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Ghana develops 2010 human development report

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) and the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) over the weekend started processes to develop the 2010 National Human Development Report (NHDR) for Ghana. The report on the general theme: “Democratic Political Transition and Human Development” would focus on seven main thematic clusters. These are …

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Cocoa production in Central Region declines in 2008/2009

Cocoa Production in the Central Region declined from 62,000 metric tones in 2007/2008 to 56,000 metric tones in 2008/2009. Mr Ebenezer Opoku-Agyeman, Regional Manager of the Quality Control Company Limited, who made this known when he interacted with workers of the Company at Agona Swedru, attributed the decline partly to …

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Ghana poultry farmers to build capacity under USAID project

Mr Kwadwo Asante, National President of Ghana National Association of Poultry Farmers (GNAPF), at the weekend said his outfit had signed an agreement with Ghana nuts to build the capacity of members, under the Agribusiness Trade Project. He said the project, which was sponsored by the United States Agency for …

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Local authorities asked to support fight to end desertification

Mr Asher Nkegbe, Acting Upper West Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has called on District Assemblies to support the Community Environmental Management Committees in the crusade to combat desertification in the region. He said students and pupils of 30 educational institutions in the region had joined in …

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Group attributes ‘reduction’ of rice imports to smuggling

Mr John Awuni, a member of the Food and Beverages Association of Ghana (FABAG) has attributed the reduction of rice importation to increased smuggling of the commodity into the country. He also blamed the smuggling situation on the numerous taxes and hurdles at the entry-points of the country which he …

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We are all potential prisoners – Clergyman

Reverend Frank Anku, former Clerk of the General Assembly of the E.P. Church Sunday exhorted Christians to see Prisoners as a “community of faith” and extend help to them. “Remember it could be you. The Prisoner we think deserves his punishment rather requires our help”, he admonished. Reverend Anku was …

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World’s biggest chocolate made from Ghana cocoa

The world’s biggest chocolate weighing 9,702 pounds has been made in Armenia and the cocoa used to produce it came from Ghana. The Grand Candy factory in Yerevan, the capital of the former republic of the Soviet Union has therefore received the certificate entering the chocolate in the Guinness World …

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Ghana-Indian ties need spicing up for mutual benefits – High Commissioner

Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam, Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, has observed that India and Ghana’s 50 years bilateral ties had been tremendous but still needed to be spiced-up for mutual benefits. “We still have a lot more to do in the economic, political and cultural spheres within the South-South cooperation,” she …

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Pastor raises red flag over abuse of narcotic drugs in Ghana

Pastor Kwabena Kodua of the Gracious Feed Ministries in Accra, at the weekend described the marketing and use of narcotic drugs and other psychotropic substances as an ominous and formidable challenge confronting humanity today. He noted that users of narcotic drugs often failed to acknowledge the fact that excessive use …

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Woman living with HIV virus pressurized for sex by deceased husband’s brothers

A woman living with the HIV virus at Lawra has said she is distressed because her husband’s brothers were pressurizing her for sex though they know that their brother died of AIDS. “I have told them that I am carrying the HIV virus yet they keep on pressurizing me for …

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