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Prof. Oti Boateng calls for special fund for future census

Daasebre Professor Oti Boateng, Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, has called for the setting up of a special fund backed by law for conducting future census in the country. He said the fund would ensure that the 10-year benchmark set by the UN for conducting census is made mandatory …

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Chieftaincy and land disputes said to be distractions to development

Colonel Cyril Necku (Rtd) Deputy Volta Regional Minister observed at the weekend that chieftaincy and land squabbles are needless distractions to development programmes. “The challenges facing the country require an end to these disputes, which only distract our development focus,” he stresses. Col Necku was speaking at the 2010 Annual …

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Workshop on management of malnutrition opens in Takoradi

The Ghana Health Service in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development USAID), on Monday organised a three-day training workshop on Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) in Takoradi. The programme, which was under USAID’s “Focus Region Health Programme”, is being attended by about 30 nurses and nutrition …

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Malaria control programme faces challenge of getting people to sleep in nets

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has started distributing Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN), free of charge, to ensure a reduction in the mortality rate through malaria, but the Programme faces the challenge of getting people to sleep in the nets. Dr. Mrs Constance Bart-Plange, Programme Manager, NMCP, said the project …

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Asantehene calls on LAP to study Ghana’s lands history

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, has asked officials of the Land Administration Project (LAP) to be conversant with the history of lands in Ghana. He said it was important for them to study ownership, customary and traditional arrangements and practices regarding lands in various parts of the country before …

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Group unhappy with politically-motivated crimes in Ghana

The Ghana Network for Peace Building (GHANEP), has expressed concern about the increasing rate of youth involvement in violent crimes most of which are politically motivated. It also raised concern about the increasing rate of armed robbery in the country and called on the security agencies to expedite action to …

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UT Bank to sell 20% to foreign partner

One of Ghana’s indigenous banks, UT Bank is planning to sell 20% of its stake to an international bank less than two years after its establishment. The Reuters news service quoted the bank’s CEO Kofi Amoabeng who is on a trip to South Africa as saying, the bank is looking …

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Oil-related conflict looms in Jomoro

Residents of four communities in the Jomoro District in the Western region are gearing up to stage a street protest against the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) over a case of forced land acquisition for oil exploration. Adom News sources say the four communities namely Bonyere, Kabla-Suazo, Dum-Suazo and Egbazo …

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