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Parents complain about arbitrary BECE registration fees

There is growing anger among parents in Kumasi over what they say is the arbitrary Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) registration fee charged by some public schools in the metropolis. They pay between GH¢20.00 and GH¢30.00 to register their children for the upcoming examination although the official fee is GH¢7.00. …

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District Assemblies asked to report non-performing contractors

A Member of the Council of State, Naa Seidu Braimah, has appealed to Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) to report non-performing contractors of the government to the appropriate authorities. Naa Braimah, who is also the chief of Guli, in the Wala Traditional Area, said the government would not condone with …

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GDCA partners media for development

The executive secretary of the Ghana Developing Communities Association, (GDCA) Mr Osman Abdel-Rahman, has commended the media for their collaborative efforts and urged them to maintain it towards national development. He said this in an address in Tamale on Tuesday as part of its quarterly meeting with the media to …

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Ghana discovers more mineral deposits

Ghana has made more discoveries of mineral deposits which are expected to boost the country’s economy and development. The deposits include copper, phosphate, nickel, chromium and uranium. The government has, therefore, invited the investor community to partner it to develop the country’s enormous natural resources in an efficient, economic and …

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Ghana scores high in study of gender in labour markets

A  World Bank study titled Gender Disparities in Africa’s Labour Market,has shown that Ghana is among countries in Africa with a high percentage of women participating in the labour market. Ghana is rated as one of the countries having recorded 80% and above participation of women in the labour force. …

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GETfund votes GH₵4m for projects

The Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) has voted GH¢4m towards the implementation of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship Scheme (MASTEES) for 2010/2011 academic year, an official letter has said. More than 8,000 needy but brilliant students pursuing programmes in these subject areas in tertiary, senior high schools, vocational, technical …

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Ghana needs more irrigation dams to boost rice production – Awuni

Mr John Awuni, Corporate Affairs Director of Finatrade Group of Companies, on Tuesday appealed to government to construct irrigation dams at all rice growing areas, nationwide. This he said would not only increase rice production and ensure food security, but also discourage and reduce the importation of the product. “Most …

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New Juaben Municipal Assembly improves on revenue generation

The Internally Generated Fund (IGF) of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly is steadily improving due to prudent measures put in place to check leakages, Mr Alex Asamoah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), has said. Addressing the Fourth Ordinary Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Fifth Assembly in Koforidua on Tuesday, …

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Hypersoft’s SME Records Bank Project commended

The Group of 20 ( G-20)  has rated the SME Records Project submitted by Hypersoft Ghana Limited, a private ICT and project management professional service company,  to its Challenge  Panel as “Green SME”. Mr Lonlon Tekpa, Chief Executive Officer of Hypersoft, the brain behind the SME Records Bank Project, told …

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Ghana International Book Fair opens

The Ninth Ghana International Book Fair kick-started on Tuesday in Accra with a call on publishers, writers and stakeholders to join in the fight against “book piracy.” Professor Kofi Awoonor, Chairman of the Council of State, explained that “book piracy” represented a situation where some perpetrators illegally, poorly and cheaply …

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