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Chinese-Assisted Projects Ready For Takeoff

The People's Republic of China on Wednesday affirmed its commitment to the realization of a number of Chinese- assisted projects in Ghana this year. Consequently, the visiting Chinese Commerce Minister, Mr Cheng Denning, who called on President John Evans Atta Mills at the Osu Castle in Accra, would be holding further bilateral discussions with the relevant Ministers on such projects

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Ablakwa: Gov’t has no hand in tariff reduction

Deputy Information Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has dismissed suggestions that the government had a hand in the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission’s (PURC) decision to reduce electricity and water tariffs. The PURC announced on Tuesday February 15, a reduction in tariffs taking into consideration favourable factors that have resulted in the reduction of cost of generation

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Ghana Police to deal with bribe-taking officers

The Police Administration has resolved to deal ruthlessly with police personnel who disgracefully stand by the roadside to extort money from drivers in the name of enforcing road safety regulations. Giving the highlights of the police policy statement for 2011 at the first IGP's Weekly Parade organised at the National Police Headquarters in Accra yesterday, the IGP, Mr Paul Tawiah Quaye, stated that road traffic accidents had been identified as a major challenge facing the service presently

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3 Strategies to living your dream

If Failure is a stepping stone, then success must be the last stone you rest on after you have accomplished your dream. There is only one success in life and that is what I call “living your beautiful dream”. This can further be elucidated by saying there is nothing so comforting, than being able to achieve your dream. To be a successful person in life, there are three strategies to consider

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Junior High sex video girl pregnant

Reports reaching the News-One newspaper indicate that the 16-year-old Junior High School (JHS) student who had sex with her 17-year-old lover and was captured on video is pregnant. The two JHS students are residents of La-Apapa, a suburb of Accra, and News-One has secured a copy of the video which captures them having unprotected sex

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Judge remands 47 refugees

Drama unfolded at a Cape Coast Circuit Court on Tuesday when relatives of 47 refugees from the Budumburam Refugee Camp who were arrested on Sunday started weeping in the courtroom immediately the presiding judge, Madam Florence Otoo, remanded them into prison custody to re-appear on March 1, 2011

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Tension brews between Hannah Bissiw And Alban Bagbin

Credible information reaching The Chronicle newspaper indicates that there is growing tension between the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr. Alban Sumana Bagbin, and his Deputy, Dr. Hannah Bissiw. The conflict between the two personalities, according to deep throat sources, if not resolved, could affect the operations of the Ministry. Dr. Bissiw is allegedly eyeing the office, and as result is doing everything within her might to achieve that goal

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James Town Mantse Gives A.M.A One Week ultimatum

The James Town Mantse, Obrenpon Nii Kojo Ababio V, has given the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) two weeks to evict squatters along the banks of the Korle-Lagoon or he will mobilize the Asafo company of Ngleshi to remove them. The ultimatum which expires at the end of February is to save the lagoon from further degradation through the by-activities of the squatters

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Kufuor Dares NDC’s ‘Gen Mosquito’

The Special Aide to former President John Kufuor, has described as reckless, irresponsible and baseless, a statement made by the NDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia that he would be compelled to make Mr Kufuor account for his stewardship as past Board Chairman of the Bui Power Authority

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Kofi Annan: Gbagbo must be stopped

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Busumuru Kofi Annan has warned of imminent civil war in the Ivory Coast should President Laurent Gbagbo be allowed to subvert the decision of the majority as expressed in last November 28, presidential poll

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ECOWAS Dismisses Ivorian President Gbagbo Election Lawsuit

A senior official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said embattled Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo is wasting “everybody’s” time after his administration began a legal challenge of the regional bloc’s decision to recognize former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara as winner of Ivory Coast’s presidential run-off vote. Sonny Ugoh, communications director of ECOWAS, told VOA the sub-regional bloc stands by its decision insisting that Mr. Ouattara won the vote described by poll observers as free and fair

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Contributions of Fairtrade to the cocoa industry in Ghana

A report published by Reuters Television revealed Ghana produces 14% of the total production of the world's cocoa. In spite of this glowing achievement cocoa farmers receive a very little percentage of the revenue generated by chocolate manufacturing companies across the globe through the sales of chocolate bars (Reuters 2009). An International Cocoa Organisation (ICO) reports also revealed that West African farmers, supply 70 percent of all cocoa to feed the chocolate industry worldwide.

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