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AFAG calls on PURC to reduce tariffs

Members of Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), a political pressure group, on Wednesday expressed concern about the inability of Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to review downwards the tariffs. Mr Abu Ramadan, a leading member of AFAG, addressing a press conference in Accra, said the organization had noticed that the …

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SSNIT suspends sale of housing units

The Management of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), on Wednesday said it had suspended the sale of SSNIT Workers Housing throughout the country with immediate effect. A statement issued by the management in Accra said “a committee has been constituted to present their recommendations on the way forward”. …

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Right leadership, key to Africa’s development – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, on Wednesday said that the nurturing of people to take up leadership positions in Africa was a prerequisite to the development of the continent. “Leadership is key to unravelling the problems of Africa.  With the right leadership, good policies would be enacted that will create …

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Third Regional Ministers conference to be held in Ho

The third Regional Ministers conference would be held in Ho, the Volta Regional capital from Tuesday, 7th to Sunday 12th September 2010. The event would be opened with a durbar at the forecourt of the Residency of the Regional Minister on 8th September, 2010 at 0830 hours in Ho. A …

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Anglican Church condemns human trafficking and homosexuality

The Anglican Church has condemned human trafficking in the country and commended the security agencies for their alertness and commitment towards the eradication of such degrading practice. The Church has called for a closer collaboration between the Church and government to provide protection and care for children, who are at …

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Ghanaian farmers advised to embrace modern agricultural techniques

Farmers in the country have been advised to abandon obsolete farming methods and adopt modern agricultural practices to boost food and livestock production for local consumption and export. The Project Manager of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)/MiDA) Agricultural project in the Afram Basin Zone, Mr Samuel Asante-Mensah, who …

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Ghana, Iran discuss double taxation agreement

Ghana and Iran are negotiating agreements on the avoidance of double taxation – according to a Ghana News Agency report. The report indicated that this was one of the outcomes of the Fourth Session of the Ghana and Iran Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation in Accra. If the agreement is …

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Ghana’s inflation drops to 9.46% in July

As predicted by economists and financial analysts including the Bank of Ghana, the country’s inflation has dropped further in July to 9.46%., the Ghana Statistical Service has announced. The rate for June was 9.52%. This is the 13th consecutive drop in inflation after it hit 20.74% in June 2009. According …

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AMA teams up with Trade Ministry to stop pirated Ghanaian textiles

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive on Tuesday warned traders to desist from selling or displaying pirated Ghanaians textiles on the market. He asked the public to report importers and distributors of pirated textiles to the AMA and or the Ministry of Trade and Industry. “If we do …

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Ghana imports four high yielding seed maize varieties

Four high yielding seed maize varieties imported from the US have been introduced into the country for distribution to maize farmers throughout the country. This is under the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) programme to increase maize production for local consumption and for export. The seed maize, known as “Pioneer maize”, …

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