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Ghana and Korea sign agreements on STX deal

The Ghana Government and Management of Korean Construction Firm STX, on Monday signed two agreements for commencement of the construction of 30,000 housing units for the first phase of a proposed 200,000 units for the next five years. They are Suppliers Credit and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC). Dr Kwabena …

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Govt must address development deficit using national budget-Prof Adei

Professor Stephen Adei, a renowned Economist, on Tuesday expressed reservation to the popular thought that government should earmark 10 per cent of oil wealth to Western Region saying the act raised issues of ownership of mineral resources by the state. Prof. Adei, who is currently the Professor of Economics and …

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Ghana experiencing weather variation – Meteo

Ghana and her neighbours in the West African sub-region are experiencing some variations in their weather systems. These variations are the effects of the global weather phenomenon, La Nina. The Senior Forecaster and Deputy Officer in Charge, Ghana Meteorological Agency, Kotoka International Airport, Torgbui Gbebie Fiamekor I, told the Ghana …

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Central Region to establish Disaster Management Fund

The Central Regional branch of the Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation is to establish a disaster fund. The fund will be used to cater for the victims before other assistance from the government, individuals and international donors come. Dasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII, Chairman of the Platform …

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AngloGold Ashanti ex–casual workers want transparency in compensation payment

Some of AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) ex-casual workers had mounted a protest against the mode of payment of their compensation by the company. The workers, numbering over 1,000, were laid off some time ago without any reason even though some had worked for over 10 years. As a result they entered …

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Ghana will not frustrate Nigerian businesses – Haruna Iddrisu

The Minister of Communi­cations, Mr, Haruna Iddrisu, has reiterated that the government has no reasons to sabotage Nigerian businesses from operating in the country. He was reacting to a report that the government was preventing Nigerian businessmen and women from operating in the country when he addressed an awards night, …

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Ghana,Turkish economic relations to double – Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday announced closer economic relations between Ghana and Turkey in the coming years. “Our relations dates back to 1958, but due to some strange happenings, that relationship ended in 1981, but I am so happy that we have come back and I can assure …

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Private Security employees call for Security Regulatory Council

The Union of Private Security Employees, Ghana (UPSEG) on Tuesday called on the government to establish a Private Security Regulatory Council to regulate the activities of the private security sector. Nana Kofi Adu II, General Secretary of UPSEG, said the Council would, among other things, monitor and regulate the activities …

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UN Chief lauds global fight against human trafficking

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has lauded the global initiatives against the trafficking of human beings, saying the measures are helping liberate those who are exploited and bringing to justice perpetrators of the crime. “This despicable crime is no longer being ignored,” Ban said in a video message to delegates attending …

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