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Commission on Small Arms destroys 1,500 weapons

The Ghana National Commission on Small Arms on Friday destroyed 1,500 pieces of locally produced fire arms seized from people who possessed them illegally in various parts of the country. The seizure was as a result of a six weeks joint exercise organised by the Commission and the security agencies …

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Census comes to stand-sill in Northern Region

The 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) in the entire Northern Region has grind to a halt because copies of “PHC1A” questionnaire had run short of supply. Mr. Thomas Azoure, Northern Regional Statistician in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Tamale said the shortage of the PHC1A …

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198 new lawyers called to the Ghana Bar

The Chief Justice, Mrs Justice Georgina T. Wood, on Friday announced various reforms embarked by the General Legal Council aimed at maintaining and enhancing standards at the bar. She said this when she swore in 198 persons who were enrolled as newly qualified lawyers at the Banquet Hall, State House …

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Law for prosecution of prayer camp pastors who keep people with HIV/AIDS called for

Parliament has been asked to enact a law to prevent pastors from keeping people with HIV/AIDS at prayer camps. Dr Sampson B. Ofori, Eastern Regional Co-ordinator of the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), who made the suggestion, expressed worry that some people with the disease go to prayer camps instead …

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Osu to launch community development fund to address maternal, child mortality

Osu Mantse Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI will launch a Community Development Fund (CDF) to tackle maternal and infant mortality, youth in agriculture and sanitation in Osu. He told our reporter the focus of the Fund is to reduce maternal and infant mortality to zero, boost the fishing business for …

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Chinese diplomat says China-Africa relations based on equality and mutual-trust

China-Africa relations is anchored on equality; mutual-trust; friendship; economic win-win cooperation and cultural exchanges, Chinese Ambassador, Mr Gong Jianzhong said at a reception in Accra on Wednesday to mark 61 years of the People’s Republic of China, which falls on 1st October 2010. He said his country through the Forum …

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Ghanaians urged to buy made-in-Ghana for economic growth

Mr. Caesar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has urged Ghanaians to sacrifice their taste for foreign goods for made-in-Ghana goods as the economic flourishes when locals feed on what is local. He said Ghanaians would be creating more economic prosperity for foreign countries to the detriment of their own …

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Algae hampers fishing in Ellembelle

Fisher folks in the Ellembelle District and environs have expressed worry over the presence of algae which have taken over the sea for the past 8 months. The situation has stagnated economic activities of fishermen in the area as they find it difficult to undertake fishing expeditions. The Acting Chairman …

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First batch of Ghanaian doctors to begin national service

The first batch of 200 medical doctors are expected to begin their service in March 2011 under the National Service Scheme.

The doctors form part of a total of 50,069 service personnel that will be deployed for the 2010/11 national service year. The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Mr …

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Pirated textiles targeted for destruction

Mr Abraham Koomson, General Secretary of the Textile Workers Union, announced on Thursday that the textiles companies in collaboration with the security agencies have stepped up the network to arrest and destroy all pirated fabrics. “As a starter, about 300 pieces of pirated textiles seized from markets and warehouses will …

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