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NDC govt has brought more development to the north – Minister

Mr. John Tia Akologu, the Minister of Information, has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government had brought more development to the three northern regions than the previous New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. He said this when he and the Minister of the Interior, Mr. Martin Amidu, paid courtesy calls …

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Foundation lauds Government’s desire to improve cocoa production

The introduction of the Hi-Tech Method in cocoa production is a testimony of Government’s determination to help to improve the cocoa industry, Mr Gilbert Kofi Germain, Executive Director of the Young and the Lonely Foundation Ghana (YLF) has said. Speaking during a meeting with a cross-section of members of the …

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Court fines a farmer for setting house ablaze

Saliya Banda, a farmer, who vowed to teach a trader a lesson, is standing accused at an Akim Oda Magistrate Court for setting the trader’s house on fire. The fire destroyed properties including four bags (containing 30 pieces of cloth and dresses), a bed and cash of GH¢300 among other …

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Cocoa farmers urged to cooperate with CSSVD officials

Mr George Asante, Eastern Regional Manager of Cocoa Services Division has called on traditional authorities to help educate cocoa farmers to allow their infested cocoa trees to be cut down for replanting. He said the affected farmers would be adequately compensated by the government in collaboration with the country’s development …

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President Mills calls for more commitment for a Better Ghana

President John Evans Atta Mills on Saturday praised Ghanaians for their invaluable contributions to national progress and called for more commitment and hard work for the realisation of national aspirations. He said Ghana is the only nation for the motherland and its development rested in the arms of the citizens …

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Christians hold watch night services to usher in New Year

Christians in Ghana, on the eve of New Year, joined their counterparts all over the world to attend watch night services, to herald the year, 2011. Many of the churches were filled to capacity, with both regular and occasional worshippers, most of them clad in white attires to signify their …

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Asante Mampong Municipality records marginal reduction in road accidents

There was marginal reduction in motor accidents in the Asante-Mampong Municipality during the year, according to statistics provided by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Edward Oduro-Kwateng, Divisional Commander. The total number of car crashes between January and December was 87 as against 100 in 2009. Fatalities were, however, on the …

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No refugees recorded in Jomoro district-NADMO

Mr Sylvester Daddieh, NADMO Coordinator for the Jomoro District, on Friday said, the area has not recorded any refugees yet, in respect of the political crisis in Cote d’voire. He said those trooping in are Ghanaians, who are coming back home, saying “we have not registered even one refugee in …

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Small scale miners urged to reclaim land after mining

Mr Seth Otchere, the West Akim Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has called on small scale miners to reclaim the land after mining to reduce disasters in the mining areas. He also called on chiefs and elders, who give out lands for mining to ensure that, after mining operations, pits were …

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Upper East Region to benefit from $75m IDA assistance

Upper East Region has been earmarked to benefit from a $75 million credit facility from the International Development Association to improve on urban and rural water supply and sanitation projects in the country in 2011. Mr Alexander Asum- Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, who made this known in Bawku …

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