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Ghana Commercial Bank expects slower pace of revenue growth

Despite the expected strong business volume growth in the last quarter, Ghana Commercial Bank is expecting a relatively slower pace of revenue growth due to prospects of a decrease in operating margins. Operating margins have been on the decline in line with the general reduction in money market rates and …

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Mobile phone retailers begin action for quality service delivery

Mobile phone dealers say they have begun a project aimed at “breaking the barrier of consumer ignorance” which has led to deceptive business practices in the telecommunications industry. The project, which commenced last May, involves a host of activities, including public education, research, multi stakeholders’ consultative forum, media campaign and …

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Policeman punches driver to stop bribery attempt

A Police Chief Inspector, who could not stand the persistent attempts by a driver to bribe him over a road traffic offence, on Friday, gave the driver a punch to shrug him off. Mr David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, Volta Regional Police Commander, was leading a team of police personnel and officials …

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ADB inaugurates six branches across country in a week

The Bank of Ghana has commended the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) for opening six new branches within a week throughout the country. The beneficiary communities are Yendi, Savelugu, Walewale, Navrongo, Takoradi and Mankessim. Two other branches would be inaugurated later at Sogokope and Ashiaman. Dr H. A. K Wampah, First …

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Ghana School Feeding Programme, stakeholders to improve programme

The Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) has sensitized some stakeholders of the programme in the Northern Region toward improving the quality of their services. Madam Olivia Hawa Yahaya, Northern Regional Coordinator of the GSFP, said the programme suffering from poor quality food because of lack of supervision, conflict between caterers …

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Afram Plains faces threat of water-borne disease

Communities living along the banks of the Afram River in the Kwahu North District, risked contracting water borne diseases, due to the marauding flood waters, which is carrying along solid and liquid wastes. A fact finding team including Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Kwahu North District Chief Executive, Mr …

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Ten revenue collectors in Kwahu West suspended

The Kwahu-West Municipal Assembly has suspended, indefinitely, 10 of its revenue collectors for financial malpractices, which has affected revenue mobilization in the municipality. The malpractices include failure of rate payers to meet their tax obligation, leakages in revenue mobilization and deliberate attempt by some collectors to create shortages by using …

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Communities along the Afram River submerged, 32,000 homeless

Flood waters from the Afram River have submerged seven communities near Akate in the Upper Manya Krobo District, rendering 32,000 people homeless. Farm lands of the affected communities and their property have been destroyed, including an acre teak nursery of 80,000 seedlings, which were being developed for the government’s afforestation …

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Anapasu D/A JHS scores zero per cent in BECE

Anapasu D/A Junior High School(JHS)in the Shama District scored zero per cent in this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE). The school presented 11 candidates for the examination made up of six boys and five girls. This was made known by the Shama District Education Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Emmanuel …

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Rural school candidates unable to access information on placement

Candidates of Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) of rural schools are unable to access information on their results and placements under the computerised school selection and placement (CSSP) system because they lack access to the Internet. Thus they have to travel long distances to the towns and cities to access …

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