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More than 500 Ghanaians sail to Moree from Cote d’Ivoire

Five Hundred and Fifty eight Ghanaians and 20 Ivorian refugees have arrived at Moree in the Central Region by boat from politically challenged Cote d’Ivoire. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) district offices of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has pitched a …

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VRA’s capacity cannot support energy intensive industries – Kalitsi

The current demand for energy in Ghana indicates that the Volta River Authority (VRA), the national electricity generator and supplier, no longer has surplus hydro-electric capacity for energy intensive industries. Mr Erasmus Kalitsi, Former Chief Executive Officer of VRA, who made the observation, said such limitation would pose a major …

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President Mills presents items to Nii Amon Kotei

President John Evans Atta Mills on Monday presented some items to Nii Amon Kotei, designer of the National Coat of Arms, in Accra. The items included, six bags each of rice and maize, six crates of soft drinks, six cartons of cooking oil and GH¢2,000 cash. Nii Armah Ashietey, Greater …

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University of Health, Sciences, to provide economic opportunities-Togbe Afede

Togbe Afede XIV, President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs, has urged the people of the region to position themselves to exploit the business opportunities that would come with the establishment of a University He made the call at the sod-cutting ceremony at Sokode-Lokoe, by President John Evans Atta …

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Politicians urged not to let money creep into Ghana’s democracy

Mr Laari Bimi, Chairman of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), at the weekend said Ghanaians had been able to sustain peace because they had accepted the common destiny that they share. Mr Bimi said Ghana was an oasis of peace in Africa and civil educators had to see …

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Management of GhIPPS begins education on ACH

The management of Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) will begin a sensitisation programme on the Automated Clearing House (ACH) from the end of February. ACH, which is largely an electronic funds transfer system, went live about two months ago. It makes transfer of funds less cumbersome and less …

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Bureaucracy delays farmers’ rice at silos in Tono

Bureaucracy at the Irrigation Company of Upper Region (ICOUR), M-Trade, a company that deals in buying seeds from farmers and the management of Bullock Farming Project has left over 10,000 bags of rice in silos in Tono. The non payment of farmers’ money, inadequate weighing scales, inaccurate record keeping and …

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Police say faceless individuals are behind the foot soldiers

Deputy Commissioner of Police Roy Amuni, the Northern Regional Police Commander, said on Monday that there were some faceless individuals behind the constant “foot soldiers” demands and actions including towing auctioned vehicles from government departments. He warned the “foot soldiers” and their patrons to desist from their acts and said …

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Government says it is committed to fight corruption

The government on Monday revealed that the recent investigative works by investigative journalist, Mr Anas Aremayaw Anas, that exposed cocoa smuggling and corruption at the Tema Harbour were funded by a state institution. An official statement said the principle behind funding the two projects was to employ counter-check measures in …

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Media Foundation for West Africa to hold forum on Criminal Offences Act

A round table meeting will be held in Accra on February 9 to discuss the Criminal Offences Act, Act 29, Section 208 of the 1960 Criminal Code. A statement signed by Prof. Kwame karkari, Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) said the Act threatened to undermine …

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