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Illegal gold mining dominate discussions in assembly

The activities of illegal gold miners in the Neung Forest Reserve and in the River Bonsa in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality dominated discussions at the assembly’s sitting at Tarkwa on Wednesday. Members said the illegal miners usually had floating metallic boats constructed by Chinese placed on River Bonsa and undertook …

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Agriculture extension agents trained on soil fertility management

Sixty Agriculture Extension Agents drawn from 31 districts in the Northern, Upper East and West regions are undergoing a three-day training workshop on soil fertility management in Tamale, aimed at improving the quality of soil and thereby boosting food crop production. The workshop which was on the theme: “Boosting maize-based …

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European Commission supports flood victims in Ghana

The European Commission (EC), has made available 41,000 Euros to the Government of Ghana to bring relief to victims of the recent floods in the country. A statement from the Commission on Thursday said the aid, which is expected to cover a period of three months, would be channelled through …

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Nkoranza youth educated on dangers of illegal migration

A three-member delegation from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has visited Nkoranza to interact with and educate the youth on the dangers associated with illegal migration. Illegal migration is common among the youth in Nkoranza and its environs who often take the dangerous journey across the Sahara Desert to …

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Ministry holds workshop on urban planning

A day’s validation workshop to provide a platform for stakeholders to make valuable inputs into the draft national urban policy ended in Koforidua on Wednesday. The workshop, which was organized by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), was to enable the about 80 participants drawn from the …

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ABL supports GJA Awards ceremony

Accra Brewery Limited (ABL), Producers of Club Beer and other assorted drinks, on Thursday presented 139 cases of drinks and mineral water worth GH¢2,600 to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to support the 15th GJA awards slated Saturday, 21st August. The drinks included 20 cases of Castle Milk Stout, 15 …

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Spillage of water from dams in Burkina Faso suspended

Chief Kpaana M.B. Bawah, a Member of the Council of State, said on Friday that spillage of water from the Bagre and the Kompienga dams in Burkina Faso had been suspended because water in the dams had not reached their maximum level. Chief Bawah, the Chairman of the Regional Platform …

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Government provides 26 outboard motors to fishermen in Winneba

The government has presented 26 outboard motors to fishermen in Winneba as part of its promise to help promote the fishing industry in the country. The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive, Nii Ephraim, made the presentation at a durbar for fishermen in Winneba that was also attended by Assembly Members, Heads …

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Australian company to start gold mining in Upper West Region of Ghana

Large scale gold mining may start in the Nadowli District of the Upper West Region in 2012. The project, which would be the first of its kind, would be undertaken by Azumah Resources Limited, an Australian Mining Company that had been prospecting for gold in the region for sometime now. …

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Ghana records 3.3 million metric tons of maritime trade in first quarter

Ghana, in the first quarter of this year, recorded a total of 3,370,757 metric tons of maritime trade. The total maritime trade consisted of 2,413,711 metric tons of import trade, and 957,046 metric tons of export trade through the Tema and Takoradi Ports. The statistics are contained in a copy …

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