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DCE appeals for revival of defunct cashew processing factories

Madam Charity Dwomoh, the Tain District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Brong-Ahafo Region has appealed to investors to support and revive the two defunct cashew processing factories in the District.  According to the DCE, the two factories were set-up at Nsawkaw, the District capital, by an Indian international Company, but …

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Government should ensure death-free rainy season – Former Deputy Minister

Bernice Adiku Heloo, former Deputy Minister of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, has urged government to ensure that no flood related deaths occurs this year, as the rainy season approaches. Harping on sanitation, the former Deputy Minister, who is the MP for Hohoe Constituency, made a number of suggestions, including …

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IFC starts process to introduce Banking on Women programme in Ghana

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group says it has started the process to introduce its financing programme aimed at women entrepreneurs – Banking on Women in Ghana. Through the programme the IFC works with commercial banks to provide financing to women entrepreneurs. According to the IFC …

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Government to build 10 dams in Builsa South

Ten dams are to be constructed in the Builsa South under the government’s flagship ‘one district one dam’ programme to increase agricultural productivity. Mr. Daniel Gariba, the District Chief Executive (DCE), mentioned some of the beneficiary communities as Gbedema, Fumbisi, Kadema and Gbimbiisi. He told journalists that a team of …

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Sekondi residents demand a traditional ruler

Nearly 17 years of living without a traditional ruler to give direction and aid in community growth,  residents of Sekondi have risen to the occasion to demand for a chief. “Concerned Citizens of Sekondi” clad in red banners amidst chanting, therefore took to the streets to demand for a chief …

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Ghana’s current account deficit to narrow in 2018 – Standard Bank

Economists at the research desk of Standard Bank, the parent company of Stanbic Bank Ghana, have forecast an improved economic performance and narrowing of the current account deficit in 2018. Year-on-year inflation is expected to be around 9.3 per cent as strong base effects from food inflation continue, while the …

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Court remands six for robbery at forex bureau

Six persons were on Wednesday remanded by an Accra Circuit Court for conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. The accused persons, who pleaded not guilty are Kaji Kesena, 24 years; Prince Nwangaga,  28 years; Okoro Amule, 21 years; Godsgift Nwangaga, 21 years; Ufuah Princewell, 29 years; and John Ani, 29 …

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PURC tariff reduction takes effect March 15 – ECG

Mr Samuel Boakye-Appiah, the Managing Director of Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has said the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) tariff review would be implemented effective March 15. Speaking at a press briefing in Accra on Wednesday, Mr Boakye-Appiah said the monthly billing cycle of the prepayment metering system …

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Increased contraceptive usage reduces fertility rate – Survey

The preliminary results of the 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) shows an increase in the usage of contraceptives, contributing to a reduced fertility rate from 4.2 per cent in 2014 to 3.9 per cent in 2017. Presenting the preliminary report on Wednesday, Mr Peter Peprah, the Head of Field …

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Education Minister inaugurates NAFTI Council

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Education, on Wednesday, inaugurated the Council for the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) in Accra, and tasked members to adopt the right approaches and practical interventions towards achieving excellence for the institution. “Our desire, as a Government, is to empower future generations to …

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