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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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Vice-Admiral Owusu-Ansah is dead

The death has been reported of Vice-Admiral E. O. Owusu-Ansah. The man who was appointed by President Mills as caretaker Defence Minister was reported dead in Accra Sunday morning January 18, 2009, the cause of death has not yet been made known. Vice-Admiral Owusu-Ansah who served in the Ghana Army …

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Former WVLC workers seek government intervention

Workers of former Western Veneer and Lumber Company (WVLC), a state owned timber firm in Sekondi that was divested to ASD Limited, have alleged that the company was sold under dubious circumstances and call for investigations. They also complained about alleged incompetence of management of the new buyers and said …

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GGSL workers express worry over January pay

Employees of Golden Gate Services Limited (GGSL), a private stevedoring company operating at the Tema harbour, have expressed worry over their January pay following a restructuring of the company. Expressing their apprehension at a press conference in Tema on Saturday, the workers said the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) …

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Industrialist calls for pragmatic policies to develop Ghana’s wood sector

Mr Francis Dzokoto, an industrialist, has advocated for pro-active policies and programmes that would sustain the management and development of Ghana’s wood industry. He said such policies must aim at supporting wood workers, especially carpenters with facilities such as soft loans and technical expertise to enable them adopt the best …

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Surrender diplomatic passports – Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD on Saturday directed that all holders of Ghana Diplomatic and Service Passports should surrender them to the Chief Director. A statement issued and signed by Ms. Georgina Djameh, Acting Director, Information and Linguistics Bureau of the Ministry on behalf of the …

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Four jailed 38 years for robbery and gang rape

A Kumasi Circuit Court on Friday sentenced four people to 38 years imprisonment by for robbing and gang raping a young lady at Old Tafo in Kumasi. Kwadwo Appau, a tailor, Kwaku Asiama, an apprentice mason, Kwaku Dwumfour alias “Mark 10”, an apprentice sprayer were jointly charged with conspiracy to …

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Court bonds labourer after he threatened to kill

A Koforidua Circuit Court has handed down a 36-month bond on Yao Agyakwah, 29, for threatening to kill his aunt and benefactor Madam Margaret Agyakwah, on December 29, last year. The police prosecuting team had pressed for a jail term for Agyakwah, who claims to be a construction labourer, but …

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Five Nigerians remanded in prison custody for piracy

A Kumasi Circuit Court on Thursday remanded five Nigerians in prison custody for allegedly pirating the works of Akan Film Producers Association. The accused Larabu Sumanu 23 and Abdul Raman Mumuni 25, pleaded guilty and were convicted on their plea but sentence was deferred. However, Issah Ousman 22, Kabiru Amadu …

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