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Ghana EPA official calls for policy on LPG stations

Mr Isaac Osei, Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called for a national policy to guide the setting up of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) filling stations in the country. He expressed concern about the rampant and unauthorized installation of gas filling stations in public places and …

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Barclays Bank’s 5th ‘Double Your Salo” promo held

The Managing Director of Barclays Ghana, Mr Benjamin Dabrah, has assured customers and potential customers of the bank that Barclays will continue its “Double Your Salo” promotion next year. The promotion, which started in April this year, rewards salaried workers who channel their salaries through the bank. It was expected …

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Ghana Embassy in China to liase for success of Mills’s trip

Ghana Embassy in China is poised to effectively play its liaison role between the Governments of Ghana and China to facilitate the realization of development packages agreed upon for Ghana following President Atta Mills’ recent visit. The embassy would work to ensure that the support and assistance that the Chinese …

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Ghana’s 2010 Population and Housing Census takes off

The 2010 Population and Housing Census took off officially at midnight on Sunday, September 26. The National Fire Service tenders sounded the siren at midnight, apparently to click an imaginary camera that took a picture of all people in Ghana at the time and, therefore, qualified to be counted, no …

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Stranded passengers unwilling to be enumerated

The 2010 Population and Housing Census officials, who called at the Ho Public Transport Terminus at around midnight, to enumerate stranded passengers, had a difficult time convincing them that it was just as good being enumerated there, just as at their homes. Mr Emmanuel Baidoo, Ho Municipal Census Officer, told …

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Christians urged to support people living with HIV/AIDS

Mrs Agyeiwaa Ampim, Principal Midwifery Officer of the Sunyani Municipal Hospital, at the weekend, expressed concern about the alarming proportion at which HIV/AIDS is spreading among pregnant girls in the municipality. She said public stigmatization and discrimination against victims of HIV/AIDS was a major contributory factor to the rapid spread …

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ARB Apex Bank poised to exceed 2009 good performance in 2010

ARB Apex Bank Limited (AABL), the umbrella body of rural and community banks, said it has employed efficient cost-cutting measures, which would position it to exceed 2009 performance. The bank made over 300 per cent growth for the 2009 financial year. Mr Eric Osei-Bonsu, Managing Director of the Bank, who …

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Seven African technology start-ups to receive funding from MEST

Meltwater Foundation, the non-profit arm of Meltwater Group, one of the world’s leading “Software as a Service” (SaaS) companies based in the United States, has announced the opening of a non-profit incubator in Accra. The incubator, the second stage of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) located in Accra, is …

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MTN, Standard Bank, Nando’s call on businesses across Africa to join fight against malaria

The important role of African private sector donors to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria has been highlighted at the Champions of Global Health event, hosted at the United Nations in New York by the Global Fund on Thursday. Leading corporate partners of the United against Malaria …

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People of Tema want probe into palm oil company land lease

Concerned Citizens of Tema New Town, have pleaded with the President, to order a full-scale investigation into the granting of portions of land at the Canoe Beach to Wilmar Palm Oil Processing Company, by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). They are of the view that the enquiry would …

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