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Public university to be established in Brong Ahafo Region

Deputy Minister of Information, James Agyenim-Boateng, says government is committed to establish a public-funded university in the Brong Ahafo Region. A statement issued in Accra on Friday said Mr Agyenim-Boateng gave the assurance during a courtesy call on the chiefs and elders of Dormaa Traditional Council, at Dormaa Ahenkro. The …

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Traditional medicine to be integrated into Ghana’s health delivery system

Plans are far advanced to implement the integration of scientific medicinal herbal practice into health care delivery in the country, Minister of Health, Dr Benjamin Kunbour said on Friday. Dr Kunbour announced this in a speech read on his behalf at the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Day 2010 and …

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Driver convicted for owning chainsaw lumber

The Dormaa Circuit Court has slapped a GH¢400 fine on Issaka Shaibu, a driver, for using his vehicle to convey 437 pieces of chainsaw lumber from Nkrankwanta to Nsuhia in the Dormaa Municipality. Shaibu who was also bonded by the court to be of good behaviour over the next 12 …

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AngloGold Ashanti supports agriculture

Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Limited (AAIL), a mining company, has supported 240 farmers in the Adieyie area, to engage in maize and vegetable cultivation and fish farming. The beneficiary farmers received seedlings, seeds, fertilizer, weedicides, pesticides, machetes, Wellington boots, knapsack spraying machines and technical assistance. Mr. Billy Wawasha, Managing Director of …

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World Bank gives Ghana second tranche of EGPRC funds

The World Bank has approved the release of the second and last tranche of 143 million dollars of the Economic Governance and Poverty Reduction Credit (EGPRC) for Ghana. The first tranche of 150 million dollars was disbursed in July, last year, after the Board of the bank approved the two …

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Ghana land experts discuss draft bill

Ghanaian legal and traditional experts on Thursday began discussions on the draft Land Bill, which seeks to lay a foundation for sustainable, decentralised land administration system in the country. The draft bill seeks to revise and consolidate statutory laws on land, to harmonise land policies with existing customary laws to …

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Assemblies build capacity for $14.63 million project

A day’s seminar to establish a platform for dialogue and consensus building for the successful implementation of the Gender Responsive Skills and Community Development Project (GRSCDP) has been held in Kumasi. The US$14.63 million project, seeks to provide support to women and the youth to develop marketable skills, and to …

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World Bank gives Ghana $1.1b support

The World Bank has approved 1,113.8 million dollars to support Ghana’s development efforts within the last 12 months because of Government’s prudent economic management , 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 …

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Sima says he is innocent of cocaine charges

Ibrahim Sima, Chief Executive Officer of Exopa Modelling Agency on Thursday told an Accra Fast Track High Court that he admitted owning the tubers of yam stuffed with cocaine to avoid being manhandled by security personnel. Sima said his fear heightened when security personnel escorting him and slapped his watchman …

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Right to information bill is flawed- Coalition

The Right to Information (RTI) Coalition, on Thursday urged Parliament to scrutinise the Bill presented by the Executive, due to some serious shortfalls, which would undermine full enjoyment of the RTI regime in Ghana. In a statement copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra, the RTI Coalition emphasised that the …

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