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Labour to ensure the implementation of pension scheme

Mr Gordon Bodza, Industrial Relations Officer of the Volta Regional Council of Labour of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday said organized labour perceived attempts to delay the implementation of the national pension scheme as unfortunate. He said organized labour would therefore do all it could to ensure that …

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Mahama happy with DFID assistance to Ghana

Vice President John Mahama on Friday described as legendary, the level of support Ghana had received from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He said the DFID support over the years had enabled Ghana to develop a number of strategies that could lead to poverty reduction. The Vice President …

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Oil field training centre for Ghana

Since it was announced that Ghana had found oil in commercial quantities in June 2007, the country has become the destination point for all the sectors in the global oil industry, including training institutions. A report on the website Oil Online says, Oilennium Ltd, a leading provider of training programmes …

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Ghana gets biggest IMF loan ever

Ghana will receive a loan of more than $1 billion from the International Monetary Fund to stabilize its economy, the biggest loan to an African nation since the start of the global financial crisis. The money will be used to bolster the reserves of the central bank and to support …

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Rural banks urged to support agriculture

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has appealed to rural and community banks to give special dispensation of loan to the agriculture sector. He said this when addressing the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the Western Regional Chapter of the Association of Rural Banks-Ghana at Takoradi. Mr Aidoo expressed …

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DCE urges land owners to utilise Customary Land Secretariats

The District Chief Executive of Bongo in the Upper East Region, Mr. Clement Akugre, has advised land owners to register their property at the Customary Land Secretariats (CLS) to help curtail the numerous disputes associated with land ownership. The DCE said this when a three–member team, Messrs George Nti, Franklin …

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Mampong Assembly moves to curb child labour

Mr. Daniel Appau Ohyeamang, Municipal Chief Executive of Asante-Mampong, has condemned the upsurge of child labour in the area and pledged the assembly’s resolve to tackle the problem.   He described as unacceptable the situation where some parents engaged their children of school going age in child labour to the …

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Ghana tailors, seamstresses urged to aim at external market

Mr Joseph Amenowode, the Volta Regional Minister, has appealed Co-operative Tailors and Seamstresses in the Volta region to upgrade their skills, attitudes and knowledge to improve the quality and standard of their products.   He said this at the first General Assembly of the group in Ho under the theme, …

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Ghana gets IMF $600m loan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Board has agreed to lend $600 million to Ghana to help the country sail through the challenges of the current global economic crisis. According to information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com, the facility is to support Ghana’s poverty reduction programme in view of the country’s current precarious economic …

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Executives believe next six months will be good for business

Business executives are optimistic that the next six months would be good for the operations of their companies, an Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) survey has revealed. About 70 per cent of the 276 company executives, who took part in the survey, held the view that although business performance was …

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