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Techiman celebrates Yam festival

Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, Omanhene of Techiman Traditional Area, has appealed to Government to support the people complete their self-initiated police barracks project in Techiman. He explained the construction of the barracks would help solve the accommodation problem that faced police personnel in the municipality. Oseadeeyo Ameyaw made the call …

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Cotton conference issues communiqué for revamping industry

A stakeholders’ forum on the revamping of the ailing cotton industry has issued a communiqué calling on the government to take urgent steps to revamp the industry. The communiqué, which was read by Mr. Sylvester Adongo, a retired Agriculturist, was signed by cotton farmers, industrial players, Ministry of Trade and …

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Kofi Annan urges investment in agricultural potentials

Mr Kofi Annan, Chairman of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), on Friday attributed the continent’s inability to harness agricultural potentials to neglected agriculture policies and inadequate investment in the sector. “The time is right to invest in African agriculture and our small-holder farmers,” he said when addressing …

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Minister of Information shows appreciation to MTN

Minister of Information, Mr John Tia Akologo on Friday commended the MTN for presenting an amount of GH¢30,114.08 to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) towards the refurbishment of the Newsroom in Accra. This followed an appeal by the Communication Workers Union (CWU) of GNA to the MTN to help improve …

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Smallholders hold the key to food security in Africa – Ahwoi

Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, said small-holder farmers in Africa can play a major role in the continents’ quest to achieving food security targets. He said developing measures to support small holders to practice modern and commercial farming, could make the continent the bread-basket of the world. …

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Newmont affirms commitment to developing Akyem Mines

Newmont Golden Ridge Limited (Akyem Project), has affirmed its commitment to develop the Akyem Mine by initiating early earthworks and construction of access roads to its proposed General Administrative building  and processing plant sites. Mr. Marfo Oduro-Kwarteng, Communications Manager of the company, disclosed this at the quarter media briefing on …

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Asantehene worried about lack of transparency in hospital procurement

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for greater transparency in the procurement of hospital equipment to ensure that the country derives maximum benefits. He attributed the early and frequent breakdown of hospital machines and equipment to the non-involvement of local technicians and experts who will be operating the …

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Ghana said to be short of midwives

Dr. Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Director in-charge of Human Resource for Health Development of the Ministry of Health (MOH), has advocated the training of more midwives to improve the midwife patient ratio which now stands at 1:7,200. This means that the health sector needs an additional 8,000 midwives to fill the gap …

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Volunteers to plant 10,000 trees in Northern Region

The Voluntary Workcamps Association of Ghana (VOLU) has initiated a process to green parts of the Northern region by planting some 10,000 trees along water sources. Mr. Kizito Abagoami, VOLU team leader in the Northern Region announced this at Kasalgu, a suburb of Tamale, on Thursday at the launch of …

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Northern Region’s high maternal deaths due to early marriages

Most maternal deaths recorded in the Northern Region are as a result of early marriages. In 2009, for example, 56 out of 96 maternal deaths recorded in the region were between 20-34 years, while in 2008 and 2007 the region recorded 68 out of 91 deaths and 59 out of …

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