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Ghana to get more passport application centres

Three new Passport Application Centres (PACs) are to be inaugurated by the close of this month to help ease the congestion and rush at the PAC and the Passport Office in Accra. The new PACS are to be inaugurated in Sekondi, Sunyani and Tamale. Since the biometric passport was launched …

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Ghana’s 2010 Light Cocoa Crop Season closes

The Ghana COCOBOD has announced the closure of the 2010 Light Cocoa Crop Season. In a press release issued Wednesday September 8, 2010 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, COCOBOD said the purchases for the 2010 Light Crop Season will cease at the close of business on Thursday September 9, 2010. However, …

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Signature Metals of Australia discovers high grade manganese in Ghana

Australian gold miner, Signature Metals says it has made what it describes as a potentially interesting high grade manganese discovery at its Konongo Project in Ghana. In a press release, Signature, which is known for mining gold in its concessions in Ghana says the discovery is high grade rock chip …

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Power play at Merchant Bank over crude oil letter of credit

A US$66 million deffered letter of credit established by the management of Merchant Bank to a state institution for the lifting of light crude oil to support the country’s power generation is causing some stormy waves within the bank’s board. The controversy stems from the allegation that the facility was …

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Finatradegroup gives equipment to rice farmers

More than 800 rice farmers in the Hohoe Municipality in the Volta Region are to benefit from the services of a modern equipment to boost food production. The GH¢56,000 worth equipment, include a three-in-one Combined Rice Harvester, which harvests, thrashes and bags rice, and two Automatic Rice Seeders that facilitates …

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Minister of Information inaugurates committee to review broadcasting bill

A seven-member technical committee to review existing laws on broadcasting in Ghana, as well as the draft broadcasting bill, was inaugurated in Accra on Tuesday. The bill which is expected to be placed before Parliament early next year, would among other things regulate broadcasting operations in Ghana. Mr John Tia …

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Building and Civil Engineering Contractors elect new officers

The Ashanti Regional branch of the association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors has elected new executive officers to run its affairs for a four-year term. About 47 delegates voted to choose the officers in an election supervised by the Electoral Commission. The 16-member executive has Mr Tony Asante-Gyinae as …

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CEPS seizes smuggled vehicles

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Command of Customs Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has impounded 17 unregistered vehicles smuggled into the region. Assistant Commissioner Samuel Tettey-Quarshie, the sector commander, told the GNA in an interview on Tuesday that investigations showed that the chassis numbers of most of the vehicles had been tampered …

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Greater Accra Region administers more than 300,000 H1N1 vaccines

Despite the rumours of deaths allegedly caused by the Influenza H1N1 2009 vaccination, which caused fear and panic, the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate vaccinated 306,592 persons against the influenza as at the end of July. Those vaccinated included 26,687 health workers, 15,811 security personnel, 24,496 pregnant women, 18,836 people …

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Adansi Rural Bank posts over GH¢300,000 profit in 2009

The Adansi Rural Bank at Fomena in the Adansi North District of the Ashanti Region has over the past three years been recording increases in its operational profits, posting a profit before tax of GH¢306,580.72 in 2009. This figure represents a 14 per cent increase over last year’s profit of …

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