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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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Cramming of notes to pass examinations said to be affecting education in Ghana

A communication expert has criticised the habit of cramming of notes and books for the purpose of passing examinations, common among Ghanaian students at all educational levels. Mrs. Dorothy Gordon, Director of the Ghana/India Kofi Annan Information Communication Technology (ICT) Center, said this was affecting the quality of school levers …

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Ghana to host YMCA African Alliance Conference

The Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), a Christian youth development organization, is to hold its African Alliance General Conference in Accra, to discuss issues of youth development and empowerment to give them a voice in society. The eight-day conference, which opens on May 2, will also discuss ways of harmonizing …

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Globeserve provides potable water for 50,000 people

Globeserve Ministries International, a Christian Non-Governmental Organization, has drilled 62 boreholes to provide potable water to 50,000 people in the Volta, Eastern and Greater Accra Regions. Reverend Samuel A.K. Dunya, Founder and General Overseer of the Ministry said this at a get-together, organized by the Church, for some government officials …

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Kpando District undertakes development projects

The Kpando District is undertaking development projects to enhance its social and economic infrastructures, under the District Development Facility (DDF) fund, worth GHC600,000. The projects are; a modern abattoir, paving of lorry and cabby parks, acquisition of motor bikes, rehabilitation of refuse skip trucks and the repairing of access roads …

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Aqua Vitens unhappy with indiscriminate sinking of boreholes in Wa

Aqua Vitens Rand Limited at Wa in the Upper West region, has expressed concern about the indiscriminate constructions of boreholes by individuals in the Wa Municipality without technical advice. The company said if this was not checked it could one day create health problems for people, who consume water from …

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Jamaican company to save Ghana $130m in School Feeding Programme

A small Jamaican company has won a US government sponsored contract in Ghana to streamline the country’s problem plagued school feeding programme which is costing the country $250 million every year. The company, Student Card Limited (SCL) is reputed for providing technology-based solutions for some financial administration problems that plague …

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Ghana Shippers' Council re-designated Shippers' Authority

The Ghana Shippers’ Council (GSC) has been re-named Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), Mr Kofi Mbiah, the Chief Executive, disclosed this on Thursday. To this end, he said, GSA would institute a legal and administrative framework, and also put in place the right infrastructure to enable the Authority to live up …

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Stakeholders urged to sensitize public on effective management of Ghana's oil

The Acting Finance Officer of the Centre for Development Partnerships of the World Bank, Miss Akyaah Dapaah, has urged civil society and other stakeholders to sensitize the local communities as to how best to effectively manage and benefit from the country’s oil and gas discovery. She said that the CDP/World …

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NGO donates solar equipment to Upper East Police Command

Afrikids Ghana, an NGO working in the area of child welfare and protection has donated a solar lighting system worth 2,480 Ghana Cedis to the Upper East Regional Police Command. The presentation was made through its “Support in Northern Ghana” (SINGh) Project component. The NGO has also made known its …

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