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VRA’s customer population in Techiman increases

The customer population of the Techiman office of Volta River Authority (VRA), has increased to 80,000, as at March this year, representing about 25 percent of the total customer population of the Northern Electricity Department. The Techiman area office was carved out of Sunyani in 2004, with an initial customer …

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Much of Ghana’s $95m agric research expenditure goes into paying salaries – Report

A new food policy report by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) shows that a large part of Ghana’s $95 million expenditure in the agricultural research and development (R&D) sector in 2008 was spent in paying salaries of employees at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The …

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Government provides $400m to GRiDCO, ECG for infrastructure expansion

Government has approved $400 million to the Ghana Grid Company and Electricity Company of Ghana to expand their infrastructure and rehabilitate existing ones, Vice President John Dramani Mahama has said. He said another budget had been approved for the development of Damuli Gas Project in the Western Region to supplement …

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Ministry of Women donates items worth GH¢2,100 to Osu Children’s Home

The Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC) on Friday donated items worth GH¢2,100 to the inmates of Osu Children’s Home. The items included four bags of rice, two bales of second hand clothes, a box of key soap and four gallons of cooking oil. Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, the Sector …

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Poor academic performance of Ashanti public schools worries Minister

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, has complained about the poor academic performance of public basic schools in the region. This development was forcing many parents to withdraw their children to private schools. Available statistics shows that 36 per cent of public Junior High Schools (JHS) in Ashanti scored …

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Ghanaian teachers show appreciation to Asantehene

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has expressed deep appreciation to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for rewarding 200 selected teachers. The teachers, from some deprived communities in Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Eastern and Volta Regions were rewarded for their hard work and commitment to duty. A press statement issued …

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Caterers cautioned against using children to serve food under School Feeding Programme

Caterers operating under the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), were on Friday, cautioned against the use of pupils to dish out food to their mates. Mr Seth Offei, Greater-Accra Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the GSFP said using school children to dish out food prepared by Caterers was against …

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Ahwoi calls on Ghana’s farmers to embrace agric revolution; dump the cutlass and hoe

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture,  said Ghana can surely revolutionalise agriculture when farmers transform subsistence farming into modern agriculture. “Ghana must change and change drastically and radically from the old cutlass and hoe or slash and burn method of agriculture to adopt scientific methods of agriculture,” he …

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Employers asked to enforce health and safety regulations

Mr Morgan Ayawine, Acting Deputy General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union, in charge of Operations, on Saturday appealed to employers to strictly enforce health and safety regulations at workplaces. He said that organized labour should not only concern its self with decent work that results in the …

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Newmont Mining to spend $7b to produce 7m gold ounces by 2017

Newmont Mining Corporation is planning to spend over $7 billion to produce seven million ounces of gold annually by the year 2017. According to the US mining giant with approximately 93.5 million ounces of gold in reserves, the production target, which was discussed at the company’s investor day conference, represents …

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