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Department registers 3,323 deaths in Western Region

Mr. Stephen Odjobi Ntow, the Western Regional Director of the Department of Birth and Death, has said the Region registered 3,323 deaths last year. He said out of the figure 3,285 were adults and 38 infants. Mr. Ntow told the GNA in an interview that the Department also registered 38,461 …

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Chief Justice urges Judicial Staff to shun corruption

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has urged Staff of the Judicial Service to guard against all acts of corruption and negative tendencies at their work places. “One bad conduct by a staff can derogate from the good works that you have been doing over the years” she …

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Ghana Armed Forces promotes French language in all Garrisons

The Military High Command has instituted a French Day to be celebrated in all military establishments, to encourage personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to learn and speak French. A statement issued in Accra by Colonel M, bawine Matintande, Director of Public Affair Directorate of the GAF, said the …

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NADMO asks MMDAs to minimise effects of disasters

Mr Henry Ametepe, Volta Regional Co-ordinator of National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) on Wednesday advised Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to rise up to the responsibility of mitigating the effects of disasters. He said NADMO’s new outlook, which is centred on providing humanitarian services to the poorest-of-the poor, when …

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VRCC has no problems with lands earmarked for university project – Minister

The Volta Regional Co-ordinating Council (VRCC) said on Thursday that it followed the appropriate traditional processes and consultations to acquire lands for the proposed University of Health and Allied Sciences. Mr Joseph Amenowode, Regional Minister said in Ho at a press conference that the VRCC and its agencies duly consulted …

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African Women Writers in pole position for Commonwealth Writers’ prize

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, which is internationally recognised for promoting ground-breaking works of fiction from across the globe, on Friday, announced the African Regional finalists for the 2011 competition. They are Aminatta Forna, a Sierra Leonean writer and Cynthia Jele, a South African author. Aminatta Forna won the prize for …

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Tema District Magistrates’ Court educate employers on SSNIT contributions

Mrs Rita Agyeman-Budu, Presiding Judge at the Tema District Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday advised employers to honour the payment of the contribution of their employees to the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT). This, she said, would help SSNIT to make swift payments to beneficiaries of the trust after …

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Farmers advised against illegal sale of government lands

The Akuapem North District Co-ordinator of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Mr Victor Doku, on Thursday urged farmers to impress on their relations against illegal purchase of the Kwamoso State Farm Lands for building purposes. He said nobody had the right to arrogate upon himself to sell state lands …

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Ghanaian farmers make $360,000 from WFP food purchase

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday said it has purchased 1,000 metric tonnes of maize, worth $360,000, from smallholder Ghanaian farmers. Most of the farmers were trained by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) through funding provided by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). A statement issued …

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Let’s ensure maximum use of water – Woyongo

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, on Thursday said there was the need to coordinate all activities concerning water around the eastern corridor of the region to ensure the maximum use of the resource. Mr Woyongo made this known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga …

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