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Poultry farmers urge government to speed-up cut in importation

Dormaa Poultry Farmers Association, has called on government to speed up efforts to reduce importation of poultry products to protect the local farmer. In a communiqué issued at an end-of-year get-together at Dormaa-Ahenkro, the Association identified the influx of imported poultry products as “the single most obvious enemy” that must …

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Businessman on GH¢20,000 bail for destroying properties

The Sunyani District Magistrate Court ‘B’ presided by Mr. Joseph Mensah has granted a GH¢20,000 bail with two sureties to a businessman in Sunyani for causing extensive damage to properties worth thousands of Ghana Cedis. Nana Adjei Ntow, an Independent Candidate for the Sunyani East parliamentary seat in the 2004 …

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Hawkers who return to Ashaiman streets to be prosecuted

Mr. Numo Addison Adinortey, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) on Thursday cautioned hawkers in the Municipality that they would be prosecuted if they returned to hawking in the streets instead of occupying new stalls allocated to them. Any trader who had been allocated a plot at the new market should …

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Dormaa Assembly to increase revenue

Vincent Oppong Asamoah, Dormaa Municipal Chief Executive, expressed worry that the low revenue generated by the assembly was affecting the implementation of development projects in the area. He said that the assembly collected only 50 per cent of its internally-generated revenue target for 2009. Mr Asamoah said the assembly has …

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Ghana sympathises with Haiti

Ghana has extended her sympathy and solidarity to the people of Haiti following a devastating earthquarke which caused a devastation of unprecedented proportions mostly in the Caribbean island’s capital city of  Port au Prince. “I have learnt with shock and deep sorrow the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in the …

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Nkrumah's works to be developed into audio-visuals

Vice President John Mahama on Thursday said the next phase of the First President Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah’s centenary celebration would include the development of his works into audio-visuals and documentaries. “We are thinking of converting all his speeches, writings and other intellectual works into DVD versions in order to …

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CDD-Ghana welcomes Constitutional Review Commission

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) on Thursday welcomed the inauguration of the Constitutional Review Committee, commending government for taking such an important step. “The inauguration of the Commission fulfils the Mills-NDC administration’s pledge to initiate a process of constitutional review within the first year of its tenure of …

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Review meeting on National Science Policy Document underway

Eminent scientists and engineers on Thursday began a two-day review meeting on the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Document in Koforidua. The programme, which the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology organising with support from the World Bank, is aimed at enabling the participants to incorporate their comments, where …

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National Resources Conservation Centre to be established

Government is to establish a National Resources Conservation Department in the various district assemblies to develop, improve and manage human settlements and the environment. The assemblies would play a strategic role in environmental protection and biodiversity conservation to protect water bodies, prevent erosion and sustain environmental quality. Ms Betty Bosumtwi-Sam, …

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Alleged cocoa smuggler arrested

The Dormaa Circuit Court at Dormaa-Ahenkro has granted bail in the sum of GH¢ 20,000 with two sureties to Yaw Agyemang, a Produce Buying Company (PBC) purchasing clerk, for an alleged attempt to smuggle 70 bags of dried cocoa beans valued at GH¢10,500 to neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire on Christmas day. …

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