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Sunyani records no cases of cholera

A senior nursing officer at the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani, Mrs Emily Amanfo, has dismissed claims that the health facility had recorded cases of cholera and has asked the public not to panic. Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani on Monday she said …

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Social Investment Fund on course- Executive Director

The Social Investment Fund (SIF) on Monday reacted to media reports that the Urban Poverty Reduction Project (UPRP), had achieved nothing in the Central Region and Apam in particular for 26 months. It debunked claims that the UPRP was funded by the World Bank as the report said, indicating that …

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GES accountants warned against corrupt practices

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has warned of severe sanctions against accountants who engage in financial malfeasance. Mr Eric Acquah, Ashanti Regional Accountant of the Service, said there was no way offenders would be protected. Addressing the about 500 members of the regional association of education accountants at an end-of-year …

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President to cut sod for university project in Volta Region

An earth-breaking ceremony to be performed by President John Evans Atta Mills to formally commence works on the University of Health and Allied Sciences in the Volta Region has been fixed for Monday, February 7. Colonel Cyril Necku, (Rtd) Deputy Volta Regional Minister gave the hint on Monday when he …

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Ghana’s economy leans towards weak cedi in 2011 – Renaissance Capital

Ghana’s economy has been said to be biased towards a weak cedi due to fears for the economic phenomenon known as Dutch Disease, following the commercial production of oil in Ghana in December 2010. In a report tilted ‘Ghana’s 2011 economic outlook’ Renaissance Capital says the drop in the value …

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Prices of chocolates to shoot up

International cocoa prices are rising after a call for a ban on cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire. Civic organisations are asking chocolate manufacturers to take up their responsibilities as many of these companies are not transpar­ent on where they stand. Internationally recognised President Allas­sane Ouattara’s call to put a ban on …

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AngloGold Ashanti gets world’s worst company award for bad corporate behaviour in Ghana

AngloGold Ashanti Limited, the world’s third-largest gold mining company has been giving an award for being one of the world’s worst companies. According to Greenpeace and Swiss left-wing group the Berne Declaration (BD), organizers of the 2011 “Public Eye Awards” edition, AngloGold Ashanti was given the award for the contamination …

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Tema records 4,521 crimes during fourth quarter of 2010

The Tema Regional Police Command recorded a total of 4,521 criminal cases during the fourth quarter of 2010. This shows a decrease of 165 cases compared to the 4,686 cases received in the third quarter of the same year. The cases were put under 36 categories which included robbery, rape, …

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Accidents claim 19 lives in Tema in fourth quarter of 2010

Nineteen people lost their lives in 125 accidents that occurred in the Tema Police Region between September and December last year. Out of these accident cases, which involved 204 vehicles, 15 were fatal, 22 were serious and 88 were minor cases. This was contained in a data of the Tema …

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