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NGO holds stakeholders meeting on national budget

Foundation for Grassroots Initiatives in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has organised a stakeholders meeting in Kombosgo in the Upper East Region, to broaden public understanding about the 2009 National Budget. GrassRootsAfrica, which seeks to strengthen political and social rights and poverty reduction in the region, organised the meeting …

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Ghana teachers get 17% salary increase

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) has signed an agreement with government for a 17 per cent salary increment for teachers, while awaiting the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure early next year. The increment takes effect from January 1, the Assistant Greater Accra Regional Secretary of GNAT, …

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Chief calls for the establishment of Agriculture College

The newly installed chief of Ajumako Anyinasu, Nana Essiam III, on Friday called on the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly to establish Agriculture College in the area to train the youth in agriculture. He said a large track of land had been demarcated for investors wishing to go into agriculture and mining …

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Expectant crowd disappointed as security prevents them from seeing Obama

The expectations of many of the massive crowd that had travelled to Cape Coast from all over and outside the Central Region, to catch a glimpse of the United States President Barack Obama were on Saturday dashed as they were kept at a long distance from the Oguaahen’s palace and …

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Obama tells why he came to Ghana

President Barack Obama told Ghana’s Parliament why he chose to visit the country as the first African-American President of the United States of America. Expressing gratitude for the overwhelming reception he was given, he said Ghana’s history is rich and the ties between the two countries are strong “and I …

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Obama pledges $63 billion for health care in Africa

President Barack Obama has pledged $63 billion for health care in Africa during his visit to Ghana. He said the amount will go to strengthen public health. Making his policy speech on Africa in Ghana’s Parliament in Accra Saturday July 11, 2009, he said even though enormous progress has been …

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Ghana Cedi gains to dollar but falls to euro, pound

The Ghana cedi on Thursday slightly appreciates to the dollar but fell to the euro and the UK Pound to push up the GCS-Cedi Index by 0.11 points. The cedi gained GHp 0.13 against the dollar, and depreciated by GHp0.65 and GHp0.49 to the Pound and the Euro respectively. It …

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Norway supports anti-piracy project in Ghana

The Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) is assisting Ghana to embark on a sustainable anti-piracy project in the country. The project, which is expected to end by 2013 aims at educating and sensitising the public on the adverse effects of piracy on intellectual property and musical works as well as …

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Businessman in 1.9 million CFA American visa fraud

Ben Tokson, a businessman has appeared before a Hohoe Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding one Kwabla Ahadzi of 1.9 million CFA by false pretences to secure him an American visa. Tokson, who pleaded not guilty has been admitted to a bail amounting to GH¢5,000 with two sureties. The Court again …

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Obama arrives in Ghana, begins business today

US President Barack Obama arrived in Accra Friday night July 10, 2009 to a warm proverbial Ghanaian “Akwaaba” to begin his momentous two-day visit, his first to a sub-Saharan African nation since assuming office. The US Presidential jet, Air Force One, which is making its third call to the Kotoka …

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