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ARB Apex Bank poised to exceed 2009 good performance in 2010

ARB Apex Bank Limited (AABL), the umbrella body of rural and community banks, said it has employed efficient cost-cutting measures, which would position it to exceed 2009 performance. The bank made over 300 per cent growth for the 2009 financial year. Mr Eric Osei-Bonsu, Managing Director of the Bank, who …

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Seven African technology start-ups to receive funding from MEST

Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading “Software as a Service” (SaaS) companies based in the United States, has announced the opening of a non-profit incubator in Accra. The incubator, the second stage of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) located in Accra, is …

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MTN, Standard Bank, Nando’s call on businesses across Africa to join fight against malaria

The important role of African private sector donors to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has been highlighted at the Champions of Global Health event, hosted at the United Nations in New York by the Global Fund on Thursday. Leading corporate partners of the United against Malaria …

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People of Tema want probe into palm oil company land lease

Concerned Citizens of Tema New Town, have pleaded with the President, to order a full-scale investigation into the granting of portions of land at the Canoe Beach to Wilmar Palm Oil Processing Company, by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). They are of the view that the enquiry would …

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More communities in Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District to get electricity

As part of Government’s plan for a better Ghana, its promise to extend power to majority of the people shall be fulfilled, Mr Peter Light Koomson, District Chief Executive for Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam has said. Addressing the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly at Ajumako, Mr Koomson said two electrification projects have been instituted to …

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Two-day Development Forum opens in Western Region

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, on Friday, assured people in the region that the government was doing everything possible to ensure that the oil and gas find became a blessing and not a curse. He said this in an address read for him, at a two-day Western Regional …

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Fitch puts Ghana’s credit ratings at B+ above S&P’s B

Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s credit ratings agencies has raised Ghana’s long-term issuer default ratings to B+ negating Standard & Poor’s B. In August this year, Standard & Poor’s lowered Ghana’s credit ratings from B+ to B citing lack of clarity in the country’s oil sector, the management of …

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EU provides water for over 200,000 people in Western and Central Ghana

Following the successful completion of 39 out of 40 Small Town Water and Sanitation projects funded by the European Union (EU) for 40 communities in the Western and Central regions of Ghana, potable water has been provided for 232,636 rural people in the two regions. This is made up of …

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Mills charges ministers to use China assistance to benefit Ghanaians

President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday rounded off his State Visit to China with a call on Ghanaian Ministers of State and other stakeholders in national development to implement with dispatch and transparency the numerous programmes for which China is giving Ghana assistance. He particularly charged Ministers of State to …

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Minister calls for levy on LPG for cars

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Joe Gidisu, has advocated the imposition of a levy on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) used as fuel for road transportation. “Based on the user pay principle for which a levy is charged on petrol and diesel, it is my expectation that consideration and …

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