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Rubber Out-growers, Agents’ Association hold AGM

The biggest challenge facing rubber farmers in the country is stealing of cup lumps from the farms, Dr (Mrs) Mary Opoku Asiama, Western Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) on Saturday said. She was speaking at the eighth Annual General Meeting of the Rubber Out-growers and …

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Ignoring mathematics, science can be disastrous – Education Director

Failure to make mathematics and science a priority in education will be very devastating for the nation, the Acting Director in charge of Tertiary Education at the Ministry of Education, Mrs Beatrice Obro, on Saturday cautioned. She said that for any country, which embarks on sustainable development, science and mathematics …

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Teachers assured of correction of Single Spine Salary Scheme anomalies

Teachers have been advised to remain calm whiles the technical committee set up under the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) corrects the anomalies detected in their salaries under the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP). Dr Kwasi Apea-Kubi, Eastern Regional Minister, who gave the advice at the weekend, appealed to …

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Policy Document on Decent Work for domestic workers out soon

Government has established a Task Force to develop a Draft National Policy Document on Decent Work for domestic workers. The Policy aims at effectively managing and regulating the activities of stakeholders under terms and conditions, domestic abuse and minimum wage among others. Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, Minister of Employment and …

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Ivory Coast refugees settle at Abiriw-Akuapem

A Ghanaian mother, Ms Vida Missah, 57, who had stayed in Cote d’ Ivoire for the past 40 years returned to home at Abiriw-Akuapem with two of her daughters born in that country. She also came along with 34 Ivorians made up of some members of her extended family in …

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SRWSP to provide 55 boreholes for communities in Wa East

The Sustainable Rural Water and Sanitation Project (SRWSP) is to provide 55 boreholes for communities without potable water in the Wa East District of the Upper West Region by the end of 2011. The 75 million dollar project is being sponsored by the World Bank with the Government of Ghana …

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Seminar on developing good study skills ends at Apam

The Counseling Practicum II Group of the Department of Psychology and Education, University of Education, Winneba, said the ability of any learner to study successfully depended on his fundamental study skills. This, the group said, include the ability to concentrate, perceive correctly and accurately as well as the ability to …

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Two fined for disturbing public peace

The Breman Asikuma District Magistrate’s Court has fined two persons 180.00 Ghana cedis each for fighting in public and also disturbing public peace. Arthur Hagan, 32, Proprietor of Best Brain Senior High School and Charles Andy Newton, 22 of the Excellence Senior High School in Breman Asikuma, pleaded guilty. They …

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Ghana needs well-trained and motivated teachers – Dr. Essuman

A member of the Council of State, Dr Ato Essuman, has stated that good quality education could not be attained without a well-trained and motivated teaching force. He said that the central role of teachers in every education reform could not be taken for granted. The Council of State Member …

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Women asked to harness potentials for development

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, Reverend Dr Joyce Aryee, has called on women in the country to harness their potentials to enable them to effectively contribute to national development. She asked women not to consider themselves as inferior to men but to be bold …

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