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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says government is putting in place the necessary policies and programmes to propel the country’s ambition of developing beyond aid and promote trade and partnerships.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA – The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of 117,306 candidates who took the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for 2017 Private Candidates.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - Accra Hearts of Oak defender, Vincent Atingah has been declared a free agent by the Player Status Committee of the Ghana Football Association(GFA) on Thursday, November 23.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - Black Starlets captain Eric Ayiah, has said, he is always inspired by criticisms against him, because it helps him to improve upon his performance on the field.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - Great Mawuena Ladies Football Club, would on Friday, December 1, hold its Silver Jubilee Anniversary celebrations at the “DOUBLE H CLUB” opposite Radio Gold FM, Laterbiokoshie, Accra.

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Accra, Nov.23 GNA - Students from the Cape Coast School for the Deaf have appealed to Parliament to advocate on issues concerning People Living with Disabilities (PLWDs), which they claim have been neglected.

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Accra Nov. 23, GNA - A driver who allegedly broke into the house of a broadcast journalist at East Legon and made away with monies and personal effects has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.

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Accra, Nov.23, GNA - Mr Daniel Titus-Glover, Deputy Minister of Transport has slammed the NDC administration for leaving the Ghanaian economy in a mess and also subjected the people to “Dumsor” for four years.

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Accra, Nov. 13, GNA — The Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASCs) has urged African governments to create congenial environment for businesses to thrive by ensuring transparency of laws, rules and procedures and reduction of administrative constraints in transit trade.

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Winneba (C/R) Nov.23, GNA - Over 8,000 students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) will be graduating between 22

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says, henceforth, all unapproved and prohibited advertisements on the Authority’s regulated products should not be aired.

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Sunyani, Nov. 23, GNA – Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development has directed Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to capture implementation of government’s poverty intervention policies into their budget and medium term development plans.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - Charcoal production and usage is said to form the bulk of Ghana’s energy supply and consumption with the product contributing more than 60 per cent to the energy sector.

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Accra Nov. 23, GNA - A businessman accused of defrauding the Chief Executive Officer of Nasona Oil Limited of GHȼ480,000.00 under the pretext of handing over his filling station for renovation and management but failed has appeared in Court.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - First Atlantic Bank has extended its first class banking products and services to the people of the Tamale metropolis and its surrounding communities in the Northern Region.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - The State Transport Corporation (STC) has signed a Local Purchase Order with Sadel, the local representative of Exol Lubricants Limited, United Kingdom, for the supply of lubricants (LDF3) to improve the efficiency of its buses.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA – The Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) has called on the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) to resolve boundary disputes among the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to curb the double demand for fees for billboards erection.

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Prestea (W/R), Nov. 23, GNA - The Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC), in partnership with The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has inaugurated a Water Health Center (WHC) for the citizens of Prestea and its environs.

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Tamale, Nov. 23, GNA – Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has tasked stakeholders in the Water and Sanitation sector to work hard to eliminate the problem of Open Defecation (OD) in the country.

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Bolgatanga, Nov 23, GNA – It is unfortunate but true that the three regions of the North continue to experience food insecurity and malnutrition. The Upper East Region for instance, remains the region with the highest proportion of food insecurity where 27 per cent of households are at risk of hunger according to World Food Programme 2015 report.

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Accra, Nov 23, GNA - Ghana has many historic and tourist sites scattered across the country including; forts, castles, waterfalls, beaches, parks, mosques, cathedrals, among others.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA – The Pathologist Dr Lawrence Adusei, who conducted the autopsy on Major Maxwell Adam Mahatma’s body has filed the autopsy report at the court registry.

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Manso-Nkwanta (Ash), Nov 23, GNA – Three hundred and fifty (350) small-scale miners have been trained at the University of Mines and Technology in Tarkwa as part of the government’s drive to make mining in the country become environmentally sustainable.

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Kumasi, Nov 23, GNA – Ghana is to build a high speed rail system from Kumasi to Tamale and Kumasi-Accra, under a public-private partnership arrangement, to provide impetus to the nation’s socio-economic growth.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - Mr Razak Kojo Opoku, President and Founder of the Concern Voters Movement has commended Mr Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) and the Board for implementing reforms at the Authority.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA – The GRATIS Foundation, in partnership with Christian Aid, has held a familiarisation and open day event for the first batch of 30 master craftsmen as part of the Growing Economic Opportunities for Sustainable Development (GEOP) project in Tema.

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Galaka (UE) Nov. 23, GNA - The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) in collaboration with the Bawku West District Assembly on Thursday supported disaster volunteer groups in communities along the White Volta basin.

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Accra Nov 23, GNA - Boston University (USA) and MedInscribe in collaboration with Nestlé Nutrition Institute (NNI) have held a convocation and symposium in Accra for 35 Health Care Professionals (HCP) who enrolled in the online Post Graduate Programme in Pediatric Nutrition (PGPN).

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Tamale, Nov 23, GNA – The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has begun a month-long tax education campaign in Tamale to create awareness on the need for all to honour their tax obligations.

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“You are really welcome to Ghana… we are excited and thrilled by your presence in our country,” President Akufo Addo told Queen Margrethe as both leaders settled to a tete-a-tete at the ceremonial room of the Presidency.

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Breman Nkuntanase (C/R), Nov. 23, GNA - The Chiefs and People of Breman Nkuntanase have launched their 2017 Home-coming festival to generate funds towards the constructing of an Ultra-Modern Community Centre.

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Tamale, Nov 23, GNA - Eye care nurses, district and hospital information officers amongst other eye care service providers in the Northern Region have been trained on data management on patients for improved treatment.

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Accra, Nov. 23, GNA - The Ghana Chamber of Mines has launched an online portal to provide information to industry players on the opportunities available to local businesses and to bring more visibility into the value chain of the mining industry.

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Accra, Nov.22 GNA - Mr Ambrose Dery, the Minister of the Interior, on Wednesday said the two suspected criminals in Police custody at Asawase in the Ashanti Region, who were shot in an attempt to escape, had been robbing and terrorizing residents of Kumasi.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - Mr Alan Bawa, the Factory Manager of Lecaro International Ltd, emerged as the winner of the second edition of the ‘Shop n Save’ raffle campaign dubbed “Win a Car” promo, to reward its customers.

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Bonn, Germany, Nov. 22, GNA – GIZ, a German Development Agency, in partnership with the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), has rolled out a programme on preventive and risk reduction instruments for smallholder farmers in Ghana.

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Bonn, Germany, Nov. 22, GNA - GIZ, a German Development Agency, in collaboration with the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), is partnering countries including Ghana to develop a climate resilience toolbox to mitigate climate impact in these countries.

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Accra, Nov.22 GNA - Mr Samuel Atta-Akyea, Minister of Works and Housing has revealed that government has put together a roadmap to provide permanent infrastructure solution to the perennial flooding in Accra.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), of the University of Ghana, has backed government’s intention to establish a national bank purposely to support investment in agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - The Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) says a total of 800 applications were received for the maiden Chamber Business Awards due to be held on Saturday 25th November, 2017.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - Kurt Okraku, Executive Chairman of Dreams FC has said that the club is only fit to play in the elite national premier league since they are above the competition in division One.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - Paga United Football Club has held an Awards Gala to round up its campaign after an eventful season which saw them participating for the first time in the world renowned Gothia Cup in China and in the Greater Accra second division Zone 3A.

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Accra, Nov 22, GNA-The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the European Union through the Insider Mediators Project has presented office furniture and equipment worth GH¢220,000.00 to the National Peace Council.

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Sunyani, Nov. 22, GNA - A six year old pupil from Kyeremasu near Wamfie in the Dormaa East District died of rabbis at the Wamfie Polyclinic in this past October.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - Eric Asante, the 40-year-old teacher who was convicted to 15-year jail term for defilement is before the Supreme Court seeking for compensation from the state and his reinstatement by the Ghana Education Service.

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Sunyani, Nov. 22, GNA - Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) James Owusu-Adjei, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS), has called on the public to desist from illegal electricity connections to help prevent domestic fire outbreaks.

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Accra Nov. 22, GNA – An Accra District Court has turned down the bail application of Richard Adu Boakye, a Technician of the Accra Technical University who allegedly raped a 24 year student after she was caught in examination malpractices.

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Accra, Nov 22, GNA - Mrs Kate Quartey-Papafio, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reroy Cable, an indigenous cable manufacturing company was nominated for the energy personality of the year, female category and brand of the year by the Ghana Energy Awards Committee.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA – The Institute of Local Government Studies (ILGS), in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, is organising a day’s workshop for heads of decentralised departments on the new Local Government Act.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - The Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has destroyed large quantities of seized unwholesome, damaged and expired products with a street value of about $50, 000.

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Accra, Nov. 21, GNA - President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that Africans should be utterly concerned that the Continent looses, annually, more than $50 billion through illicit financial outflows.

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Accra, Nov 22, GNA - The Private Health Insurance Association of Ghana has called for the amendment of the National Health Insurance Act 2012 (ACT 852) to ensure equitable, affordable and accessible health care delivery for Ghanaians.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - Africa shall move beyond aid and its people would work to make the Continent prosperous and a dynamic member of the world community, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA – A two-day community U-17 football programme dubbed: “The Kings Football Tournament” would come off at the Gbawe Cluster of Schools Park in Accra from Saturday, November 25 to 26.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - Aisha Huang and four other Chinese, who have been accused of engaging in illegal mining in the Ashanti Region, have prayed an Accra High Court to vary their bail conditions.

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Madina, Nov 22, GNA – Thirty-one (31) drivers arrested by the police for various traffic offences have been sentenced to fines totalling GHȼ9,924.00 by the Madina Magistrate Court, presided over by the Madam Maame Efua Terdimah.

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Accra, Nov.  22, GNA - An Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday handed a ten year jail term to a Fisherman, Kwabla Kpodo, on the charge of robbery.

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Tarkwa (W/R), November 22, GNA - Three suspected armed robbers who allegedly attacked, a 27 year-old taxi driver, Abuguri Haruna, at Wasa Asikuma in the Amenfi East district, have been granted bail in the sum of 150,000 Ghana cedis with six sureties.

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Asankare (Ash), Nov 22, GNA – The Asante-Akim South Municipal Business Advisory Centre (BAC) has upped the drive to transform the economic conditions of the people through employable skills training.

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Kumasi, Nov 22, GNA – The Kumasi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has launched entrepreneurial skills training for students in tertiary institutions as part of the drive to roll back the growing graduate unemployment.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) is holding a-four-day training in export marketing fundamentals for over 30 exporters and financial actors across the country.

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Accra, Nov. 22, GNA - The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, has urged government to pay attention to the mass unskilled youth and senior secondary school (SHS) certificate holders.