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MTN launches newsletter

MTN Ghana on Wednesday launched the maiden edition of its external newsletter, to serve as the official corporate magazine of the company. The newsletter, dubbed: “Y’ello Ghana,” would be a quarterly publication with a variety of stories and feature articles including social, telecommunications and health, to keep all stakeholders informed …

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March 6 and March 8 are public holidays

The Ministry of the Interior announced on Wednesday that Saturday, March 6 is a statutory public holiday and should be observed as such. A statement signed by Mr Martin Amidu, Minister of the Interior, said because March 6 falls on Saturday, President John Evans Atta Mills has by Executive Instrument …

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Ghanaians told to worry about taste for foreign foods

Mr Ernest Akobuor Debrah, Member of Parliament for Tano North, on Wednesday observed that as at 2008 Ghana was self sufficient in all staple food except rice, meat and fish. He, however, expressed worry that Ghanaians are gradually acquiring foreign taste. Mr Debrah, former Minister of Food and Agriculture, made …

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MASLOC embarks on nationwide financial training for SMEs

Management of Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) has embarked on a nationwide financial training for the marginalised productive poor within the informal sector. The aim is to provide them with accelerated access to credit facilities. Speaking to journalists after the opening session of a training programme for fishermen and …

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Forum participants call for effective handling of information on oil

Participants at the Volta Regional forum on management of expected revenue from Ghana’s emerging oil industry, organized on Wednesday at Ho, called for effective handling of information on the sector. They suggested that the forum should be replicated at the district and community levels, to avoid misinformation and rumours to …

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Modern Market Complex for Winneba Junction to start soon

The construction of an ultra-modern market complex with a lorry park, valued at GH¢500,000, would begin before December, at the Winneba Junction. Mr Mike Hammah, MP for the area and Minister for Transport, who initiated the project, announced this at a stakeholders’ forum at Winneba Junction. The Municipal Assembly, the …

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Business slackens on Ghana-Togo border prior to Togo elections

Business activities at the Ghana Togo border at Aflao seemed to have slackened as Togolese gear up for presidential elections on Thursday. Sources close to Ghanaian security agencies at Aflao said many foreigners resident in Togo and some Togolese were also leaving that country for Ghana. But uncharacteristically, security at …

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Ghana National Fire Service to change mandate

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) is to be designated as Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service. The new mandate of the service will offer it the platform to operate fire and ambulance services. Divisional Officer Grade One (DOI) Apraku Larbi, Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Fire Service Officer, made this …

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Trade unionists call for ratification of Global Job Pact

Stakeholders in trade union movements from some 15 African countries have called on African leaders to swiftly ratify and implement the “Global Jobs Pact” policy of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Global Jobs Pact adopted in June 2009 during an ILO summit in Geneva, Switzerland, called for an internationally …

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New forest reserve management plans soon

The Forestry Commission (FC) is to update or develop and document new forest reserve management plans for all forest reserves in the country. Twenty forest reserves have therefore been selected as pilot areas of which four are in the Eastern Region, namely Nsuensa-Bediako, Esukawkaw, Pra-Anuonand and Worebong South. To that …

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