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Parliament asks Housing Ministry to offer shelter to Agbogbloshie residents

Mr David Tetteh Assumeng, Chairman of the Committee on Water Resources, Works and Housing, has urged the sector Ministry to take a serious look into the housing needs of traders at the Agbogbloshie market. The house also asked the ministry to support residents of Sodom and Gomorrah slum, who are …

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Fake university student steals six mobile phones

Samuel Sarpong Frank, 24, a fake University of Ghana student, who allegedly stole six mobile phones on campus has been apprehended by the university authorities and handed over to the Legon Police. Assistant Superintendent of Police Matthew Teye Tetteh told the Ghana News Agency in Accra that the suspect who …

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10 companies donate towards farmer’s day

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture on Wednesday received donations from 10 corporate entities towards this year’s farmer’s day. The donation is the second in the series of presentations to be made to the Ministry. The companies were Unique Insurance Company, which presented one year fire policy insurance, a personal …

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Ministry explores employment avenues for PWDs

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications on Wednesday announced the Ministry’s intent to embark on a project to create employment opportunities for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). The Minister upon deliberation with the National Council for Persons With Disabilities, therefore, announced the formation of a seven member committee to find ways …

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Parents complain about arbitrary BECE registration fees

There is growing anger among parents in Kumasi over what they say is the arbitrary Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) registration fee charged by some public schools in the metropolis. They pay between GH¢20.00 and GH¢30.00 to register their children for the upcoming examination although the official fee is GH¢7.00. …

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District Assemblies asked to report non-performing contractors

A Member of the Council of State, Naa Seidu Braimah, has appealed to Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) to report non-performing contractors of the government to the appropriate authorities. Naa Braimah, who is also the chief of Guli, in the Wala Traditional Area, said the government would not condone with …

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GDCA partners media for development

The executive secretary of the Ghana Developing Communities Association, (GDCA) Mr Osman Abdel-Rahman, has commended the media for their collaborative efforts and urged them to maintain it towards national development. He said this in an address in Tamale on Tuesday as part of its quarterly meeting with the media to …

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Ghana discovers more mineral deposits

Ghana has made more discoveries of mineral deposits which are expected to boost the country’s economy and development. The deposits include copper, phosphate, nickel, chromium and uranium. The government has, therefore, invited the investor community to partner it to develop the country’s enormous natural resources in an efficient, economic and …

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Ghana scores high in study of gender in labour markets

A  World Bank study titled Gender Disparities in Africa’s Labour Market,has shown that Ghana is among countries in Africa with a high percentage of women participating in the labour market. Ghana is rated as one of the countries having recorded 80% and above participation of women in the labour force. …

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GETfund votes GH₵4m for projects

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) has voted GH¢4m towards the implementation of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTEES) for 2010/2011 academic year, an official letter has said. More than 8,000 needy but brilliant students pursuing programmes in these subject areas in tertiary, senior high schools, vocational, technical …

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