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Obama pledges $63 billion for health care in Africa

President Barack Obama has pledged $63 billion for health care in Africa during his visit to Ghana. He said the amount will go to strengthen public health. Making his policy speech on Africa in Ghana’s Parliament in Accra Saturday July 11, 2009, he said even though enormous progress has been …

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Ghana Cedi gains to dollar but falls to euro, pound

The Ghana cedi on Thursday slightly appreciates to the dollar but fell to the euro and the UK Pound to push up the GCS-Cedi Index by 0.11 points. The cedi gained GHp 0.13 against the dollar, and depreciated by GHp0.65 and GHp0.49 to the Pound and the Euro respectively. It …

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Norway supports anti-piracy project in Ghana

The Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) is assisting Ghana to embark on a sustainable anti-piracy project in the country. The project, which is expected to end by 2013 aims at educating and sensitising the public on the adverse effects of piracy on intellectual property and musical works as well as …

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Businessman in 1.9 million CFA American visa fraud

Ben Tokson, a businessman has appeared before a Hohoe Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding one Kwabla Ahadzi of 1.9 million CFA by false pretences to secure him an American visa. Tokson, who pleaded not guilty has been admitted to a bail amounting to GH¢5,000 with two sureties. The Court again …

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Obama arrives in Ghana, begins business today

US President Barack Obama arrived in Accra Friday night July 10, 2009 to a warm proverbial Ghanaian “Akwaaba” to begin his momentous two-day visit, his first to a sub-Saharan African nation since assuming office. The US Presidential jet, Air Force One, which is making its third call to the Kotoka …

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GH¢1.3 million approved for development in Kwahu South

The Kwahu South District Assembly on Friday approved a GH¢1.3 million budget to finance a number of development project, complete on-going ones, undertake valuation of property, rehabilitating of assembly vehicles as well as ensure waste and sanitation management and also organize capacity building training workshop for its staff. The development …

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Chief Executives warned against unilateral decision to spend assembly monies

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, has cautioned Municipal and District Chief Executives (DCE) against unilateral decisions that involved outlays from assembly funds. He said the trend in the past for the chief executives to torment their District Coordinating Directors (DCDs) and District Finance Officers (DFOs) to process spending without …

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Mining operations impoverish mining communities – students

Thirty-five graduating students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism who paid a fact-finding tour of the gold mining town of Obuasi have concluded that mining communities are being impoverished by the operations of the mining companies. The visit, they said, was to offer them the opportunity to know what was …

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Over 30,000 Ghanaians infected with T. B. annually

Madam Rebecca Dokurugu, Acting Municipal Directorate of Health Services at Asante-Mampong, has said over 30,000 people get infected with tuberculosis (TB) annually in Ghana with about 15,000 dying. She was speaking at a day’s workshop on TB for some Health workers in the Sekyere West District held in Asante-Mampong. The …

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Stakeholders call for framework for sustainable shea development

Stakeholders in the shea sector have called for a sustainable shea development strategy to transform the economy in northern Ghana. They said shea was one of the potential cash crops and if developed would help lift people out of poverty to meet Ghana’s middle income status ambition. This was contained …

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