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60th Annual New Year School closes

The 60th Annual New Year School held by the Institute of Adult Education (IAE) ended last night with a challenge to the organizers to go beyond media dissemination of the communiqué and practically circulate copies among all stakeholders for adoption and implementation. According to Professor Kwesi Yankah, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University …

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Unilever to sponsor journalism training

Unilever Ghana Limited has established a sponsorship package for refresher courses for Ghanaian journalists, its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) has announced. Mr. Charles Cofie, the CEO made the announcement at the annual Unilever/Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Soiree at the International Press Centre, Accra Friday January 9, 2009. The company will …

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GH. cedi depreciates to major currencies

The cedi depreciates to the UK Pound, the Euro and Dollar on Friday but gained slightly against the CFA pushing up the Gold Coast Security (GCS)-Cedi Index by 0.49 points. The Index, which measures the average performance of the cedi against its major trading currencies, went up at 120.37 points …

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GII calls on governments to declare assets

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has resurrected the old debate over the declaration of assets by government officials which died a natural death sometime ago. It has thus asked both members of the out-going New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the incoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) governments to declare their assets. …

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Malaria cases reduce among children under five

Records at the Tarkwa Government Hospital have shown that the number of malaria cases reported in children less than five years have reduced from over 5,000 in 2007 to 2,396 as at October 2008. The decrease which was the highest recorded in recent years may be attributed to the free distribution of …

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President Mills goes to Abuja

President John Evans Atta Mills leaves for Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday, January 10, to attend an ECOWAS Mediation Committee Summit. A press release signed by his Spokesperson, Mr Mahama Ayariga said Parliament had already been notified. It said pursuant to Article 60, clause eight of the Constitution, the Vice President …

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TUC congratulates Mills and calls for “living wage”

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Thursday congratulated President John Evans Atta Mills, on his assumption of office and made series of demands including a living wage. “Even before you settle down for the onerous duties as the President of Ghana, we would like to draw your attention to the …

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Inflation reaches 18.1%

The Ghana Statistical Service has announced Friday January 9, 2009, that Ghana’s inflation rate has risen to 18.1 percent in December 2008 from 17. 4 percent in November. The initial 6-8 percent rate projected in the 2008 budget could not be achieved, as inflation hit a high 18.4 percent year-on-year …

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Ghana VAT Service sets GH¢550 million target

The Ghana Value Added Tax (VAT) Service has set a revenue target of GH¢550 million for the financial year 2009. The VAT Commissioner however, says the figure is a provisional estimate awaiting approval of the yet to be appointed Finance Minister. In 2008, the Service collected a revenue of GH¢540 …

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Court orders KMA to allocate shops to traders

A Kumasi High Court has issued an Order of Mandamus to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) directing it to re-allocate stores, shops and stalls at the Kejetia terminal to members of the Kejetia Traders’ Association before Friday January 16, 2009. This follows the refusal of the Assembly to discharge its …

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