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860 communities in Western Region to get electricity

About 860 communities in the Western Region will be connected to the National Electricity Grid within the next two years. The move forms part of government’s commitment to connect the entire nation to electricity. The Deputy Minister of Energy and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah …

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Committee formed to protect salt industry at Adina

Adina, a coastal community in the Ketu-South District has formed a committee to protect its interest in the salt industry, which is about to take-off in the area. The 15-member Adina Salt Industries Development Committee (ASID), under the chairmanship of Mr Sylvester Bokortse, a retired Educationist, includes, Mr Alex Ashiagbor, …

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Countries urged to inject political capital into investment negotiations

Dr. Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organisation said countries needed to put in significant political capital to conclude investment negotiations even if the gains at the end were modest. He said in a globalised situation, countries simply could not go their own way to the neglect of …

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Inadequate recreational, counselling centres said to be cause of conflicts in Northern Ghana

A Tamale based non-governmental organisation (NGO), has called for the need for Northern Ghana to get a number of recreational and counselling centres as a means of solving the rampant conflicts in the area. Mr. Nelson Sulemana Nyadia, Programmes Co-ordinator of the Youth Empowerment for Life (YEfL) who made the …

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Eight before court for the alleged 2002 murder of Dagbon King

Eight persons who were picked up in last Saturday’s dawn swoop at Yendi in connection with the alleged murder of late Dagbon King, Ya Na Yakubu Andani II and some of his elders in 2002, on Monday appeared before the Adjabeng District Magistrate’s Court in Accra. They are Iddrisu Iddi …

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Transparency International welcomes multilateral banks' commitment to fight corruption

Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption, has welcomed an agreement by the World Bank and four major regional development banks to join forces to fight corruption by debarring firms and individuals found guilty of fraud and corruption in development projects. “Fraud in development projects disadvantages the most vulnerable. …

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Cocoa farmers refuse to destroy disease infected farms

Most Cocoa farmers in the Central Region whose farms have been infected with the swollen shoot disease are refusing to allow the trees to be cut down for fear of losing their farms to the land owners. Opanyin Yaw Ackom, a cocoa farmer at Breman Adandani who spoke on behalf …

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Finance Ministry organises headcounts in public education sector

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) in conjunction with other stakeholders, has organised a headcount of all staff in the Public Education Sector to weed out “ghost names”. The other stakeholders in the exercise are the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), the …

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Volta Trade and Investment Fair yielding positive results

The first Volta Trade and Investment Fair, organized in November last year, is reportedly yielding positive results. Many investors, mainly foreigners are said to be carrying out feasibility studies to establish business empires in the region. Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, who gave the hint during his tour of …

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41 arrested over 2002 assassination of Dagbon King

Forty-one people have been arrested in connection with the assassination of Ya-Na Yakubu Andani, Overlord of Dagbon, and 30 others in March 2002, while four others were nabbed for their reaction to the arrests. Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh, Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, told the Ghana …

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