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Give us all of “Talk Time Tax” – NYEP

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has appealed to government to allocate 100 per cent of revenue accruing from the “Talk Time Tax” for its operations. It says, currently only 20 per cent of the tax is allocated to the Programme, which it noted was woefully inadequate to cater for …

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Prof. Aryeetey takes office as new Vice-Chancellor for University of Ghana

Professor Ernest Aryeetey, a Development Economist, was on Monday inducted into office as the eleventh Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana to lead its transformation agenda for the next four years. The induction makes Professor Aryeetey the 8th Ghanaian to occupy the office of the Vice-Chancellor of the UG since …

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AngloGold Ashanti implements safety transformation programme

Anglogold Ashanti at Obuasi is implementing a safety transformation programme as part of its five-year strategic objective to improve safety performance of the mine by 70 percent. Mr Kwesi Enyan, the Managing Director, said Obuasi mine recognizes and accepts the responsibility as an employer that an occupational healthy and safe …

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Kwahu Rural Bank makes over 23% profit

The Kwahu Rural Bank at Pepease in the Kwahu East District, made a net profit after tax of GH¢248,177 last year as against GH¢201,103 in the year under review, representing an increase of 23.4 percent. The bank spent GH¢45,905 to pay a dividend of GH¢0.002 per share to its shareholders. …

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Ghana needs over 3000 teachers for Maths, English and Science

Three thousand and three (3,003) teachers are needed to teach English, Science and Mathematics at both the basic and second cycle  levels in the country, the Ghana Education Service (GES) has stated. It said while Mathematics needed 1,118 teachers, English needed 1,036 teachers with Science requiring 849 teachers. This was …

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CEO of AMAL Bank wins International Excellence Award

Mr Menson C. D. Torkornu, Chief Executive Officer of AMAL Bank Ghana, on Sunday won the coveted International Excellence Award, Christian CEO of the Year 2010. Mr Torkornu is applauded for instilling Christian ethics and values at the Bank, set-up daily vibrant devotion for staffs and organises periodic corporate prayer …

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Planning Committee for 2nd Volta Trade and Investment Fair sworn in

A nine member Planning Committee has been formed for this year’s Volta Trade, Investment and Cultural Fair. Members of the Committee, who were sworn on Monday, would plan this year’s event taking cue from the 2009 maiden fair, which was said to be highly successful. The Committee to be chaired …

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GMA supports FWSC on process towards Single Spine Pay Policy

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has reiterated its support for the process and the work being undertaken by the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) for the smooth implementation of the Single Spine Pay Policy, which seeks to bring equity and fairness in the public sector pay structure. A statement …

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Mahama pledges government’s support for butchers

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Monday said that government under the Northern Rural Growth Programme would support farmers to increase livestock production on commercial scale. “Increased production will also make livestock affordable for butchers to provide decent and available services for all Ghanaians everywhere.” Vice President Mahama announced these …

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Ghana in row with Barge Energy in The Hague

The country’s hope of using gas from the commercial production of oil to generate energy is under threat as a result of a legal dispute between the government and Balkan Energy, operators of the Osagyefo Barge at Effasu in the Western Region. The uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the case, …

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