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Mobile phone cards retailers demand higher commissions

Retailers and dealers of mobile phone recharge cards in the country are demanding higher commissions, a statement in Accra said on Wednesday. The statement issued by the Association of Independent Mobile Phone and Credit Dealers (ASIMODE) and signed by its National President, Nii Adjetey Sowah, said the low commission rate …

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HFC Bank takes e-banking to campuses

The University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi has become the latest beneficiary of a new e-banking product introduced by HFC Bank (GH) Ltd. aimed at making campus life easier for students. With the “HFC Transflow” in place at KNUST, the university becomes the second tertiary institution in Ghana …

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Ghanaians asked to make Obama’s visit a national affair

The Omanhene (paramount chief) of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area of the Central Region, Obrifo Ahunaku Ahor Ankobea II has appealed to Ghanaians not to politicize the visit of the US President, Barrack Obama to the country on Friday, July 10. “For God’s sake, let us put aside the National Democratic …

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People with disabilities demand jobs

The National Council of Persons with Disability (NCPD) and unemployed persons with disability on Wednesday called on the Government, corporate organisations, churches and individuals to consider employing persons with disabilities in their workforce. This is because they could also contribute significantly to corporate and national development. Mr Andrews Okaikoi, Chairman …

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Support Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee – Sallas-Mensah

Mr Samuel Sallas-Mensah, Immediate past Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Parliament, on Wednesday called for the provision of adequate resources for the Committee to ensure efficiency and effectiveness. He said the Committee, which currently lacked resources, including support staff, may be stressed up as far as scrutinizing …

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Ghana Police ready for Obama’s visit

Deputy Commissioner of Police Rose Bio-Atinga, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, on Wednesday told the GNA that the Police Service was fully prepared to maintain security during President Barack Obama’s visit. “We are on top of our game,” she said. Uniformed police officers have since Monday been placed at vantage …

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IMF Board discusses Ghana $1b loan July 15

The International Monetary Fund’s board of directors will probably meet on July 15 to discuss Ghana’s request for about $1 billion in loans, Deputy Finance Minister Seth Terkper said today. “We are waiting for the fund management and board to take a decision,” Terkper said in an interview in the …

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Two students convicted for cyber fraud

An Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday nearly handed down custodial sentences to two students who were found guilty of engaging in internet fraud. But following a plea of mitigation put in by their lawyers, they were sentenced to a fine of GH¢1,800 each or in default serve nine years’ jail …

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Provide irrigation facilities for Northern Ghana – Ministers

Ministers of the three Northern Regions have appealed to the country’s development partners to assist in the development of irrigation facilities in the area to ensure all year round food production. The Ministers observed that although the Northern, Upper West and East Regions were endowed with fertile lands, they could …

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USADF supports farmers

The United States African Development Foundation (USADF), has signed an agreement for a grant to support Pig Farmers and Processors Association in Ejisu Juaben District in the Ashanti Region. A Statement issued by the Foundation to the GNA in Accra said the four-year grant is designed to increase the incomes …

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