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Ghana Chamber of Commerce calls for stabilization of economy

The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has proposed to government to consider urgent measures that will ensure macroeconomic stability. This is expected to be presented to government and forms part of the input into the formulation of the 2009 budget and policy statement of the country. Government’s …

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Governor has not resigned – Bank of Ghana

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has not resigned from his post and neither is he on leave as earlier reported by sections of the Ghanaian media. Dr. Paul Acquah is said to be at post this morning January 20, 2009. Esi Hammond, Public Affairs Manager of the Central …

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Labour surprised at salary increase

Organised labour Monday January 19, 2009 expressed surprise at the proposed salary increases of between 16.5 and 34 per cent announced by the previous government a day before the current administration was sworn in. Describing its members as the main stakeholders in any salary negotiations, the Ghana Trades Union Congress …

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Ghana’s timber export permits fall in third quarter

Ghana’s timber export permits have taken a slight fall in the third quarter of 2008. According to data provided by the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) of Ghana’s Forestry Commission (FC), the number of export permits vetted, processed, approved and issued to exporters during the third quarter of 2008 was …

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Women less able to control food cravings – study

Women may be less able to control their cravings for their favorite foods than men, according to a new study that documents gender disparities in how people suppress their desires for food – a fact that could help explain women’s higher rates of obesity. Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory in …

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Traders plead with government not to sack them from pavements

Market women at the Tema Station on Monday called on the new National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration to restructure the Station in order to provide space for them to sell. In an interview with GNA, some market women expressed concern about their economic livelihood following rumours that they would be …

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Armed robbers attack wholesale dealer

Armed robbers on Monday attacked and inflicted cutlass wounds on a 35-year-old alcoholic beverage dealer and robbed him of his motorbike and one hundred Ghana Cedis. The victim, Akwasi Owusu of Nyinahin in the Atwima Mponua District told the Ghana News Agency at the Nyinahin Government Hospital where he was …

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Workshop on Access to Information opens

A two-day workshop on Access to Information (ATI) opened in Accra on Monday with a call on countries in West African to institutionalize legislations enacted on ATI to make it effective and efficient. The workshop, which has brought together 20 participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, the Gambia and Liberia, …

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Cedi’s gain against UK pound pulls Index down

A 1.37GH pesewas gain by the cedi against the UK Pound on Monday pushed down the Gold Coast Securities (GCS)-Cedi Index down by 0.08 points despite losing to other major currencies. The cedi depreciated by 0.87GHp to the Euro and 0.02GHp to the CFA but remained flat to the US …

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Delta State official inspects refinery in Ghana

Determined to actualise his industrialization dream of its degraded environment, the Executive Chairman of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Chief Wellington Okirika has led a powerful delegation to inspect the workability of the Tema Modular refinery in Ghana. The twelve members high power delegations   which comprises of …

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