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Prof J. H. Nketia celebrated

Professor Emeritus Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia was on Friday celebrated for his immense contribution to the development of arts in the country. Prof. Nketia is a renowned international musicologist, poet, cultural activist, nationalist and a scholar. Professor Kwesi Yankah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana, praised the icon and said the …

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Minister says government would support the judiciary in the discharge of duties

Mr. Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, on Friday said government would support the judiciary to bring justice to the people so that citizens would live and work in an atmosphere of peace and security. He therefore stressed the need for a tried and tested legal system, procedure and …

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Third annual girls’ conference underway in Sunyani

The Third Annual Regional Girls’ Leadership Development and Empowerment Conference for 50 selected participants, between 12–15 years from Asutifi and Tain districts of Brong Ahafo Region began in Sunyani on Thursday. The three-day conference, under the auspices of Action Aid Ghana (AAG), a British non-governmental organisation, working with poor and …

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Police kills five suspected armed robbers in shoot-out

The Ghana Police Service, on Friday shot five armed robbers dead who were on a mission to rob a house at Adjiriganor in East Legon. Deputy Commissioner Of Police (DCOP) Rose Bio-Atinga, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, who made this known at a press conference in Accra, said the police …

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Prosecution closes case in Ya-Na trial

Prosecution in the Ya-Na trial on Friday closed its case after failing to produce two other witnesses it had intended to testify in the matter. In all 12 witnesses have testified in the case in which 15 persons are standing trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of Ya-Na …

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Ghanaians asked to harness culture for development

Mr Benyameen Sam Keelson, Deputy Director of the Western Regional Centre for National Culture (CNC), on Friday called on Ghanaians to harness culture for national development. He said culture that epitomizes the people’s way of life, could be used to educate the citizenry and make the necessary changes in society. …

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The Snow Leopard launches Ghana’s ski slope project

Kwame Nkrumah Acheampong, also known as ‘The Snow Leopard’ and the first Ghanaian to participate in a Winter Olympics is working on building Ghana’s ski slope. Building of the ski slope is going along with developing Ghana’s ski team, he has said in Accra. According to him, the building of …

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Ghana’s GDP for 2010 revised to GH₵44.8b

Ghana’s economy has been revised. The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) says the economy will grow at 6.6%. The GSS has therefore revalued the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at GH₵44.8 billion for 2010. It had earlier estimated the GDP at GH₵25.6 billion. The new growth projection was made according to …

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Ghana jumps 10 places to 67 in Global Doing Business Report

Ghana has moved up ten places to 67 in the rankings of doing business in the world, thanks to two new reforms that led to enhanced credit availability, the International Finance Corporation said (IFC) on Thursday. Ghana ranks topmost in registering property, access to credit and is among the first …

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Hunger Project-Ghana supports farmers and traders with microfinance

The Hunger Project (THP)-Ghana has supported 160 petty traders and farmers in the Akuapem South Municipality with GH¢18,300.00 in micro credits. Whilst 110 of the beneficiaries who were women received GH¢13,050.00, their 50 male counterparts received a total of GH¢5,250.00. Mr George D. Ofori, Project Officer THP-Ghana, told the GNA …

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