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Road Fund makes GH¢828.5m by 2009, minister asks for increase

Total contributions into the Road Fund, from 2001, when it came into effect, to the end of 2009 stood at GH¢828.5 million, Dr Nii Odotei-Kuma, Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, has said. Though contributions into the Fund have been increasing over the years, he said, its current capacity can …

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Ghana government asked to monitor MDGs funds

The Government of Ghana has been asked to ensure judicious use and stringent monitoring of funds allocated for the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets in the health sector, Official of Fair Play Africa, a Pan African Campaign Group, said on Thursday. Mrs Rosemary Anderson Akolaa of Fair Play …

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Ghanaian heads International Cocoa Council

A Ghanaian has been elected to chair the International Cocoa Council. Mr. Anthony Fofie, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) was elected to the position at the 82nd regular session of the Council in London last week. According to a press release from the COCOBOD, issued …

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Mining industry pays GH¢319m to IRS in 2009

The mining industry in Ghana has become the lead tax payer to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), according to the Ghana Chamber of Mines. A GNA report cited the CEO of the Chamber, Ms. Joyce Aryee as saying that in 2009, the extractive industry in the country paid GH¢319 million …

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Ghana’s Western Region has lowest rural water coverage

Although the Western Region of Ghana is considered to be one of the wettest areas of the country, current figures put it at the lowest rung of the ladder in terms of rural potable water coverage with just 44.20%. The lowest rural water coverage is largely in part as a …

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Government finance officers reminded of growing public demand for accountability

Finance officers in government departments and agencies were on Wednesday reminded of the utmost need to meet the heightening citizens’ demand for accountability in the management of the nation’s finances. Ms Grace Adzroe, Deputy Controller, Finance and Administration of the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department, demanded that the finance officers followed …

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Ghana transport unions urged to form cooperatives

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Education, Winneba, Mr Kwabena Ankomah-Appiah, has urged transport unions to form cooperatives to ensure that competent drivers were employed to man vehicles on the roads. This, he said, was to ensure professionalism and proficiency in the sector and bring road accidents to the …

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Ghana government makes food security a priority

Mr William Boakye-Acheampong, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), has said the Ministry was working to promote sustainable agriculture and enhanced agribusiness through research and technology. This is expected to increase production and yield of major staple crops for food security. He said through …

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Ghana’s Annual Producer Price Index rises to 19.51%

The Annual Producer Price Index (PPI) rises 0.58 percentage points in August, bringing the year on year change to 19.51 percent, the Ghana Statistical Service said on Wednesday. This shows a monthly change of 0.74 per cent over the 18.93 per cent recorded in July. The manufacturing sector, which has …

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