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Government to establish two more public universities

Government is to establish two more public universities in the Volta and Brong-Ahafo Regions to bring to eight the number of such universities in the country. Mr Paul Effah, Executive Secretary of the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), announced this on Thursday at the annual congress of the Ghana …

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Ghana’s youth urged to uphold the values of hard work

The Ashanti Regional Director of Education, Mr Joseph K. Onyinah, has reminded the youth to uphold the values of hard work and integrity, since there was no shortcut to success. “You should not be lured into immoral and criminal acts just to satisfy the quest for money”, he said. He …

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Government agencies accused of thwarting efforts of VAT Service

Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the Volta Region, have been accused of thwarting the efforts of the Value Added Tax (VAT) Service in Ho to rake revenue for government. Mr Eric Awuni, in charge of Finance and Administration of VAT Office in Ho, who made the allegation, cited that …

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Aggrieved workers of Scanstyle appeal to government for redress

Aggrieved ex-workers of Scanstyle Mim Limited, a furniture manufacturing company based in Mim, Brong Ahafo Region, on Wednesday appealed to government to investigate why they were dismissed and their End of Service Benefit not paid to them. “For the past 22 months, we have not been paid by the management …

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Government to invest in the water sector – Bissiw

Dr. Hannah Bissiw, Deputy Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, on Tuesday said that government would invest in the water sector to safeguard the health of the people. She said that government was aware that many Ghanaians lack access to safe water and it was taking adequate steps to …

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Case of alleged killers of Mobilla adjourned sine die

The case of the two soldiers standing trial over the death of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, Former Northern Regional Chairman of Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), was on Wednesday adjourned sine die (indefinitely) pending a directive from the Chief Justice. At an Accra Fast Track High Court presided over by Mr. Justice …

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Local Government Ministry to re-energise decentralisation process

The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development on Tuesday unveiled measures to streamline laws and policies that are in conflict with the Local Government Act 462, as part of a broad platform to re-energise the decentralisation process. Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the sector minister, who made this known in …

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Government asked to support the production of Moringa

The Moringa Association of Ghana has called on government to support farmers to produce Moringa plant for export. He said that Moringa, which is nutritious and contains vitamin C, Calcium and protein, could also be used in the production of oil, pomade and paper. Mr Stephen Mensah Adams, Executive Member …

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2010 Population and Housing Census to cost GH¢70m

The two-week 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) scheduled for October is estimated to cost about GH¢70 million,  Dr Grace Bediako, the Government Statistician, has said. She said government had released funds for 60 per cent of the budget while development partners had pledged to support although there would be …

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Annual Producer Price Index rises by 3.28%

The Annual Producer Price Index (PPI) went up by 3.28 percentage points in June, bringing the respective yearly change between June 2009 and June 2010 to 19.42, down from 16.14 per cent. This brings the monthly change rate between May and June 2010 to 10.41 per cent as against 1.13 …

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