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Shortage of cocoa sacks hits Brong Ahafo Region

An acute shortage of cocoa sacks has hit five cocoa producing areas in Asunafo North Municipality and Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo Region, for the past three weeks. A study by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) revealed that a number of private licensed cocoa buying companies had run …

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Venture Capital Fund holds road show in Sunyani

The Venture Capital Trust Fund (VCTF), has organized its 2010 Road Show programme in Sunyani to sensitise the public about the fund and its eligibility criteria. The programme attracted about 70 business operators and representatives of small business enterprises in the Brong Ahafo Region. Mr Kwadwo Nyamekye Marfo, Regional Minister …

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Farmers advised to cultivate tree crops

Mr. Abu Kasanbata, Nadowli District Chief Executive (DCE), has advised farmers not to concentrate on the planting of shea and dawadawa trees but to also undertake mango and cashew projects to better their lots. He said even though shea and dawadawa trees have economic potentials, their maturity periods were longer …

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Ghana is self sufficient in food production but deficient in cereals – Agric Minister

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food Agriculture, noted at the weekend that although the country is self-sufficient in the production of staple foods it is deficient in the cultivation of cereals. “We produce 35 per cent of our rice requirement, 90 per cent of maize. 50 per cent of our …

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Surface mining said to be destroying water bodies

Mr Alban Bagbin, Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, at the weekend noted that surface mining in the Western Region is wrecking havoc on water bodies. Addressing a stakeholders meeting in the water and sanitation sector in Sekondi, he expressed concern about improper environmental sanitation and dumping of toxic …

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Palmer-Buckle deplores lavish spending on funerals

Most Reverend Charles Palmer-Buckle, Archbishop of Accra Catholic Diocese has deplored the lavish spending on funerals by Ghanaians, which he said deprive descendants of the deceased the badly needed resources they need. He observed that a funeral for an ordinary Ghanaian now costs a minimum of GH¢7,500, stressing that it …

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GRIDCO warns general public against encroachment of company lands

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) has reiterated its call on the public to desist from encroaching on its lands and facilities since they can endanger their lives in the process. Mr Charles Darku, Chief Executive Officer of GRIDCO who made the call at the weekend, during a safety awareness walk …

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Hagan tells Ghanaians to change mindset about witchcraft

Professor George Hagan, former Chairman of the National Commission on Culture, has underscored the need for Ghanaians to change their mind set about witchcraft. Witchcraft, he explained, is the belief in the internal logic of African worldview, which views human existence as a dual, spiritual and Professor Hagan was speaking …

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Government asked to build sea defence wall at Lower-Dixcove

Nana Kwesi Agyemang IX, Omanhene of Lower-Dixcove in the Western Region, appealed to Government to build sea defence wall to prevent disaster in the area. He said the sea had eroded private buildings, schools, churches and markets, affecting the socio-economic development in the area. Nana Ageyman, who was speaking at …

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Government tasked to expedite action on release of common fund

Government has been asked to release the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) to the Assemblies on time for the speedy development of the various areas. Mr. Philip Nantee Laari, District Chief Executive (DCE) for Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo, who made the appeal in Tamale on Friday, said some of districts in the Northern …

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