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Ivory Coast cocoa price increase expected to spur Ghana smugglers

Cocoa industry watchers anticipate a rise in the smuggling of cocoa from Ghana to Ivory Coast following increase in the prices of cocoa in that country. According to the Bloomberg news, as much as 75,000 metric tons of cocoa from Ghana may be smuggled into neighbouring Ivory Coast. The report …

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Ghanaian farmers call for ban on importation of rice

Government has been asked to ban the importation of rice into the country and encourage the production and consumption of the foodstuff locally. Mr. Mohammed Adam Nashiru, President of the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana, a civil society organization, who made the call, suggested to the authorities to increase tariff …

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Petroleum company assures farmers of compensation

Cirrus Oil Services Limited (COSL), dealers in petroleum products that has bought land at Egyambra in the Nzema area, has assured the 150 farmers whose crops would be destroyed of appreciable compensation. Speaking to the GNA on Monday in Takoradi Mr Kwasi Nkansah, Jnr, Financial Anaylst in charge of projects, …

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Ghana launches Paediatric Nursing programme

Mr. Oakley Quaye-Kuma, Deputy Minister of Health on Tuesday observed that absence of paediatric nurses had hindered Ghana’s effort to improve child survival and mortality as inscribed in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “It is therefore basic and imperative that cautious effort is made to train the needed category of …

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New Secretariat for National Committee on Informal Economy

A national secretariat to provide administrative and technical support to the National Committee on Informal Economy (NCIE) was inaugurated in Accra on Tuesday. The secretariat, which is located at the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare, is expected to serve as a converging point for the various interventions from the …

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Female student remanded for fraud

A final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Miss Rose Ohene Asante, has been remanded to re-appear before a Takoradi district magistrate court for fraud. Her plea was not taken and would re-appear on February 03, 2010. Detective Inspector Nana Gyebi told the court …

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China's ZTE wins $378m deal in South Africa

China’s ZTE said it won a contract worth $378 million to supply telecoms equipment and services to South African mobile operator Cell C (Pty) Ltd. In its latest overseas deal, ZTE will provide GSM systems and services to Cell C, ZTE said in a statement released late on Tuesday. ZTE …

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Correction: SG-SSB first in Ghana to install Delta Bank solution

The SG-SSB has become the first universal bank in Ghana to install the globally certified banking solution known as Go-live Delta-Bank. The product is widely used in the banking sector in French speaking Africa. The solution developed by French company, Delta-Informatique which is also a major player in the global …

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Value Added Tax office mounts distress action on 13 businesses

The Takoradi Valued Added Tax (VAT) office has begun a three-day distress action on 13 businesses that owe GH¢352,801.25. Mr Peter Sagpio, Head of the In-Door Operations and Client Service of the Takoradi VAT office, said this in an interview with the press at Takoradi on Tuesday. He said some …

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Premix Committees declare surpluses

Four out of five Landing Beach Committees formed in five fishing communities in the Shama District of the Western Region to manage premix fuel allocated to fishermen in the area have in five months realised surpluses ranging between GH¢19, 619.50 and GH¢1, 600. They are Abuesi fishermen who realised GH¢19, …

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