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UER Assemblies asked to support crafts industry

The Centre for National Culture (CNC) in the Upper East Region, on Monday appealed to Municipal and District Assemblies in the Region to support people in the crafts industry to improve their skills and also train more young people. Mr. Fuzzy N. Kombat, Regional Director, CNC, who made the appeal, …

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Court withdraws case against Grace Omaboe’s accomplice

An Accra Circuit Court on Monday discharged Mary Anaglate, a worker at Peace and Love Orphanage jointly charged with Grace Omaboe (a.k.a Maame Dokono) for neglect, operating an orphanage without a licence and exposing a child to harm. They pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted GH¢30,000 bail …

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Ejura-Sekyedumase suffers from teenage pregnancy, early marriages

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has identified teenage pregnancy and early marriages as major challenges confronting the girl-child education in the Ejura-Sekyedumase district. Added to these, are the problems of irresponsible parenting and child labour. Mr Gregory Agana Amoah, District Director of Education, said to help salvage the situation, the …

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Criminal curses prosecutors in court

The Dormaa Circuit Court in the Dormaa Municipality was thrown into state of laughter when a 26-year Ndego Amana, who was sentenced to 24 year jail term, started cursing the prosecutors for dragging him to court. “I assure you that by the time I would complete my 24 year-jail term, …

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Ghanaian banks’ assets grow to Gh¢14.6b, small businesses can’t get credit

Overall developments in Ghana’s banking system through May 2010 is showing a strong asset growth and improvement in financial soundness, but commercial banks are tightening credit to small scale businesses, the Bank of Ghana has said. Addressing the media last Friday when the central bank announced a new policy rate, …

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More than 50,000 timber workers to lose jobs

More than 50,000 employees of the timber industry in Ghana would lose their jobs as a result of the recent upward adjustment of utility tariffs. This is contained in a joint press statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Timber Millers Organisation (GTMO), Mr E.E.K. Acquah Moses and …

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Ghanaian contractors asked to quote realistic rates

Mr Michael Aidoo, National Chairman of Progressive Road Contractors Association, has advised contractors to quote pragmatic rates in bidding procedures to avoid unwarranted financial pressures to enable them to deliver quality work. He said quoting unrealistic rates mostly contributed to shoddy works, as low rates face rigid competition from market …

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Let’s cement bond of relationship between Brazil and Ghana – Ambassador

Mr Luis Fernando Serra, Brazil Ambassador to Ghana, has underscored the need to cement the bond of friendship between the two nations for the mutual benefit of their nationals. He made the call at the weekend when he and some officers of a Brazilian Naval Vessel, “Corvette Barroso,” currently at …

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Ex-convict jailed for stealing phone

Darlington Afriyie, an ex-convict, was on Friday sentenced to 18 months imprisonment in hard labour by the Koforidua District “A” Court for stealing a mobile phone. Afriyie pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful entry and stealing. Police Inspector Eric Twum-Frimpong told the court presided over by Mr Sulemana Musa …

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Ghana Armed Forces rekindles lost ceremony

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), at the weekend took a bold step to rekindle one of its almost lost traditions, “Beating the Retreat”, with a magnificent pageant of military music, precision drills and colour at the Ghana Military Academy (GMA) Parade grounds. The ceremony was characterised by the delivery of …

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