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USAID to assist Western Region with $25m

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will spend about 25 million dollars in the Western Region over the next four years. USAID hopes to improve capacity building in democracy and governance, economy, health,  education and agriculture,  Mr David Atteberry, Deputy Mission Director of the USAID-Ghana said this known …

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Tullow's drilling efficiency in Jubilee field said to be best in West Africa

Drilling operations on the offshore Jubilee Field remains on track for first oil production In Quarter 4. The facility have recently been designated by independent consultants as being the most cost efficient or ‘best-in-class’ compared to other operators in West Africa. Mr. Alan Dowokpor, Head of Drilling Operations of Tullow …

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Ghana advertisers complain about increase in outdoor rates

Members of the Advertisers Association of Ghana (AAG) on Wednesday expressed worry about a 700 per cent increase in the rate of outdoor advertising and called on government to dialogue with them as partners in nation building. They alleged that some foreigners were interested in the business and therefore lobbying …

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Three former Ministers and another on trial for causing financial loss

The Trial of three Former Ministers and a former Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) opened on Wednesday at an Accra Fast Track High Court presided over by Mr Justice Bright Mensah. The four are Richard Anane, Former Minister of Transport; Anthony Akoto Osei, Former Minister …

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Nkwanta South District to step-up revenue generation efforts

The Nkwanta South District Assembly is fashioning out strategies to correct why it failed to achieve its revenue targets for 2008 and 2009. At a meeting on Wednesday, Mr Joseph Ninkab, the District Chief Executive, said the Assembly only managed to collect GH¢73,229 out of the projected revenue of GH¢106,130 …

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Ghana needs $1.5b to meet MDG sanitation target

A programme officer of the Environmental Health and Sanitation Directorate (EHSD) of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Kweku Quansah, has disclosed that Ghana requires about $1.5 billion within the next five years at the peak of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target, in order to attain …

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Government approves National Environment and Sanitation Policy

The government of Ghana, last week Thursday approved the 2007 revised National Environment and Sanitation Policy for the Water and Sanitation Sector of the country. The policy, which came into force in 1999, was operational until 2006 when the need to review it arose. However, the improved document needed Cabinet’s …

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Switzerland helps Ghanaian farmers promote biodiversity

The government of Switzerland is offering assistance to Ghanaian farmers to engage in the sustainable production and trade of the very useful plant species known as Allanblackia. The tree is known locally as sonkyi or kusiadwe. It grows naturally in forests and to some extent on farms and adjoining areas …

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Government directs audit of premix sales in Greater Accra

The government on Tuesday directed all District Assemblies in the Greater Region to audit the sale and revenue collection of premix fuel by Landing Beach Committees following allegations of massive fraud and mismanagement. Beginning with the Ablekuma South Sub Metro, the government gave the Accra Metropolitan Assembly seven days to …

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Prudential Bank opens Accra Industrial Area branch

Prudential Bank Limited (PBL) will continue to deliver tailor-made products to meet the needs of the business community and to enhance growth of companies. “We assure you that you will continue to find us as a vital partner in the growth of your businesses,” Mr. Joseph Okine-Afranie, Deputy Managing Director …

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