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Ghana to hedge country's oil

The Ghana government will soon come out with a policy framework that will insulate Ghanaians from the escalating crude oil prices on the international market. In pursuit of this, a nine-member Risk Management Committee has been inaugurated with the responsibility to use an insurance instrument to cap the import parity …

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Ghana government secures GH¢45m for SHS dorms

The Government has secured GH¢45 million from the GETFund as the first tranche of a multi-million cedi package for the construction of accommodation facilities for students in the 495 Senior High Schools (SHSs) due for admission in the 2010/2011 academic year. The GH¢225 million package programme is expected to prepare …

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Agric Ministry asked to be serious on seed production

The National President of the Seed Producers Association of Ghana (SEEDPAG), Mr. Patrick Apullah, has called on the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to organize a stakeholders’ forum to streamline the seed industry in the country. He said the government’s desire and efforts to achieve food sufficiency in the country …

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Vodafone Ghana introduces occupational safety rules

Vodafone Ghana, has introduced a fatality protection programme, to protect its employees, partners, assigns and contractors from fatal accidents and injuries while on the job. Vodafone’s health and safety standards known as “The Six Absolute Rules”, are meant to be implemented throughout all Vodafone operations in the country and with …

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TiGo recruits 33 youth to help increase subscriber-base

TiGo Mobile Telecom, one of the leading telecomm operators in the country, has recruited 33 people in the Upper West Region to help promote and increase the customer base of the company. The 33 employees, mainly young people, would make daily sales of TiGo phones and SIM cards to the …

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TOR in discussion with Surnergy for supply of one million barrels of oil

Ghana’s only refinery, the Tema Oil Refinery  (TOR) has reached an advanced stage of discussion with Sunergy Inc., for the supply of one million barrels of petroleum products, the company has said in a press release. According to the company, it has formed a strategic alliance with a Global Petroleum …

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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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