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Nkoranza youth educated on dangers of illegal migration

A three-member delegation from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has visited Nkoranza to interact with and educate the youth on the dangers associated with illegal migration. Illegal migration is common among the youth in Nkoranza and its environs who often take the dangerous journey across the Sahara Desert to …

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Ministry holds workshop on urban planning

A day’s validation workshop to provide a platform for stakeholders to make valuable inputs into the draft national urban policy ended in Koforidua on Wednesday. The workshop, which was organized by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), was to enable the about 80 participants drawn from the …

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ABL supports GJA Awards ceremony

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), Producers of Club Beer and other assorted drinks, on Thursday presented 139 cases of drinks and mineral water worth GH¢2,600 to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to support the 15th GJA awards slated Saturday, 21st August. The drinks included 20 cases of Castle Milk Stout, 15 …

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Spillage of water from dams in Burkina Faso suspended

Chief Kpaana M.B. Bawah, a Member of the Council of State, said on Friday that spillage of water from the Bagre and the Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso had been suspended because water in the dams had not reached their maximum level. Chief Bawah, the Chairman of the Regional Platform …

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Government provides 26 outboard motors to fishermen in Winneba

The government has presented 26 outboard motors to fishermen in Winneba as part of its promise to help promote the fishing industry in the country. The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, Nii Ephraim, made the presentation at a durbar for fishermen in Winneba that was also attended by Assembly Members, Heads …

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Australian company to start gold mining in Upper West Region of Ghana

Large scale gold mining may start in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region in 2012. The project, which would be the first of its kind, would be undertaken by Azumah Resources Limited, an Australian Mining Company that had been prospecting for gold in the region for sometime now. …

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Ghana records 3.3 million metric tons of maritime trade in first quarter

Ghana, in the first quarter of this year, recorded a total of 3,370,757 metric tons of maritime trade. The total maritime trade consisted of 2,413,711 metric tons of import trade, and 957,046 metric tons of export trade through the Tema and Takoradi Ports. The statistics are contained in a copy …

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Ghana stocks rise for third time

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) All-Share Index, the main market indicator, on Wednesday went up substantially by 124.66 points to continue its gains this week. The Index, which made marginal gains on Monday and Tuesday, therefore, closed Wednesday’s trading at 6,389.98 points from 6,265.32 points the previous session. The Change …

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Vice President calls on banks to further reduce lending rates

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday called on banks to further reduce their base and interest rates to allow small and medium enterprises that depend on loans to survive in the commercial competition in the country. “I am encouraged by your gradual reduction of base and interest rates; we …

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Ghanaians advised to file tax returns regularly

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Wednesday organized a tax education seminar for professionals, namely, medical practitioners, lawyers and accountants advising them to file regular tax returns to enable them to enjoy personal tax relief. A tax return is an official statement of information from any person chargeable of tax …

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