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Need to train experts for Ghana’s oil and gas sector stressed

A three-day workshop, aimed at building the capacity and skills of professionals and stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, opened at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi on Tuesday. AFREN, a United Kingdom (UK)-based oil exploration Company, and the College of Engineering of KNUST …

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Ghana inflation drops to 14.8% in January 2010

Ghana’s inflation continues to drop as predicted in December last year when the inflation dropped for the sixth consecutive time, making the latest drop from 16% in December 2009 to 14.8% in January the seventh consecutive time. The business community in Ghana especially has been clamouring for a drop in …

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World Bank to support Ghana increase rice production

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Tuesday announced that the government was negotiating with the World Bank to support Ghanaian farmers to increase rice production. He said when the agreement is sealed, the World Bank would support in the transportation of water from the lower Volta to irrigate arable rice …

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Ghana urged to diversify economy

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of the World Bank Group on Tuesday, urged Ghana to focus on diversifying her economy and use the expected revenue from oil and gas for socio-economic development. She said transparency, accountability, human resource development and use of local content in the oil and gas industry …

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Ghana, Italy sign border security cooperation agreement

Ghana’s Ministry of Interior and its Italian counterpart on Monday, signed a cooperation agreement, to enhance the management of immigration and border systems between the two countries. Under the terms of the agreement, the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) and the Italian Public Security Department (IPSD), will among other things, collaborate …

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Trader in court for posing as journalist

Elvis Amankwa, a trader, was on Tuesday arraigned before the Kade District Magistrate’s Court for posing as a journalist and attempting to defraud a man of GH¢2,500. Amankwa pleaded not guilty to both counts of impersonation and attempting to defraud by false pretences and has been granted a GH¢1,000 bail …

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Poverty levels in Ghana going down – Survey

Ghana’s Poverty Headcount has reduced from 39.5 percent in 1998/1999 to 28.5 percent in 2005/2006, a report by the Ghana Living Standard Survey has revealed. According to the report, extreme poverty fell from 27 percent to about 18 percent in the same period. Hajia Hawawu Boya Gariba, Deputy Minister of …

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Health extension workers under NYEP lay off

The hope of personnel working under the Health Extension Module of the National Youth Employment programme to have a permanent job would soon be dashed as directive have been given to some hospitals authorities to sack such personnel. The Ghana News Agency’s investigation in three major hospitals: Effia-Nkwanta, Takoradi and …

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Two robbers jailed 80 years in Kumasi

A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced two people to 40 years imprisonment each for attempting to snatch a taxi cab from its driver. Baba Atia alias “Ackom”, 20, a labourer and Mohammed Adongo also known as “Colio”, 31, a taxi driver, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and robbery. Kwadwo John, …

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Court orders arrest of juror

A Koforidua High Court has ordered the arrest of a juror, Mr Teye Tetteh, and issued a bench warrant for the arrest of another juror empanelled on a murder case for allegedly demanding monies from the relatives of the accused person. The other juror whose name was not given by …

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