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President Mills inaugurates classroom block at Abuakwa State College

President Mills has inaugurated a six unit classroom block for the Abuakwa State College at Kyebi in the east Akyem municipality. The President also inspected some other ongoing projects in the school including a renovated boys’ dormitory which was burnt down in January this year. Addressing a durbar in his …

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Minister directs ‘No Smoking signs’ on the premises of health facilities

Mr Joseph Yileh Chireh, Minister of Health, on Friday directed all agencies under the Ministry of health to ensure that all health facilities in the country boldly display No Smoking signs, with pictorials warnings in their premises. He gave the directive in a speech read on his behalf by Mr …

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Group to focus on impact of drug on black communities

The Institute of Black World 21st Century (IBW) in conjunction with the Black Family Summit, is conducting a series of programmes to wage war on drugs during the month of June. A major forum on June 17th at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. would be organized on the …

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Need to build just and equitable world – Ban Ki-Moon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has stressed the need to build a just and equitable world through the provision of equal assistance to social, economic and environmental for sustainable development. “We will not build a just and equitable world unless we give equal weight to all three pillars of sustainable …

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POTAG urges FWSC to expedite implementation of Single Spine Salary

The Takoradi Polytechnic Branch of the Polytechnic Teachers’ Association of Ghana (POTAG) has called on the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to expedite action towards migrating POTAG members onto the Single Spine Salary Structure. It also called for the implementation of the court ruling on the conditions of service …

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Farmer remanded for allegedly selling school land at Airport area

Emmanuel Kwabena Ganford, farmer, on Friday, appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly selling a parcel of land, housing the nursery section of Association International School, at airport residential area for $15,000 and GH¢450,000. Ganford, aka George Emmanuel Amoah, is facing charges of conspiracy to commit crime and defrauding …

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Government urged to include family planning in NHIS

An appeal has been made to the government to include family planning services in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Mr John Kwadwo Owusu, the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Association of Ghana (EPAG), an NGO, said family planning was as important as “immunization” and must therefore be offered …

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Ghana’s fight to reduce poverty receives momentum

Ghana’s efforts at reducing poverty through increased food production has been given momentum by the “West African Productivity Programme (WAPP)” an intervention funded by the World Bank. Under the phase one of the 10-year pilot project, four improved cassava varieties had been released by the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of …

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$50m for rehabilitation Kotoka International Airport

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Transport on Thursday said the third phase of the Kotoka International Airport rehabilitation would cost government $50,920,531.24. He said the work which was on-going included reconstruction of the taxiway the main passenger apron, installation of aeronautical ground lighting on taxiway and main passenger apron, construction …

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Parliament approves €21.8m loan for water supply system

Parliament on Friday approved a mixed credit facility agreement between the government and the KBC Bank of Brussels, Belgium for an amount of €21,887,520.31 for the construction of the Essakyir Water Supply System in the Central Region. Mr James Klutse Avedzi, Chairman of the Finance Committee who moved for the …

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