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Textile prints to have tax stamps effective September 1

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Alan Kyerematen, has stated that effective September 1, 2018, tax stamps would be applied to the retailing, wholesaling and distribution of textile prints. He said every textile print from the beginning of September that would be sold in the country would have a tax …

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AMA to finish uncompleted school buildings

Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), on Monday said his outfit would complete all uncompleted school buildings within the Metropolis by the end of this year. He said in addition to that, his office would complete nine out of the 14 uncompleted …

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AMA and Sanitation Ministry working to resolve the waste disposal challenge

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has assured the public that the Assembly and the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources are working around the clock to solve the waste collection and disposal in the Greater Accra Region. The Assembly as a matter of urgency called on the management of the …

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Plan Ghana expresses worry over sexual attacks on girls

Plan International Ghana, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has expressed worry about the growing incidence of sexual abuse of girls in Ghanaian schools and called on authorities to take action to stem the tide. A study conducted 10 years ago by the NGO in Awutu-Senya, Efutu and Upper Manya Krobo …

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BECE candidates advised to obey WAEC exam rules

Candidates writing the 2018 Basic Education Certificates Examinations (BECE) have been advised to obey all rules and regulations governing the national examination in order to maintain its integrity and sanctity. The candidates have also been told to exhibit high sense of confidence and eschew all kinds of fear as they …

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World Bank approves $50m credit for agriculture in Ghana

The World Bank has announced approval for a $50 million credit for Ghana to be invested in the agriculture sector. The Bank in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, says the credit is to support Ghana in building a strong foundation for high, inclusive and sustainable growth in agriculture, “a …

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International aid to secondary education in Ghana increases, while that to basic education is decreasing – UNESCO

International aid to secondary education in Ghana is increasing as aid is on an all-time high globally, even though the portion of aid to the education sector of sub-Saharan African countries has continued to fall for seven years in a row, a new paper published last week by UNESCO says. …

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Government commended for efforts in tobacco control

The Vision for Alternative Development (VALD) and other civil society organisations in health have commended Government for its efforts to address parts of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the country. They mentioned some of the efforts as the passage of the Tobacco Control Measures of the …

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Government urged to invest in irrigation schemes

A study on the impacts of climate variability (CV) has urged governments and development partners to invest more in irrigation schemes. It said the irrigation schemes would not only be used to harvest excess rain water during floods but act as reservoirs during drought to reduce household vulnerability in food …

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Ghana Standards Authority to establish consultancy using services of retirees

Professor Alex Dodoo, Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), has announced plans  to engage the services of retired staff of the organisation  on a contractual basis to establish a standalone consultancy in the area of standards, metrology and conformity assessment. Speaking at a day’s forum organised by the Authority …

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