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Christians in Ghana mark Easter with church services

Christians in Ghana and their counterparts throughout the World are today marking Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, about 2,000 years ago, with church services and conventions. Church halls and parks would be filled with regular and occasional worshippers who will be singing praises to glorify God …

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Jirapa records 88 cases of Hepatitis B

The Out Patient Department (OPD) of the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Jirapa recorded 88 cases of Hepatitis B last year as one of the affected persons succumbed to disease. He said the monthly recordings at the OPD put July on top of the list with 28 Hepatitis B cases out …

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Businessman questions quality of some goods

Mr. Franklin Kofi Gedzia, Managing Director of Dzialet Company Limited, a general goods distributor in Ho, has advised importers to ensure that only good quality goods were supplied to the Ghanaian market. According to him, certain consumables including tomato puree and cocoa products supplied to his company went bad before …

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Kufuor leads AU team for Sudan elections

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor leaves Accra Saturday evening, for Khartoum, Sudan, at the head of a 51-member high-powered delegation of the African Union, to observe and monitor general elections in that country scheduled for 11th – 13th April 2010. Former President Kufuor is leading the delegation at the invitation …

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Women asked to speak against harmful effects of climate change

Madam Ekua Ansah Eshun, Executive Coordinator of Advocate and Trainers for Women’s Welfare, Advancement and Rights (ATWWAR), a Takoradi based NGO seeking the welfare of women and children, has called for public education on the adverse effects of climate change on the continent. This, she noted, would enable Ghanaians, especially …

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Four Chinese charged for illegal mining in Ghana

Four Chinese nationals were on Thursday arraigned at the Assin Fosu District Magistrate Court charged with illegal mining. The pleas of Masung Ping, Jia Tongwen, Zhou Mang Bi and Jia Yua Jin were not taken, but the court granted them bail in the sum of GH¢5,000.00 each to re-appear on …

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European company ABB in Ghana $13m power transmission equipment deal

ABB Ltd., has won a deal to supply power transmission equipment to Ghana. The Swiss-Swedish engineering group says the $13 million worth of equipment will improve the management and control of Ghana’s national power transmission network. The deal with the Volta River Authority (VRA) which is financed by the World …

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Ghanaian public cautioned on outbreak of Swine Flu

The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS), on Thursday alerted the public on the threat of possible outbreak of influenza HINI (Swine Flu) in Ghana. The announcement indicated that the danger was heightened by sporadic outbreak of the disease in schools in some regions, leading …

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Credit reference bureaux to make access to loans easier for Ghanaians

Ghanaians can now access credit or loans from the banks and other financial institutions without necessarily providing any physical collateral. Mr George Ahiafor, Chief Executive Officer of XDS Data Ghana Limited, a credit reference Bureau, said his organization had developed a system that provides credit information online about people seeking …

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Government pays off accumulated arrears of NYEP

Government has released GH¢16 million to pay off the four- month accumulated arrears of the personnel of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP). An amount of GH¢3.5 million has also been released to the Agricultural Development Bank, to minimise the GH¢26million government owed the financial entity. The ruling National Democratic …

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