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I will use education as springboard to get Ghanaians out of poverty – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has resolved to use education as a springboard to get Ghanaians out of the trap of poverty. He said though a government might not be able to make every citizen rich, with the right political will and responsible leadership, a government could help create a …

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Shippers call for harmonisation of tariffs as they pay $76m demurrage charges in 2017

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) has called for the harmonisation of the Common External Tariff (CET) and the new Harmonised System (HS Code) to ensure that mining companies are not short-changed in the payment of duties. The move is aimed at facilitating business transactions in the mining industry to improve …

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NAKDeF seeking to create more opportunities for employment

Mr Paul Apenu, the Executive Secretary of Newmont Akyem Development Fund (NAKDeF) and the Community Development Manager of Newmont, has said efforts are being made to create more employment for the people in its operational area. He said the foundation want to shift from infrastructure projects and invest into areas that …

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Epilepsy cases on the rise in Upper West

Epilepsy cases in Upper West has more than doubled in the last two years in Wa and the prevailing trend indicates that the figure is likely to further rise this year. Reports of recorded cases of epilepsy in the Wa Municipality were 27 in 2016 but jumped to 60 in …

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St John Ambulance-Ghana calls for legislation of first aid 

Dr Kwame Apedzi, the Chief Executive (CEO) of St John Ambulance Ghana (SJAG), has called on all employers and labour unions to ensure that they are trained in first aid. There is the need for employers to ensure that first aid boxes are available in their organisations, a statement signed …

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Ghana government to establish Tree and Industrial Crop Development Authority – Minister

The government is to establish a joint Tree and Industrial Crop Development Authority (TICDA) to regulate the buying and marketing of cash crops such as Cashew, Rubber, Oil Palm, Shea nut and others, beside Cocoa. This move is in response to the incessant appeal on government to set up a …

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Health official demands operationalisation of Ghana’s mental health law

The Upper West Regional Mental Health Coordinator, Mr Randy Sedem Agbodo, has appealed to Government to speed up implementation of Ghana’s mental health law to guarantee better service delivery and prevent growing human rights abuse. The Mental Health law was passed in March 2012 in an attempt to uphold improved …

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Authorities destroy GH¢500,000 worth of narcotic drugs

A total of 500 kilogrammes Cannabis and 100 kilogrammes of Khart with a street value of GH¢500,000 were on Friday burnt at the Bundase Military Camp following an order from the Accra high court. The consignment, which had been packaged and ready for shipping, was confiscated on the December, 19th …

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President attends 53rd ECOWAS Summit

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Sunday left Ghana at the head of the Ghanaian delegation to attend the 53rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government in Lome, Togo. The meeting, being held from July 30, 2018 to July 31, 2018, would amongst others, witness the election …

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Maiden Ghana Informal Sector Business Summit and Awards launched

The institute of Entrepreneurs and Small Business Development (IESBD) in collaboration with the Foundation for Financial Inclusion has launched the Ghana Informal Sector Business Executives Summit and Awards. The Summit and Awards scheduled to take place on August 10, under the theme: “Informal Sector: The Engine for Economic Growth and Development”. …

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