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Pharmaceutical company donates computers to KNUST

PALB Pharmaceutical Company Limited in Kumasi on Friday donated five computers and accessories worth GH¢5,000 to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).   It also added a cash of GH¢2, 000. Mr Allan Kwesi Asante-Yeboah, an official of the company, said the donation was their contributions towards …

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Rotary Clubs inaugurate $209,000 projects in Ghana

The Kumasi East Rotary Club in conjunction with is partners in Canada, has completed a number of development projects in three regions at a total cost of $209,000.      The projects, which begun four years ago in 14 communities in the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and the Central region, comprised health centres, …

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Water company needs $1.6b to meet Ghana’s 2015 water target

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) said on Friday it needed US$1.6 million capital investment to revamp water production system to meet government’s 85 per cent coverage target by 2015. The United Nations Millennium Development Goal (MDG) set a target of 75 per cent coverage of potable water supply by …

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Dr. Sulley Gariba appointed Development Policy Advisor

Dr. Sulley Gariba has been appointed Development Policy Advisor in the Office of the President of Ghana. A press release from the Office of the President said Friday, August 21, 2009 that Dr. Gariba has been appointed by President John Atta Mills to advise on, and support the preparation of …

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Ghana’s economic growth difficult to sustain – ISSER

The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) said on Thursday that while there was generally a marked improvement in the macro-economy, growth has been difficult to sustain.      Presenting the 2008 State of the Economy Report, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, said the country was still struggling with how to …

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International health fair at Ellembelle

Grow Ghana Limited, a local non-governmental organisation, (NGO) is launching an international health fair to help reduce the gloomy health statistics in the Nzema District of the Western Region.      The fair which would be on the theme: “Healthy is Wealthy,” is the first step in a multi-phase development strategy …

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Local authorities asked to adopt internal checks

Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and District Assemblies have been urged to adopt internal checks to ensure that public sector dealings are collectively certified by persons who participate in such transactions and not by Chief Executive Officers alone.      The internal checks system if strictly adhered to would minimise …

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Ghana’s Health Ministry to set up more health training institutions

Dr. Ebenezer Appiah- Denkyira, Human Resource Director of the Ministry of Health said on Thursday that the Ministry would establish new health training institutions and upgrade existing ones to train more health professionals in the coming years.      “This year we had to admit only 6,000 out of 30,000 qualified …

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Housing loan scheme for Ghana public servants in crisis

The Public Servants’ Housing Loan Scheme established in March 1975, to assist public servants with housing loans is hit by financial constraints.   “Currently, the scheme has not got more than GH¢30,000.00 in its accounts, meaning more applicants would have to join the queue for years before they could be …

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Ghana swine flu cases rise to six

Two more new cases of the pandemic influenza H1N1 (swine flu) have been confirmed in the country, bringing the total number of positive cases to six. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) said in its update of the pandemic on Thursday that the new cases were confirmed on Wednesday. “It is …

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