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Tigo Christmas Bonanza Grand Prize winner receives awards

A 62-year-old taxi driver, Mr. Edmund Boateng who won the grand prize of the Tigo Christmas Bonanza has been given his prizes. Mr. Boateng took home a brand new Mercedes Benz ML and an additional cash prize of GH¢150,000. Commenting on his fortune, the elated Mr. Boateng said he will …

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Bank of Ghana to remould one pesewa coin to moderate inflation

After the re-denomination of the cedi, the one Ghana pesewa, the lowest of the coins among the currency has not been accepted by Ghanaians. The coin was rejected and even though not officially withdrawn, has gone out of circulation because most Ghanaians will not accept it in transactions. As a …

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Government called upon to rehabilitate Vea Irrigation Project

Mr Mahama Salifu, Project Manager of the Vea Irrigation Project in the Upper East Region, has appealed to government to as a matter of urgency, rehabilitate the canals and laterals of the multi-purpose water facility. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency after a visit to the project site, Mr Salifu …

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Access to bank loans improves – Survey

The latest credit conditions survey conducted by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) in January 2011 shows that access to credit continues to improve. According to the central bank, this development was due to commercial banks easing credit conditions through reductions in margins on average loans and increased size of credit. …

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Private tertiary institutions should have access to GETFund

Professor Steve Sobotie, President of the Garden City University College (GCUC) at Kenyase near Kumasi, has appealed to government to help tertiary institutions to access the Ghana Education Trust (GET) Fund. He noted that the public tertiary institutions have limited resources, thereby hampering their ability to admit the growing number …

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Government affirms commitment to invest more in education

Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, Minister of Education, has affirmed government’s resolve to invest massively in education at all levels in the country. She explained that the country was endowed with vast natural resources and that it was necessary to invest also in the people to equip them with the requisite …

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Ghanaian media should promote local arts and culture- Akologu

Mr John Tia Akologu, Minister of Information, on Friday urged media professionals to promote the various local arts and cultures and remove the misconceptions peddled about the country. He said the country had a rich cultural heritage but there was a need to show it to the world by highlighting …

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ECG is poised to improve power supply

The Tema Regional branch of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has initiated a number of projects estimated at GH¢80 million to improve power supply within the Metropolis. Mr Felix Fiebor, Regional Director of ECG, who announced this at a “Meet-the-Press” in Tema, said under a French credit, the construction …

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Ghana gazettes ECOWAS Directives on Mining Sector

Ghana has gazetted the “Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Directive on The Harmonization of Guiding Principles and Policies in the Mining Sector” to serve as a notice to Ghanaians of its existence. The gazetting also serves notice that steps are being taken toward making it a law in …

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