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500 women benefit from livestock support programme

More than 500 women in four districts of the Northern Region are benefiting from an Opportunities Industrialization Centre (OIC) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) livestock placement programme to help them raise their incomes to sustain their children. Under the programme 1,025 sheep and goats nicknamed “living loan” would be given …

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Ghana to spend GH¢27.2m on food security

In a bid to enhance national food security, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has released  GH¢27.2million towards the keeping of a buffer stock of food supplies. The funds are being used to refurbish food storage facilities and warehouses across the country, provide fertiliser subsidy for farmers and rehabilitate …

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Eight Customs officers in cocoa smuggling deal arrested

Eight officials of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) identified in a highly publicized video documentary on cocoa smuggling, have been arrested for criminal prosecution. The video documentary, which also showed other security operatives in the smuggling deal, was produced by a team of local investigative journalists. A statement signed …

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Ghana to build another airport to serve oil industry

The government of Ghana is to build an additional airport in the Western Region to serve the needs of the business community, especially the budding oil sector and its other emerging business opportunities. To this end, government has tasked the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to conduct feasibility studies on an …

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Gas powered commercial vehicles to pay appropriate prices

Gas fuelled commercial vehicles might soon have to pay appropriate prices for the commodity. The Deputy Minister for Energy, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, said this at the Volta Region “Road show on Local Content and Participation Policy on Oil and Gas operations in Ghana.” Participants had expressed concern at the …

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Unilever invests GH¢550,000 in 582 employees' children

The Unilever Ghana Foundation (UGF) has invested a total amount of GH¢555,000 in the education of 490 Senior High School (SHS) students and 92 undergraduates, since its inception a decade ago. Mr Andrews Evans Quayson, Chairman of UGF Board of Trustees, who announced this at a scholarship awards ceremony for …

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Delta Airlines to fly direct from Accra to Atlanta

Delta Airlines, the world’s leading airlines, would start  direct flights from Accra to Atlanta U.S.A. on June 3, 2010, Mr Bobby Bryan, Commercial Manager of East and West Africa, announced in Accra on Tuesday. Mr Bryan, who was speaking at a luncheon with media executives, said Delta would operate three …

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Africa to realise $200b revenue from oil in 10 years

African countries are expected to generate about 200 billion dollars in revenue from oil production in the next 10 years as new oilfields open up throughout the Gulf of Guinea. Oil was expected to generate the largest inflow of revenue in the continent’s history, and more than 10 times funds …

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Ghana’s inflation continues downward trend to 13.3% in March

Ghana’s inflation has dropped to 13.3% in June from a February rate of 14.2%, making this month the ninth consecutive time the country’s inflation has fallen and the lowest in 23 consecutive months. The downward trend in the country’s inflation led to a drastic cut in the policy rate of …

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Hammah calls for establishment of regional shipping lines

Mr. Mike Hammah, the Minister of Transport, has called on maritime authorities in Africa to collaborate and co-operate to benefit effectively from international trade. He said they could pool resources for the establishment of Regional Shipping Lines as proposed by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the West …

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