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Let’s support campaign against cocoa smuggling – Chief Farmer

The National President of the Ghana Cocoa, Coffee and Shea-nut Farmers Association (GCCSFA), Alhaji Alhassan Bukari, has rallied farmers to join in the fight to rein in cocoa smuggling. They should give every necessary support to the security agencies to track down and bring to justice those whose activities are …

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3,760 youth in Upper West get employment

The National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP) has so far recruited 3,760 young people in the Upper West Region into its six operational modules this year. The break down is as follows; 600 were recruited under Health, 1,473 under Education, 110 for Community Protection Assistance, 1,800 under the Waste and Sanitation …

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Public officers urged to co-operate with Audit Service personnel

Mr Emmanuel K. Simpson, Volta Regional Auditor on Thursday urged public officials to corporate with personnel of the Audit Service in the performance of their duties. He said excuses of “I’m not ready, I’m not ready” must cease to enable the Service perform its Constitutional duty of ensuring transparency and …

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Ensure effective implementation of human trafficking laws – Quartey

Mrs. Florence Quartey, an Assistant Research Officer at the Department of Children, on Thursday called for the vigorous pursuit of the Human Trafficking Act to protect the vulnerable and punish the villain (traffickers). “The government and other partners needed to make adequate provision of financial, human and material resources for …

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Upper West Radio operates under mango trees

Alhaji Issahaque Salia, Upper West Regional Minister, on Thursday expressed surprise that despite the numerous challenges facing the management and staff of the Upper West Radio, it was able to broadcast appropriate news and programmes to the people. The Upper West Radio, a subsidiary of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) …

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IATA to collect revenue on behalf of GCAA from September 1

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) would begin collecting revenue from airlines on behalf of Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), from September 1. This is the outcome of an Enhancement and Financing Service Agreement, signed between GCAA and IATA in Accra on Thursday. Enhancement and Financing Services are offered by …

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Mixed reactions from the Police on the single spine

Following the mood after the migration of Ghana Police Service unto the new Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS), the new pay policy system is receiving strong commendations from personnel after witnessing a reflection of the new pay system on their pay slips for July. Drawing huge commendations for stakeholders, government …

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AngloGold Ashanti to produce 500,000 ounces of gold by 2013

AngloGold Ashanti, Obuasi, is to increase its annual gold production from 383,000 ounces to 500,000 within the next three years, Mr Kwesi Enyan, the Managing Director, has announced. In a presentation on their activities during a visit to the mine by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Kofi Opoku-Manu said, Obuasi …

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Ghana signs agreement with African Centre for Economic Transformation

Ghana on Wednesday signed a development agreement with African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) to provide technology, knowledge and skills to transform the country’s economic fortunes. The agreement gives ACET a diplomatic status as an institution that would provide quality research analysis and advisory services using African talents to support …

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Government urged to set-up road maintenance squads

Mr Ofori Amoyaw, an opinion leader at Apirade near Akuapem, has proposed the formation of road maintenance squads at the regional and district levels to undertake speedily repair of roads. He said the deplorable nature of roads in the rural areas were major causes of accidents and frequent breakdown of …

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