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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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TMA to dredge Ashaiman and Sakumono drains

The Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) is to dredge the Ashaiman/Sakumono drain as part of measures to curb perennial flooding of the Ashaiman under-pass. Mr Stephen Attipoe, Tema Metropolitan Road Engineer said the dredging would cost GH¢1,000,000. Mr Attipoe said this in Tema on Thursday when Nii Amarh Ashitey, Greater Accra …

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NFED/Vodafone educate apprentices

A one-year intensive educational programme by the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) for 50 apprentices in Winneba is underway. The programme includes reading, writing and record keeping for hairdressers, dressmakers, carpenters and drivers. The programme is the initiative of “Challenging Heights”, a non-governmental organization of the Barclays Bank and the Vodafone Foundation …

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Bad roads compel farmers to transport cocoa on carts and donkeys

Farmers in cocoa growing areas in Sefwi are compelled by the deplorable roads and broken down bridges to transport their cocoa on carts pulled by donkeys to cocoa depots for weighing. Operators of the carts charge GH¢4.50 for a bag of cocoa for half kilometer journey, 37-year-old cocoa farmer, Madam …

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UK homecare training agency opens branch in Ghana

A London-based recruitment agency for homecare workers, Absolute Recruit Limited (ARL), has opened a branch in Ghana to create direct jobs for the youth. The agency will train the youth on how to attend to the aged in society, and reduce the frustrations usually coupled with old age in Ghana. …

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Kumasi Campus of School of Law inaugurated

The Kumasi Campus of the Ghana School of Law was on Thursday inaugurated at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene and Chancellor of the KNUST, called on Ghanaians to support the training of lawyers to help uphold the rule of law, …

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Veep outlines plans against future floods

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday announced plans to mitigate the plight of flood victims in some parts of the country. He said government in partnership with the United Nations Agencies had mobilised quantities of food and other relief items amounting to $5 million to be distributed to the …

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