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Private schools to benefit from GETFund interventions

Mr Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Education Minister, has assured private, basic and second cycle schools of government’s support through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) interventions. Additionally, they would benefit from the supply of textbooks and other teaching materials to enhance their academic operation. The Minister said this in an address read …

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Winner of GJA Telecommunications award to participate in international conference

The winner of 2009 Best Telecommunications Reporter award, Mr Samuel Dowuona, formerly of the Ghana News Agency (GNA), would embark on an all expense-paid trip to South Africa to participate in a Highway Africa conference. The trip, which would be sponsored by MTN, an international telecommunication service provider, would enable …

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Economist calls for forest certification to address climate change in Ghana

Mr Joseph William Osei, Forest Economist, at the weekend called for improvement in forest management by integrating environmental protection, social responsibilities and economic efficiency to address climate change. “Forest management systems must be used to improve environmental administration for effective systematic planning, supervision and monitoring to provide better access to …

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Ghanaians abroad won’t be part of 2010 Census – Dr Bediako

Ghanaians living abroad will not be counted in the impending Population and Housing Census scheduled for September, Dr Grace Bediako, Government Statistician, has said. She said the regulations of the exercise did not give the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) the mandate to enumerate Ghanaians outside the country. Only those who …

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Cocoa farmers at Fanteakwa to get free insecticide

Cocoa farmers in various communities at Mumuadu in the Fanteakwa District, are to receive free insecticide to spray their farms to boost production. The Chief of Akim Osino and head of Mumuadu, Osabarima Osampanin II, told the Ghana News Agency on Saturday at Osino when he met the farmers. He …

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Ghana’s military asked to make do with resources at their disposal

Vice President John Mahama has reiterated Government’s resolve to address problems besetting the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and called on the military, however, to make do with resources available to them in view of the competing demands from other sectors of the economy. “Government appreciates the difficult environment in which …

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Global Fund to give 95% subsidy for malaria drugs in Ghana

The Global Fund is to subside anti-malaria medications that have been recommended by the Ministry of Health, Mr Kwame Dzudzarli Gakpey, Communication Officer of the National Malaria Control Programmed has said. He was speaking at a one-day Malaria Reporting Training Workshop on Saturday for Journalists organized by the Ghana Health …

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Mahama lauds role of private universities, colleges

Vice President John Dramani Mahama has commended private universities and colleges for their complementary role in providing quality education in the country. He said huge number of senior secondary school students that comes out every year and adult learners could not be absolved into the public tertiary institutions alone. Vice …

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Adonten Community Bank net profit shoots up 122%

The Adonten Community Bank at New Tafo made 122 percent increase in net profit last year posting GH¢141,249 that year as against GH¢63,673 in 2008. Total assets of the bank also rose from GH¢2,578,000 in 2008 to GH¢ 3,104,000 in 2009, representing an increase of 20 per cent. Dr Emmanuel …

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China awards scholarships to 20 Ghanaians

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, His Excellency Gong Jianzhong, said on Thursday that China would continue to support the Ghana Government in its effort to produce human resources capable of meeting the challenges of Global technological advancement. He said this in Accra at a farewell reception for 20 Ghanaian students …

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