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Badge to remember victims of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade introduced in Ghana

An NGO, the Ahuda Foundation whose aims include the commemoration of the lives of enslaved Africans and celebration of their resistance, rebellion, revolution, emancipation and triumph, on Monday announced the introduction of a badge in remembrance of the millions of slaves who died during the slave trade. A statement issued …

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Work on Ghana’s Bus Rapid Transit to start next month

The first phase of construction works under the country’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system would take off next month, the Urban Transport Project under the Department of Urban Roads announced on Monday. In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Mr Kwadwo Antwi, Head, Project Communication of the …

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Ghana’s human rights commission unhappy with demolition exercises

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), on Monday appealed to Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) and all other authorities to exercise the greatest level of circumspection in their efforts to rid the country of illegal structures. In addition, they should ensure that such exercises …

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Minister cautions against chieftaincy contractors

The Central Regional Minister, Mrs Ama Benyiwa Doe, has cautioned people she described as “chieftaincy contractors” to desist from fanning chieftaincy disputes when festivals were approaching. She said activities of such people were thwarting development of the communities. Addressing a grand durbar of chiefs and people of Mankessim to climax …

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Fidelity Bank signs $15m-dollar deal with Dutch finance company

Fidelity Bank, Ghana, has signed a 15 million-dollar deal with the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) in an effort to strengthen the Bank’s position on the Ghanaian market. In a statement signed by Nana Sarfo, Head of Corporate Finance, Fidelity Bank, he said the loan would help make long-term US …

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Ghana develops 2010 human development report

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) over the weekend started processes to develop the 2010 National Human Development Report (NHDR) for Ghana. The report on the general theme: “Democratic Political Transition and Human Development” would focus on seven main thematic clusters. These are …

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Cocoa production in Central Region declines in 2008/2009

Cocoa Production in the Central Region declined from 62,000 metric tones in 2007/2008 to 56,000 metric tones in 2008/2009. Mr Ebenezer Opoku-Agyeman, Regional Manager of the Quality Control Company Limited, who made this known when he interacted with workers of the Company at Agona Swedru, attributed the decline partly to …

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Ghana poultry farmers to build capacity under USAID project

Mr Kwadwo Asante, National President of Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF), at the weekend said his outfit had signed an agreement with Ghana nuts to build the capacity of members, under the Agribusiness Trade Project. He said the project, which was sponsored by the United States Agency for …

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Local authorities asked to support fight to end desertification

Mr Asher Nkegbe, Acting Upper West Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called on District Assemblies to support the Community Environmental Management Committees in the crusade to combat desertification in the region. He said students and pupils of 30 educational institutions in the region had joined in …

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Group attributes ‘reduction’ of rice imports to smuggling

Mr John Awuni, a member of the Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG) has attributed the reduction of rice importation to increased smuggling of the commodity into the country. He also blamed the smuggling situation on the numerous taxes and hurdles at the entry-points of the country which he …

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