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Businessman in 1.9 million CFA American visa fraud

Ben Tokson, a businessman has appeared before a Hohoe Circuit Court for allegedly defrauding one Kwabla Ahadzi of 1.9 million CFA by false pretences to secure him an American visa. Tokson, who pleaded not guilty has been admitted to a bail amounting to GH¢5,000 with two sureties. The Court again …

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Obama arrives in Ghana, begins business today

US President Barack Obama arrived in Accra Friday night July 10, 2009 to a warm proverbial Ghanaian “Akwaaba” to begin his momentous two-day visit, his first to a sub-Saharan African nation since assuming office. The US Presidential jet, Air Force One, which is making its third call to the Kotoka …

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GH¢1.3 million approved for development in Kwahu South

The Kwahu South District Assembly on Friday approved a GH¢1.3 million budget to finance a number of development project, complete on-going ones, undertake valuation of property, rehabilitating of assembly vehicles as well as ensure waste and sanitation management and also organize capacity building training workshop for its staff. The development …

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Chief Executives warned against unilateral decision to spend assembly monies

Mr Joseph Amenowode, Volta Regional Minister, has cautioned Municipal and District Chief Executives (DCE) against unilateral decisions that involved outlays from assembly funds. He said the trend in the past for the chief executives to torment their District Coordinating Directors (DCDs) and District Finance Officers (DFOs) to process spending without …

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Mining operations impoverish mining communities – students

Thirty-five graduating students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism who paid a fact-finding tour of the gold mining town of Obuasi have concluded that mining communities are being impoverished by the operations of the mining companies. The visit, they said, was to offer them the opportunity to know what was …

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Over 30,000 Ghanaians infected with T. B. annually

Madam Rebecca Dokurugu, Acting Municipal Directorate of Health Services at Asante-Mampong, has said over 30,000 people get infected with tuberculosis (TB) annually in Ghana with about 15,000 dying. She was speaking at a day’s workshop on TB for some Health workers in the Sekyere West District held in Asante-Mampong. The …

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Stakeholders call for framework for sustainable shea development

Stakeholders in the shea sector have called for a sustainable shea development strategy to transform the economy in northern Ghana. They said shea was one of the potential cash crops and if developed would help lift people out of poverty to meet Ghana’s middle income status ambition. This was contained …

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Parliament approves Buyers Credit Agreement for Ada coastal protection project

Parliament on Thursday approved a Buyers Credit Agreement between the government of Ghana and BNP PARIBAS Bank of Belgium for an amount 67,608,000,00 Euros for the construction of the Ada Coastal Protection Works. The project would be undertaken on contract with M/S Dredging International Services of Cyprus and International Marine …

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Improving agriculture in the north can stop food imports – Minister

The massive agricultural potential in the northern sector needs to be developed so that the country can stop importing some food items and also meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in good time. Mr. Mark Woyongo, the Upper East Regional Minister, said this when he interacted with workers of the …

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Police arrest illegal miners

The Konongo police have arrested 12 illegal miners, “galamsey operators,” for invading a concession belonging to Owerriman Mines Company at Konogo without permission. The suspects and several others who managed to escape arrest had earlier been cautioned by the police to stay away from the concession following reports about their illegal activities. …

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