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Korle-bu workers file ex-parte motion against management

Four hundred and fifty staff and health workers of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital, have filed an ex-parte motion for an order of Garnishee against funds, treasury bills and fixed deposits credited to the accounts of the hospital by the Bank of Ghana (BOG). Garnishee is the process of executing a …

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Ghana Parliament approves $597 million IMF loan

Parliament on Thursday approved the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) credit agreement between the Government of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for the amount of  SDR 387 million (US $597 million). The amount is for the Balance of Payment support over the medium term (July 2009— July …

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MPs argue over true beneficiaries of loan facility

Members of Parliament on Friday engaged in arguments as to whether a loan facility for farmers was going to benefit the beneficiaries directly or would be used to facilitate their capacity building. Some members of the Minority New Patriotic Party side, expressed worry that a large chunk of the funds …

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Labour to ensure the implementation of pension scheme

Mr Gordon Bodza, Industrial Relations Officer of the Volta Regional Council of Labour of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday said organized labour perceived attempts to delay the implementation of the national pension scheme as unfortunate. He said organized labour would therefore do all it could to ensure that …

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Mahama happy with DFID assistance to Ghana

Vice President John Mahama on Friday described as legendary, the level of support Ghana had received from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He said the DFID support over the years had enabled Ghana to develop a number of strategies that could lead to poverty reduction. The Vice President …

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Oil field training centre for Ghana

Since it was announced that Ghana had found oil in commercial quantities in June 2007, the country has become the destination point for all the sectors in the global oil industry, including training institutions. A report on the website Oil Online says, Oilennium Ltd, a leading provider of training programmes …

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Ghana gets biggest IMF loan ever

Ghana will receive a loan of more than $1 billion from the International Monetary Fund to stabilize its economy, the biggest loan to an African nation since the start of the global financial crisis. The money will be used to bolster the reserves of the central bank and to support …

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Rural banks urged to support agriculture

Mr Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister, has appealed to rural and community banks to give special dispensation of loan to the agriculture sector. He said this when addressing the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the Western Regional Chapter of the Association of Rural Banks-Ghana at Takoradi. Mr Aidoo expressed …

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DCE urges land owners to utilise Customary Land Secretariats

The District Chief Executive of Bongo in the Upper East Region, Mr. Clement Akugre, has advised land owners to register their property at the Customary Land Secretariats (CLS) to help curtail the numerous disputes associated with land ownership. The DCE said this when a three–member team, Messrs George Nti, Franklin …

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Mampong Assembly moves to curb child labour

Mr. Daniel Appau Ohyeamang, Municipal Chief Executive of Asante-Mampong, has condemned the upsurge of child labour in the area and pledged the assembly’s resolve to tackle the problem.   He described as unacceptable the situation where some parents engaged their children of school going age in child labour to the …

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