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Ghana Oil Palm Company donates items to repair school block

The Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC), has donated 40 bags of cement and 20 packets of roofing sheets valued at about GH¢27,000 to the people of Atobriso, near Asuom in the Kwaebibirem District. This followed an appeal to the company to help repair a Kindergarten block that was badly …

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Nigerian stocks rise for second day

Nigerian stocks advanced for a second day in Lagos trading, with shares of banks and building materials companies among the biggest movers. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index, the broad measure of the market performance, rose by 786 points, or 3.4 percent, to close at 23,924 points, according to data …

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Ghana, Mexico, Saudi Arabia eliminate Trachoma

Trachoma is an infectious disease responsible for 3% of the world’s blindness. The aim is to eliminate the disease as a public health problem by the year 2020. The International Trachoma Initiative (ITT) says that three more countries have announced that they have met the criteria for elimination. Trachoma affects …

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Probing Ghana@50 is necessary – Wereko Brobbey

Dr Charles Wereko- Brobbey, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana@50 Secretariat, on Thursday appealed to Ghanaians to exercise restraint and support the Commission probing the secretariat to come out with its findings at the end of its sittings.      “Let us assume that it is a fishing expedition, …

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Court of Appeal frees Tagor and Abass

The Court of Appeal on Friday acquitted and discharged Kwabena Amaning aka Tagor and Alhaji Issah Abass, both businessmen, who were jailed 15 years each on drug related offences.   On November 28, 2007, the Fast Track High Court (FTHC) presided over by Mr. Justice Victor Jones Dotse, now a …

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Ghana’s Industrial Policy out soon – Gyetuah

The Ministry of Trade and Industry is in the process of formulating an industrial policy to promote technology and innovation in the country, Mr. John Gyetuah, Deputy Minister of the Sector, has announced.   He said the move formed part of measures to strengthen the private sector and make it …

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Ghana to adopt prudent measures to tackle global economic recession – Mahama

Vice President John Mahama on Thursday said government was addressing the global economic recession head on, through prudent fiscal and financial measures to limit the negative impact on business and ensure quick recovery of the economy. Some of the measures being adopted include cuts in public expenditure and robust resource …

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Ghana must cut fiscal, external deficits to maintain B+ rating – S&P

Ghana needs to make tangible fiscal and external deficit reductions if it is to maintain its B+ sovereign credit rating, Standard & Poor’s said Thursday. The West African nation also needs to lengthen its domestic debt maturities, as well as start oil production on time, the rating agency said in …

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Ghana wins international anti-corruption award

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has been named as the third prize recipient of the maiden Anti-Corruption Collective Action award in Washington DC. Transparency International of Columbia and Malawi won the first and second prizes respectively. The first ever Anti-Corruption Collective Action competition was organised by the World Bank’s Training …

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Global Women’s Entrepreneur Trade Fair opens

Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), on Thursday reiterated government’s commitment to the social and economic advancement of the people. She said MOWAC would continually demonstrate a steadfast commitment to delivering the NDC manifesto promises, including issues on women who are the major players in …

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