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Traders resume tax payment after renovation of market

Traders at the Half-Assini main market in the Western Region have resumed payment of market tolls after almost two years suspension over poor facilities at the place. The Secretary of the Traders Association, Nana Awuah Kadwo I, disclosed the resumption of payment in an interview with the media at Half-Assini. According to her, the traders decided to continue with the ...

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Youth encouraged to use ICT to create employable skills

Ms. Florence Toffa, Director of Mobile Web Ghana, an Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) company, on Wednesday encouraged the youth to maximize the use of social media and the information highway for greater employment opportunities. She said the internet offered a greater market and career space for the youth in particular, which could be harnessed to advance, as well as ...

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UCC graduate elected PM for Jomoro District Assembly

The Jomoro District Assembly in Western Region has elected a 33-year-old graduate from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Prince Charles Ndarko Kwaw as a Presiding Member. Mr. Kwaw, the sole candidate obtained 34 out of 49 votes cast, with 12 against and three rejected ballots. In the first round he polled 31 votes, 16 against and three rejected, making ...

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21 Western Region districts fail to elect Presiding Members

Only one district assembly out of the 22 in the Western Region was able to select a presiding member after yesterday’s inaugural ceremony in the region. After second attempts in most of the cases failed, different dates were set aside for a re-election. The Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly was the only assembly to have elected a presiding member. The 30 assembly ...

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Government and COCOBOD cheating us – Cocoa Farmers

Some cocoa farmers in the Western Region in a rather sharp turn have kicked against the recent increase in the producer price of cocoa announced by the government, describing it as a slap in the face and cheating tactics deployed by COCOBOD and government. They say it will be in the interest of COCOBOD and government to increase the price ...

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Western Naval Commander commended for innovation

The Chief of the Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Geoffrey Biekro, has commended the outgoing Flag Officer Commanding the Western Naval Command, Commodore Godson Koblah Zowonoo, for his innovation. He described commodore Zowonoo as a transformational leader who has embarked on a number of innovative projects to give the Western Naval Base a facelift. Speaking at the Change of Command and ...

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Credit Union loses 600 clients over demolition exercise

Axim Road Cooperative Credit Union (ARCCU) based in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis has lost 600 clients following the demolition of shops belonging to artisans operating in the Tanokrom-Kokompe industrial enclave. The demolition was carried out by the authorities of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) in late 2013, to pave way for the construction of a shopping mall by a South African ...

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ECG disconnects power to 900 households in Tarkwa

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as part of a nationwide revenue collection and protection exercise, has disconnected power to over 900 households in Tarkwa in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Western Region. The move according to the company is to ensure that ECG becomes an efficient distributor of power that Ghanaians have yearned for years. Speaking to Citi News the Western Regional Public ...

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Policy contradiction failing Ghana’s war against ‘galamsey’ – ISODEC

The National Coordinator of the Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC), Dr. Emmanuel Steve Asare Manteaw has noted that policy contradictions in the law that established the Precious Minerals and Marketing Company and the government’s policy decision to tax artisanal and small scale miners is the motivating factor for people to go all length to engage in the illegal mining. He ...

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Half-Assini Hospital offers free medical screening

The Half Assini Government Hospital, at the weekend, offered free medical screening to over 400 residents, as part of its outreach programme. During the exercise, those diagnosed with diseases, including Hypertension and Diabetes, were given medication and referred to the hospital, while others were D-wormed and their blood groups made known to them. They were all given free medication. The ...

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