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Fiifi-Kwetey urges Ghanaians to take advantage of economic growth

Mr. Franklin Fiifi-Kwetey, Deputy Finance Minister, has called on Ghanaians to take advantage of the current political stability and economic growth to invest for prosperity. He said the single digit inflation and stabilisation in the major currencies were incentives for increased economic activities. Mr. Fiifi-Kwetey made the call at the …

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Saint Augustine College to participate in 2010 Entrepreneurship World Cup

Mr Dela Gadzanku, Board Member of Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurs (SAGE) has commended the Ministry of Education for providing the air tickets for Ghana’s finalists to this year’s SAGE World Cup. He said it demonstrated the commitment of the Ministry to promote youth development and the attainment …

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Savannah Accelerated Development Authority to start work in August

Before Parliament rises on August 3, the House will pass the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) Bill, to set the pace for the accelerated development of the North. As soon as the bill is enacted, presidential accent is expected to be given to it, to set in motion the setting …

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Ghana Health Service seeks collaboration to fight TB

Dr Koku Awoonor-Williams, Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, has called on the Information Services Department (ISD), to partner Ghana Health Services to embark on public health education on tuberculosis (TB). He said the region with a population of about 100,000 records only 500 cases of TB every year, …

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Cocoa farmers lament over delay in bonus payment

Some cocoa farmers in Akyem Abokoase, Sekyere and Enyiresi, in the Atiwa District, have expressed concern about the failure of government to release the second tranche of the 2008/2009 season bonus to them. Mr Peter Tei Siameh, Produce Buying Company’s (PBC) Chief Farmer of the area, who made this known …

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Second cycle schools in Builsa get GH¢8.5m facelift

Three second cycle schools in the Builsa District in the Upper East Region are to get additional school infrastructure valued at  GH¢8,533,677.27 to smoothly commence the four-year programme. The move is part of government’s intervention to provide accommodation and other infrastructure for senior high schools in the country. The projects …

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Court fines Nigerian man for forgery

Chukwueme Obdomechine, 33, a Nigerian who was arrested with eight forged rubber stamps with the incision of a number of institutions, has been fined GH¢240.00 by an Aflao Circuit Court Obdomechine, who pleaded guilty to the charge of forgery, will be jailed for two years in default. Mr Stephen Wuni, …

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Wa Polytechnic manufactures solar lamps for three communities

Three deprived communities in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region are currently enjoying solar electricity manufactured by students of the Wa Polytechnic with support from Cooper Union of the United States (US). Members of the three communities; Tampaala, Baazing and Nambeg, were elated when the rechargeable solar lamps …

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Three arrested for manufacturing illegal mining equipment

The Bureau of National Investigation (BNI), Saturday night arrested three persons suspected to be manufacturers of illegal mining equipment at Beposo Nkran near Takoradi. The suspects, who are assisting the BNI in its investigations, are Richard Quaicoe, Abraham Mensah and Dodzi Atsu Koni. They were handed over to the Beposo …

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15th Summit of African Heads of State opens in Kampala

African Leaders, including Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills on Sunday began a three-day summit of Heads of State of the African Union (AU) in Kampala, Uganda. The 15th Summit condemned the rise of terrorism in parts of the Continent, citing the bomb blast that claimed 76 lives in the host country, stressing that …

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