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GRIDCO calls on communities to help protect high tension poles

The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCO) Limited, has called on communities in the Ho Municipal area to help protect its high tension poles against encroachment by sand -winners, estate developers and people looking for scrap metals. This followed large scale sand winning a few feet from a 69 kilo volt pole …

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Vodafone outdoors Agro Mobile Pack for farmers

Vodafone Ghana and Macaw Communications on Monday jointly outdoored a mobile service called Agro Mobile Pack for the Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishermen (GNAFF). The service dubbed: “Enhancing Agricultural Development in Ghana through the Practical and Effective Utilisation of Mobile Telephony Technology”, seeks to provide farmers with useful …

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Ghanaians urged to avoid drug peddlers

Mr Osei Boamah, the Western Regional Chairman of the Ghana National Chemical Sellers Association (GNCSA), on Monday, said the increasing rate of selling drugs in buses, in the rural areas and in unapproved container shops, could endanger the health of many Ghanaians. He said it was sad that many people …

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Canadian Centre gives C$30m grant to selected African countries to fight malaria

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has voted a 30-million-Canadian-dollar grant to assist some selected countries in Africa to address malaria development programmes. Proposals from beneficiary countries to be selected through a keen competition are from West, Central and East Africa with high incidence of malaria. Granted teams would develop …

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Health workers urged to work hard to ensure quality health care

Dr Elias Sory, Director-General of Ghana Health Service (GHS), on Monday urged health workers to work hard to ensure quality health care delivery in Ghana. He said the current record of health care delivery in the country was below expectation and cited instances where some health care providers and professionals  …

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Vakpo gets Education Endowment Fund

Togbega Gbogbolulu V, Paramount Chief of Vakpo Traditional Area, has inaugurated a 27-member Board of Directors to manage a GH¢50,000 Education Endowment Fund established by the Traditional Area Council to promote education. In an address, Togbega Gbogbolulu expressed concern about the deterioration of education standards in the traditional area. He …

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Workshop for accounting officers opens at Takoradi

Mr Raphael Tuffour, acting Controller and Accountant General, on Monday called on accountants in the public sector to acquaint themselves with financial reforms in Public Financial Management Systems. He made the call on Monday at the opening of a three-day workshop on Public Financial Management for the Ministries, Departments and …

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Accra Brewery’s ‘Club Gold’ wins international award

Juries of the International Taste and Quality Institute (ITQI) have bestowed the prestigious two-star Superior Taste Award on Accra Brewery’s youngest lager beer — the Club Gold Export Lager. The institute is the world’s leading independent Chef and Sommelier-based organisation and is dedicated to testing and promoting superior tasty food …

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NGO head calls for the Chief Justice’s resignation

The Reverend Kwarteng Amening, Executive Director of the Gospel Evangelical Crusades and Providence Foundation (GOEVAC-PFG), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Thursday, called for the resignation of the current Chief Justice (CJ), Mrs Justice Georgina Theodora Wood. The Foundation, which is a civil society NGO, accused the CJ of breeching the …

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Agric Development Bank rolls out three-year strategic plan

The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), has rolled out a three-year strategic plan to enhance its operations whilst bringing maximum benefits to its customers. Under the plan, the bank had increased its product line with the introduction of customer-centric products, such as ADB ‘Mmofra Account’, ADB Student Save and the renewed …

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