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New road transport fares out

The Road Transport Operators of Ghana on Tuesday announced an 18 per cent adjustment in transport fares with immediate effect following increases in petroleum prices by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA). A statement issued in Accra on Tuesday advised all road transport operators to adhere strictly to the new approved …

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SSNIT increases pension payment

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) announced on Tuesday an increase in pensions for 2011 by GH¢10.03 for each pensioner on the pension payroll as at December 31, 2010. A statement signed by Evangeline Amegashie, Corporate Affairs Manager of SSNIT, said pensioners already on the minimum pension of …

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Minister commends security agencies for sustaining peace

Alhaji Issahaque Salia, Upper West Regional Minister, has commended security agencies for maintaining law and order that has enhanced sustainable peace in the communities. He said by dint of hard work, vigilance and professionalism, the security personnel had been able to restore peace in some dispute-prone communities and helped to …

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Ho market women threaten demonstration over state of market

Market women in the Ho Central Market are planning to demonstrate in protest over what they claimed was the “bad” state of the market. The demonstration, to be held possibly on a market day, would include men who also do business in the market. Madam Evelyn Okang, the Acting Market …

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Daasebre calls for equitable distribution of oil revenue

Daasebre Professor Oti Boateng, Omanhene of New Juaben Traditional Area, on Tuesday called for equitable and fair distribution of the oil revenue to improve the welfare of Ghanaians. Daasebre, who is also the President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, said the oil should not be a curse as …

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Science teachers call for demystification of study of science

The Western Regional Chairman of the Ghana Association of Science Teachers, Mr. Richard Hoenyefia, has said the government’s vision of achieving 90 percent local content and local participation in the oil and gas industry within a decade would be a mirage if teaching of science and technology in schools was …

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President Mills rated “A” in good governance

President John Evans Atta Mills has been rated ‘A’ in good governance according an index conducted by the East African Magazine. President Mills scored 64.6 in The Mo Ibrahim Index, ranking the 7th on the list, received 5.35 in the Democracy Index, obtained 8.00 in the Press Freedom Index, while …

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Be wary of tempting dishonest business schemes – Jehovah Witnesses cautioned
 


More than five thousand Jehovah’s Witnesses, attending the District Convention in Accra, were at the weekend, cautioned to be wary of tempting business schemes that could endanger their relationship with God and his son Jesus Christ. The Witnesses were also reminded to avoid putting material riches ahead of their personal …

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Ghanaians urged to concentrate more on the sick than the dead 


A Catholic Priest in Takoradi on Sunday called on Ghanaians, especially Christians, to use their energies, time and money to care for the sick, needy and the aged rather than to glorify the dead. The Reverend Father Anthony Kingsley Quarm, Parochial Vicar of the Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, …

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