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Illegally imported turkey tails destroyed

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB), in collaboration with the National Security and the Customs, Exercise and Preventive Service (CEPS), on Wednesday, seized three containers at the Tema Port, suspected to be containing turkey-tails. When one of the containers was opened, a total of 2,095 cartons of turkey tails imported …

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Youth in agriculture harvest crops

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Agona East, Mr John Oremus Arko, at the weekend, led farmers engaged in the Youth in Agriculture Programme to harvest their produce. The district assembly hired 150 acres of land for people interested in the programme during the minor farming season in September. According …

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Obituary: Burial ceremony of Owula Mangortey's mother

The burial of Madam Margaret Kuma Charnor (Aged 76) will take place at the S.D.A. Cemetery, Kordiabe in the Dangbe West District  on Sunday, 21st February, 2010. The time is 10:00am. Mad. Charnor was the mother of Alex Mangortey (CEO, Ghana Crewing Limited, Tema), Owula Mangortey (Social Commentator), Joyce Mangortey ( Trader …

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Kosmos awards seismic reservoir contract to OHM

Texas-based oil and gas company, Kosmos Energy and stakeholder in Ghana’s oil industry has awarded a seismic reservoir characterization study contract to OHM Rock Solid Images. The Rigzone reports that the study will cover the Odum field, offshore Ghana on the West Cape three Points Block. A 3D seismic data …

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Union cites Ashanti rural banks for labour law violations

Rural and community banks in the Ashanti region have been cited among a group of employers who disrespect workers’ rights. According to the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), whilst some management comply with portions of the Labour Law, others deliberately attempt to frustrate unionization at the workplace. The findings …

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Ghana cedi recovers against major currencies

The Ghana cedi on Friday bounced back and ended the week stronger against the major international currencies when it gained to the Euro and the CFA. Even though it remained flat with the US Dollar and fell to the UK Pound, its gains were enough to push the Gold Coast …

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Zain Ghana gets CEO

Mr Nabil Bin Salama has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Zain Group, effective February 14, 2010. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Friday said the decision was taken based on Mr Salama’s professional capabilities among other things. “The Board of Directors state their …

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Fishing community, Ghana Ports & Harbours in conflict over land

Canoe fishermen and fishmongers operating at the Tema Canoe Beach, had expressed their displeasure at an alleged attempt by the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to take over a parcel of land at the beach. The land in question stretches from behind the Tema Eastern Naval Base, through the …

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NGOs told to complement Ghana’s health Sector

Mrs. Lucy Awini, Upper East Deputy Regional Minister, has urged non-Governmental Organizations, to partner the Health sector in the delivery of quality health services to the people. The Minister made the call during a regional health forum, organized by the Upper East branch of the NGOs coalition in health, on …

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Treatment of water at Weija is expensive – Chemist

Mr Hadisu Alhassan, the Station Chemist at the Weija Weija Water Works, said treatment of water at the facility was expensive due to the pollution of the water from upstream. He said treatment at the station cost GH¢2.8 billion a month which was far expensive than that of water treatment …

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