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ILO to distribute two million condoms in Ghana

International Labour Organisation (ILO), on Wednesday announced anti-HIV and AIDS strategy to reduce the spread of the pandemic in Ghana. It is expected to distribute about two million condoms in the country within the next two years. Other interventions included training of about 195 senior officers from 20 trades associations …

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Ghana Criminal Session for 2009/2010 legal year opens

The Chief Justice (CJ), Mrs. Justice Georgina Theodora Wood, has tasked key stakeholders in the administration of justice to approach their work with unparalleled commitment, diligence and passion to ensure real change in justice delivery. She told jurors, prosecuting teams, defense counsels, police investigators, prison officers, witnesses and court staff …

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Equipment for Effia-Nkwanta Hospital said to be lying idle

Mr Michael Asare Micah, Head of Administration of Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital at Sekondi, on Wednesday said that equipment meant for the Accident and Emergency Ward has being lying idle at the Hospital for more than one year. He told GNA that this was because construction of the ward was not …

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Ghana cedi records first loss in 2010

The Ghana Cedi recorded its first loss this year on Wednesday against its major international trading currencies, the Pound, Dollar, Euro and the CFA. The Gold Coast Securities Forex Market Update copied to the Ghana News Agency said the Ghana Cedis’ marginal depreciation, therefore resulted in the GCS-Cedi Index recording …

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Road contractors want increase of Road Fund levy

Members of the Association of Road Contractors on Wednesday appealed to the government to review the Road Fund levy upwards to enable contractors to undertake more road projects. The association said the current levy of five Ghana pesewas per vehicle at toll booths was inadequate as the Road Fund had …

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Owula Mangortey loses mother

The death is reported of Mad. Margaret Kuma at Kordiabe in the Dangbe West District on January 9, 2010. She was 76 years old. Mad. Kuma was the mother of Owula Mangortey, social commentator, Alex Mangortey,CEO of Ghana Crewing Company (Tema) , Michael Amanor of ECG (Accra West),  and their …

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Biofuel industry in Ghana endangers agriculture – Study

The biofuel industry in Ghana is in its initial stages, but a study has found that it poses a great threat to the country’s agriculture and food security. The study which was conducted in Ghana by Carlos Píñar Celestino with logistical support from Intermón Oxfam and funding from the University …

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Ghana developing low carbon emissions growth plan – Minister

Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology (MEST), on Tuesday, said government would take immediate steps to address national capacity gaps relating to institutional and systemic capacities as well as human resource needs for climate change. She said government was developing a low carbon emissions growth plan which …

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Anxiety grips border operatives at Aflao after extortion exposure

A video footage of an alleged extortion of money by personnel of security agencies at the Ghana-Togo border at Aflao, has sparked tension and anxiety, among the personnel and their organizations at the frontier. Some personnel of the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS), …

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Primary school gets GH¢20,000 ICT Centre

A GH¢20,000 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre built for the Wamaase D/A Primary School in the Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region was  inaugurated on Tuesday. Akate Farms and Trading Company Limited in Kumasi provided the funding. Mr Idisah Musah, Kwabre District Chief Executive (DCE), said the government was …

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