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GRASAG appeals to government to review academic fees

Members of Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), have appealed to government to participate in the funding of postgraduate education in Ghana and review the 2010/2011 academic year fees downward. In addition, they said university authorities should make available online, the learning resources that were needed by distant learning postgraduate …

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Parliament’s debates on electricity, water tariffs truncated

Debates in parliament on Monday over the recent electricity and water tariffs increases truncated midway as the matter was found to be in court. Mr Cletus Avoka, Majority Leader who brought the court issue to the notice of the House, said one Mr Kofi Owusu and Mr Kwame Boateng filed …

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Non-professional teachers frequently absent from school – Study

More than 70 percent of non-professional teachers in five districts of the Northern and Upper East regions are frequently absent from school, a situation which is adversely affecting effective teaching and learning. According to a joint study undertaken by the Northern Network for Education and Development (NNED) and Ibis, it …

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Preacher says word of God and not oil will save Ghanaians

The Reverend Joseph Anang Obodai, a Retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has called on Ghanaians to be serious with the Word of God for the salvation and transformation of the country and not depend on oil. He pointed out that when Ghanaians were imbued with the Word …

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EC registered 38,129 voters in Upper West Region

The Electoral Commission (EC) has registered 38,129 people who turned 18 years this year during the Voters Registration Exercise in the Upper West Region, Mr. Mahama Yahaya, Regional Director of EC has said. He said the Wa Municipality registered the highest figure of 7,595 voters and with 22 challenged cases …

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Landowners told not to sell land on waterways to developers

Mr. Caesar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has appealed to landowners to stop selling land that are situated on water ways to private developers. He also advised State Agencies involved in land administration to also stop the practice of condoning with landowners and developers in the acquisition of lands …

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Mfantseman Municipality registers 10,775 voters

The Mfantseman Municipality registered about 10,775 people in the voters’ registration exercise last month, as against 9,558 in 2008 exercise. They are made up of 5,262 males and 5,513 females. Mr Eric Abakah Hagan, Municipal Electoral Officer who released the figures to the GNA at Saltppond at the weekend, sad …

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Ghana IRS to collect $349,000 tax from Black Stars

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is claiming at least $349,000 from the earnings of the 23 players of the senior national team, the Black Stars, who participated in the just ended football World Cup in South Africa. The amount constitutes 10 per cent tax on the publicly known earnings of …

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Ghana hosts UNDP Regional Bureau Cluster meeting

Ghana is to host the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) cluster meeting in Accra from July 14-17 to review economic and development advances made by sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade. The meeting under the theme: “The African Moment: Seizing the Opportunity for Transformational Development,” …

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ECOWAS training session on VAT begins in Accra

A two-week training session for Tax Officers from Anglophone ECOWAS countries began in Accra on Monday. The first training session on Value Added Tax (VAT) being jointly undertaken by ECOWAS Commission and VAT Secretariat in Ghana is being attended by participants from Liberia, Gambia and Sierra Leone. It would focus …

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