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Transport Minister satisfied with airport preparations for Obama

The Minister of Transport, Mr Mike Hammah, has expressed satisfaction with preparations being made at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) towards the pending visit of the US President Barack Obama. “Generally I am impressed with what has been done so far. There is a great deal of improvement since the …

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Foreign nationals in illegal gold prospecting in Ghana – WACAM

The Wassa Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM) has appealed to the government to investigate allegations about illegal prospecting of minerals by foreign nationals in the country. Mr Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, Director of WACAM, told the Ghana News Agency on Friday that reports reaching his office alleged that some Chinese nationals are …

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Ghana Post to resuscitate Money Transfer Services

Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, on Friday called for the immediate resuscitation of the Instant Money Transfer (IMT) services, operated by the Ghana Post in order to generate income for the cash strapped organization. “We all know that the IMT services were very viable and helped to generate a …

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Chief warns students who abuse drugs

Nana Asare Bentum III, Chief of Gye Wani Nkwanta, near Akim Oda in the Eastern Region, has warned students indulging in negative habits such as drug abuse to desist from the practice. He expressed concern about increasing reports of students engaging in anti-social activities such as alcoholism and sexual promiscuity …

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Reverend Minister calls for policy to protect state property

Rev. David Tamakloe Doe, General Overseer of the New Jerusalem Healing Church, has called for a national policy direction to encourage people who have custody of state property to cherish and protect them. Rev Doe said the notion that such facilities belonged to government left many strategic investments and infrastructure …

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Researcher asks Ghana to add value to export commodities

Professor Oliver Morrissey, Director of the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade, University of Nottingham, UK, said Ghana needed to add value to its primary export commodities to ensure socio-economic development. He said that if Ghana diversified its rich resources into industries and processed its primary export …

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Mines workers call for assessment of oil contracts

The Mines Workers Union (GMWU) of Trades Union Congress (TUC) on Friday added its voice to call on government to re-assess all oil contracts signed between Ghana and foreign multinationals. Mr Prince Ankrah, General Secretary of the union, said the call made by former President Jerry Rawlings, had come at …

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Political leaders told not to interfere in police duties

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Angwubutoge Awuni, Northern Regional Police Commander, has cautioned political, traditional and opinion leaders in the Tamale Metropolis to desist from interfering in the official duties of the police. He said, people of high standing in the Metropolis had been noted for interfering in matters of the …

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Birim North to increase revenue base

Mr Napoleon Amoako Asiamah, Birim North District Chief Executive (DCE), has stressed that the assembly intends to increase its revenue base in order to accelerate development. He said although the assembly cannot develop without assistance from Central Government and other development partners, it has to shift from being over dependant …

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Tema Oil Refinery to produce biofuels

Ghana’s only oil refinery, the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) intends to go into the production of biofuels in the next 18 months, in anticipation of the phasing out of conventional oil, its acting Managing Director has said, according to a GNA report. Dr Kwame Ampofo, then stressed on the importance …

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