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Atwima-Mponua appeals for more health personnel

The Atwima-Mponua District Health Directorate, has appealed for more medical assistants and other health professionals to assist raise the quality of care for patients. The district has only one medical assistant, who retires in February. Besides, all 12 health centres in the area are without pharmacists. Ms Belinda Baffoe Bonney, …

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EU warns of famine in Africa's Sahel

Millions in West Africa’s arid Sahel belt could face famine this year unless the world acts quickly to help, the European Union’s humanitarian aid arm said on Thursday. The warning came as Niger confirmed the veracity of a leaked government forecast that half its population will face food shortages this …

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Ghana’s Producer Price Index rises to 27.69% in December 2009

The annual Producer Price Index (PPI) rose to 27.69 per cent in December 2009, representing 7.33 percentage points higher than that of November 2009, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) announced on Wednesday. The figure for November 2009 was 20.36 per cent. Mr. Magnus Ebo Duncan, Head of Economics and Statistics …

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Believe Begin Become 2010 launched

Mr John Gyetuah, out-going Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, on Wednesday reiterated the need to develop the private sector to serve as the engine of growth. This he said would pave the way in dealing with the key growth challenges facing the country. “To this end, government will continue …

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Four policemen arrested for extortion in Accra

Four officials of the Accra Central Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service were Wednesday arrested on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) for allegedly extorting money from motorists around the Achimota Overhead Bridge. An amount of GH¢196 was retrieved from them when they …

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Ministry to ensure effective management of road contracts

The Ministry of Road and Highways is reviewing contractor classification system and contractor capacity and training to ensure effective management of road contracts in the country Mr Joe Gidisu, sector Minister, who announced this, said the measure was also to ensure that only contractors with the requisite competence and adequate …

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Photo journalist detained in Accra

A photo journalist of the Daily Guide newspaper was on Wednesday locked up in the Cocoa Affairs Court cells for four hours following an order by a High Court Judge Mr. Justice James B. Benson. Mr. Emmanuel Kubi, the photo journalist and some prison officers exchanged words when he attempted …

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Minister urges closer CEPS-private sector partnership

Mr Kofi Opoku Manu, Ashanti Regional Minister, has appealed to the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) to develop closer partnership with the private sector to facilitate improved trade, investment and increased revenue to the nation. He said it was important CEPS and its private sector partners acted together and …

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Use oil resources to promote a diversified Ghanaian economy – Academic

Dr Richard Darko Osei, a Senior Research Fellow, has called for judicious use of the country’s oil resources to promote a diversified economy where the revenue collected would benefit both the present and future generations. He said the lack of information often left the citizenry in the dark about how …

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Ghanaians urged to cultivate habit of saving

Mustard Seed Co-operative Credit Union Limited in Cape Coast has opened a new branch at Jukwa in the Central Region with a call on the public to cultivate the habit of saving. The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Alfred Kwaku Abban, said it was his outfit’s aim to encourage …

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