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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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Ghana to produce one million metric tons of cocoa in 2009

The Ghana Cocobod, regulator of the cocoa industry says Ghana would produce one million metric tons of cocoa for the 2008/2009 crop season in the medium term. The Cocobod whose mission is to promote the production, processing and marketing of good quality cocoa beans shea nut and coffee, also has …

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KKD is new face for UK campaign

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has appointed Kwasi Kyei Darkwah, a.k.a. KKD, to be the face of a new campaign to prevent illegal food products entering the UK- in partnership with the UK Border Agency and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. The personal food imports campaign aims …

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Mills meets Acquah over economy

President John Evans Atta Mills is holding a closed-door meeting with Dr. Paul Acquah, governor of the Bank of Ghana, at the Castle, Osu. Aides of the President would not specify the theme for the discussion but reporters say the state of the economy would dominate the agenda. A letter …

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Ghanaian artists told to add value to their works

Ghanaian artists have been admonished to adopt the best of practices in their work so as to add value to their products. Mr. Ben Ohene-Ayeh, Public Relations Manager of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), who made the call, was of the conviction that local art works such as paintings, sculptures, …

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Mansoman Rural Bank remains closed

Takoradi agency of Mansoman Rural Bank has not been opened for business transaction for the past two months thereby causing a lot of anxiety and speculations that the bank was in financial crisis again. According to customers of the bank, its continued closure without any explanation was seriously affecting their …

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Civil servants asked to remain committed

Mr Samuel N’Lary, Chief Director at the Upper East Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC), on Tuesday urged heads of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to remain committed to their responsibilities until otherwise directed by the new government. He said they should be firm so that government machinery could continue functioning …

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Supreme Court to rule on CEPS case

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday January 14, 2009 rule on whether the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) is a security service whose workers cannot join or form a trade union. CEPS filed a writ at the Supreme Court last year seeking interpretation that the scope of application of …

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Gold Fields Ghana condemns demonstration by ex-workers

Gold Fields Ghana (GFG) on Tuesday condemned the actions of some ex-workers of the company who, on December 22 last year staged a demonstration at the main access way to the Tarkwa Mine premises, describing it as “unjustified and unlawful methods calculated to tarnish the good reputation of the company”. …

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