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Women with fistula treated, given financial support

Ten women suffering from obstetric fistula, have successfully undergone reconstructive surgery in the Bolgatanga Hospital to correct their condition. Obstetric fistula, a severe medical condition, is a hole created between the vagina and anus or the bladder, which happens to women, who undergo difficult prolonged labour, during delivery when the pressure …

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Ghana Parliament urged to approve $300m IDA loan

The Finance Committee of Parliament has urged the House to approve a $300 million facility from the International Development Association (IDA), which is expected to provide general budgetary support. The committee in its report on the facility urged the House to adopt the report and approve by resolution, the Economic …

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The Trust Bank, Merchant Bank merger in December 2009

The Managing Director of The Trust Bank (TTB), Mr Isaac Owusu-Hemeng, has said that the bank’s proposed merger with the Merchant Bank is on course and is set to be concluded in December, this year. Mr Owusu-Hemeng told journalists in Accra that the two banks were working on meeting some …

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Government to invest in infrastructural development of schools

Government is committed to mobilizing resources to upgrade the infrastructure of schools in the country, Mr Kofi Opoku Manu, Ashanti Regional Minister, has said. He said education was a vital tool to ensuring that Ghana developed its human resource base and that the only way this could be achieved is …

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Chieftaincy, land disputes unchristian – Primate

The Right Reverend S. K. Adofo, Primate of Brotherhood Church has described the numerous protracted chieftaincy and land disputes in some parts of the country as unchristian. He has, therefore, stressed the need for those involved in such disputes to reconcile for the sake of God and live in peace …

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Farmers train in agro-forestry, tree planting

The World of Hope International (WOHI), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the US, in collaboration with the Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA), have organized a day’s workshop in agro-forestry and tree planting for farmers in Samsam-Odumase in the Ga West District in the Greater Accra Region on Friday. The …

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East Mamprusi to increase revenue mobilization

Mr. Adam Imoro, District Chief Executive (DCE) of the East Mamprusi has expressed the determination of the assembly to strive harder to adopt modalities to improve its internally generated funds to facilitate development. He said available records at the assembly show an abysmal revenue mobilization in the past because all …

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Training of staff to improve performance must precede promotion – Mrs Brew

Mrs Rosina Brew, Human Resource Manager of Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) on Friday stressed the need for training to precede promotion to improve performance in all sectors of the economy. She said “often staff use their discretion to work, because they are promoted without any training which affects performance and …

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AngloGold Ashanti donates items to farmers

The management of Anglogold Ashanti Iduapriem Limited on Friday presented farm products worth GH¢40,000 to beneficiaries of oil palm, vegetables and animal husbandry project dubbed “Hand-In-Hand” at Adieyie near Tarkwa. The items included 7,500 improved oil palm seedlings, improved vegetable seeds, maize seed fertilizers, Wellington boots, wheat bran, weedicides, pesticides, …

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Government to develop agriculture – Vice President

Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Friday reiterated government’s commitment to invest in the agricultural sector since it offers employment to about 60 per cent of the country’s population. He said it was important for government to tackle agriculture with utmost attention to rapidly alleviate poverty. The Vice President was …

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