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Enact stiffer laws on violence against women – Gov’t told

Mr. Charles Habiah, a gender advocate, has urged government to enact stringent laws and initiate effective measures to prevent all forms of violence against women in the country. He also appealed to the authorities to ensure that persons, particularly women who suffered violence or brutalities were counselled and rehabilitated. Mr …

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Environmental, sanitation awareness among caterers low -Tapena

Mr. Francis Tapena, acting Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB), expressed worry about low awareness on best environmental and sanitation practices among caterers in the country. He said consequently, the Board in collaboration with Ghana Traditional Caterers Association (GTCA), has been organising public awareness programmes and …

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Kufuor lacked political will to pass Right to Information Bill

The Ghana Coalition on Access to Information (ATI) on Friday expressed disappointment about the “lack of political will,” by the former President John Agyekum Kufuor to pass the Right to Information (RTI) Bill. The RTI Coalition has therefore challenged President John Evans Atta Mills’ government to muster the political courage …

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Zain launches Africa Challenge

Zain Ghana has launched the Zain Africa Challenge 2009, an academic quiz programme involving students in universities across eight countries in Africa. The fast-paced game, the third in the series, will involve teams from the universities from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It is the …

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Cocoa output to fall below use – Industry Group

Cocoa production will fall short of demand in the 2008-09 season as output declines in Ivory Coast and Ghana, the world’s leading growers, International Cocoa Organization statistician Laurent Pipitone said. “Many analysts are concerned if production has reached a peak in Ivory Coast,” Pipitone said in an interview in London …

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Barclays donates towards theatre for children’s hospital

Barclays Bank Ghana Limited on Thursday presented a cheque for 20,000 Pounds in aid of the construction of a theatre for the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital. Mr. Benjamin Dabra, Managing Director of the Bank said the presentation was in fulfilment of an earlier promise to assist the hospital to …

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Micro-credit to farmers could ensure food security – Esson-Benjamin

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), Ghana, Mr Martin Eson-Benjamin on Thursday pointed out that achieving food security would continue to be an illusion if the country fails to offer the required financial and technical assistance needed by small scale farmers. This is because small …

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Kidnappers of German woman in court

Eight persons including a woman who are alleged to be involved in the kidnapping of a German nurse appeared before an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday. They are Godwin Husunugbo, aka Shunton, Isaac Amuzu, James Afari, aka Bob and Roland Gyan, aka Alvin Walker. The rest are Dennis Asamoah, aka …

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Ghana Post workers on strike

Workers of Ghana Post across the country have embarked on a sit down strike in protest against mismanagement of the company. They are also asking for the removal of some senior managers. The workers are demanding the removal of the Managing Director, Mr. Duah Adonteng and two other top management …

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Our challenge is stabilizing the economy – Mahama

The biggest challenge facing Ghana’s new government is economic stabilization, Vice President John Mahama has said. Ghana has projected reaching a middle income status by 2010, but the economy has been suffering inconsistent inflation rates and fall in commodity prices coupled with the rise in fuel and food prices have …

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