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University of Mines and Technology products are best – VC

Professor Daniel Mireku-Gyimah, Vice Chancellor of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), has described the institution’s products as people with one of the best brains needed to transform Ghana and Africa. He said their expertise in various mineral explorations, extraction, and transformation could be used to benefit the nation …

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Climate change in Africa faces communication challenge similar to HIV/AIDS – Report

Many Africans blame themselves for the impacts of global climate change that they are witnessing despite being least responsible for the causes, finds a groundbreaking pan-African research report from the BBC World Service Trust and the British Council. Just as a lack of practical information and resources hindered attempts to …

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FirstBanC launches “Heritage Fund”

FirstBanC Financial Services, an investment banking firm, is to introduce a new mutual fund product namely “Heritage Fund” on Monday July 26, 2010. The product aims to provide solid growth, sustainable income and long term value for investors in both listed and unlisted equities on the Ghana Stock Exchange. A …

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Mole Conference on Climate change calls for emergency response system

This years Mole Conference on Global Climate Change, ended in Accra with a call on government to ensure that a comprehensive national disaster management strategy with adequate funding is in place with effective emergency response system. The conference, organised by the Coalition of non-governmental organisations in Water and Sanitation, CONIWAS …

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Malaria not just a disease but a killer – NMCP

Mr Kwame D. Gakpey, Behavioural Change Communication Specialist of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), observed at the weekend that it is about time the citizenry consider malaria “as a killer and not just a disease”. “It is time we know that malaria is a life threatening disease that takes …

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Coca-Cola, USAID collaborate to improve water and sanitation

The management of Coca-Cola and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are collaborating to provide about 1.5 million dollars to improve water and sanitation in Ghana for the next three years. Mr Philippe Ayivor, Franchise Manager, Coca-Cola Equatorial Africa, said in addition, management was providing 30 million dollars to …

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Stakeholders meet on rice value chain network

Stakeholders in the rice industry have held a forum to map out strategies for the formation of a rice value chain network to enhance coordination among the various players. The network, which seeks to bring together the different players in the value chain to work in harmony to meet set …

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GBC marks 75 years

Mrs Elizabeth Smith, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA) has urged Public Service Broadcasters (PSBs) to ensure quality programming to serve the interest of the public. She said; “This will keep public support for the PSBs at a high level”. According to her, PSBs, which set to only serve …

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