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Government asked to salvage manufacturing sector

Government has been asked to impress upon the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to reverse the new utility tariffs to salvage the manufacturing sector from collapse. The Central Region branch of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU), made the call at emergency meeting, in Cape Coast on Wednesday. It …

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Labour Commission organises seminar for employers in Free Zones Enclaves

The National Labour Commission is organising a day’s seminar on the Labour Act for employers in the Free Zones enclaves on Thursday, July 22. A statement issued in Accra on Wednesday and signed by Mr Mohammed Affum, Public Relations Officer of NLC, said the seminar would educate employers in the …

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Government makes available over GH¢3m for flood relief

Mr Alban Bagbin, the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, said the government had made available more than three million Ghana cedis for emergency flood relief activities for 2010. He said activities undertaken with the GH¢3,420,000.00 approved money included de-silting, excavation and widening of channels, lining and construction of …

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Ghana’s civil servants asked to take advantage of economic stability

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu, on Tuesday appealed to civil servants to take advantage of the country’s macro-economic stability and take bank loans to run houses. He said this was important to provide them with some social security and a bit of comfort when they go on pension. …

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CDD-Ghana identifies leakages in Capitation Grant disbursement

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), on Tuesday identified serious leakages in the disbursement procedure of the Capitation Grant across the country. “The leakages are observed along the transfer chain, from Ghana Education Service (GES), through the District Education Offices (DEO) down to the beneficiary schools,” Mr Daniel Armah-Attoh, …

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No institution should demand HIV status – AIDS co-ordinator

Mr. William Saawil Sopiimeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator, has said it was against human rights and the HIV policy for any institution to require a person’s HIV status before services are rendered to such a person. He told the GNA in an interview that people needed to be treated …

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Ghana Fire Service appeals for enough budgetary allocation

Divisional Officer Grade One (DOI) Paul Opoku Peprah, Brong-Ahafo Regional Fire Officer, on Tuesday appealed for allocation of enough budgetary for the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) for the prevention of fire outbreaks. He cited that the GNFS needed requisite funding for effective anti-bushfire campaign, training of fire volunteers and …

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Farmers in two communities demonstrate against Newmont

Farmers in two communities in the operation area of the Newmont Akyem Gold Mine project had demonstrated against the company for non-payment and delay in the payment of compensation for crops Newmont destroyed. But the Communications Manager of the Newmont Akyem Project, Mr Oduro Kwarteng Marfo, said compensation had been …

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CDD-Ghana launches public expenditure tracking survey report

Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) on Tuesday launched a research booklet on Tracking Capitation Grant in Public Primary Schools in Ghana. The 114-page booklet focuses on global context of educational reforms, education for all in Africa, educational policies in Ghana, context for abolition of school fess and capitation grant …

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Tigo outdoors “Talk for Free” service

The management of Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of Tigo cellular network, on Tuesday launched a new innovative service christened “Tigo Talk for Free”. The product that has an accompanying message: “Make A Call Today and Save” seeks to make the service affordable, available as well as accessible to its loyal …

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