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Workshop on forests in Accra

Ghana has launched a plantations’ development programme to regain its lost forest cover in line with global development objectives particularly, the Millennium Development Goals, Alhaji Collins Dauda, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, said on Monday. According to him, the strategy adopted by Ghana to increase her forest cover would …

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University of Ghana gets fire station

Communities in the Greater Accra Region have been urged to provide premises and facilities for the establishment of more fire stations  for closer and better access to fire prevention and extinguishing services. Mr. Albert Brown Gaisie, Deputy Chief Officer in-charge of Operations, Greater Accra Region, made the call at the …

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Police say Chinese miners not mining in river

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Hamidu Mahama, Western Regional Police Commander, on Monday said that Chinese miners were not prospecting for gold in the Ankobra River. He explained that the miners had concession to mine on land but the right had been withdrawn and it was unlikely that the Environmental …

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Ghanaian, Ivorien health directorates collaborate

The Dormaa Municipal Health Directorate and the Koun-Fao District counterpart in Cote d’Ivoire are collaborating to guarantee easy access to basic health care services among citizens of Ghana and the neighbouring country resident along the border. Under the deal, Ivorian communities along the border located far away from the national …

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Premier Ghana HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation workshop opens

The premier of a series of workshops to strengthen competences for monitoring and evaluating HIV and AIDS in Ghana, began in Accra on Monday. The two-week workshop, to be organised twice a year, were instituted by the Ghana Aids Commission (GAC) in collaboration with School of Public Health (SPH), University …

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Assembly spends GH¢450,000 on education

The Obuasi Municipal Assembly (OMA) last year spent more than 40 per cent of its capital expenditure of over GH¢450,000 on education. Mr John Alexander Kobina Ackon, Municipal Chief Executive, said at a best teacher award ceremony at Obuasi that, the assembly had chosen education as its priority area and …

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Police say crime declines in Tema

Crime in the Tema Metropolis decreased from 34,650 from January to June in 2009, to 27,046 during the same period this year. Assistant Commissioner of Police Augustine Gyening, Tema Regional Police Commander, told the GNA on Friday that he and his men had worked hard to ensure safety and security …

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Headteachers study principles of accounting

The Nkoranza District Directorate of Education has organized a workshop for more than 200 head teachers and their assistants on basic principles of accounting to be able to manage the Capitation Grant efficiently. Mr. Pius Agyemang, District Internal Auditor, advised the school heads to spend the Capitation Grants on activities …

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Hold MDAs accountable for standards in Client Service Charters – Minister

Mr Alhassan Azong, Minister of State, Public Sector Reform, Office of the President, on Monday appealed to the citizenry to hold Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) accountable for the standards established in their clients’ service charters. He said it was through such efforts that the Public Service would rise up …

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Bus with concealed smuggled goods intercepted

A Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) task force, from Aflao, at the weekend intercepted an Aflao-Kumasi bound passenger Benz bus, with large a quantity of smuggled goods in secret apartments at Akatsi. The goods are made up of 605 pieces of imitation wax prints and 23 dozens of ladies …

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