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Government working with partner private sector in fixing housing deficit – Minister

Government is exploring various options to partner the private sector to address the country’s housing deficit, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, the Minister for Works and Housing, has said. He said government through the State Housing Company is focused on partnering with the private sector to deliver houses across the country. …

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9BS International sign MoU for projects worth GH¢12m

9BS International, a private multi-business outfit, has contracted Hanimart Investment Limited to construct six modern libraries, four clinics and ten mechanized boreholes in the Eastern Region worth GH¢12,860m, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS). At the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between 9BS International and Hanimart …

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Five Nigerian women in court for human trafficking

Five Nigerian women were on Tuesday put before at Accra Circuit  Court on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime and human trafficking. Blessing Sunday, Jeniffer John, Vivian Omotayo, Happiness Sunday and Joy Chima were said to have conspired and trafficked seven other Nigerian ladies between the ages of 20 …

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Ghana servicing interest on debt with internal revenue – Prof. Kusi

Of every cedi government collects as tax, GH¢0.41 pesewas is used to service interest debt, Professor Newman Kwadwo Kusi, Executive Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies said on Monday. “Ghana spends over 41 per cent of tax revenue to service interest rate on debt. From last year up to July this …

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Ghana’s 2019 Budget will be free of IMF conditionality – Minister

The 2019 Budget, to be read on Thursday, November 15, will mark the beginning of Ghana’s exit from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, under which Ghana sought almost $918 million over three years with conditions. The IMF conditions, among other things, required Ghana to improve domestic resources, control expenditure …

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Jirapa NPP executives resist attempts to remove MCE

New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Jirapa Constituency have mounted fierce resistance against a petition by some Assembly members to President Akufo-Addo to remove Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Christine Bonbanye Amadu from office over allegations of corruption. A petition dated 15th October, 2018 and signed by nine Assembly members of the …

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Chancellor of KNUST to reconstitute University Council – Government

The Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, is to reconstitute the University’s Council. The decision was announced by the Information Minister Designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, after the Ministry of Education held a closed-door meeting, with officials of the University …

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Hand washing is simple but life saving

The Deputy Minister of Sanitation has indicated the need to treat hand washing as an essential practice that has the potential of protecting people from hygiene related diseases in Ghana. Mr. Michael Yaw Gyato says, “I wish to reiterate that hand washing is simple and inexpensive and also highly effective …

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CSIR-SARI develops new groundnut, soybean varieties

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research – Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (CSIR–SARI) has developed two new varieties of groundnut and a soybean variety for cultivation. The new groundnut varieties have been checked together with the existing ones and proven to be highly resistant to infections, which are the main concerns …

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Acquire entrepreneurial skills, BAC urges girls

Mr Aikins Agyapong, the Asokore Mampong Municipal Director of the Business Advisory Center (BAC), has called on girls to acquire entrepreneurial skills to help them become financially independent and provide employment to others. Addressing a section of young Muslim girls drawn from the Municipality at “Akwatia Line” in Kumasi, he …

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