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Construction of GH¢170,000 lorry park begins at Asamankese

The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Ahmed Baba-Jamal, on Thursday, cut the sod for the construction of a GH¢170,000  Lorry Park for Asamankese. The project, which forms part of the modernization of the Asamankese Township, is expected to be completed in six months. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Baba-Jamal appealed …

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Ghana’s gold production up 12% in 2009

Ghana’s gold production rose up 12% in 2009. Gold production in the country rose form 2.6 million ounces in 2008 to 2.9 million in 2009 with output from two of the country’s biggest gold producers increasing, according to the Bloomberg news citing data from the Ghana Chamber of Mines. The …

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WaterAid Ghana, partners hold annual review workshop

WaterAid Ghana (WAG), a non-governmental organisation with years of experience in Ghana’s water and sanitation sector, in collaboration with its partners, has held its Annual Review Workshop in the Brong Ahafo Regional capital of Sunyani. The two-day workshop attracted over 40 participants from some District Assemblies including the DCEs of …

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Ghana Investment Promotion Centre plans China, Middle East business mission

In an effort to attract more foreign direct investment into the country, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is organizing a business mission to China, Turkey and the Middle East- according to an advert in the Daily Graphic. The business mission planned to take place between April and June 2010 …

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Ghana must move beyond macro-economic stability – Amissah-Arthur

Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BOG), on Wednesday said Ghana’s recent macro-economic stability and subsequent reduction in the policy rate were necessary for rebound in private sector activities. He said the move was however not sufficient, stressing: “It is important to move a step beyond the …

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Farmers advised against trapping grasscutters with agro-chemicals

Mr Emmanuel Annan of the International Centre for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development (IFDC), has advised farmers against the use of agro-chemicals in trapping grass cutters. He explained that such development ended up destroying the grass cutter population and many other animals in the bush. Mr Annan, speaking at an …

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USAID to assist Western Region with $25m

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will spend about 25 million dollars in the Western Region over the next four years. USAID hopes to improve capacity building in democracy and governance, economy, health,  education and agriculture,  Mr David Atteberry, Deputy Mission Director of the USAID-Ghana said this known …

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Tullow's drilling efficiency in Jubilee field said to be best in West Africa

Drilling operations on the offshore Jubilee Field remains on track for first oil production In Quarter 4. The facility have recently been designated by independent consultants as being the most cost efficient or ‘best-in-class’ compared to other operators in West Africa. Mr. Alan Dowokpor, Head of Drilling Operations of Tullow …

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Ghana advertisers complain about increase in outdoor rates

Members of the Advertisers Association of Ghana (AAG) on Wednesday expressed worry about a 700 per cent increase in the rate of outdoor advertising and called on government to dialogue with them as partners in nation building. They alleged that some foreigners were interested in the business and therefore lobbying …

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Three former Ministers and another on trial for causing financial loss

The Trial of three Former Ministers and a former Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) opened on Wednesday at an Accra Fast Track High Court presided over by Mr Justice Bright Mensah. The four are Richard Anane, Former Minister of Transport; Anthony Akoto Osei, Former Minister …

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