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Ghana’s finance minister says economy on track

Ghana’s economy is back on track with clear signs of reducing the GDP fiscal deficit from about 15 per cent in December last year to 9.4 per cent by the end of the year, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has indicated. The reduction of the GDP deficit for …

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Volta Region launches $250m development plan

A five-year US$250m Volta Economic Development Plan (VEDP) was on Tuesday night launched to bring real improvements that would change the lives of people of the Volta Region and, by extension, lives of Ghanaians. The focus of this ambitious plan is to move from strategy building to strategic planning of …

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Ghana to host Commonwealth Pharmacists conference

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) on Tuesday launched the 10th Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA) conference, which is slated in Accra from August 3 to August 9. About 2,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference, which would be hosted by the Ministry of Health on the theme: “Managing Threats …

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Duffuor: Procurement critical to fiscal discipline

Public procurement is critical to the enforcement of fiscal discipline, reduction in unproductive recurrent expenditure and the improvement in revenue generation. Dr Kwabena Duffuor, Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, said this in Accra on Thursday when he inaugurated the Public Procurement Board. The objective of the Public Procurement Act …

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ECOBANK, Ghana Health Service launch customer care project

ECOBANK Ghana in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday launched a “Customer Health Care,” project to help promote quality service delivery within health institutions in the country. The project is expected to imbibe in all GHS workers, quality customer care attitudes and ensure that customer care became …

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West African Sub-region vulnerable to climate change – Boamah

Dr Edward Omane Boamah, Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology said on Thursday that the West African Sub-Region would be the most affected region by climate change, as long as it remained one of the poorest in the world. He said over the last three or four decades, the …

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Ghana joins World Industrialisation Partnerships Corporation

The Ghana Network of the World Industrialisation Partnerships Corporation (WIPCOR) was launched in Accra on Thursday with a call on members to bring on board the building of strong domestic industries to transform the country’s economy for accelerated development. Ms Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry, who made the …

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EU grants Ghana 175m Euros

The European Union (EU) on Thursday approved a 175 million Euros Millennium Development Goal (MDG) contract facility for Ghana after bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the on-going Africa Union Summit in Sirte, Libya. A statement signed by Mrs Zita Okaikoi, Minister of Information, in Accra said the facility would …

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Ghana 2009 Light Crop Cocoa Season opens

The Ghana CCOCBOD has announced the commencement of the 2009 Light Crop Cocoa Season Friday July 3, 2009. The announcement was made in a press release Thursday July 2, 2009 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. According to the release, the producer price that will be paid at all buying centres is …

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Contractors told to execute poverty reduction projects with dispatch

Contractors working on the Urban Poverty Reduction Projects (UPRP) of the Social Investment Fund, at Apam have been urged to expedite work to meet the deadline for the completion of the projects.      Mr. Theophilus Aidoo-Mensah, Gomoa West District Chief Executive (DCE) made the call during a visit to some …

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