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Ghanaians told to be patient with government

Reverend Peter Kenneth Saah, Head Pastor of Gospel Faith Ministries in Accra, called on Ghanaians to be patient with the government as it prepares gradually to fix the economy. The clergyman in a New Year message through Ghana News Agency on Friday, said: “Even God himself took some time to …

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Local chiefs urged not to release lands to "Galamsey" operators

Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Eastern Regional Minister, on Thursday appealed to chiefs to stop releasing lands to “galamsey” operators whose activities are posing great health hazards in the affected communities. He said those galamsey operators were degrading arable land and destroying water bodies, adding that the “activities of these selfish individuals …

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Contaminated rice on board Stephanis will not be permitted into Ghana – FDB

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) said on Thursday that 11,466 metric tonnes (229,938 bags) of Burmese rice on board MV Stephanis, which is currently at the Tema Port, would not be permitted onto the Ghanaian market due to “quality and safety implications”. In a statement signed by Dr. Stephen …

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Ghana Immigration Service calls for returns of non-Ghanaian employees by January 14

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) on Thursday reminded employers of non-Ghanaian citizens to submit their annual returns on the status of their employees by the January 14, 2010. A statement from GIS said the returns should be submitted to the nearest Immigration Office, and that the information provided must include …

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New commodity village decongests Sekondi-Takoradi

A new commodity village on a 300- acre land at Apowa near Takoradi has re-located articulated trucks loaded with dried cocoa beans meant for shipment through the Takoradi Port. The facility also serves as a one-stop shop for all drivers who cart large quantities of cocoa from the hinterland to …

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Twelve local authorities cannot access common fund

Two Metropolitan and 10 District Assemblies in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions have since the beginning of the year not received their share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) due to their failure to submit annual budgets. The twelve Assemblies in question have also not been able to …

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Firstbanc, Access Bank to support Ghana SMEs with GH¢10m annually

Firstbanc Financial Services is to vote GH¢10 million each year to prop local Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to the point where they would be responsive to export opportunities. In collaboration with Access Bank, the funding partners and the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), the company will …

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Ghana’s EPA says transformers with PCBs are harmful to humans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started a programme to eliminate transformers and capacitors that contain a chemical called Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) which has been identified as harmful to human health. The PCBs are a kind of oil found in transformers and capacitors, and are usually used in the industrial …

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Ghana swine flu cases now 10

A total of 10 cases of influenza H1N1 (swine flu) have now been confirmed in the country, according to an update of the pandemic issued by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday. It said the first eight cases had been “well managed and discharged”, adding that “the last two …

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Germany increases financial support for Kofi Annan Training Centre

The German government has increased its continuous support for the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre (KAIPKTC) in Accra. The centre which was established with German support in 2002 has been receiving regular support from the German government both in human resources and finance. The centre offers training in …

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