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President Mills participates in on-going Volta Regional Policy Fair

President John Evans Atta Mills on Thursday visited the on-going Volta Regional Policy Fair at Ho, and urged the youth to take advantage of Government policies and programmes to improve their living standards. He said Government had faith in the youth as future leaders and would ensure that packages that …

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Plan Ghana to support government’s strategic development programmes

Plan Ghana, an international non-governmental organisation says it is prepared to support government’s strategic development programmes. It has therefore held itself ready to partner government’s departments and agencies for the provision of quality and improved livelihoods for the people through capacity building of families and focusing on children rights and …

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Volta Region 2010 Best Farmer suggests establishment of settlement farms

Mr Francis Atubra, 2010 Volta Regional Best Farmer, on Thursday suggested the establishment of settlement farms with linkages to marketing centres to significantly boost agricultural production in the country. He was speaking on the topic: ‘’Modernizing Agriculture to Feed Ghana-The Role of the Volta Region’’, during the on-going second of …

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STAR-Ghana holds media validation workshop on research findings

The Ghanaian media are under resourced, making it difficult for media operators to sustain their businesses without relying on advertisements and sponsorship packages from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). This has therefore posed a severe danger to the stride towards ensuring transparency and responsiveness from government, traditional authorities and the private …

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Ghana Chapter of Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology launched

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), on Thursday pledged to ensure government sets aside one per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in next year’s budget to support Science and Technology. The pledge she said was to support the implementation of the African Union’s decision that …

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HIV/AIDS causes more deaths in Brong-Ahafo Region

Dr. Jacob Abebrese, Medical Director of the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital, has said HIV and AIDS and anaemia were the major causes of death during the first half of the year. He told the GNA in an interview that the other causes of death were sepsis, cardiac failure, renal failure, malaria, …

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World Food Programme launches training for 1,330 small-holder farmer groups

The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a nationwide training for 1,330 small-holder rice and maize farmer groups on best agricultural practices. Mr Ismail Omer, the Country Director, said the goal is to aid them to maximize crop yield to sustain their livelihoods. The beneficiaries are from the Tamale Metropolis, …

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CLOSAG appeals to President Mills to intervene in Single Spine Salary placement

The Civil and Local Government Staff Association (CLOSAG), has appealed to President John Evans Attah Mills to intervene to ensure that members of the group were placed under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). The Upper East Regional Chairman of CLOSAG, Mr Paul N A Agoo, made the call at …

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Group worried about closure of Bolgatanga Rehabilitation Centre

The Northern Patriots in Research and Advocacy (NORPRA), a civil society organization, working to empower the marginalized, on Wednesday expressed concern about the closure of the Bolgatanga Rehabilitation Centre. The group drew the attention of the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Edward Ayagle Ayriba, to the situation, when he …

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GJA awards slated for September 9

The National Executive Committee of Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) on Wednesday announced that the 16th GJA Awards, would now take place on Friday, September 9, at the Banquet Hall, State House, in Accra. A statement issued in Accra by Mr Bright Blewu, General Secretary said the ceremony was originally scheduled …

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