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GOVERNMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FOREIGN COMPANIES TO USE REFUSE TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY.

The District Chief Executive for Tano North, Apraku Lartey, has assured the concerned residents of Yamfo that the huge refuse dump which is bedeviling them will soon be collected within the year. He said government in partnership with foreign companies is to use the refuse dumps in the country to generate electricity. Mr. Apraku who hails from Yamfo and a ...

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YOUTH ENTERPRISE SUPPORT MEETS BRONG-AHAFO REGION APPLICANTS

The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) Programme, Helga Aryee Boadi, says the programme is open to all Ghanaian youth and does not discriminate in the disbursement of funds to those who apply to the programme. She explained that YES targeted the Ghanaian youth between the ages of 18 and 35 and aims to support them to build ...

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 NLC to thrash gov’t petition over striking unions if…

The National Labour Commission may decline jurisdiction on the matter brought before it by government against the striking labour unions. According to the Executive Secretary of the NLC, Dr Bernice Welbeck,  the commission may adopt  that decision if the case before it is the same as the one in court. She said; “If the government or employer has gone to court ...

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Gov’t rubbishes Afrobarometer report

The Government has rejected a report by an independent researcher Afrobarometer, which stated that 76 percent of Ghanaians blame government for failing to improve their living standards. The report, which sampled the views of 2,400 citizens about their economic and living conditions, stated that one in 10 Ghanaians were pessimistic about the country’s economic prospects for 2015. The government has, ...

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No change in transport fares despite fuel price reduction – GPRTU

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) says it has no plans of reducing transport fares despite the decrease in the price of fuel. The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) announced a two percent reduction in the prices of petroleum products which took effect from last Tuesday. According to NPA,  the decrease was in accordance with reduction in the prices of ...

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Pay us now or else… – HISPAG warns gov’t

The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana (HISPAG), is threatening to withdraw its services if the government and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) fail to pay all arrears owed them. The Association has therefore issued a two-week ultimatum to that effect. HISPAG is claiming that the government owes them over GHC 100 million and all efforts to get the ...

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Ga Assembly Names Road After Late Prof. Mills

The Ga South Assembly has named the road from Old Barrier Junction to Tuba as President John Evans Atta Mills By-Pass. This is to honour the works of the former late President. The assembly has also named 68 other roads within the area after prominent citizens from the various communities. The street names are Lower McCarthy Hill Ave, Jones Nelson ...

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New Frontier For Anti-Corruption Crusade

A new frontier in the anti-corruption crusade, Citizens Movement against Corruption (CMaC), has taken shape. It is a response from an amalgamation of graft crusaders, the media and the private sector to a raging socio-economic challenge. The inauguration was a subtle one without the usual pomp and pageantry associated with such events perhaps to drum in the fact that this ...

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Ghanaian Judge killed in Saudi Arabia

A Ghanaian judge was killed in Mecca, Saudi Arabia during this year’s Hajj, it has been reported. Police in Saudi Arabia are said to be investigating the death of Justice Mohammed Goodman Nabon, who was knocked down by a car. Justice Goodman Nabon, 59,  was among over four thousand Ghanaians who embarked on this year’s pilgrimage to Mecca. The death ...

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‘Deliberate gov’t policy cause of Cedi rise’

A Deputy Communications minister in charge of Information, Felix Kwakye-Ofosu has dismissed claims that the appreciation of the local currency-The Cedi- against the major trading currencies, especially the Dollar is a fluke. The Cedi which depreciated as much as 40% against the dollar for several months appears to be rising, gaining weight against the major trading partners. Inter-bank rates checks ...

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