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MP accused of gold fraud appears in court

Mr Felix Twumasi-Appiah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Sene in Brong-Ahafo Region, standing trial with Juan Carlos, a Spanish national on Monday appeared before An Accra Circuit court hearing the case. The accused who for sometime had been absent from the court is being sought for his alleged role in …

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Black Stars given rousing welcome

Ghana Black Stars, the senior national team, returned home on Monday evening to a rousing welcome at the Kotoka International Airport. The Stars, who arrived by a South African Airways flight, after participating in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, were met by a large crowd of fans …

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Rural banks need risk management to survive in urban environment – Osei-Bonsu

Rural and Community Banks (RCB) survival in an urban environment depend largely on their ability to brace themselves to minimize risks, Mr Eric Osei-Bonsu, Managing Director of ARB Apex Bank has said. He said RCBs operations in urban environments are likely to take on board more and bigger risks that …

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Food and Drugs Board swoops on illegal drug dealers at Agbogbloshie

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Monday extended its swoop on traders in illegal drugs and aphrodisiac to the Agbogbloshie Market in Accra and seized large quantities of their products. About 15 shops were raided, five people arrested and are assisting the Police in their investigations, after which the …

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AGRA strategy aims to increase food production in Northern Ghana, add $500m to GDP

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has developed a strategy aimed at increasing food production in Ghana’s Northern region and adding $500 million to the agriculture component of the country’s GDP. The strategy AGRA says is to increase the cultivated area in the Northern region and roughly …

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Multi-million cedi mango plantation project launched

Mrs Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, on behalf of Vice President John Mahamah on Saturday launched a 52 million-Ghana Cedis National Mango Plantation Project aimed at developing mango orchards in a five-year period. The Project, which is private-sector-led and sponsored by the Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF), …

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Recent floods destroy hundreds of hectares of farmlands in Keta

Hundreds of hectares of farmlands were submerged in the Keta Municipality by the recent floods destroying food crops worth several thousands of Ghana cedis. About 100 acres of maize farms belonging to Farmer Based Organizations that received support under the Millennium Challenge Authority (MCA) Project at Anloga were among the …

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Herbal medicine should be last resort to patients- Herbalist

Mr Mahama Topie, Chairman of the Won Waana Traditional Healers Association in the Upper West Region, has advised herbalists to recognise the lead role orthodox medicine plays in the health delivery system. He also asked the herbalists not to become the first point of call for patients. Mr Topie who …

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Water shortage hits 35 communities in Gomoa West and East Districts

About 35 communities in the Gomoa West and East districts have been disconnected from water supply following the destruction of the main pipe line that supplies water to them from the Agona Kwayanko Water Works. Floods that hit Agona Swedru following the June 20 downpour destroyed the pipeline. The communities …

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Several hundreds hectares of crops destroyed by floods in Agona

A large tract of cash and food crops in the Agona West and East Districts of the Central Region has been destroyed by floods which hit the area on June 20. The chiefs in the area revealed this at a media conference to brief the public and non governmental officials …

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