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Ghana Commercial Bank to be downgraded

Ghana’s largest bank by customers, Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) is likely to face a downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service. According to Info-Prod Research, Moody’s has placed the D-bank financial strength rating (BFSR) and Ba3 long-term local currency deposit rating of GCB on review for possible downgrading, however, the bank’s B3/Not-Prime …

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Brakwa-Breman Rural bank makes profit

The Brakwa-Breman Rural Bank in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District of the Central Region made a profit after tax of Gh¢35,881.00 in 2009 as against Gh¢10,547.00 in 2008. The bank’s total deposits also improved from Gh¢1,413,367 in 2008 to Gh¢1,774,622.00 in 2009. The chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank, …

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Lecturer calls for regulation of radiographers

Mr Lawrence Arthur, a Senior Lecturer of the School of Allied Health Sciences,  University of Ghana, on Saturday called for the establishment of a national council to regulate the operations of radiographers in the country. He noted with regret the upsurge of quack radiographers in some hospitals whose activities had …

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Parents urged to play a role to curb social vices

Mr Livingstone Agyeman, youth member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Bethel Church, on Sunday called on parents to supervise their wards to help curb the ascending rate of social vices which had engulfed the society. “Parents serve as pathway in directing the child to do the right thing hence it is …

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Ban Ki-Moon meets Daasebre Oti Boateng

Mr Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations (UN) Secretary General, has met with Daasebre Oti Boateng, Omanhene of New Juaben and UN Commissioner on the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) at the UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting was to discuss the efficient and effective delivery of the United Nations mandate …

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Environment Ministers dialogue on climate change

Ministers of Environment and Climate from developing countries have resolved with their colleagues from the rich north to fast track the implementation of international policies to combat the negative effects of climate change since it remained the greatest threat to humanity. Whiles the least developed south would be expanding and …

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Work starts on $1m ultra-modern eye centre

Construction works has begun on one million dollar ultra modern Eye Centre at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The two-storey building with Out-Patients’ Department (OPD) facilities, three theatres, 50-bed capacity ward, and an administrative and training wing, is being funded jointly by the hospital, Himalayan Cataract Project, USAID and …

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Kwahu-South Assembly realizes over 58% revenue

The Kwahu-South District Assembly realized GH¢ 138,926.63 from its Internally Generated Fund (IGF) as at the end of June this year, out of the annual expected revenue of GH¢ 238,977.95 representing 58 percent. The District Chief Executive, Mr Joseph Omari, announced this at the second ordinary meeting of the forth …

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Ellembelle to curb cocoa smuggling

The smuggling of cocoa from the northern sector of the Ellembelle District continue to deprive the area of huge revenue for development, Mr Daniel K. Eshun, District Chief Executive has said. He said stringent measures were therefore being taken to stop the smuggling of the commodity to Prestea and its …

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FDB suspends operations at Se Menhyia Herbal Centre

The management of Food and Drugs Board (FDB), has ordered the immediate suspension of drug production activities at the facilities of SE MENHYIA HERBAL CENTRE at Kasoa, in the Central Region. The centre produces and dispenses herbal concoctions claimed to be for the treatment of Asthma, Gonorrhoea, Hypertension, Fibroid, Diabetes …

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