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Fire outbreaks decrease in Upper West Region

The number of fire outbreaks recorded in the Upper West Region has decreased from 117 in 2009 to 93 in 2010. Estimated cost of damage to properties stood at GH¢1,942,213.00 and GH¢4,633.00 respectively. Fifty bush fires were recorded in 2009 while in 2010 bush fires accounted for only 19 of …

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President Mills ask banks to reduce credit cost

President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday commissioned a new bank in Accra, the Energy Bank Ghana Limited, and called on financial institutions to reduce the cost of credit to stimulate industrial growth. He pointed out the reduction in the inflation rate and the improvement in the economic environment and …

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Ghana now has a document warehouse

An organisation to store files and manage records for corporate companies was launched in Accra on Tuesday, with a call on banks, insurance companies, universities and other institutions to engage the services. West African Document Warehouse Limited (WADW), a specialised record management company, is a branch of The Document Warehouse …

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Government to use infrastructure to make middle income status practical- Mahama

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Mahama said on Tuesday that government would invest in infrastructural development to practically transform Ghana into a middle income nation. He said theoretically, Ghana had gained an income nation status, but there was the need for massive infrastructural development in roads, railways, potable water, …

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Haulage drivers asked to exercise restraint on the road

Drivers and operators of heavy duty vehicles have been advised to drive responsibly in order to avert road accidents and their resultant lost of lives. Mr Matthew Adzesi Danomah, Chairman of the West Africa Transporters Association of ECOWAS, gave the advice at a one-day sensitization workshop organized by the Western …

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Minister appeals to chiefs to support fight against illegal mining

The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi has appealed to the traditional authorities to support the Regional Co-ordinating Council, to fight illegal mining along the Birim River to save the water body from destruction. He said the fight against illegal mining in the country was not the sole responsibility …

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Ghana-US trade hits $1.3b in 2010

Two-way trade between Ghana and the United States has grown 48% in 2010 reaching nearly $1.3 billion, the Deputy US Trade Representative, Demetrios Marantis told journalists in Accra Tuesday February 22, 2011. He said in a speech that the US selected Ghana as one of the countries for the President’s …

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ECG official testifies in case of illegal power connection to AAL

Mr David Boadi Asamoah, Sectional Manager of Revenue in charge of Technical Investigation of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), on Monday dismissed suggestions that the energy device installed at African Automobile Company Limited (AAL) in Accra was defective. He told an Accra Circuit Court that the system was not …

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Crime fighters’ initiative launched

The Crime Fighters Initiative of the Ghana Police Service was on Tuesday launched in the Western Region at a ceremony at Takoradi. The initiative is being supported by the British High Commission in Ghana and the Multimedia Telecommunication Network (NTN). In a speech, the Western Regional Operations Commander of the …

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Government gives Swedru Hospital new blood bank refrigerator

The government has replaced the improvised blood bank refrigerator at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital with a new one. The Member of Parliament for Agona West, Mr Samuel Kweku Obodai, told the Ghana News Agency that the fridge was given to the Municipal hospital following media reports that blood could …

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