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GRA-Customs Division at Airport commended

The Commissioner of the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Major General Carl Modey, has commended customs’ officers at the Kotoka Airport whose diligence led to the detection of $10,000, nine pistols and 850 rounds of ammunition sometime earlier this year. Major General Modey made the commendation on …

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Name “Job 600” building after Justice D.F. Annan – Minority Leader

Parliament on Wednesday rose with a call to name the famous “Job 600” building after the late Justice Daniel Francis Annan, First Speaker of the Fourth Republican Parliament. Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Minority Leader, who made the suggestion, further called for the new administrative block of Parliament to be named …

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Assemblies urged to involve people in fee fixing

A workshop to train senior public servants of district assemblies in the Eastern Region on how to improve services to the public, opened at Koforidua on Tuesday. District Coordinating Directors and Budget Officers from district assemblies in the Eastern Region are attending the workshop. Speaking at the opening, Mr Lawyer …

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Christian Council calls for action to stop HIV stigmatization

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) on Wednesday said though the HIV prevalence has stabilized more needed to tackle stigma and discrimination, a major challenge in the fight against the epidemic. At a press briefing in Accra, the Reverend Nii Noi Odonkor, Chairman of the Ga Presbytery of the Presbyterian …

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President Mills inaugurates first SADA Board

President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday inaugurated the first board of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA), and reiterated the determination of Government to bring equitable development and commitment to the needs of the vulnerable. He said the people of the savannah zone, for which the SADA was created, …

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FDB Eastern/Volta destroys more unwholesome items in 2010 than 2009

The value of unwholesome and unregistered manufactured foods, beverages, and medicines destroyed by the Volta and Eastern Zonal Office of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), rose significantly from GHC 10,626.72 in 2009 to GHC 45,687.75 in 2010. The increase is as a result of the volumes of intercepted unwholesome …

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Poor and vulnerable continue to suffer injustices in society – PCG Moderator

The Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) on Wednesday expressed concern about acts of injustice in the society. “We live in a world where equal access to education, justice and wealth is still a mirage for many. Just by virtue …

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Education and Communication Ministers tour projects in Central Regions

The Minister of Education, Mr Alex Tettey-Enyo and his colleague at the Ministry of Communication, Mr Haruna Iddrissu on Tuesday toured various government projects in Central Region and called for judicious execution of work. The Ministers visited a newly constructed $1.2 million Regional Teaching Hospital, which would support the training …

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Low funding affecting research activities

Authorities of research institutions under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have expressed concern about the growing rate at which they are losing experienced research scientists and technicians to the universities. The situation is not only affecting the human resource base of the institutions but also truncating research …

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Parliament approves GH¢5b for statutory financial obligation

Parliament on Tuesday approved more than GH¢5 billion to meet government financial obligations for the 2011 financial year. The Select Committee on Finance report indicated that a total amount of GH¢5,986,945,731.00 had been allocated to be expended on government financial obligations. The report, which was presented by its Chairman, Mr …

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