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Government to develop environmental safety standards – Ayittey

Ms. Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology on Monday said Government was developing environmental management and safety standards towards reducing greenhouse gas emission in the country’s oil fields. “As part of the efforts, government will ensure that appropriate policies and technologies such as carbon capture and storage to …

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Use African-Indian Partnership to fight poverty and hunger – Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday advised African leaders participating in the Confederation of Indian Industry, EXIM Bank business conclave in New Delhi, India, to use the opportunity to fight hunger, poverty and diseases. “Africa’s relationship with India can be traced back from colonization when we were engaged in …

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Pan African conference on climate change opens in Accra

A three-day Pan African conference on climate change to reflect on issues discussed at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December last year, opened in Accra on Monday The conference is being organised by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), a group of …

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TUC calls for united labour front to engage government on the SSPP

Dr Yaw Baah, Deputy-Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress of Ghana, (GTUC) on Monday urged workers’ representatives at all levels to eschew divisiveness as labour engage government on the implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP). He said the next few months to the July, 2010 deadline were crucial …

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Knowledge on award of contract based on available documents – Zita

Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Tourism on Monday admitted that her knowledge on the case involving Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, former Minister of Information and National Orientation and seven others were based on documents and information available at the Ministry of Information (MOI). Answering questions under cross examination, Mrs Okaikoi told the …

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Mills urges MiDA to be transparent, accountable

President John Evans Atta Mills, on Monday assured the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) Board of Directors of Government’s assistance, and asked them to be transparent and accountable for the renewal of the compact to Ghana. The compact is a multi-year agreement between the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United …

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TOR promises enough LPG for the whole country

Dr Kwame Ampofo, Acting Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), on Monday assured Ghanaians that everything possible was being done to get adequate supply of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) into the country. Dr Ampofo, who gave the assurance when the Minister of Energy, Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei inspected work …

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Call for high standards in Ghana's oil sector made

Mr. Peter Azumah, Director-General of the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) said the institution will demand that all operators in Ghana’s oil sector operate on internationally acceptable standards. He said the sector was new in Ghana and to ensure that the country gained the most with fewer crises, it was important …

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Lecturer calls for improvement of teachers’ working conditions

An educationist, has asked Government to improve the working conditions of teachers to motivate them to work harder to enhance teaching and learning in the country. Professor Lawrence Owusu Ansah, Head of the English Department, University of Cape Coast, who made the call, said the country’s New Education Reform would …

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Ghana's HIV prevalence rate increases 0.2%

The national HIV prevalence suffered an increase from 1.7 per cent in 2008 to 1.9 in 2009 but experts say despite the increase, Ghana’s epidemic was still on the decline. The highest prevalence rate was recorded among the 40 to 45 years and the least in the 15-19 years age …

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