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Attorney-General clears STX housing agreement

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, has corrected anomalies in the final agreement on the STX Housing Project. With the legal hurdle now cleared, the document has been referred to the Technical Committee on the STX Housing Project for the administrative phase of the housing scheme. …

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Ghana commits $750m to sanitation for next five years

The government of Ghana has committed US$150 million annually to the sanitation sector, for the next five years (which adds up to US$750 million), in order to generally address Ghana’s very poor performance in sanitation coverage and specifically improve its current rate of progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) …

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Ghana Census 2010 hits 90% completion mark

Dr Grace Bediako, Government Statistician, on Tuesday said the field enumeration of the 2010 Population and Housing Census had hit 90 per cent completion point. She gave the regional statistics as Upper West, 98 per cent, Eastern Region, 97 per cent, Upper East, 96 per cent, Volta Region, 95 per …

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Students advocate passage of Educational Bill

The Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council (ARSRC) has advocated the passage of an Educational Bill that to consolidate the implementation of educational policies for at least 20 years. This, the council noted, would promote unintended and efficient academic calendar in schools for effective human resource development Master Samuel Amoako – …

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Polytechnic education is the engine of every economy – Kale

Polytechnic education is the engine of every developing economy, Mr. Caesar Kale, the Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has said. Mr. Kale said this on Tuesday when students of the Wa Polytechnic embarked on a peaceful demonstration through the principal streets of Wa to present a petition by the Ghana …

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UN Foundation Board meets in Ghana

The UN Foundation Board of Directors, will meet in Ghana and confer with government and non-profit organisations to learn and share strategies for advancing progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The directors include former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner. The meeting comes …

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2nd Ghana water forum opens in Accra

A two- day water forum to create a platform for stakeholders in the water and sanitation sub-sector in Ghana, to review and analyse the National Water Policy and new Environmental Sanitation Policy has opened in Accra. The second Ghana water forum is on the theme: The role of Children and …

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Three in court over missionary’s death

Three persons arrested in connection with the murder of the Reverend Sidney Thomas Barnes, a British/American Missionary at Nsawam, on Tuesday appeared before a District Magistrate’s Court in Accra. Kofi Seidu, a driver, Goodwill Padmore, a pastor and Issaka Mohammed, a mason, are facing the charges of conspiracy to murder …

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Ghana ranks 26 on Global Hunger Index

Ghana occupies the 26th spot on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) table, by virtue of its impressive score of 10.0 obtained this year, according to the recently released 2010 GHI report. Listed at number 26 out of a total of 84 countries which obtained scores of more than five in …

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Ghana still has huge development needs – Danish Ambassador

Mr Stig Barlyng, Danish Ambassador to Ghana, on Tuesday, said Ghana needs more development support from international non governmental organizations despite newspaper statistics that it is gradually becoming a middle income nation. He explained: “The fact that the country now records some riches does not necessarily mean development. Ghana still …

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