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Crown Prince of Japan arrives in Ghana

The Crown Prince of Japan, Naruhito arrived in Ghana Sunday March 7, 2010 for a three-day official visit. The Prince arrived in the country with a 30-strong delegation. The visit is at the invitation of the Ghana government and it is to boost relations between the two countries. The prince …

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Ghana’s oil production plans progress as Weatherford Pipeline wins contract

Plans and works towards the commercial production of Ghana’s oil are well on track as another international specialty company, Weatherford Pipeline & Specialty Services Group has won a contract to work on the Jubilee oil field. According to information in the global oil industry available to ghanabusinessnews.com, Weatherford has been …

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MP urges President to halt illegal mining in Akyem Abuakwa

Mr Atta Akyea, Member of Parliament (MP), for Abuakwa South, has appealed to President John Evans Atta Mills to honour his promise to use State Security to stop illegal mining in the Akyem Abuakwa area. He said illegal mining, apart from degrading the environment, including polluting water bodies, had become …

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Government asked to increase taxes on alcohol

Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer of Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital, has called on the government to increase taxes on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products in the country. He said the move would deter the youth from smoking and drinking and rather adopt healthy lifestyles and also contribute to …

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Fire Service to teach people how to use fire extinguishers

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), is instituting measures to train private and public institutions on the effective handling of fire extinguishers to help combat fire outbreaks. The Eastern Regional Fire Officer, Mr Bartholomew Nketsiah who made this known to the Ghana News Agency in Winneba, said the GNFS was …

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NGO inaugurates boat to protect children on Volta Lake

Challenging Heights, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Winneba in the fight against exploitation of children, has inaugurated a boat on the Volta Lake to offer protection for women and children on the water body. The boat costing 13,900 dollars is based at Yeji. It has the capacity to carry …

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Churches urged to support food security initiatives

The Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in West Africa (FECCIWA) has called on churches to draw up strategic plans and synchronize them with national and stakeholder objectives aimed at achieving sustainable food security in society. FECCIWA has also called on churches to mobilize their collective assets and local resources …

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Ghanaians urged to consume cocoa drink without milk and sugar daily

A researcher at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana has advocated daily consumption of natural cocoa powder without additives including sugar and milk saying the diet reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Mr. Kwame Agyente-Badu, Acting Head of the New Products Development Unit of CRIG, discouraged the use …

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Accountant before court for embezzling GH¢47,000

Joseph Akatin Wintamah, an accountant of the Forestry Commission, who allegedly embezzled GH¢47,000 appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Friday. Wintamah pleaded not guilty to stealing. The court presided over by Mrs Adwoa Coleman remanded the accused in custody pending further investigations. The accused, who appeared without a lawyer, …

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Mill's speech at 53rd Independence Day parade: Full text

Today March 6, 2010 marks the 53rd anniversary of Ghana’s Independence. The President, John Evans Atta Mills addressed a parade at the Independence Square in Accra to mark the occasion. We bring you the full text of the speech below. Theme: Investing In The Youth For A Better Ghana Your …

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