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KNUST ranked 20th best university in Africa

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been ranked the 20th best university in Africa. This is contained in the latest rankings of the 100 best universities on the continent released in January, this year, by Webometrics, an International Consortium of Information Research Scientists. Professor Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, …

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LaGray introduces new anti-fungal vaginal cream

A new pharmaceutical product, mycopirox anti-fungal vaginal cream, was last Wednesday introduced into the Ghanaian market in Accra by LaGray Chemical Company. The product used for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis, commonly known as ‘white’ in Ghana, is said to be also the “platinum standard for the treatment of superficial …

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Government can’t put money into the pockets of Ghanaians directly – NBSSI

Mr Ibrahim Zubairu, a board member of the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has observed that it is not the mandate of the government to create direct employment facilities for the people. He said it was in this context that the NBSSI was created to fulfil the national …

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Mills urged to intervene in premix sale

A Central Region based pressure group, “Concerned Peoples’ Forum” has expressed regret that the hopes of fishermen that premix fuel would be better managed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration and therefore massively voted it into power had turned out to be a mirage. At a press conference to …

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Businessmen urge government to let Ghana’s oil find create jobs for local people

The Western Regional branch of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) on Monday held a day’s seminar on the benefits of the oil find with a call on the government to rope in qualified local people in the emerging industry. They also asked that substantial part of the revenue …

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IMF tells Ghana to further reduce deficit

Ghana must reduce her budget deficit and remain firmly committed to macroeconomic stabilisation over the next two years to create prospects for investment and accelerated growth, IMF Deputy Managing Director, John Lipsky said in Accra on Wednesday. “Despite recent improvements, the budget deficit is still high,” Mr. Lipsky told a …

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Group describes 20% tax on food and beverages as suicidal

The government of Ghana’s 20 percent tax on food and beverages is suicidal because it could encourage smuggling, Mr Nabil Moukarzel, Chairman of Food and Beverage Association of Ghana on Wednesday observed. He said the situation was particularly disturbing when neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire had only imposed 13 per cent tax …

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Ghana’s Parliament orders prosecution of Energy Commission

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament on Wednesday called for the prosecution of the Energy Commission for violating its provision that allows it to enter into a two year maximum rent agreement. The Commission was found culpable after it came to light at the second day of sitting of …

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National Identification Authority's data to end electoral discrepancies

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has noted that its registration data could help to put to rest disagreements over the credibility of electoral polls, which have been a major challenge to elections in Africa. It said its registration data was credible enough and would detail the actual number of persons …

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Two communities reconcile after 90 years revolt

A happy re-unification meeting was held at Gomoa Assin between Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Council and the Chiefs and people of Gomoa Oguan. Gomoa Oguan broke away from the Gomoa Akyepim Traditional Council 90 years ago. As part of the unification process, Ogyeedom Ama Tsetsewa I, Mankrado of Oguan was elevated …

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