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Provide irrigation facilities for Northern Ghana – Ministers

Ministers of the three Northern Regions have appealed to the country’s development partners to assist in the development of irrigation facilities in the area to ensure all year round food production. The Ministers observed that although the Northern, Upper West and East Regions were endowed with fertile lands, they could …

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USADF supports farmers

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), has signed an agreement for a grant to support Pig Farmers and Processors Association in Ejisu Juaben District in the Ashanti Region. A Statement issued by the Foundation to the GNA in Accra said the four-year grant is designed to increase the incomes …

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Ghanaians urged to patronize locally made goods

Ms Hannah Tetteh, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief executives to patronize goods produced in their areas to set a good example to the people. The minister was addressing Municipal and District Chief executives and coordinating directors at a one day orientation …

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NGO seeks reparation from Britain, America for slavery

Members of the Ghana Reparation and Repatriation Foundation (GRARF), a local NGO operating in the north, have appealed to the government to take a strong stand and ask for compensation from Britain and America for their involvement in the Trans Atlantic Chattel slavery in Ghana. The members reminded government that …

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Upper East farmers cultivating 1,700 hectares of rice

Farmers in the Upper East Region in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) and the Tono Irrigation Programme are cultivating 1,700 hectares of rice. The fields that are expected to yield about 7,000 tonnes of the crop this year, have been ploughed and some cultivated but other …

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$7m shea nut processing plant for Buipe

Ghana and Brazil have signed a $7 million agreement for the establishment of a shea nut processing plant at Buipe in the Northern Region. The facility, which would start operations in August, would be the first of three plants to be established under the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority. This was …

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Private Enterprises Foundation calls for Agric Fund

The Private Enterprises Foundation (PEF) has proposed the establishment of an Agriculture Fund for accelerated economic growth. The Director General of PEF, Dr Osei Boeh-Ocansey, said agriculture, which is the single largest contributor to GDP, is operating at about 20 per cent capacity. Dr Boeh-Ocansey was speaking at a Konrad …

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Police prosecutes suspect for attempting to bribe cop

Dzigbordi Kumatse, a brother of a suspect in police grips on narcotics charges, has been arrested for attempting to bribe Detective Corporal Mawuli Owusu-Agbe of the Nkwanta Police. Kumatse deployed bribery as a tool to demand the release of his brother arrested as part of a police swoop on hideouts …

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Medical errors in the US cost lives of 100,000 patients every year

Participants at a conference on patient safety and quality healthcare at Fiapre in the Brong Ahafo Region were at the weekend hit with a report by the Institute of Medicine that each year close to 100,000 people die in United States hospitals due to medical errors. The participants at the …

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TUC to battle delays of new pension scheme

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) says it would battle any attempt to delay the implementation of the New Pensions Scheme, “whether it came from government or the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)”. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during a Volta Regional Council of Labour meeting …

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