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Rawlings: My security did not pull out pistol

Former President J.J. Rawlings has denied that the commander of his security drew a pistol at the Akwasidae festival in Kumasi. He said his body guard’s display of a high sense of professionalism and discipline prevented what he described as a nasty scene at the durbar ground. He therefore described …

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Kufuor bares heart out to Ghanaians

With less than one month to the end of his tenure, President John Agyekum Kufuor has formally apologised to Ghanaians who might have been offended in one way or another in the course of discharging his duties as head of state. He said as President of Ghana, “I served the …

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Ghana declares war on pair trawling on her seas

The Western Naval Command and the Ghana Air Force have embarked on an operation to protect the fish stock in Ghana’s territorial waters. The move is to ensure that the country’s fishermen derive optimum benefit from her marine resources and halt the depletion of Ghana’s fish stock by those engaged …

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Bad taxation hinders trading in rural Ghana

Bad tax procedures and processes are responsible for the collapse of petty trading in rural districts of Ghana. This was disclosed by Mr. Abugre Robert Coordinator of Afaataba cooperative society at a research report workshop for petty traders at the Zebilla district assembly at the week. The survey which was …

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Ghana to expand coastline for oil

Ghana is seeking to extend her coastal line in order to explore opportunities for more oil resources and other economic gains. About eight billion barrels of oil, according to the International Sea Bed Authority Report in 2000, could be found in Ghana’s extended coast line known as “continental shelf”. To …

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Ahafo-Ano Rural Bank faces eminent collapse

Shareholders of the Ahafo-Ano Premier Rural bank based in Kumasi are appealing to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana to intervene to save the bank from the “incompetent” hands of its management team. The shareholders are blaming the interim management committee put in place since 2003 for cronyism in …

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Free on air TV station launched in Ghana

Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.) (‘MTG’ or ‘the Group’), the international entertainment broadcasting group, today announced that it has launched a national terrestrial TV channel in Ghana in West Africa. The new channel is called Viasat1 and is Viasat Broadcasting’s first TV commercial free-to-air entertainment channel outside Europe. The …

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Ghanaians give double gift – for politics and for Christmas

Some Ghanaians are complaining that Christmas gift-giving will be undermined by campaign spending for the December 28 presidential runoff election. Since the initial December 7 vote, huge amounts of contributions have been pouring into campaign coffers of the two major political parties still in the running and will not be …

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Colon cancer rates higher among blacks

The racial gap in colon cancer death rates is widening, a new report says, and experts partly blame blacks’ lower screening rates and poor access to quality care. Colon and rectal cancer death rates are now nearly 50 percent higher in blacks than in whites, according to American Cancer Society …

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You will harm the poor – World Bank President warns the rich

Wealthy nations must be careful not to cause more suffering to the developing world as they take bolder steps to bolster their faltering economies, the World Bank president, Robert Zoellick, said  Sunday. Zoellick warned that poorer countries, already faced with mounting job losses, were vulnerable to the unintended consequences of …

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