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Akyempem Rural Bank to operate ATM system

The AKyempem Rural Bank, would soon introduce an Automated Teller Machines (ATM) as part of its 18-month corporate strategy to better serve the needs of clients and up its profits. Colonel (Rtd) K. K. Nyame, Chairman of the board of directors, made this known at the inauguration of its new …

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World Bank urges opening of local air service to foreign operators for economic growth

Opening up local air service markets to foreign operators would improve air safety and promote economic growth of African countries, a release from the Accra Office of the World Bank said on Tuesday. The releases said a new study by the Bank had shown that African countries could improve upon …

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Ghana producer price for cocoa goes up to GH¢3,200 per tonne

The producer price of cocoa for the 2010/11 season has gone up by 33.33 per cent, Finance Minister Dr Kwabena Duffuor announced in Accra on Tuesday. The new price is GH¢3,200 per tonne up, from GH¢2,400 per tonne. A bag of 64 kg gross weight will sell at GH¢200. This …

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Virgin Atlantic increases Ghana-UK flights

Virgin Atlantic will increase the frequency of its flights from Ghana to the UK during the winter peak period. Information available to ghanabusinessnews.com says the flights will go from the current three a week to four. It also indicated that there will be an additional Saturday night flight from London …

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Ghana to chalk another first

Ghana is on course to become the first African country to achieve the first target (MDG l) of halving poverty and hunger by 2015, says a report released by the British Overseas Development Institute. According to the report, “Ghana had reduced hunger by nearly three quarters from 34% to 9% …

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Government urged to formulate clear policy to mitigate floods

The Parliamentary Select Committee for Employment, Social Welfare and State Enterprises has urged the government to formulate a clear policy to mitigate floods including negotiation with the government of Burkina-Faso on the management of the Volta Basin. This should be followed by action plans by the appropriate government agencies that …

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UK-based think tank advocates state of emergency in Africa

The Council for Afrika International, a UK-based think tank has called on the United Nations General Assembly, to declare a state of emergency in Africa to address the prolonged and bloody conflicts that has hit the continent. The council has suggested the need for a Marshal Plan to end the …

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Ghana Revenue Authority Board inaugurated

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor has inaugurated a nine-member Ghana Revenue Authority Board (GRA) and charged members to pursue excellence and distinction in the performance of their duties in the face of challenges. “We should not under estimate the task of forging an integrated Authority …

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Ghana Tourist Board calls for the protection of Owabi Dam

The Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) has stressed the need to adopt viable and sustainable measures to protect the Owabi Dam which supplies treated water to about 13 per cent of the population in the Kumasi metropolis. Mr Ekow Sampson, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Board, said the water body …

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Galamsey operators take over school land

A team of military and police personnel from Koforidua and Suhum, have arrested eight galamsey operators, who took over a piece of land belonging to the Abuakwa State College and Community School for the Deaf at Kyebi for mining. The suspects whose names were not given out for security reasons …

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