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Police say crime declines in Tema

Crime in the Tema Metropolis decreased from 34,650 from January to June in 2009, to 27,046 during the same period this year. Assistant Commissioner of Police Augustine Gyening, Tema Regional Police Commander, told the GNA on Friday that he and his men had worked hard to ensure safety and security …

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Headteachers study principles of accounting

The Nkoranza District Directorate of Education has organized a workshop for more than 200 head teachers and their assistants on basic principles of accounting to be able to manage the Capitation Grant efficiently. Mr. Pius Agyemang, District Internal Auditor, advised the school heads to spend the Capitation Grants on activities …

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Hold MDAs accountable for standards in Client Service Charters – Minister

Mr Alhassan Azong, Minister of State, Public Sector Reform, Office of the President, on Monday appealed to the citizenry to hold Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) accountable for the standards established in their clients’ service charters. He said it was through such efforts that the Public Service would rise up …

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Bus with concealed smuggled goods intercepted

A Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) task force, from Aflao, at the weekend intercepted an Aflao-Kumasi bound passenger Benz bus, with large a quantity of smuggled goods in secret apartments at Akatsi. The goods are made up of 605 pieces of imitation wax prints and 23 dozens of ladies …

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Ghana to export power to other African countries – Mahama

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday announced that Ghana was positioning herself to become a major exporter of electric power in the coming years. He said “currently, the country has over 2,000 megawatts of power and we have the vision of increasing it to 5,000 megawatts since we have …

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21 stowaways arrested on Spanish vessel in Ghana

Some 21 persons found on board the Madalena, a Spanish vessel bound for that country have been arrested and placed in Police custody. Mr Hamidu Mahama, Western Regional Police Commander, on Monday announced at a press briefing before parading the suspects at Sekondi. He said the suspects offloaded cocoa to …

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CDD-Ghana wants indemnity clause abolished

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) on Monday joined other democratic stakeholders to call for the abolition of the indemnity clause which insulated individuals and persons affiliated to previous military regimes from prosecution. Section 34 of the transitional provisions of the 1992 Constitution indemnifies all coup makers and their …

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GHS seeks to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

The Ghana Health Service in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Monday organised a day’s seminar for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) to promote good health among the people. It sought to eliminate NTD in the country and contribute to poverty alleviation and …

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Health Ministry calls for redefining and repositioning of herbal medicine

Ministry of Health (MOH) has called for collective redefining of a new niche and repositioning of plant medical herbal practice in the country. “Huge opportunities exist for us to use the untapped skills in the face of the woefully unmet expectations of the client constitute the platform for refocusing on …

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TTI students agree to write examination

The entire 3,000 students of Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), who boycotted the third term promotional examination and demonstrated against some of their teachers’ for non performance, have now agreed to write the papers starting tomorrow Tuesday. This followed a meeting attended by the Board of Governors, school authorities and the …

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