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West African judges attend seminar on money laundering in Accra

A seminar on Economic and Financial Crimes for Judges of the English speaking countries in West Africa, began in Accra on Monday with a reminder that the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing are important for all countries.      Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrissu, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, said …

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Court orders arrest of magistrate for multiple sale of land

An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a former juvenile court magistrate who was allegedly involved in multiple sale of land.      Anna Jane Ghartey failed to appear before the court when the case was called.      The court presided over by Mr. Iddrisu Mahamadu therefore issued …

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Bank of Ghana MPC meets to review economy

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana meets today Tuesday July 14, 2009 to review the economy and declare on the prime rate. The prime rate is currently pegged at 18.5%. Information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com says the meeting which began at 10:00am and is chaired by the governor …

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NGO holds stakeholders meeting on national budget

Foundation for Grassroots Initiatives in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has organised a stakeholders meeting in Kombosgo in the Upper East Region, to broaden public understanding about the 2009 National Budget. GrassRootsAfrica, which seeks to strengthen political and social rights and poverty reduction in the region, organised the meeting …

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Ghana teachers get 17% salary increase

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has signed an agreement with government for a 17 per cent salary increment for teachers, while awaiting the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure early next year. The increment takes effect from January 1, the Assistant Greater Accra Regional Secretary of GNAT, …

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Chief calls for the establishment of Agriculture College

The newly installed chief of Ajumako Anyinasu, Nana Essiam III, on Friday called on the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly to establish Agriculture College in the area to train the youth in agriculture. He said a large track of land had been demarcated for investors wishing to go into agriculture and mining …

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Expectant crowd disappointed as security prevents them from seeing Obama

The expectations of many of the massive crowd that had travelled to Cape Coast from all over and outside the Central Region, to catch a glimpse of the United States President Barack Obama were on Saturday dashed as they were kept at a long distance from the Oguaahen’s palace and …

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Obama tells why he came to Ghana

President Barack Obama told Ghana’s Parliament why he chose to visit the country as the first African-American President of the United States of America. Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming reception he was given, he said Ghana’s history is rich and the ties between the two countries are strong “and I …

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Obama pledges $63 billion for health care in Africa

President Barack Obama has pledged $63 billion for health care in Africa during his visit to Ghana. He said the amount will go to strengthen public health. Making his policy speech on Africa in Ghana’s Parliament in Accra Saturday July 11, 2009, he said even though enormous progress has been …

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Ghana Cedi gains to dollar but falls to euro, pound

The Ghana cedi on Thursday slightly appreciates to the dollar but fell to the euro and the UK Pound to push up the GCS-Cedi Index by 0.11 points. The cedi gained GHp 0.13 against the dollar, and depreciated by GHp0.65 and GHp0.49 to the Pound and the Euro respectively. It …

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