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Bank of Ghana monitoring Nigerian banking crisis

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) says it is closely monitoring activities in the Nigerian banking sector to ensure that the crisis there does not spread to Ghana. The Governor of the bank, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, said Ghana was having enormous support from the Nigerian authorities for ensuring that the …

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MASLOC to recover over GH¢81 from defaulters

The Management of Micro-finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) is to start recovering GH¢81,846,875 owed by defaulting beneficiaries under the scheme, from February this year. Ms Bertha Ansah-Djan, Chief Executive Officer of MASLOC, who announced this on Monday, said lawyers had been contracted to commence legal procedures to prosecute defaulters …

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Driver arrested for drunk driving

A 25-year-old Agent of Multi Television, Bernard Brew, has been arrested by the Asante-Mampong police for driving under the influence of alcohol. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Benjamin Gyasi, Commander of the Motor Traffic Transport Unit, said the suspect was arrested by the Police at a barrier mounted at Bosofor …

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National Daily Minimum wage raised from GH¢2.65p to GH¢3.11p

The new National Daily Minimum Wage is GH¢3.11 and it takes effect from February 1, 2010, the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced on Monday. The 17 per cent increment from GH¢2.65 was arrived at after a fruitful deliberations between labour and employers. This was contained in a communiqué issued at …

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Lawyer calls for nationwide public hearing on Constitutional Review

A legal practitioner, Mr Rudolf Amenga-Etego, has called for public hearings to be organized in all regional capitals for the constitutional review process. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview in Bolgatanga at the weekend, the legal practitioner said such hearing would give the process a more …

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People of Yendi engage in dry season farming

The Yendi Municipality in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) would engage in intensive dry season farming with effect from this year to keep the people in active agriculture. The project dubbed; ‘Human Security Project,’ is aimed at utilizing the seven-month long period of drought in the area. …

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Ghana immigration officers told to resist bribes

Personnel of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have been told to resist enticements by the public to bend the rules in their favour. Mr Matthias Homey, Assistant Director of Immigration in charge of Aflao, gave the caution in an apparent reference to a recent video clip capturing border operatives supposedly …

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Persons selling national youth employment forms warned

Mr Abuga Pele, National Coordinator of the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP), on Sunday said reports from some parts of the country alleged that some people were selling NYEP forms to innocent would-be beneficiaries of the programme. He said the NYEP forms, which were just ordinary application forms, were strictly …

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Maternal deaths reduce at Agona Swedru Government Hospital

Maternal deaths reduced from 15 cases in 2008 to 12 in 2009 at the Agona Swedru Government Hospital, Dr Apetogbor Dzodzogbor, Medical Superintendent of the Hospital said. At a get-together over the weekend, Dr Dzodzogbor said supervised delivery of babies also rose from 2956 in 2009 as against 2444 in …

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School to destroy students' mobile phones

Authorities of the Kwanyako Secondary/Technical School and the Parents Teacher Association (PTA), have agreed to destroy by fire 24 mobile phones seized from students last year. Mr Francis Koomson, Headmaster of the school, disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after a PTA meeting at Agona Kwanyako last Saturday. …

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