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Cocoa farmers advised to spray farms

Mr Randy Nkrumah, District Manager of the Duakwa Depot of Cocoa Merchant Company in the Central Region, Wednesday said the inability of some cocoa farmers to spray their farms has resulted in some farms being infested with the capsid virus. “The circumstances, which often leads to some cocoa farms being infested with the capsid virus that destroy cocoa beans, is ...

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Certificate fraudster re-arrested in Agona Swedru

Police in Agona Swedru in the Central Region; have arrested a forty-seven year old man, who Dr. Sam Caesar Twumson for forging fake certificates for admission into tertiary institutions. The man, who was first arrested by the Winneba Police Command in collaboration with the Takoradi Police on March 28 2015, was recaptured in Agona Swedru after the police filed fresh ...

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Cape Coast records increased HIV/AIDS cases

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Health Directorate has disclosed that the HIV/AIDS infection in the area increased by 4.3 percent between 2012 and 2014. The total number of infections was 329 persons in 2014 as against 301 recorded in 2012. Meanwhile the number had increased to 324 persons as at September 2015. The Head at the Disease Control Unit of the ...

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Stop outrageous campaign promises- Barton-Odro

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Ebo Barton Odro has cautioned Members of Parliament (MP) seeking to retain their seats as well as new aspirants to desist from making outrageous promises during their campaigns. According to the MP for Cape Coast, who has decided not to contest again, MPs are not agents of development, and that, making such promises only ...

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Veep launches second Medical Outreach Services in Cape Coast

The Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, yesterday launched the second National Medical Outreach Services in Cape Coast in the Central Region, with the affirmation that the government would continue to invest in the health sector to safeguard the health of the people. Christened “Onuadͻ,” which means ‘brotherly love’ in Akan, the event follows a similar launch of the mobile clinic by ...

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‘Galamsey’ operators invade Perseus mining lands

A mining company operating in Dunkwa Offin in the Upper Denkyira West district in the Central Region, Perseus Mining, has expressed grave concerns about the rate of invasion on its concessional lands by illegal miners. The company’s General Manager for Corporate Affairs, Edwin Allotey Acquaye at a media briefing also expressed worry at the adverse effects the operations of the ...

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Effutu Assembly fails to elect PM

The Effutu Municipal Assembly on Tuesday failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) after two rounds of voting. The contest was between Mr Kow Sekum, Assembly Member for Osakam-Fetteh, and Mr Charles Boakye, government appointee. In all the two rounds of voting, none of the two candidates was able to obtain 18 votes, constituting two thirds, required to be elected. ...

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NGO schools parents on child upbringing

Mr. Robert Baah, Agona West Social Welfare Director, has urged parents to support their children who could not further their education, and were learning vocations to acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to be proactive in society. He said if parents played their roles effectively, especially by providing their children with basic necessities, such as food, transportation, and shelter, it ...

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Massive infrastructural development at UEW

There has been massive inflow of resources into infrastructural development and procurement of relevant equipment for enhanced teaching, learning and research on the campuses of the University of Education from 2007. Professor Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, the out-going Vice-Chancellor of the University, said this at a lecture he organised to give account of his eight-year stewardship, at Winneba. It was attended by ...

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NPP gov’t will revamp cocoa industry – Nana Addo

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has assured cocoa farmers that under his government the cocoa industry would be revamped to boost economic activities. He said his government would give the necessary financial assistance to cocoa farmers to increase production to enable the country to earn more foreign exchange. Nana Addo made this known ...

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