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Mills asks agencies to step up revenue mobilisation

President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday called on the nation’s revenue collection agencies to increase their efforts at revenue mobilisation and arrest the vast leakage in the tax system. He said accelerated national development rests on adequate revenue mobilisation and cautioned revenue officials against smuggling, undervaluation and collusion. President …

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District APRM meets development partners

District Oversight Committees (DOCs) of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) have met development partners to deliberate on the Role of District Oversight Committees in Popular Participation and Decentralization. A statement from the National APRM Office in Accra named the districts as Mfantsiman in the Central Region and Shama in …

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Religious bodies urged to provide employable skills for members

Mr Mahmud Khalid, Upper West Regional Minister, has called on religious organisations to show more concern to the provision of basic employable skills to their members to make them self-reliant. He said there was too much concentration on spirituality and doctrines to the detriment of helping Church members with skills …

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Nigeria resumes gas supply to Ghana for power generation

Following uncertainties over some months, Nigeria has finally resumed the supply of natural gas for the West Africa Gas Pipeline project, and Ghana will be able to power its electricity plant at Aboadze. The ThisDay citing a Reuters report said Nigeria has restarted the supply of 30 million standard cubic …

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Business slow for shop owners during Easter holidays

The atmosphere at the Mallam Atta Market in Accra said it all— business activities were slow. When ghanabusinessnews.com visited a cross-section of shop owners at the market on Easter Monday, the general sentiment was that goods are not selling this past few months and especially this Easter period. Bernice, a …

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Construction of GH¢60,000 library complex in Tatale begins

The Northern Regional Minister Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba has congratulated the chiefs, elders and the Basare Youth Association for organizing their annual national congress to share ideas, identify challenges that confront. He stated that the challenges that confront them were not different from those of their other brothers and sisters …

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Kwabre District Assembly launches programme to reduce poverty

The Kwabre District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has launched a programme to fight poverty and improve education especially in its rural communities. To enable it implement the programme, the district had acquired land banks for distribution to unemployed youth who are eager to go into agriculture. Mr Adams Iddisah, …

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e-zwich transactions made possible through Internet

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has introduced a utility software that makes it possible to settle the day’s transaction on the e-zwich Point of Sales (POS) device and other functions without relying on a GPRS system which uses a mobile phone chip. Known as PCPAD, the software …

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Chinese investors to assemble farming equipment in Ghana

Two Ghanaian companies, Unik Dezines Ltd and SpeedGold Ghana Limited have signed an MoU with a group of Chinese Investors to assemble farming equipment and other manufacturing ventures. The Chinese investors were in Ghana for a presentation and to sign an MoU for the construction of 10 multi-million dollar factories …

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Consumption of dog heads affecting rabies research

The increase in consumption of dog heads in the Bongo District is said to be hampering research efforts into rabies cases reported at the district hospital in the area. Dogs suspected to carry rabies popularly known as “mad dogs” among the people, are killed and eaten including the heads that …

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