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World Vision embarks on vigorous Natural Resource Management

World Vision, an International Non-Governmental Organization on Wednesday organized a two-day workshop on “Behavioural Change on Natural Resource Management” for 40 participants from the Talensi-Nabdam District of the Upper East Region. The workshop was aimed at building the capacity of stakeholders on how to adopt behavioural change programmes through community …

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Ashesi University students selected for Goldman Sachs internships

Three students of Ashesi University College in Accra have been selected to participate in the 2011 Goldman Sachs Spring Internship Programme in London. The students were selected from hundreds of applicants who applied from universities across the nation, according to a statement from the University in Accra on Friday. Goldman …

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World celebrates Year for People of African Descent

The world is this year celebrating the International Year for People of African Descent, proclaimed recently by the General Assembly. The year seeks to strengthen political commitment to eradicating discrimination against people of African descent. It also aims to promote greater awareness of and respect for the diverse heritage and …

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Ghana’s 2010 budget deficit is GH¢1.7 billion – Bank of Ghana

The government of Ghana has missed its 2010 budget deficit of GH¢1.3 billion which is 2.9% of GDP. The 2010 budget deficit according to the Bank of Ghana is GH¢1.7 billion which is 3.7% of GDP. The governor of the central bank, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur told the media Friday morning February …

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Bank of Ghana keeps policy rate at 13.5%

The Bank of Ghana, as widely expected has maintained its policy rate at 13.5%. Addressing the media this morning at the central bank, governor, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said the bank has taken into consideration revenue mobilization, which is strong as well as the development in the energy sector and the geopolitics …

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Registrar General’s Department records low business registration

The Registrar General’s Department registered 43,206 businesses in 2010 as against 45,776 in 2009, representing a shortfall of 1, 870. The Department also recorded 2,983 marriages last year as against 3,126 for 2009, showing a drop of 143. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday, …

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AGI to exhibit Ghanaian products in Mali

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) on Thursday launched a Made-In-Ghana solo exhibition to be held in the Malian Capital, Bamako. The six-day exhibition, which would run from March 31 to April 4, would feature Ghanaian manufactured products and companies in the services sector such as housing and real estate. …

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Would the Bank of Ghana increase its policy rate as inflation rises?

The Bank of Ghana Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) started its review meeting on Monday. And today Friday February 18, 2011, the chairman of the MPC, who is the governor of the central bank, Mr. Kwesi Amissah-Arthur will address the media at a press conference at the Bank. The major highlight …

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Chinese-assisted projects ready for takeoff

The People’s Republic of China on Wednesday affirmed its commitment to the realization of a number of Chinese- assisted projects in Ghana this year. Consequently, the visiting Chinese Commerce Minister, Mr Cheng Denning, who called on President John Evans Atta Mills at the Osu Castle in Accra, would be holding …

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Envoy predicts Ghana’s economic independence

The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Stig Barlyng, says with the rapid economic growth in the country, Ghana should be able to take care of its devel­opment in the next 10 years without recourse to foreign assistance. He observed that Ghana was now a beacon of democracy and development in …

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