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Ghana government called upon to solve algae problem

Two traditional rulers in Eastern Nzema and Western Nzema have appealed to the government to solve the algae problem that is affecting fishing. They expressed regret that since the 1990s the algae, commonly known among the people as “green-green”, had spread on the sea and it is hampering fishing in …

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Caterers call for legislation to regulate activities

Mr. Casely Hayford Ababio, the President of Brong–Ahafo Regional branch of Ghana Traditional Caterers Association, has appealed to the government to enact laws and legislation that would regulate the activities of traditional caterers. He said there was no Legislative Instrument (LI) that would give the green light to traditional caterers …

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Danish Prince cautions Ghana against neglecting agriculture for oil

Prince Joachin of Denmark on Wednesday cautioned the Ghana government not to neglect the agricultural sector against the background of the socio-economic fortunes of the emerging oil and gas industry. He expressed confidence in the prospects of the agricultural sector stressing that the country had the capacity to produce and …

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Ghana’s SMEs urged to use energy efficient technologies

Operators of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) were on Wednesday tasked to employ energy efficient technologies and energy conservation practices to reduce their operating costs. Mr Stephen Duodu, Programmes Manager of Energy Foundation, said it was government’s policy to recover the full cost of electricity services, adding “this together with …

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Akyempim Rural Bank declares profit

The Akyempim Rural Bank at Gomoa Dawurampong in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region has declared a profit of GH¢113,320.00 for the year 2009, as against GH¢109,546.00 in the 2008 financial year. Col. Rtd K.K. Nyame, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank, said this at …

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Government has not deferred implementation of SSSS – Ministers

There is no intention by the Government to defer the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) to 2011, the ministries of Finance and Economic Planning and Employment and Social Welfare said on Tuesday. A joint statement issued by Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and …

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Census enumerator says was threatened with gun

Ms Elizabeth Yeboah, a census enumerator, has said she had a shock of her life when she was threatened with a gun by a man for going to his house to enumerate him. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Aboadze near Takoradi on Monday, she said she went …

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Minister calls for communication on trade issues in West Africa

Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry (MOTI) has attributed the problems faced in the West African sub-region on trade issues to lack of communication. She said with effective communication on trade protocols and treaties, many of the problems encountered by traders as well as the misconceptions would be …

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Chieftaincy sector to codify Ghana customary laws

The Chieftaincy sector has embarked on a progressive study aimed at interpreting and codifying various customary laws into a unified system of rules. Mr Alex Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, who made this known in Accra on Tuesday explained that when the exercise is completed, adjudicating bodies including the …

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AU launches framework, guidelines for land policy in Africa

The 2009 African Union (AU) Framework and Guidelines for Land Policy in Africa would be launched tomorrow October 27, in Lilongwe, Malawi. It would among other things serve as a critical tool to direct private agricultural investment at country level to support food security and neutralise the risks associated with …

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