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FABAG cautions government against ECOWAS tariff harmonisation

The Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG) on Thursday appealed to government not to implement the proposed Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) tariff harmonisation until neighbouring countries were ready to do so. “Should Ghana implement the ECOWAS harmonised tariffs, which are increases on existing tariffs for rice …

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HIV and AIDS prevalence rate increases in Tema

The prevalence rate of HIV and AIDS in the Tema Metropolis had increased from 02 per cent last year to 04 per cent this year, Dr Kwaku Sarkodie, Group Medical Advisor at Unilever Ghana Limited, has said. Speaking at an education forum for school children to mark World AIDS Day …

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Emile Short goes on voluntary retirement

Justice Emile Short yesterday quit as Commissioner of the Commission on human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), bringing his 17 year tenure to a voluntary end. The move was endorsed by President John Evans Atta Mills in a press statement which also announced the appointment of Ms Anna Bossman, Short’s …

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GRIDCO puts Capacitor Banks in service at Achimota

Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCO) has successfully put into service a total of 40MVar of Capacitor Banks at the Achimota Sub-Station with an attendant improvement in system voltages across the network. In a statement in Accra on Thursday, Mr Norbert Anku, Director of Engineering, said the voltages had been increased …

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Kwaebibirem Rural Bank holds 25th Annual General Meeting

Mr S.Y. Apeatu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kwaebibirem Rural Bank, on Wednesday, said the bank performed creditably last year and made significant progress. Addressing the 25th Annual General Meeting of the bank at Asuom, he said deposits rose from GH¢3,067,497.91 in 2008 to GH¢4,486,684.56 in 2009, …

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Improve delivery of quality education – Africa Education Watch

Improving the delivery of quality education was only possible by strengthening the governance framework in education management, an African Education Watch (AEW) report has said. The report recommended among others that, Ministries of Education should introduce clearer and more robust rules for school record-keeping and conduct more frequent inspections to …

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Crime office replies Kabral

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has hit back at the National Media Commission (NMC), saying the commission is exhibit­ing its incompetence by shifting blames. According to the Executive Director of the EOCO (formerly Serious Fraud Office), Mr Mortey Akpadzi, one of the major problems of the media in …

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NIA begins mass production of National Identification Cards

The National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin mass production of National Identification Cards for residents of Greater Accra Region from Monday, December 6. Dr William Ahadzie, NIA Executive Secretary, told newsmen in Accra on Wednesday that distribution of the cards would begin in January 2011. He said the Authority had …

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Government to improve urban transportation

The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, has reiterated Government’s commitment to improving urban transportation towards the realization of its better Ghana agenda. He said that public transportation all over the world was a function of the local government but the technical and professional requirements …

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Ghana to feature in Oxford Business Group country reports

Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, is to compile a comprehensive country business intelligence report on Ghana, covering economic activities and investment opportunities. The compilation dubbed: “The Report: Ghana 2011” is to serve as a vital guide to the many facets of the economy, including …

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