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Population and Housing Census not for taxation – Statistician

Mr Emmanuel George Osei, Ashanti Regional Statistician, has said that the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has recruited 10,250 Enumerators and Supervisors for training in the Region, for the impending Population and Housing Census in the country. He urged the enumerators and supervisors to render quality services and adhere to the …

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Group calls for government-private collaboration for food security

Mr Nabil Moukarzel, President of Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG), on Thursday, called for a closer collaboration between government and his outfit, in rice and beverage issues, to ensure food security in the country. “Most of us engaged in imports and exports of food into the country know the challenges and how to …

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Rice importers want government to check rice smuggling at borders

The government had been urged to, as a matter of urgency, conduct a full scale investigation into alleged rice smuggling at the country’s borders and institute appropriate measures to promote competitive business activities and create a corruption free trading environment in Ghana. The National Union of Teamsters and General Workers …

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Sex toys available in Accra, can be bought by SMS

It appears the Ghanaian society is going through its most dramatic period of change ever, as it is being confronted with some of the facts most people within the society have frowned upon for a very long time – issues of sexuality. The country has been debating the issue of …

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Agric Development Bank puts GH¢175m in agric in 2010

The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has earmarked a total of GH¢175 million for agriculture finance this year, a 33 per cent increase over its 2009 budget. The money will go into areas such as primary production of food and industrial crops, fishing, poultry and livestock, as well as agribusiness, namely, …

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ADB is Africa’s agric bank of the year

The Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has been adjudged Bank of the Year in the field of agricultural development in Africa at the maiden Africa Investor Agribusiness Awards announced in Durban, South Africa. A statement from the Bank in Accra on Wednesday said ADB was recognized for its strides in financial …

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Half of people in rural Central Region lack potable water, despite MDG target

In spite of Ghana’s tremendous leap towards achieving its MDG target of 76% for water, it has been established that about half of the rural population of the Central Region still lack access to potable water. Although available statistics provided by the Ghana Water and Sanitation Monitoring Platform (WSMP) indicate …

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Group unhappy about distribution of foreign rice in Ghana

A concerned group in Koforidua has raised concerns about the donation of foreign rice brands instead of the made in Ghana brand of rice to the Muslim community to mark the end of the Ramadan. According to the group, the distribution of foreign rice with the brand called “Sultana” was …

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Environmental safety assured over West Africa Gas Pipeline project

The outgoing Managing Director of the West Africa Pipeline Company (WAPCo), Mr Jack Derickson, on Monday said the company has put systems in place to ensure incident-free operation. He said among Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin, WAPCo is operating in line with the company’s commitment to the protection of public …

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Ghana to establish Fisheries College

With its fisheries development program, Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has stated that the government would soon establish a modern fish processing plant as well as a market at Anomabo in the Central Region. Mr Ahwoi made these known in a speech read on his behalf at the …

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