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Mahama urges African leaders to ‘advertise’ their achievements

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has appealed to colleague African leaders to celebrate their achievements and successes for the outside world to recognize their efforts. “Africans have made a lot of progress after achieving independence, but because they are silent on their achievements other people have taken advantage to highlight …

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Food and Drugs Board spells out laws to ensure food safety

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) is to collaborate with Environmental Health Officers to ensure food safety and quality. The FDB lauded the collaboration as the best way to   monitor the activities of food producers and ensure that they comply with the laws that govern their activities. Ms Marian Lovelace …

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Ministry says machine-readable Ghana passports valid until 2015

The machine-readable Ghana passports remain valid and will run concurrently with the biometric passports until November 2015 when they would be phased out, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on Friday. The Passport Office has therefore been issuing the biometric passports alongside the machine-readable passports to Ghanaians in and outside …

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IMF Mission asks Ghana to cut fiscal deficits

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission to Ghana, has asked the Ghanaian authorities to strive to reduce fiscal deficits and associated public borrowing, to sustain and build on the favourable trends in inflation and macro-economic stability. The fiscal deficit in the first half of 2010 was 5.3 per cent of …

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Ghana said to have potential to export soya bean

Mr Roy Ayariga, Co-ordinator of the Northern Rural Growth Programme (NRGP) has observed that Ghana has a huge potential to produce and process soybeans for local consumption and export. He therefore urged farmers and processors of the crop to draw up strategies to achieve the goal. Mr Ayariga made the …

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Ghana Revenue Authority hosts 10th African Tax Administration Forum

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will from October 4-8, 2010 host the 10th African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) technical event, whose objective is to discuss strategies to fight domestic tax abuse and the role of audit within small and medium size businesses. The forum will also promote and facilitate mutual cooperation …

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Book on microfinance and poverty reduction launched in Accra

A microfinance and poverty reduction book that traces the practice of various finance schemes across Ghana has been launched in Accra, ahead of this year’s Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN) Conference. The book outlines the operation of microfinance schemes in the country and stressed the need for financial inclusion through microfinance …

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Chirano Gold Mines yet to declare dividend to the state

Chirano Gold Mines has never declared dividend to the State since it started operations in the country in November 2005. Mr John G. Seaward, General Manager of the company who made this known to journalists at the Bibiani operations site of the company said the decision not to pay the …

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Commission on Small Arms destroys 1,500 weapons

The Ghana National Commission on Small Arms on Friday destroyed 1,500 pieces of locally produced fire arms seized from people who possessed them illegally in various parts of the country. The seizure was as a result of a six weeks joint exercise organised by the Commission and the security agencies …

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Census comes to stand-sill in Northern Region

The 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) in the entire Northern Region has grind to a halt because copies of “PHC1A” questionnaire had run short of supply. Mr. Thomas Azoure, Northern Regional Statistician in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Tamale said the shortage of the PHC1A …

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