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Mass registration to resume in Greater Accra on January 11

The National Identification Authority (NIA) announced on Thursday that the mass registration exercise in the in the Greater Accra region would resume on Monday, January 11 to Thursday, January 21. A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of the NIA said areas to be covered were Kaneshie, Bubuashie, Apenkwa, …

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Alleged fake medical practitioner remanded in custody

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded into custody a 47- year-old Ghanaian Kwame Finko Donne on charges of practicing medicine without authority. Donne has pleaded not guilty and would re-appear on January 19. A source close to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) said the Bureau had information that, the …

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Inadequate education on financial rights results in poor decisions – Amoah

Mr Kobina Amoah, Microfinance Director, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, on Thursday expressed concern about the imbalance of power between financial institutions and their clients resulting in clients making poor borrowing decisions. He said individuals who are functionally illiterate, first-time consumers are particularly vulnerable and that even middle-income and …

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Educated Ghanaians look for jobs outside – Report

A growing number of educated Ghanaians are leaving the country in search of jobs in other lands, an International Organisation for Migration (IOM) report has found out. The Ghana migration profile which was released Friday January 8, 2009 said trained Ghanaians are seeking jobs outside the country because of lack …

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Ghana’s Ministry of Environment warns encroachers on wetlands

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST) has directed encroachers on designated wetlands in the country to stop work immediately. It urged the public to desist from any negative activity that would destroy the integrity of the ecosystem in those sites. A statement issued in Accra on Thursday and …

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Minister tours dry season farms in Upper East

The Upper East Regional Minister, Mr. Mark Woyongo, has toured some dry season farms in the region to acquaint himself with on-going farming activities in the area. The region last year cultivated some food crops which agricultural experts put as one of the best crop seasons for the region in …

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Kosmos Energy under investigation for corruption in Ghana

Texas-based oil and gas exploration company, Kosmos Energy, which is also one of the stakeholders in Ghana’s largest oil field, the Jubilee oil field is being investigated for corruption by US and Ghanaian officials the Financial Times (FT) reports. According to the report, the authorities are looking into allegations of …

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Ghana raises cocoa producer price to GH¢2,400 per tonne

The government Thursday announced an upward adjustment of the producer price of cocoa from GH¢2, 208 per tonne to GH¢2,400 per tonne for the 2009/2010 season. This figure translates into GH¢150 per bag of 64 kilogramme weight as compared to GH¢138 per bag announced in October last year. Dr. Kwabena …

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Kumais traders protest license fee increase

Petty traders in Kumasi are demonstrating against what they describe as ‘hiking of Hawkers’ licensing fee’ by the metropolitan assembly. The assembly has increased the quarterly fee from 50 pesewas to three Ghana cedis, in addition to a daily toll of twenty Ghana pesewas. A group of agitated hawkers trooped …

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Akuapem South poised to increase revenue

The Akuapem South Municipal Assembly is to set up a task force among other measures to revamp its revenue collection efforts in order to speed up developments. Dr Godfried Osei Bonsu Twum, the Municipal Chief Executive, who announced this at the weekend, said the task force’s work would mainly target …

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