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West Africa will not meet MDGs – Dr Chambas

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, immediate-past President of the ECOWAS Commission has said that the sub-region would not meet the Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 deadline. He said despite progress in some areas, poverty levels were still unacceptably high in the region posing a threat to the stability of nations. …

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UT Bank customers receive loans through e-zwich card

Indigenous Ghanaian Bank- UT Bank has found innovative ways of using the e-zwich card and platform by disbursing loans through the card to its customers in the remotest part of the country. More than GH¢920,000 was disbursed to customers of the bank three weeks ago in a loan scheme to …

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Swedru Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union declares profit

The Swedru Teachers’ Co-operative Credit Union made a modest profit of GH¢41,906.22 in 2009 as against GH¢38,527.67 in 2007/08. It also paid an interest totaling GH¢76,076.61 and GH¢8,996.37 dividend respectively to the members of the Union. Mr Solomon K. Baidu-Asoma, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Union, made …

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100 un-custom vehicles impounded in Ashanti Region

The  Special Monitoring Team of the  Revenue Agency Governing Board (RAGB), has impounded more than 100 un custom vehicles in the Ashanti Region. It is part of a nationwide operations to arrest vehicles that come into the country from La Cote d’ Ivoire and Togo on normal visits,  but are …

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Ghanaians asked to develop positive attitude

Reverend Seth Mawutor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Ho, on Sunday called on Ghanaians to develop positive attitude towards each other and work hard towards national development. The clergyman, who made the call at the Volta Regional Thanksgiving Service to climax this year’s National Week of Fasting, Prayer and …

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Second Regional Ministers conference ends in Sunyani

Regional Ministers of the ten regions, have called on government to embark on a crash programme to provide school infrastructure such as classrooms, dormitories, computer and science laboratories. This is to ensure the successful implementation of the four-year Senior High School program. The Ministry of Education has been asked to …

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Paramount chief warns smugglers of petroleum products

Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, Paramount Chief of Tumu Traditional Area, in the Upper West Region, has cautioned smugglers of petroleum products in the area, to desist from the practice or face the law. He also asked Fulani herdsmen, whose activities posed a threat to the peace in the area, …

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Technical education, paramount to Ghana's technological advancement – Educationist

An educationist, has said that efforts to develop the country’s technology have not yielded the desired results due to partly lack of support for students pursuing technical education. Mrs. Victoria Opoku, Director of Secondary Education Division at Ghana Education Service, in Accra, who made the observation, said “The failure of …

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Leadership of Parliament criticized for delaying important business

Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak, Member of Parliament for Asawasi, on Friday scolded the Leadership of Parliament for delaying important businesses of the House that should have been tackled with dispatch. He expressed concern that with only a week for Parliament to rise, Members have not drawn the disbursement formulae for …

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Mills urges Ghana’s youth to acquire marketable competencies

President John Evans Atta Mills, on Saturday, urged the youth to strive to acquire the necessary competencies to be able to take advantage of the opportunities arising out of the country’s emerging crude oil industry. “Expectations are very high as the country looks forward to the proceeds from the oil …

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