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Farmer calls for reintroduction of institutional farming

Opanyin Kofi Wontumi, Chief Farmer of Akurakese near Adawso, has appealed to the Government to bring back farming in institutions to cut down feeding cost. He said the financial burden on the school feeding programme could be reduced if the Junior High and Senior High schools, tertiary institutions and the …

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Deputy Manager of NIB denies knowledge about rice deal

Ms Pauline Odarkor Lamptey, Deputy Manager of National Investment Bank (NIB), on Wednesday, told an Accra Fast Track High Court that she did not know whether the financial entity approved the importation of rice from India. She said according to the bank’s regulations, transactions above 10 million dollars had to …

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Police earns GH¢2,190,5 from motor offences

The Volta Regional Police has realized a total of GH¢21,905 from motor offences in the first half of the year. This represented fines imposed on 132 motor offenders in the region, Mr David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, Volta Regional Police Commander told the Ghana News Agency. He said the quick prosecution of …

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NGO kicks against removal of tree stumps in Volta Lake

The Management of Challenging Heights, a Child’s Right non-governmental organisation (NGO), on Wednesday expressed concern about the impending removal of tree stumps in the Volta Lake. In a statement issued in Accra Mr James Kofi Annan, Executive Director said the project on the lake would result in the death of …

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Ghana has 33,185 vacancies for teachers

Mr Alex Tetteh-Enyo, Minister of Education said on Wednesday that 33,185 vacancies for teachers have been declared by the Ghana Education Service (GES) this year as against 8,625 teachers expected to fill them. This leaves a gap of 24,560 teachers needed by the GES, Mr Tettey-Enyo said, when he appeared …

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Western Union rewards loyal customers

Management of Western Union Money Transfer, the global leader in consumer money transfer services on Wednesday held its second draw in Accra to reward its loyal customers. The promotion is to build up excitement towards the on-going 2010 FIFA World Cup Tournament in South Africa from June 11 to July …

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Boreholes constructed for schools in Upper Manya

Eleven boreholes constructed by Plan Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization(NGO) at a cost of GH¢188,352.00 for 11 selected schools in deprived communities in the Upper Manya District, were handed over to the communities on Tuesday at Dzomoa, near Asesewa. The facilities are to help improve sanitation in those schools. The Upper …

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Ghana earns €55m from timber exports in 5 months

Ghana earns an amount of €55 million from the country’s accumulative wood product exports in the first five months of 2010, according to the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The amount was earned from the export of 166,920 cubic metres of wood products – a 3.1% increase in volume and …

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Minister calls for economic re-engineering to ensure prosperity

Mr Joseph Z. Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister has said the economic renaissance of the region could be achieved through re-engineering and assertiveness backed by the grace of God. This, he said, could transform the region into a buoyant economic power and prosperity. Mr Amenowode made the call at the second …

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Suspected cocoa smuggling gang attacks CEPS officer

Mr Charles Aggor, the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) collector-in-charge of Wli-Afegame, was, on Sunday, brutalized by a suspected gang of cocoa smugglers without any provocation. The duty vehicle, which was temporarily seized, has been abandoned with the Service’s pistol and five live ammunition unaccounted for. Mr Aggor told …

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