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Bottled, sachet water said to be threat to right to water

The Coalition of NGOs in the Water and Sanitation sector (CONIWAS), has lamented that the advent of bottled and sachet water in Ghana has dealt a heavy blow to the basic human right to water. According to CONIWAS, “The infiltration of bottled and sachet water into our market has become …

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Scanfuel’s Ghana Jatropha plantation wipes out settlements, farms

An ominous cloud of uncertainty gathers around a Jatropha project in Ghana. A Norwegian company, Scanfuel is operating what is currently noted to be the largest Jatropha plantation in Ghana. The company through its Ghana subsidiary, Scanfuel Ghana Ltd., has acquired 400,000 hectares of land in the Asante Akim North …

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Shaw River to acquire Mwana Africa’s 80% stake in Ghana manganese project

West Australian-based manganese explorer, Shaw River Resources Ltd., has exercised its option to acquire Mwana Africa’s 80% interest in a manganese project in Ghana. The project according to reports in the Australian media seen by ghanabusinessnews.com is located 30km west of the Takoradi Harbour in the Western region of Ghana. …

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Researchers urged to help increase food production

Researchers and Agricultural Extension Officers have been urged to initiate innovative strategies which would be diffused to address the challenges of food production in the country. They should collaborate effectively with District Agricultural development Units to implement priority interventions that will help increase the yield of food crops and the …

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Ashanti Customs Service honours staff

Fourteen (14) employees of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) in the Ashanti region, were on Friday honoured for their diligence and dedication to the Service. The overall best worker of the year award for the senior staff category, went to  Mr. James Ocloo, Principal Collector, whiles Mr. Robert …

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Ghana’s agric sector problems blamed on inconsistent policies

The Acting Northern Regional Director of Agriculture, Mr. Steven Yakubu, has observed that the failings of the country’s agricultural sector are due to inconsistencies and varied foci of government policies. He observed that any change in political administration brings about a major shift in agricultural policy leading to changes in …

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Two Graphic employees jailed for stealing GH¢70,000

Two employees of Graphic Communication Group Limited (GCGL), who embezzled GH¢70,000 belonging to the company were on Monday sentenced to a total of 14 years in jail. Daniel Tsagli, an accounts clerk, was found guilty of forgery of document, possessing forged documents and stealing and jailed 10 years. His accomplice …

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Visa fraudster granted GH¢200,000 bail

A 57-year old trader in Kumasi, arrested for visa fraud, has been granted GH¢200,000 bail by a Kumasi Circuit Court. Kingsley Ntiamoah is standing trial for duping 69 people to the tune of GH¢132,145.00, under the pretext of securing Canadian and Australian visas for them. He pleaded not guilty and …

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Ghana National Association of Teachers sets up Teachers' Fund

Members of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), have been urged to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Teachers’ fund to improve their living conditions. Mr Victor Degraft Etison, Kumasi Metropolitan Chairman of GNAT, who made the call, said the aim of the fund was to relieve …

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Millennium Development Authority to fully exhaust in five years – CEO

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is on course to fully exhaust the entire programme budget of 547 million dollars within the five-year period, the Authority said in a statement on Monday. Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer of MiDA, said the authority had at the end of 2009, committed 67 …

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