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Guinness Ghana to provide water to over 300,000 people

Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL) under its Water of Life programme, is to provide good drinking water to more than 300,000 people this year. The company had so far provided boreholes for needy communities in the Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western, Central and Eastern regions. Mr Edwin Baffour, Head …

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GrassRootsAfrica unhappy with frequent water shortages in Ghana

Foundation for Grass Roots Initiative in Africa (GrassRootsAfrica), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has expressed concern about the persistent water shortage in the country particularly in the urban centres. GrassRootsAfrica a local NGO working in the area of poverty reduction, strengthening political, economic and social rights of the poor and the …

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Afram Plains maize farmers look for market

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Afram Rural Bank in the Afram Plains, Mr Emmanuel Augustine Siaw, has appealed to schools, market women and organizations to assist maize farmers to sell their produce to be able to settle their loans. He said the “Savior farms” of the …

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Scientist calls for check on misuse of fertilizer

Professor Ebenezer Yeboah Safo of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, has called for the enforcement of quality assurance and control measures in the use of fertilizers on farms. This, he said, would help to prevent the harmful effects of fertilizers on …

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Mahama cautions chiefs to ensure sale of lands reflects true value

Vice-President John Dramani Mahama has cautioned chiefs against the indiscriminate sale of large tracts of land to investors and other land developers at ridiculous prices. He said land was a highly valued and precious commodity, which should be jealously protected and not given away to investors for paltry sums of …

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Districts asked to involve citizens in budget preparation

Members of the Governance Issues Forum Network (GIFNET) have challenged the perception of District Assemblies that people in the rural communities lack the capacity to make effective inputs into the preparation of the assemblies’ development budgets. They argued that many rural communities in the country had retired senior public servants, …

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Ghana Water to shut down treatment plants due to galamsey activities

The Ghana Water Company (GWC) on Friday informed the Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) of its intention to shut down treatment plants at Kibi and Bunso if the activities of illegal miners in the Akyem area were not halted. The action, according to the GWC, has become necessary since the …

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Public institutions urged to support small scale farmers

The Catholic Bishop of Wa, Most Reverend Paul Bemile, has urged public authorities to improve services for small scale farmers to enable them increase food production and income levels. He said the provision of transport services, marketing facilities, good drinking water and quality education to adapt to new technologies and …

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Hannah Tetteh enstooled development queen of Mepe

The chiefs and people of Mepe Traditional Area in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region on Saturday enstooled Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry as a Development Queen of the area with the title, Mama Akuwa Ngoryisi I. The enstoolment also witnessed the honouring of Minister …

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Single Spine Pay Policy to ensure equity in pay range- Amankrah

The Fair Wages and Salary Commission on Friday took its national education programme on the Single Spine Pay Policy (SSPP) to public workers’ in Cape Coast. The Director, Pay Policy Analysis and Research of the Commission, Mr. John Yaw Amankrah noted that his outfit recognises that improved compensation must be …

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