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NGO says World Bank palm oil policy will hurt developing countries

An NGO has written to key executives of the World Bank drawing attention to the repercussions its draft framework on palm oil would have on developing countries. In an email sent to ghanabusinessnews.com, the NGO, World Growth warned that the draft frame work would have ‘major repercussions’ on developing countries, …

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Ghana’s fiscal deficit said to widen

The IMF has said that Ghana’s fiscal deficit is likely to widen in 2010 – an assessment mission report has indicated. Already the first half of 2010 fiscal deficit was 5.3% of projected gross domestic product and is slightly higher than the ceiling the government agreed with the IMF, the …

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Rawlings says Africa deserves better from leaders

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says Africa “deserves better from its own leadership and we cannot fail them.” Speaking at a colloquium organised by the ECOWAS Parliament in Abuja to mark 50 years of African Independence on Saturday, former President Rawlings said post-independence Africa had encountered challenging periods that had …

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Three Chinese jailed for human trafficking appeal

Three Chinese who were jailed after being  busted for transporting and trafficking 10 Chinese girls to engage in the sex trade in Ghana have appealed against their conviction at the Accra Fast Track High Court. James Xu Jin, 41, who is believed to be the ring leader and night club …

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FDB worried about sale of deceptive candies

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB), on Monday expressed concern about the distribution and sale of deceptive candy products that actually have cigarette features. A statement from the Board copied to the GNA on Monday named some of the products as Smoke Candy Marlbovo, Smoke Candy 888, Smoke Candy Hokt, …

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WFP supports children with supplementary feeding

The World Food Programme (WFP) has supported 43,000 children in school with meals and 20,000 mothers with supplementary feeding in the Upper East Region. This came up during the distribution of 153 metric tones of food to 10,000 people in Bawku to help them cope with the September and October …

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Gold Fields Ghana, GIMPA launch Joint Leadership Programme

Gold Fields Ghana and the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), have launched a joint leadership development programme to enhance the skills of key middle management personnel. Dubbed: “The Gold Fields GIMPA Leadership Programme,” the one year programme modeled on Gold Fields core values of safety, responsibility, innovation …

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Ghana government asked to implement policies to improve agriculture

Government has been asked to adopt and implement modern policies and programmes to help improve upon the current 34 per cent contribution of agriculture to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Government should take critical look at post harvest issues to prevent food wastage, and to import agriculture equipment that would …

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Chief advises against politicizing population and housing census

Okofo Ameresi Okai Annan, Banmuhen of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, has called on Ghanaians not to politicize the on-going population and housing census. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Gomoa Buduatta, Okofo Annan said some developments at certain parts of the country had suggested that some …

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Dr. Akwetey appointed to Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group

The Commonwealth Secretariat has nominated Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG), to serve on the 11-Member Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG). The EPG is tasked by the Commonwealth Heads of Government to recommend options for reform that will sharpen the Commonwealth’s impact, strengthen its …

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