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Sekondi/Takoradi teachers demonstrate

A group of teachers calling itself Coalition of Concerned Teachers in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis on Tuesday took to the streets for the third time to express their disappointment about the discrepancies in their salary levels under the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). The teachers, numbering over 400, wore red bands …

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John Mahama inaugurates cotton revival programme

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday announced that the government in collaboration with the World Bank and the African Development Bank, have put in measures to revive the cotton industry in Ghana. He said the government would soon hold a stakeholder’s meeting to determine the premium guarantee price of …

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34 die from cholera nationwide

The recent outbreak of cholera in the country claimed 34 lives with the Greater Accra Region recording 16 deaths, the highest number. A total of 2,376 cases were recorded nationwide from September 2010 with the Greater Accra Region recording 1,670 cases. Dr Joseph Amankwah, Director of Public Health of the …

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CLOGSAG asks members to remain calm

The national executive of the Civil and Local Government Staff Association of Ghana, (CLOGSAG) on Tuesday called on its members to continue to remain calm and to go about their normal duties with due diligence as the leadership reviews issues concerning the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS). According to the …

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Gari producers given training in basic management

The Mpohor Wassa East, District Assembly has presented a gari processing machine worth GH¢1,800 to gari producers in the district at Nyame-Bekyere, The donation was made after they were taken through a week-long management training workshop. They were taken through training in basic management of their businesses and income, particularly …

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Ghana receives RSPO certification for palm oil sector

Ghana’s palm oil sector has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The RSPO is a non-profit international multi-stakeholder organization that promotes the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation with the supply chain and open dialogue among stakeholders. A press release from the Kualar …

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4 in prison custody for stealing fertilizer

A Takoradi Circuit Court On Tuesday remanded Augustine Ackon, Emmanuel Quayson, Nicholas Anuga and Samuel Ablordeppey in prison custody for stealing 31 maxi bags of fertilizer. They were charged with conspiracy, abetment and stealing and are to re-appear March 18, 2011. Chief Inspector Alice Parker-Wilson told the court presided over …

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Military committed to qualitative growth of Ghana’s democracy

Lieutenant Colonel Abass Seidu, Commanding Officer of the 66 Artillery Regiment, in Ho, on Monday stressed that, the military institution was committed to the smooth, orderly and qualitative growth of democracy in Ghana. He said it will therefore not be party to any clandestine moves to subvert the process of …

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Investment in education should be geared towards production- Educationist

Government has been urged to commit more resources and investment in education, geared towards the development of its middle manpower, to provide the needed impetus to propel the country into a developed society. Mr Alhassan Moomen, Bole District Director of Education, made the call at the district celebration of the …

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Gomoa West Assembly set aside GH¢35,000 for needy students

The Gomoa West district Assembly has set aside GH¢35,000 from its District Education Fund to assist local needy but brilliantly students to further their education. The District chief Executive, Mr Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah said this at a parade of school children to mark the celebration of the nation’s 54th Independence Anniversary …

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