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Ghana’s Western region loses about 60% of cocoa to smuggling

Security agencies at the Boinso border in the Western Region have been urged to intensify their operations to help minimize cocoa smuggling in the area. The Executive Director of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease Control Unit (CSSVDCU) of the Ghana Cocoa Board, Reverend Abeka Ewusi, said about 60 per …

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New Pay Policy to challenge human resource departments

The new public sector pay policy could stretch the capacities of the human resource departments of public sector institutions to their limits, a trade unionist observed in Ho on Friday. Mr Gordon Bodza, Volta Regional Industrial Relations Officer of the Public Service Workers Union (PSWU) of the Trades Union Congress …

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Public asked to volunteer information on scrap dealers

The Tema Regional Police Command has appealed to the general public to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of unscrupulous scrap dealers within the metropolis. A statement issued by the Public Affairs Unit of the Regional Police Command and signed by Chief Inspector Olivia Turkson, Head …

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KNUST to process cocoa pod husk into animal feed

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has begun research into the possibility of using bio-technology techniques to upgrade the nutritional value of cocoa pod husk for use as animal feed. Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, the Vice-Chancellor, said this had become necessary because of the under-utilization of the …

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Government asks PURC, utility companies to consider consumers’ concerns

Government on Saturday urged the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and the utility companies to consider legitimate concerns raised by organised labour and manufacturers about the recently implemented utility tariffs. A statement signed by Mr. John Tia Akologu, Minister of information, and copied GNA, urged the PURC, to especially take …

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Assemblies in U/E qualify for over Gh¢4m grant

All the nine District Assemblies in the Upper East Region are to benefit from a 4,751,022.3 Ghana Cedis grant from the District Development Facility. The facility is rated, based on the performance of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the administration of good governance. Mr Javis Avoka, Regional Secretary of …

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Greed, selfishness blamed for Africa’s underdevelopment

Brother Francis Sebo, a Presentation Brother with the Catholic Church, has blamed Africa’s poverty on greed and selfishness on the part some leaders and well-to-do people. He said majority of people, who are well to do, tended to forget about the development of their fellow individuals, their community and their …

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World Bank says Ghana’s economy being managed prudently

Ghana’s economy is benefiting from 1,113.8 million dollars approved by the World Bank to support her development efforts within the last 12 months Mr Ishac Diwan, the Bank’s Country Director, has said. Mr Diwan, who was addressing journalists at the Bank’s Accra Office on Thursday, said the Board of Directors in …

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AFAG withdraws suit against National Communications Authority

The Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG), a pressure group on Friday withdrew a law suit seeking to restrain the National Communications Authority (NCA) from engaging the services of Global Voices Group (GVG). AFAG filed the suit at an Accra High Court against GVG, a communications company, to install and operate …

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Ghana receives €41.8 million budgetary support from EU

The European Union (EU) in Ghana has disbursed about EUR 41.8 million to government through Ghana’s Multi-Donor Budget Support (MDBS) framework this year. A statement issued in Accra on Friday by the European Union Delegation to Ghana, said the disbursement is under the Millennium Development Goals Contract (MDG-Contract) and Food …

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