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Boreholes constructed for schools in Upper Manya

Eleven boreholes constructed by Plan Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization(NGO) at a cost of GH¢188,352.00 for 11 selected schools in deprived communities in the Upper Manya District, were handed over to the communities on Tuesday at Dzomoa, near Asesewa. The facilities are to help improve sanitation in those schools. The Upper …

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Ghana earns €55m from timber exports in 5 months

Ghana earns an amount of €55 million from the country’s accumulative wood product exports in the first five months of 2010, according to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The amount was earned from the export of 166,920 cubic metres of wood products – a 3.1% increase in volume and …

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Minister calls for economic re-engineering to ensure prosperity

Mr Joseph Z. Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister has said the economic renaissance of the region could be achieved through re-engineering and assertiveness backed by the grace of God. This, he said, could transform the region into a buoyant economic power and prosperity. Mr Amenowode made the call at the second …

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Suspected cocoa smuggling gang attacks CEPS officer

Mr Charles Aggor, the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) collector-in-charge of Wli-Afegame, was, on Sunday, brutalized by a suspected gang of cocoa smugglers without any provocation. The duty vehicle, which was temporarily seized, has been abandoned with the Service’s pistol and five live ammunition unaccounted for. Mr Aggor told …

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Dumpong Rural Bank made over 300% profit last year

The Dumpong rural bank at Asakraka in the Kwahu South District recorded a profit before tax of GH¢57,393 last year as against GH¢12,136 in 2008. The profit margin represented 373 per cent. The chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank, Mr Emmanuel Bonna, announced this at the 15th …

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Police arrest four suspects in cocoa beans smuggling

The Police at Half Assini have arrested four persons  aboard a cargo truck, which was carrying 33 and a half bags of dried cocoa beans, at the Beyin Snap Check Point. The suspects, Karim Mohammed, Asana Alhassan, Arede Ofori and Alex Abekah, have been placed in Police custody, while the …

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Government to encourage use of organic manure

Naba Bosongo Dogumpoeya, a traditional ruler, has appealed to government to encourage farmers to use organic compost instead of relying on chemical fertilizers which had serious consequences on the soil and environment. He explained that the application of organic manure to farms made them more fertile than the application of …

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MASLOC targets agriculture sector for loans

The management of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has targeted increase in funding to the agricultural sector towards the expansion of food production and reduction of unemployment in the country, a recent MASLOC publication has revealed. Economic activities that would qualify for the funding include production of food crops, …

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CEPS to burn seized foreign textiles

The Customs, Excise and Preventive Services (CEPS) has decided to burn seized foreign textiles bearing trademarks of local textile manufacturers to protect local businesses. To make the decision effective CEPS, Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as four local manufacturing firms on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) …

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Farmers in the north to get support

An Agricultural Business Promotion Company based in Israel, Agripale is working in collaboration with the Northern Agro Service Company(NAGRO) at Tamale, to support farmers in the three northern regions and encourage them to improve upon their activities. Agripale deals in agricultural machinery like tractors, planters and processors, and also purchase …

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