remands Nigerian for attempted robbery

Onyeogane Hosea, an unemployed Nigerian, was on Friday remanded into prison custody by a Koforidua Circuit Court for attempted robbery. Hosea who pleaded not guilty would re-appear on June 27. Prosecuting Principal State Attorney, Mrs Emily Addo-Kyere told the court presided over by Mrs Barbara Tetteh-Charway that the complainant is …

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Business Process Outsourcing to reach $20b by 2015 – Report

A Rockefeller Foundation funded report estimates that the field of impact sourcing, employing socio-economically disadvantaged people in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres, is currently $4.5 billion and has the potential to reach $20 billion and employ 780,000 by 2015. The report, conducted by Monitor Group, suggests a strong business case …

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Former University of Ghana employee commits suicide

Mr Simon Amegatse, a 58-year-old former employee of the University of Ghana, Legon, committed suicide at home in Ho on Wednesday. The late Amegatse left a suicide note in which he described his wife as “Jezebel.” “Tell that Jezebel, I’m gone,” he stated in the note. Mr Amegatse left two …

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Community appeals for junior high school

The chiefs and people of Bredi in the Atwima Mponua District have appealed to the authorities to provide them with a junior high school. Mr David Nkrumah, Chairman of the local child labour committee, said the present situation where the children made a round trip of about 21 kilometres daily …

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Environmentalists seek ways of preventing desertification

Stakeholders in the environmental sector on Thursday deliberated at a forum on issues which are at the root of sustainable development of people living in fragile ecosystem, plagued by the threat of desertification. The participants described ways in which the threat of desertification and effects of drought in places like …

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Minister attributes challenges in education to systems failure

Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister of Education, has attributed challenges facing the education sector to system failures as a result of ineffective and unclear administrative management practices. Speaking at the opening of the 4th annual management retreat for managers of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Kumasi on Thursday, Mrs …

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Put cocoa industry on the pinnacle of success – COCOBOD Chairman

Dr Percival Kuranchie, Board Chairman of COCOBOD has asked stakeholders in the cocoa industry to strategize to meet the numerous challenges facing the industry towards lifting the industry to the greatest level. He said the vision of the Ghana’s First President, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was to lift the nation’s …

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Politicians urge to focus on development

Daasebre Otuo Serebour II, Omanhene of Juaben, has appealed to politicians to focus on the fight to reduce poverty and make life comfortable for the people. Bringing development to the people should be their overriding concern, he said. The Omanhene made the call when the new Municipal Chief Executive for …

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