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Government urged to invest in production of local food crops

The Ghana Trade and Livelihoods Coalition has urged government to initiate and encourage pragmatic measures that will help boost the production of more local food crops, as a means of ensuring food security in the country. It said investing in the production of local food crops, that meet international standards …

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57% of Ghana land classified as agriculture land

Ghana has an estimated area surface of 23.8 million hectares of land. 57% of that total land mass has been classified as agriculture land and that is 13.6 million hectares of land. However, the Vice President, John Mahama has said that as at 2009 only 7.3 million hectares of that …

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ECG official issues warning against tampering with electricity metres

The Accra West Regional Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Alhaji D. A. Jangu has sent a strong warning to people who tamper with electricity meters without the notice of staff of the company to desist from such habits. He said the management would deal with people who …

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Vice President calls for Private Public Partnership in the construction of dams

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has called for Public Private Partnership in the construction, operation and maintenance of dams and other water bodies to ensure their sustainability and conservation. He expressed disappointment at the rate at which dams and dugouts were poorly maintained in the country and cited a study …

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Ghanabusinessnews.com takes part in Global Hunger Index conference

Ghanabusinessnews.com was Monday, represented by its Assistant Online Editor, Edmund Smith-Asante, at an international news briefing on the just released 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) report from our offices in Accra. Mr. Smith-Asante was one of few journalists from 25 countries worldwide and the first of two Ghanaian journalists to …

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World Bank to assist Ghana in youth skills training

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Monday announced that government would soon receive a 100 million dollar World Bank grant to train more youth to acquire skills to be self-employed and to be employable in various sectors. He said under the programme, Ghana would send a team to Kenya and …

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Judicial Service directs signing of Oath and Certificate on land

The Judicial Service has directed that from October 1, 2010 signing of “Oath of Proof” and “Certificate of Proof” on land and other related documents in Accra will be effected by the designated officers of the Service. A copy of a statement signed by Mr Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong, Judicial …

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Durbar on Constitution Review held at Ntiribuoho

A consultative meeting to collate views on the 1992 Constitution of Ghana has been held at Ntiribuoho in the Afigya-Kwabre district. The meeting which was organized by the District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) was held in collaboration with the Constitutional Review Commission. In attendance were …

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Ban on use of motorbikes in Bawku impeding health care delivery

The ban on the use of motorbikes in the Bawku Municipality and its environs is hampering the movement of health personnel, especially those working with the Municipal Mutual Health Insurance Scheme. Field workers find it difficult to access most communities, to register people for the Scheme. Consequently, about 343,151 potential …

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Mills urges Ghana’s envoys to seek national interest first

President John Evans Atta Mills on Tuesday charged Ghana’s envoys to place the interest of the nation above personal interests in their diplomatic assignments. He prayed for the success of the envoys and, with an expression of confidence in them, wished them the blessings of God. Swearing-in two new ambassadors …

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