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30th anniversary of AIDS epidemic offers moment for reflection – Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on Tuesday said 2011 would mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic, and “this milestone offered a moment for people to reflect and to renew their resolve.” “Over the past three decades, AIDS has caused untold suffering and death”, Ban said in a message to …

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SMEs asked to embrace technology or risk marginalisation

The Country Manager of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Ghana, Mr Tony Dadzie said small and medium scale enterprises, which were reluctant to deploy technology to automate their operations, risked being marginalised in the global market. He said while large firms rolled out ICT infrastructure in all aspects of their operations, …

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Ada Rural Bank declared low profit in 2009

The profit margin of Ada Rural Bank reduced from 75,796 Ghana cedis in 2008 to 14,426 Ghana cedis in 2009. Nene Gaduga Osrama IV, the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank, said this at the bank’s 25th Annual General Meeting at Ada Foah and explained …

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Ghana Police gears up for oil and gas sector

As Ghana anticipates drawing her first oil in the yuletide, the Police administration is also gearing to ensure that security related issues are decisively dealt with. Consequently, it is in the process of establishing a Marine Police Unit to extend police structures and facilities to remote areas within the oil …

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Sex worker jailed for human trafficking

A 26-year-old Nigerian commercial sex worker, Ignetious Peace, has been jailed for five years for human trafficking, by a Kumasi Circuit Court for human trafficking. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Doris Amewu told the court presided over by Mr Justice Rockson Amedior that both the convict and victim, Gloria Michael, …

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Ghana loses GH¢2.2m in revenue from SABMiller tax dodging – ActionAid

The UK based civil society group ActionAid says, its investigation of the multinational brewer SABMiller has uncovered tax evasion tactics that is denying Ghana revenue amounting to about GH¢2.2 million. ActionAid published a report Monday November 29, 2010 titled “Calling Time: Why SABMiller should stop dodging taxes in Africa” detailing …

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MOH signs aide memoir with partners

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday signed aide memoirs with its Health Partners based on discussions, conclusions and agreements after a five-day health summit in Accra. It was a joint declaration and points of action to strengthen Ghana’s health system to broaden and include stakeholders in the Health Sector …

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Takoradi now expensive city due to oil discovery

The discovery of oil and gas in commercial quantities at the West Cape Three Points in the Western Region in 2007 has triggered the high cost of liv­ing in Takoradi and its immediate environs in recent times. Since the oil find three years ago, the cost of living in Tako­radi …

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Interest rates will go down if… – Asare Akuffo

The President of the Pri­vate Enterprise Founda­tion (PEF), Mr Asare Akuffo, has predicted that a further reduction in interest rates is imminent if the government maintains the tempo and trend of economic stability. He said the current stability was commendable and, therefore, called on the government to stay focused and …

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