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Farmers advised to seek information on proper use of agro-chemicals

Farmers had been advised to get the right information on agro-chemicals from agricultural agents and apply them correctly as any misapplication could be harmful. Dr George Okyere-Boateng, Eastern Regional Co-ordinator of the Research Extension Farmers Linkage Committee (RELC), gave the advice at a day’s workshop at Asamankese. It was organised …

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Ghana IRS staff prone to diabetes, hypertension – Quainoo

Available statistics indicate that hypertension and diabetes are common among staff of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the country. Mr Yuruf Quainoo, National Focal Person of Tuberculosis Project announced this after medical examination had been conducted on them for two years. He was addressing participants of a two-hour health …

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Tema Oil Refinery shuts down operations

The management of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) on Saturday shutdown its operations due to the development of some technical faults in the refinery’s Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracker (RFCC) plant. The shutdown occurred barely a fortnight after resuming operations from similar close down which was necessitated by maintenance work on the …

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Obama’s visit electrifies Ghana

As the countdown to the arrival of US President Barack Obama enters the home stretch the authorities have stepped up their preparations to give the charismatic US leader a warm Akwaaba. The ceremonial streets in Accra have been garnished with bill boards bearing the portraits, giant and small, of President …

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Robbers attack Golden Stock Warehouse

Six armed robbers attacked Golden Stock Warehouse, a custom bonded warehouse in Tema Industrial Area at 02:30 hours on Sunday and engaged two soldiers on guard duty in exchange of fire, leading to the death of one of the robbers. The Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Augustine …

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Floods destroy over 1000 bags of salt in Winneba

About one thousand four hundred and eighty-seven (1487) bags of salt and 60 pans belonging to the Winneba Salt Company were destroyed by flood during continuous rains in Winneba last two week. The Site Manager of the Company, Mr Acotse Zabout, made this known when Mr Samuel Sampene, Winneba Area …

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University of Ghana gets new Registrar

The Council of the University of Ghana has appointed Mr Joseph Maafo Budu as the new Registrar of the University. A statement signed by Mrs Stella Amoa, Acting Director, Public Affairs, said Mr Budu assumes office on August 1, 2009. He will succeed Mr Alfred Teddy Konu who retires from …

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Enlistment into Ghana police suspended, not cancelled

Mr Cletus Avoka, the Interior Minister, on Monday said enlistment into the Ghana Police Service for 2009 had been suspended and not cancelled. He told Parliament the acute residential and office accommodation problems facing the service was a big challenge since some of the officers had even become squatters. The …

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Barclays Bank supports resettled children

Barclays Bank has presented a cheque for GH¢47,310 to Afrikids Ghana, a child rights non governmental organization that supports children and empower communities to make a sustainable change in their lives in the Upper East Region. The beneficiaries are 40 street children who were withdrawn by Afrikids from streets and …

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African Mentor Network to network Ghanaian youth to businesses

Africa has enough resources to motivate its younger generation to advance and take advantage of opportunities in all fields of endeavour, the Africa Mentor Network Incorporated, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) aims at whipping up the potential of the African child has observed.      The Africa Mentor Network Incorporated is …

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