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Flush out driving license contractors – Transporter

The Central Regional Chairman of the Progressive Transport Owners Association (PROTOA), Nana Yaw Fayah, has appealed to the Minister of Transport to weed out driving license contractors operating at the Driving and Vehicle Licensing and Authority (DVLA). He said the continued existence of these contractors was not in the interest …

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NPP accuses Government’s conflicting figures on TOR’s debt

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Wednesday said it declared the state of Tema Oil Refinery’s (TOR) debt before leaving office in January 2009 and slammed the Government for providing conflicting figures on the debt. The NPP said TOR’s outstanding debt as at December 2008 was GH¢9.27 million incurred mainly …

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Tamale records 67 deaths in 179 accidents

The Tamale Metropolis had from last year to January this year recorded a total of 67 deaths in 179 accidents. Fifty six of the deaths were recorded last year in 168 accidents while 11 accidents recorded in January this year resulted in 11 deaths. A total of GH¢6,876.00 fines was …

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Lets place value on research work – Educationist

Research works, a critical component for rapid socio-economic development has over the years been neglected in Ghana, Mr. David Sono, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Ghana Education Service has said. He noted in an interview with the Ghana News Agency that unlike the western world where research works …

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FABAG cautions government against ECOWAS tariff harmonisation

The Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG) on Thursday appealed to government not to implement the proposed Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) tariff harmonization until neighbouring countries were ready to reciprocate. “Should Ghana implement the ECOWAS harmonised tariffs, which are increases on existing tariffs for rice and …

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Nigerians arrested in Takoradi

The Takoradi Central Police Station on Tuesday arrested 27 Nigerians who are in the country illegally to undergo vocational training. Chief Inspector Olivia Adiku, Western Regional Police Public Relations Officer, told the GNA that the group, being hosted at the Melody Hotel in Takoradi, was undergoing training at the National …

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Mumford fishermen oppose ban on light fishing

Fishermen and fish-mongers at Mumford in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region, on Wednesday demonstrated against the ban on fishing with light. The demonstrators petitioned the government to quash the ban, which they said had affected their livelihood. Safohen Odoom, National Vice-Chairman of Inshore Fishermen Association, said due …

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Government gets funding for expansion of Barekese Dam

Mr Alban Bagbin Minister of Water Resources Works and Housing, on Wednesday said government had sought funding to increase the capacity of Barekese Dam from 24 million gallons per day (MDG) to 30 mgd. He said the proposal was currently with Cabinet for consideration and approval. He said the dam …

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Producers of government’s free school uniforms demand service money

More than forty tailors and seamstresses engaged by the government to produce free school uniforms for pupils in the Ellembele District of the Western Region are demanding payment for their services. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Nkroful on Wednesday, Mr Menlah Ackah, a tailor and …

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Tema records 10,506 fresh births in 2010

The Tema Metropolitan Office of the Birth and Death Registry, recorded a total of 10,506 births last year. Mrs Hannah Twumasi-Ankrah, Metropolitan Birth and Death Registrar who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency in an interview on Wednesday said the births, spanning a day old to one year, were …

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