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Jefate Microfinance launched

A microfinance organisation started by a group of university graduates three years ago has been formally launched. The organisation which was started with an initial aim of training small scale business people like carpenters, barbers, seamstresses and traders has added a savings scheme to their activities. The group has over …

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Tamale creates 3,300 jobs in 2009

The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly says it created about 3,300 jobs in 2009 under its infrastructural development project. These jobs according to Alhaji Abudulai Haruna Friday, the Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) occurred in Metro Works Unit, Metro Roads Unit, Metro Transport Unit, Sanitation (Zoomlion) and Support for Agriculture programme. Alhaji …

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Quintessentially launches in Ghana

Quintessentially (UK) Limited, the world’s leading private members’ club providing a 24-hour global concierge services, has formally launched its operations in Ghana. This follows its successful registration in Ghana in December last year under the name Quintessentially Ghana Limited. With the launch, Quintessentially Ghana Ltd opens membership subscriptions to interested …

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Ghana Rubber to help local communities set up rubber farms

The Ghana Rubber Estates Limited (GREL) is to assist communities in its areas of operation to establish rubber farms to enable them generate income for development. Mr Marc Genot, the Managing Director of the company announced this on Saturday at the 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association of …

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People with autoimmune disease require National Health Insurance

People suffering from autoimmune disease on Saturday requested government to give clear procedures about how they could benefit from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). At a forum that gave the patients a platform to share their experiences, most of the sufferers said it was difficult getting the right diagnoses …

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Ghana, EU in first timber agreement review meeting

Ghana and the European Union (EU) have held the first monitoring and review meeting to look at the impact of the timber pact, the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) the two signed on timber trade. The Daily Graphic reports that the agenda for the meeting included Rules of the procedure; Ghana …

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Traders charge leadership to be proactive

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) wants the leadership of the Association in the Ashanti region to take a lead role in engaging local government authorities to seek the interest of small businesses. Act 462 of the Local Government Act mandates the metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to charge …

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Government is committed to agric – Minister

Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has reiterated government’s commitment to expanding the agriculture sector, to ensure food security and employment as indicated in the 2010 Budget. He said: “In line with the promise, 14,000 hectares of land have been tilled in six regions of the country in …

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Owere Mines complains about galamsey operations

The Management of Owere Mines Company Limited (OMCL), a gold mining company in the Asante-Akim North Municipality, has raised concern about the siege of its concession by illegal small-scale miners (Galamsey). Mr Roger Banister, Project Manager of the company has therefore appealed to chiefs in the area for support to …

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Atwima-Mponua appeals for more health personnel

The Atwima-Mponua District Health Directorate, has appealed for more medical assistants and other health professionals to assist raise the quality of care for patients. The district has only one medical assistant, who retires in February. Besides, all 12 health centres in the area are without pharmacists. Ms Belinda Baffoe Bonney, …

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