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Ghana, Egypt to deepen trade relations

Ghana and Egypt have started a process that aims at deepening trade and investment relations between the two countries. The two countries will therefore organise a Joint Commission of Co-operation to concretise the relations and sign agreements to that effect. Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade, made this known when …

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Ghana embraces CLTS to improve sanitation coverage

In order to arrest its low sanitation coverage woes, Ghana has adopted the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) mode for its rural communities. With the CLTS method, a community is made to lead in behavioural change through mapping out of defecating routes and engaging in a walk of shame, during which …

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New materials to replace gold in electrical applications

­Researchers at the University of Connecticut, together with Engineers from the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) have developed new classes of alloy materials that could reduce reliance on gold and other precious metals in electronic applications. The research report, published in the October 12th issue of the journal Applied Physics …

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Floods won’t affect food production – Agric Ministry

Food production in the Northern Region will not be adversely affected despite the heavy rains with floods in some parts of the Region, Mr Joseph Yeng Faalong, Northern Regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Ministry has said. He said on the contrary, the rains would impact positively on food …

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Three arrested for murder of businessman

Three persons are in the grip of the Northern Regional Police Command for murdering a 22-year-old businessman, Dauda Adams, who went to a “galamsey” site near Bole to purchase some gold. He was killed in the bush and the body left to decompose till the police found it. His money …

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Ghana calls for urgent UN Security Council Reforms

Ghana has on the eve of 65th anniversary of the United Nations called for urgent reforms, especially on the composition of the permanent membership of the UN Security Council. “Africa’s exclusion from the list of permanent members of the Security Council is an anomaly,” Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, Minister of Foreign …

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US magazine to award African achievers in Accra

The New York tri-state area’s premier monthly magazine for black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, The Network Journal (TNJ), is to hold its inaugural 40 Under Forty Achievement Awards Dinner in Accra to honour outstanding Africans. Africans, who are continuously reaching for higher goals in their professions, businesses …

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UN commends MTN for fighting malaria in Africa

The United Nations has commended, MTN for its role in the fight against malaria. A press release issued by MTN and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com says MTN is one of the first private sector representatives to contribute to the Global Fund’s malaria projects. According to the release, MTN as part of …

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Ayariga tells Ghanaian youth to be entrepreneurial

Mr Mahama Ayariga, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, on Monday advised Ghanaian youth not to always look up to the government to provide jobs for them. “Entrepreneurs are the drivers of the economy,” he said, and urged the youth to create jobs for themselves instead of waiting to be …

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Yeboah-Afari chairs Commonwealth writers’ award panel

Ms. Ajoa Yeboah-Afari, one of Ghana’s outstanding journalists has been appointed as Chairperson of the Africa Regional Judging Panel of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2011. Ms Yeboah-Afari who is the Coordinator of the Ghana Media Standards Improvement Project, was a Deputy Editor of the Mirror, has worked as a BBC …

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