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Protection of biodiversity is essential for poverty reduction – Ayittey

Madam Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, noted on Wednesday that the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as a means for the eradication of extreme poverty has become a global challenge in recent times. She said the protection of biodiversity is an essential element in the fight …

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Trade Ministry issues guidelines on importation of African Textiles Prints

The Ministry of Trade and Industry on Wednesday announced guidelines or modalities for the importation of African Textiles Prints with effect from Monday, March 21, 2011. A statement issued in Accra by Ms Hanna Tetteh, Sector Minister said the guidelines were intended to provide a framework of administrative procedures through …

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Social Investment Fund commended for efforts to reduce poverty in Ghana

The government has commended Social Investment Fund (SIF) for its immense contribution to capacity building and logistical support to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to promote poverty reduction in the country. Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development who made the commendation said government viewed SIF as …

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FDB alerts public on unregistered soft drinks on the market

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Wednesday cautioned the public against patronizing soft drinks from Ambiance Farms and Food Processing and Sunrise farms and Drinks Company Limited. It said since the products had not been registered by the FDB, it could not guarantee the safety of the products. A …

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Police arrest local pistol manufacturers

The Madina District Police Command, has arrested five persons for allegedly manufacturing local pistols in a special operation, which spanned three regions. Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) David Eklu told the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday that 60 pistols where retrieved after the four-day operation in Madina in …

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Prof. Gyan-Baffour denies diverting GH¢1.5m from TOR levy account

Professor Gyan-Baffour, former Deputy Minister of Finance has denied an allegation that he authorised the release of GH¢1.5 million from the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Levy Account to the Ministry of Information and National Orientation. Prof Gyan-Baffour, Member of Parliament for Wenchi told a press conference at Parliament house that …

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Participants criticize ex-presidents’ awards, MPs fund, MMDCEs appointment

Participants at a forum on the review of the 1992 Constitution held in Takoradi, have criticized the institution of the ex-gratia awards for former presidents, the MPs Common Fund and the appointment of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief executives. The participants have therefore called for their reviews to reflect what …

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Parts of Accra experience tremor

Residents of some communities in Accra at dawn on Wednesday experienced what eyewitnesses described as an earth tremor. The incident which occurred around 0400 hours affected communities like Taifa, Dome, Tantra Hills, Achimota, Kwabenya, Ashongman and East Legon, from where residents called a local radio station for confirmation. Official sources, …

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Amasaman residents unhappy about abrupt end of water project

Some residents of Amasaman and its environs in the Ga West Municipality, have expressed concern about the abrupt end of a project that was meant to give them access to portable water. A random sampling of views by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in the community gathered that the residents …

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Good infrastructure, essential for quality education delivery – Mould-Iddrisu

Ms Betty Mould-Iddrisu, Minister of Education, on Tuesday, underscored the need for a good educational infrastructure, to create a congenial atmosphere for teaching and learning. “Good infrastructure and necessary materials should promote learning, and that, the completion of school buildings is paramount to quality education in the country”, she added. …

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