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Petroleum Commission bill laid before parliament

The Petroleum Commission bill meant to over see the regulation and management of petroleum and provide for related matters was laid on the floor of parliament on Thursday. In accordance with Article 269 of the constitution, the Commission is being established to regulate and manage the utilization of petroleum resources …

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Government secures $13.5m to improve cancer treatment

Government has secured 13.5 million dollars loan to improve radiotherapy facilities at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals (KATH) as well as strengthen cancer screening and prevention. Mr Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health, who announced this in Accra on Thursday, said despite the interventions a …

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FDB cautions public on unwholesome frozen chicken gizzard on the market

The management of Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Thursday said a consignment of 544 cartons of expired frozen chicken gizzard with the brand name Doux Frozen Chicken Gizzard has been seized from Servistar Minwax Limited, an importer of frozen food products at Tema. A statement issued in Accra by …

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Ashanti records 572 fire outbreaks in 11 months

Ashanti region recorded a total of 572 fire outbreaks within the past 11 months, the Regional Fire Officer, Mr Philip Aheng-Mensah, has said. He put the value of property lost to the fires at GH¢2,254,878.80. During the same period, there were also 63 road accidents, which claimed 27 lives and …

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Tema Metro to abolish shift system-MCE

Mr Robert Kempes Papa Nii Ofosuware, Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), on Thursday, announced that plans were underway to abolish the shift system in all basic schools in the Metropolis. This was contained in a speech, read on his behalf, at the durbar of school children, teachers and parents, to …

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Energy Foundation pledges solutions to problems in the industry

The Energy Foundation on Thursday said it was now poised to increase delivery of energy management services to industrial and commercial enterprises, following the withdrawal of financial support from the Ministry of Energy. It would include providing energy management solutions to large as well as small and medium enterprises to …

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Mineworkers Union opposes taxes on retirees’ terminal benefits

The Ghana Mine Workers Union (GMWU) has expressed regret that terminal benefits paid to retirees in the country attract tax, a Resolution issued by the Union’s National Executive Council said on Thursday. The Union also said it detests taxes imposed on incomes such as rent, leave and travelling allowances, saying …

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I abhor sycophancy, whip my government into line – Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills has called on the clergy not to hesitate to whip the government into line on its agenda of revamping the econ­omy to improve the quality of life of the people if it was not being done right. According to him, the clergy were obliged to …

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Mining communities demand information from stool lands

Communities living along the catchment communities of mining companies have appealed to the administrator of stool lands, to publish funds released to the district assemblies from the Mineral Development Fund (MDF). The said the lack of information about such releases makes it difficult to demand accountability from the district and …

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Huawei and Vodafone Ghana seal management service deal

Huawei, one of the leading telecoms solutions providers, on Thursday, signed a five-year management service agreement with Vodafone Ghana. Under the agreement, Huawei would be responsible for the Operations and Maintenance of the Vodafone Mobile, Microwave, Synchronous Digital Hierarchy and Fixed Switching networks. A statement issued and signed by Mr …

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