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Ghana calls for Malaysian help in oil and gas sector

Ghana is asking for Malaysian help to develop the country’s nascent oil and gas industry. The Ghana High Commissioner to Malaysia, Dan Abodakpi is reported by the Malaysian media as saying Malaysia can play an important role in Ghana’s oil and gas industry by assisting in human resource development and …

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Man jailed 24 months for stealing mobile phone

The Winneba Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 19-year-old mechanist apprentice from Winneba to 24 months imprisonment in hard labour for stealing a mobile phone and 15 Ghana cedis. Obed Kojo Atta pleaded guilty. Police Chief Inspector Moses Naa-Kolgo Agbegne told the court presided over by Mr Ben B. Attabra that …

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Shipping agency directed to pay GH¢6,933.86 under-paid tax

The Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) on Friday directed the Management of Fair Shipping Agencies Limited, to pay GH¢6,933.86 representing under-paid tax revenue on an imported vehicle within 30 days effective, February 5, 2010. The clearing house agent represented the importer of a Toyota Land Cruiser with chassis number …

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Agro-processing company to support agric in Ghana

Cottage Italia Industries Ghana Limited, an agro-processing company, has announced its determination to support agriculture development in the country. Mr. Frank Opeku, Ashanti Regional Manager of the Company, said it would train farmers in the area in farming techniques, to enable them to increase yield and reduce post-harvest losses. He …

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Ghana doctor's call for duty facilitated allowance

The National Executive Council of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) on Friday asked government to commence the payment of the On-Call Duty Facilitation Allowances by March or it will advice itself. In a statement signed by Dr. Emmanuel Adom Winful, President and Dr. Frank Serebour, Assistant General Secretary of GMA, …

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NGO to reduce sexual harassment

The management of Purim African Youth Development Platform (PAYDP), a civil society organisation, on Friday launched a programme to mitigate sexual harassment and the abuse of children in Ghana. The programme aims at complementing initiatives by other civil society organizations to educate the youth on issues such as the reduction …

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One-time health insurance premium possible – ISODEC

The Essential Services Platform of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) on Friday waded into the debate about the feasibility of the one-time-off premium payment for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) declaring that it was possible. It therefore expressed concern at the pessimism being articulated about its feasibility. ISODEC …

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Assembly members support fight against malaria

Members of the Asante-Akim South District Assembly have pledged part of their sitting allowance to support the campaign against malaria as part of efforts at helping to fight the disease in the area. They unanimously agreed at their ordinary meeting at Juaso that GH¢2.00 should be deducted from their allowance …

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Northern Star Tomato Factory Starts production

The five million dollar rehabilitated Pwalugu Tomato Factory, now known as Northern Star Tomato Factory, on Wednesday started the processing of raw tomato into puree for commercial purposes. The management of the company, which had earlier gone into terms with farmers to supply it with the raw material, appealed to …

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Ghana government to release GH¢20m next week to pay contractors all arrears

All arrears owed road contractors from the previous administration are expected to be cleared within the next three weeks, Mr Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways announced on Thursday. For starters, government would next week release GH¢20 million from the Road Fund as part payment, and “it should be …

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