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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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NGO calls for abrogation of Aqua Vitens contract

Following recent water shortages that hit parts of Accra Metropolis, the National Coalition Against Privatization of Water (NCAP), on Wednesday called on government to abrogate the water management contract with Aqua Vitens Rand Limited (AVRL). It said the company had failed to deliver the projected outcomes of the contract. Mr …

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Four public institutions appear before Public Accounts Committee

Four government institutions on Tuesday appeared before the Public Accounts Committee to answer questions on the Auditor General’s reports on their financial performance for the 2004 and 2005 financial years. The institutions were, the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company, Electricity Company of Ghana, the Volta River Authority and the …

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Small scale industry Board tours Brong Ahafo

Through the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) the government can create jobs for the people to get money in their pockets, Mr. Ibrahim Zubairu, a Board member of NBSSI said last Friday. He said the mandate of government was not necessarily to be involved in the direct provision …

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Adeiso wants government assistance to increase food production

The people of Adeiso in the West Akim District of the Eastern Region, has appealed for government’s assistance to use River Adeiso to construct a dam and a fish pond. Barimah Oduro II, Chief of Adeiso, on behalf of his people, specifically called on the Ministry of Food and Agriculture …

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Improper financial control "killing" Ghana's public institutions

Improper financial control to ensure prompt recovery of debts is a major shortcoming of public institutions being examined by the Public Accounts Committee currently, Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, Chairman of the Committee, said on Tuesday. He said another common problem is cash and tax irregularities. He noted that in 2004 …

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AngloGold Ashanti earns $228m on higher gold price

AngloGold Ashanti says it would increase its final dividend after fourth quarter adjusted headline earnings rose to a record $228 million on higher gold price and increased production from the company’s mines in Africa and South America. A press statement issued by AngloGold Ashanti Wednesday February 17, 2010 announcing the …

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Komfo Anokye Hospital offers free heart surgery

A team of surgeons and medical professionals from US-based charity, Cardiostart International, is undertaking free adult cardiothoracic surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi. This second mission of the group to Ghana is aimed to offering surgical intervention to less-endowed patients. Six open heart surgeries have been undertaken …

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Ghana Export Promotion Council builds capacity of exporters

The Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) on Tuesday began a training course to build the capacity of potential and existing exporters to enable them meet the challenges of international trade. The four-day course, which is being facilitated by the Ghana Export School, a capacity building arm of the GEPC, is …

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