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Skin diseases on the increase in Ghana

The African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters (CAPSDH) on Sunday disclosed that skin diseases now constitute one of the top five out-patient cases in most hospitals in Ghana. “The humidity, vectors, ignorance, way of life of people and skin bleaching which now starts at an early age have …

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Ghana Oil Marketing Companies to set up refineries

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs), is to set up oil refineries in the country to make up for the short fall in the capacity of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). TOR currently produces about 45,000 barrels of oil representing 75 per cent of the country’s daily consumption capacity …

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Mills pledges GH¢100 million to develop University of Mines

President John Evans Atta Mills has pledged GH¢100 million from the Minerals Development Fund, to boost the infrastructure development of the Tarkwa-based University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) for the next five years. President Mills who made the pledge in a speech read on his behalf by Mr Alex Tettey …

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Ankobra West Rural Bank increases income

Ankobra West Rural Bank Limited generated a total income of GH¢163,674 in 2008 as compared to GH¢108,313 in 2007, Mr Mike Ezan, Chairman of the Bank, announced on Friday. Addressing the 17th Annual General Meeting of the Bank at Essiama, he said the total expenses of the financial entity in …

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Ghana Oil Palm Company donates items to repair school block

The Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC), has donated 40 bags of cement and 20 packets of roofing sheets valued at about GH¢27,000 to the people of Atobriso, near Asuom in the Kwaebibirem District. This followed an appeal to the company to help repair a Kindergarten block that was badly …

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Nigerian stocks rise for second day

Nigerian stocks advanced for a second day in Lagos trading, with shares of banks and building materials companies among the biggest movers. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index, the broad measure of the market performance, rose by 786 points, or 3.4 percent, to close at 23,924 points, according to data …

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Ghana, Mexico, Saudi Arabia eliminate Trachoma

Trachoma is an infectious disease responsible for 3% of the world’s blindness. The aim is to eliminate the disease as a public health problem by the year 2020. The International Trachoma Initiative (ITT) says that three more countries have announced that they have met the criteria for elimination. Trachoma affects …

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Probing [email protected] is necessary – Wereko Brobbey

Dr Charles Wereko- Brobbey, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the [email protected] Secretariat, on Thursday appealed to Ghanaians to exercise restraint and support the Commission probing the secretariat to come out with its findings at the end of its sittings.      “Let us assume that it is a fishing expedition, …

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Court of Appeal frees Tagor and Abass

The Court of Appeal on Friday acquitted and discharged Kwabena Amaning aka Tagor and Alhaji Issah Abass, both businessmen, who were jailed 15 years each on drug related offences.   On November 28, 2007, the Fast Track High Court (FTHC) presided over by Mr. Justice Victor Jones Dotse, now a …

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Ghana’s Industrial Policy out soon – Gyetuah

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is in the process of formulating an industrial policy to promote technology and innovation in the country, Mr. John Gyetuah, Deputy Minister of the Sector, has announced.   He said the move formed part of measures to strengthen the private sector and make it …

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