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World Vision launches natural regeneration project

World Vision, a non-governmental organization, has launched a project to encourage farmers and individuals in the Talensi-Nabdam District to use local tree species to go into forestation and to reclaim bare lands. The project, known as Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), is a method of re-forestation where sprouting tree stumps …

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Farmer fined GH¢300 for stealing mobile phone

Kofi Dakeh, a farmer who stole a mobile phone from a “chop” bar, was on Monday convicted to a fine of GH¢300 by the Kade Magistrate Court. In default, Dakeh who pleaded guilty, will go to prison for nine months in hard labour. Police Chief Inspector Eric Tetteh Zorh told …

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Shareholders of Adansi Rural Bank angry with loan defaulters

Shareholders of the Adansi Rural Bank have expressed indignation over the reluctance of customers to repay loans granted them by the Bank totalling more than GH¢302,000. At their 19th annual general meeting (AGM) at Fomena-Adansi in the Ashanti Region, the shareholders maintained that such credit facility was a revolving fund …

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Minister says girls’ education is cost effective investment

Dr Joseph Oteng-Adjei, the Energy Minister, has said investing in girls’ education was the most cost effective measure that any developing country could pursue to improve the lives of the people. Girls’ education, he said, could lead to significant progress in the fight to reduce poverty, diseases and ignorance. Dr …

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Ghana’s annual ban on hunting begins

The annual ban on hunting, otherwise known as “close season”, has began and would end on Monday, December 1, 2009, according to a statement from the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission. The statement said the annual ban on hunting of wildlife throughout the country was a regulatory mechanism backed …

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Ghana’s oil production to reach 240,000 barrels in 2013

The country will produce 240,000 barrels of oil and 240,000 million standard cubic feet of gas per day under the second phase of the Jubilee Field project which is expected to commence in 2013, the Deputy Minister of Energy, Dr Kwabena Donkor, has disclosed. According to him, “the appraisals so …

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Local Assembly bans use of agro-chemicals

The Mamprusi West District in the Northern Region, has banned the use of weedicide and agro-chemicals in human settlements, because it has been proved to be harmful to the people and domestic animals. Mr. Zakaria Sulley Abudu, District Chief Executive, told the GNA at Walewale that some people in the …

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Accra to get another private university

Leaders Factory Group (LFG), a leadership development training institute, is putting up a modern university complex in Accra, which would focus on mentoring leaders, raising statesmen and also making disciples. The university, which would be known as University College of Governance and Leadership, would begin operation in the first quarter …

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Ghana government to restructure $1b public debt

The Government is seeking to refinance nearly one billion dollars of public debt and liabilities in order to reduce the strain imposed on the national economy as a result of these obligation with a plan that spread the credit over a longer period of time. Vice President John Dramani Mahama …

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Ghana government spends $200,000 for 2009 Hajj

Government has expended $200,000 as residential expenses for prospective Muslims, who are to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca this year. The amount, Vice President John Dramani Mahama announced is to ensure that prospective pilgrims were accommodated in one housing enclave to spare them the hassles they go through annually …

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