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Ex-convict jailed for stealing phone

Darlington Afriyie, an ex-convict, was on Friday sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour by the Koforidua District “A” Court for stealing a mobile phone. Afriyie pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful entry and stealing. Police Inspector Eric Twum-Frimpong told the court presided over by Mr Sulemana Musa …

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Ghana Armed Forces rekindles lost ceremony

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), at the weekend took a bold step to rekindle one of its almost lost traditions, “Beating the Retreat”, with a magnificent pageant of military music, precision drills and colour at the Ghana Military Academy (GMA) Parade grounds. The ceremony was characterised by the delivery of …

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Government to deliver on campaign promises

Mr Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Administration, has said that the Government was poised on fulfilling its campaign promises and operate governance style that would be unequal in the annals of Ghana s history. He said “with the economic chips falling into rightful places after alleged …

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Government view farmers as stakeholders in national development- Agyenim Boateng

Mr James Agyenim Boateng, Deputy Minister of Information said at the weekend that government’s subsidy on fertilizer and the establishment of agricultural machinery centres, are aimed at encouraging farmers to increase food production. He said the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) acknowledges the fact that farmers are the major stakeholders …

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Church group trains community leaders on malaria prevention

The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organisation (ADDRO), at the weekend trained community leaders at Sapelliga in the Bawku West District on the prevention and control of malaria. ADDRO, in collaboration with the Episcopal Relief and Development, another charitable organisation with funds from the American President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), organised …

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Accra Academy wins Junior Achievement award

Accra Academy Senior High School’s Apex JA Company, on Sunday won the overall best company award in the Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana competition. The school, which also took away the Barclays award for the most creative and innovative product or service, would represent Ghana at the African competition in Kenya …

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Mangrove forests being lost faster than land-based forests – Study

The United Nations Environment Programme has released the first global assessment of mangroves in over a decade, which reveals that rare and critically important mangrove forests continue to be lost at a rate three to four times higher than land-based global forests, despite positive restoration efforts by some countries. According …

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Government begins returning lands to owners

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, on Friday said efforts to return lands not used for the purpose they had been acquired had began in earnest in the Greater Accra region. He said the Ministry had handed over about 60 per cent of the land acquired from …

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Ghanaian cocoa farmers threaten to sell produce in Cote d’Ivoire

Cocoa farmers at Kramokrom in the Asunafo North Municipality, have threatened to sell their produce to Cote D’Ivoire if the government did not implement an effective mass cocoa spraying programme in the area. The farmers issued the threat when the MP for Asunafo North, Robert Sarfo Mensah, paid a visit …

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Land administration project ends in December 2010

Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, said the first phase of the Land Administration Project is in its last year of implementation. The Minister, who was speaking in parliament during question time, said the project which was to undertake key institutional and policy reforms, would end in …

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