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Gov`t develops HRD strategy for hospitality institutions

The government has developed a comprehensive Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy to process, standardize and improve the curriculum for all the hospitality training institutions at the pre-tertiary level in the country. This strategy would ensure that all the institutions have uniform curriculum, examinations and certification for their students to help …

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Gov`t gives $235m to ECG

The Government of Ghana (GoG) has allocated an Investment Credit Facility of $235 million to boost the operations of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). The package is intended to facilitate and enhance the operations of the ECG to enable it provide quality and efficient service to its customers nationwide. …

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Ghanaian wins KU scholarship

A Ghanaian student is among more than 6,500 students from the US and other parts of the world who have been awarded various scholarships to study at the University of Kansas (KU) in the United States of America. The student, Kenneth Shelton Aikins of Cape Coast will join the University …

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Rural Bank launches mobile banking service

The Union Rural Bank, with its headquarters at Awutu Senya in the Central Region, has launched a mobile banking service aimed at mobilising savings at the door steps of clients to increase deposits. The service, which is being run on a pilot basis at Agona Swedru and Kasoa, is also …

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District Assembly signs GH¢2.5m credit agreement with HFC Bank

The Nkwanta North District Assembly (NNDA) is to sign a GH¢2.5 million credit agreement with the Home Finance Company (HFC) Bank Limited to speed up the construction of staff bungalows in its new district. The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development and the Administrator of the District Assembly Common …

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Gold production picks up in Ghana, but country loses out

In spite of the high cost of energy and rising cost of doing business in the country, gold production rose 2% to 1.9 million ounces from January to September 2008 as higher prices brought in a total export revenue of about US$1.75 million, but government sources say, Ghana has not …

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Gov’t asked to stabilize cedi

Mr. Wilson Attah Krofah, President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), has urged government to manage the economy to ensure the stability of the cedi. He said in the face of the on-going financial crisis in the world economy, government should also endeavour to control inflation …

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Kufuor: Please forgive me

President John Agyekum Kufuor on Saturday reiterated his call on Ghanaians to forgive him for any action that offended any person during his eight-year tenure of office. “As I am stepping down, I admit that as human as I am, my actions might not please everybody. But Kufuor would like …

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Shea nut producers appeal for regulation of industry

Members of Sunbawiera Shea nuts Producers Association at Kperisi, a farming community in the Wa Municipality have called on the management of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) to speed up regulation of the industry to bring sanity into it. “Shea nuts production can alleviate extreme poverty from the Northern, Upper Eastern …

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Restriction on imports of textile products lifted

The Customs, Excise and Preventive Service (CEPS) has announced a temporary suspension of the restriction placed on the importation of African textile prints into the country. The service has, therefore, announced for the  information of traders, importers and the general public that the directive that the importation of African textile …

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