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IPS to become university soon

The Institute of Professional Studies (IPS), one of the leading public institutions that train accounting professionals will become a university soon. When that happens, it will be known as University of Professional Studies (UPS). The Rector of the Institute, Prof. Joshua Alabi who revealed this when the management of the …

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Ghana's Most Respected Company and CEO Awards 2010 launched

Ghana’s Most Respected Company and CEO Awards 2010, which aim at encouraging executives to address corporate governance and leadership issues in their organisations, was launched in Accra on Tuesday. Instituted by PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC), an accounting firm, and the Business and Financial Times newspaper, the awards are to serve as the …

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Switzerland to support Ghana’s electricity sector with $12m

The government of Switzerland is supporting Ghana’s electricity sector with a $12 million grant. In a press release issued by the Swiss Embassy in Accra and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Tuesday March 2, 2010, it said governments of the two countries have completed the procedures for the implementation of a “$12 …

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Cardinal Turkson tells Mills to protect Ghana's forest reserves from mining

Cardinal Peter Turkson has written to President John Atta Mills urging him not to allow mining activities to be done in Ghana’s forest reserves. A report by the Catholic News Service of the Vatican says the Cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace wrote a letter …

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Ghanaians urged to pursue good values

The Right Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), Ghana, has called on Ghanaians to pursue good values. He said values such as discipline, equity, integrity, fidelity, honesty, transparency and accountability are fundamental blocks upon which to build a strong society. “It is …

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Metro Mass Transport introduces luggage fares

The Management of Metro Mass Transit Ltd (MMT) on Monday commenced a standardised charging luggage fare in all 16 depots nationwide. A statement signed by Mr Henk Visschers, Managing Director of MMT, said it had become necessary for the corporate entity to charge “realistic and economic luggage fares rates” to …

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Unibank, Shareworld Travels sign pilgrimage agreement

Shareworld Travels, an indigenous Christian travel agency specializing in pilgrimage trips to Israel and other religious sites, is to use Unibank to receive payments of travel expenses by pilgrims. This followed an agreement signed with the bank in Accra on Monday. According to the agreement, all Christians interested in paying …

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Meridian Port workers on strike

Workers of the Meridian Port Services at the Tema Port, on Monday embarked on a sit-down strike, to back their demand for better working conditions. The workers, who carried placards and chanted war songs at the premises of the company, called on the Auditor-General to audit operations of company. In …

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UNILEVER Ghana hopeful of good business in 2010

The Customer Development Director of Unilever Ghana has painted a picture of hope for 2010, saying the year holds a lot of promise for businesses. Kwaku Boateng acknowledged 2009 as a challenging year in the company’s business, partly due to the change in government and the credit squeeze resulting from …

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50% of salt on Ghanaian market not iodised

Mr Emmanuel Paa-Nii Quaye, an associate programmes officer of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, (GAIN) Africa, expressed concern, on Thursday, that about 50% of salt on the Ghanaian market is not iodated, 16 years after the introduction of iodized salt in the country. According to him, only about 30% …

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