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Rawlings warns imposters

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has issued a warning to persons who are roaming the country and masquerading as his close confidantes. He said he has not accorded anyone the responsibility to go round constituencies to make statements in his name or on his behalf. A statement issued by the …

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Task Force pursues Fulani herdsmen

A task force made up of members of Nkoranza South District Security Committee (DISEC) and a team of armed policemen have mounted a search for some Fulani herdsmen who illegally settled on some farm lands in the area. The action followed persistent complaints by residents that the herdsmen had settled …

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Increasing food prices pushes people deeper into poverty – World Bank

The increase in food prices in the world which is 36% above, as compared to last year, is still pushing people deeper into poverty, the World Bank says. In the latest World Bank’s Food Price Watch, a 10% increase in global food prices will put 10 million individuals below the …

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Let us respect the country’s environmental laws – Ayittey

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), on Friday called for a collective effort to formulate and enforce the necessary legislation on noise pollution in the country. She said “We have to respect the country’s environmental laws to ensure that the environment is free of noise pollution,” …

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World Bank to support NYEP with $65 Million – Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Friday announced that the World Bank has supported the National Youth Employment Programme with $65 Million to train more youth in employable skills. Under the programme, he said 10,000 youth would be trained in dressmaking, carpentry, basketry, Shea butter extraction and processing, grass cutter …

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Create decent jobs for the people – TUC tells Government

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the Government of Ghana to take the necessary steps to create decent jobs for the people, particularly the youth. It noted that democratic governance could not be sustained when large sections of the population suffered from poverty with escalated unemployment rates. According …

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ICEM holds its fourth regional conference in Accra

The International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Union (ICEM), begins its fourth regional conference in Accra on Friday under theme: Building Strong Unions for Sustainable Development.” The sub regional conference, which is being attended by participants from about 20 countries in Africa, is expected to discuss issues …

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GNA Board has power to ask General Manager to proceed on leave – Acting Chairman

The Board of Directors of Ghana News Agency has the power to ask Nana Appau Duah, the General Manager, to proceed on leave, the Acting Chairman of the Board, Mr Kodwo Ahlijah has said. Mr Ahlijah, who signed the letter that asked Nana Appau Duah to proceed on leave, challenged …

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Australian Parliamentarians visit gold mine

An eight-member parliamentary delegation from Australia has paid a day’s working visit to the Adamus Resource Limited, operators of Nzema Gold in the Nzema East District. The Adamus Gold Resource is managed by an Australian company. The delegation toured the gold plant, resettlement site and interacted with trainees and a …

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Media Commission reacts to GNA Board’s directive to GM to proceed on leave

Following the directive of the Board of Directors of the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to the General Manager, Nana Appau Duah to proceed on an indefinite leave from Friday, April 15 2011, the National Media Commission (NMC) has issued the following statement: “The attention of the National Media Commission has …

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