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Ghana National Association of Teachers sets up Teachers' Fund

Members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), have been urged to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Teachers’ fund to improve their living conditions. Mr Victor Degraft Etison, Kumasi Metropolitan Chairman of GNAT, who made the call, said the aim of the fund was to relieve …

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Millennium Development Authority to fully exhaust in five years – CEO

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is on course to fully exhaust the entire programme budget of 547 million dollars within the five-year period, the Authority said in a statement on Monday. Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer of MiDA, said the authority had at the end of 2009, committed 67 …

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All Nation's University builds GH¢2.1m structure for course in oil and gas

The All Nations University College in Koforidua will roll out an Oil and Gas Engineering programme in six months. The President of the University, Dr Samuel Donkor made this known in Koforidua, when he conducted media personnel round the new site of the University on the Akwadum Road at the …

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Donor support of School Feeding Programme not sustainable- Co-ordinator

The National Co-ordinator of the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP), Alhaji Suleman Abdul Rahman on Friday expressed the need for government to set up a fund to ensure the sustainability of the programme. “Donors of the programme will not provide the money forever,” he said in an interview with the …

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Unsafe abortion continue to harm maternal mortality in Accra

Haemorrhage, hypertension and unsafe abortion seem to be running through all the causes of maternal mortality in the major hospitals in the Greater Accra Region. Other causes such as Sepsis, Ruptured Uterus and Sickle Cell related diseases also contribute to the high causes of maternal deaths. These came out in …

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Business opportunity conference in Ghana

A conference to teach Ghanaians how to create business opportunities and create wealth will take place in Accra this week. The conference aims to teach participants first at hand the route to creating business opportunities for wealth creation. According to the conference Co-ordinator, Kofi Owusu Jnr, the conference will feature …

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Ghanaians travelling to US to fill visa application online

Come April 1, 2010, Ghanaians travelling to the US will fill their visa application forms online. They will not have to buy paper forms anymore. And with this new system, an applicant will get an appointment for an interview in five to six weeks after submission of the form. At …

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10,000 teachers leave classrooms in Ghana every year

A Draft report of a survey commissioned by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Teachers and Educational Workers Union (TEWU), has revealed that the Ghana Education Service (GES) estimates that about 10,000 teachers leave the classroom every year for various reasons. While some leave with permission to …

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Ghana asked to exploit intellectual property rights for wealth creation

Mr Paul Boateng,  a diplomat and a law maker, has stressed the need for Ghana to exploit intellectual property rights over rich natural products unique to the country in its quest to maximise the gains from international trade. “We ought to be in the business of identifying these products and …

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Oil revenue less than 5% of Ghana's GDP – Energy Minister

Ghana’s total revenue from the oil and gas find will represent less than five per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the Energy Minister, Dr Joe Oteng-Adjei. With the country’s current GDP at well over $18 billion, Dr Oteng-Adjei said the total revenue to the government …

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