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Micro-credit to farmers could ensure food security – Esson-Benjamin

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana, Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin on Thursday pointed out that achieving food security would continue to be an illusion if the country fails to offer the required financial and technical assistance needed by small scale farmers. This is because small …

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Kidnappers of German woman in court

Eight persons including a woman who are alleged to be involved in the kidnapping of a German nurse appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday. They are Godwin Husunugbo, aka Shunton, Isaac Amuzu, James Afari, aka Bob and Roland Gyan, aka Alvin Walker. The rest are Dennis Asamoah, aka …

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Ghana Post workers on strike

Workers of Ghana Post across the country have embarked on a sit down strike in protest against mismanagement of the company. They are also asking for the removal of some senior managers. The workers are demanding the removal of the Managing Director, Mr. Duah Adonteng and two other top management …

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Our challenge is stabilizing the economy – Mahama

The biggest challenge facing Ghana’s new government is economic stabilization, Vice President John Mahama has said. Ghana has projected reaching a middle income status by 2010, but the economy has been suffering inconsistent inflation rates and fall in commodity prices coupled with the rise in fuel and food prices have …

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Cedi fell to Dollar/Euro but…

The Ghana cedi slight depreciations to the Dollar and the Euro on Wednesday was enough to push up the Gold Coast Securities (GCS)-Cedi Index by 0.04 points. It, however, appreciated to the UK Pound and the CFA. But the Index, which measures the average performance of the cedi against its …

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Five Nigerians arrested for pirating local movies

The Ashanti Regional Police has arrested five Nigerians suspected to be members of a syndicate that produces and distributes pirated works of the Akan Film Producers Association. They were arrested at Alarbar, a suburb of Kumasi by a combined team of police officers and a taskforce of the Akan Film …

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Civil Servants are not against pay rise – Executive Secretary

The Civil Servants Association (CSA), on Wednesday denied media reports that it opposes pay rise, Mr James Ekow Amissah, Executive Secretary of the association said. “We have all been advocating pay rise so how come that government is giving us money and we will oppose it. That is a fallacy,” …

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Private sector to be given pride of place – Mills

President John Evans Atta Mills on Wednesday said there was the need to take a fresh look at the private sector to give it the pride of place in building a robust economy. He said it was time the cooperation between Government and the private sector entered a new phase …

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Research Institute to conduct trials on drought-resistant maize

The Manga Station of the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), near Bawku in the Upper East Region, would undertake trials on drought-resistant maize variety to  be made available to farmers for cultivation. After successful cropping of the variety in selected areas of Ghana, it could hold a key to the …

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Government requests for records of appointments in Foreign Service

It has been brought to the attention of the Government Transition sub-committee on Foreign Affairs that the recent appointment of certain persons into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as foreign service officers was not done fairly and equitably, in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations governing the appointments …

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