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Coca Cola, ECG to be given ‘Worst Customer Service Award 2010’

A group calling itself The Ghana Customer Service Awards Team, which is made up of media and consumer protection advocates say it has selected Coca Cola and the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for ‘The Worst Customer Service Awards 2010’. The award ceremony known as the 1st Ghana Customer Service …

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MASLOC to be fully automated early next year

The Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), is to be fully automated by the first quarter of 2011 to enable the business entity to disburse and recover loans with professionalism and efficiency. Mrs Bertha Ansah-Djan, Chief Executive Officer of MASLOC, who announced this on Wednesday at a press conference in …

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Northern Ghana yet to attain middle-income status – Dr. Gariba

The Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions (three Northern Regions) are yet to attain middle-income status despite the fact that Ghana has recently achieved that status. Dr. Sulley Gariba, Development Policy Advisor, who made the observation,  said poverty levels were still high in the three Northern Regions. He said …

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Czech Republic to support Ghana with urban rail transport

The government of the Czech Republic on Wednesday expressed its willingness to support the government of Ghana to establish an urban rail system and to help revive some of Ghana’s defunct factories. They have also agreed to share their technological and other professional expertise with Ghana to enable her to …

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Streamlining of MASLOC will ensure transparency – Minister

Mr Joseph Z. Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, has said the revised micro credit and small loans scheme (MASLOC) is tailored to bring transparency and value for money devoid of partisan considerations. He disclosed unpaid loans in the region amounted to about GH₵180,000 when the NDC administration took office and pledged …

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Counterfeit drugs endanger lives in West Africa – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) study on the content and dissolution of anti-malarial and anti-tuberculosis drugs in West Africa, revealed an alarming rate of failure. “Anti-malarial and anti-tuberculosis products from Nigeria recorded the highest failure rate of over 70 per cent; Ghana over 60 …

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Pneumonia, leading cause of under-five morbidity and mortality in Ghana

Pneumonia has been rated as the leading cause of under-five morbidity and mortality in Ghana, with an upsetting annual death toll record of 16,200 children, representing 20 per cent deaths per year. Globally more than two million children under five years die from pneumonia annually with a child dying every …

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CTO says Spio-Garbrah was not sacked, he left his job

The Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) has debunked allegations that Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah lost his job as CEO of the CTO and that is why he is back in Ghana seeking recognition. Corporate Communications Manager of CTO, Samuel Fletcher said “Spio has not lost his job. He decided to leave.” Speaking …

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Government advised to regularize illegal mining

Participants at a Validation Workshop under the Ghana Environmental Management Project (GEMP) have appealed to the government to encourage illegal small scale miners to register. GEMP, with support from the Canadian government, begun in the Region last year and is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology …

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Mahama: Ghana to reduce armed robbery to barest minimum

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday promised that government would continue to strategise to reduce armed robbery and other criminal activities to the barest minimum. He said although the Executive had already provided logistics to empower the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service and other security services to combat …

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