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79 One-district, One-factory projects to be rolled out before year ends

About 79 projects under the government’s One-district One-factory (1D 1F) programme are expected to be rolled out by the close of the year, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said. Dr Bawumia, who made this known at the second stakeholders’ conference of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Accra on Thursday, said all the projects were at various ...

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Why I’m resigning from Adom FM – Kofi Adomah Nwanwani explains

YEN.com.gh broke the news of Kofi Adomah’s resignation on Wednesday afternoon after the presenter posted the news on Facebook. Coming as a surprise to many of his fans, they were scepticisms about the information as a lot of them thought it was a prank. But speaking to his KOFI TV, Kofi Adomah confirmed his resignation saying: “Yes. I can confirm ...

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France to fund more Kumasi projects

The French government, through its development agency, L’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), has pledged to deepen its relationship with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to undertake more development projects in the Ashanti regional capital. The French government said it is poised to support priority projects of the KMA that will ease congestion in the Central Business District and also improve ...

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Hefty NDC flagbearer fee ‘deterrent to jokers’ – Prof Gyampo

Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ransford Yaw Gyampo has backed the hefty nomination and filing fee announced by the NDC, the biggest opposition party, for their flagbearership race. Prof. Gyampo believes the GHS420,000 fee will serve as a punitive measure and a deterrent to those who want to take advantage of the process to attract popularity to ...

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Merendeel Nederlanders wil minder smartphones bij evenementen

Meer dan de helft van de Nederlandse bezoekers staat open voor maatregelen die het gebruik van smartphones tijdens evenementen aan banden legt. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek gedaan in opdracht van Eventbrite, een evenementenwebsite die wereldwijd actief is. Van de ruim 500 ondervraagden wil ruim 64% van de mensen die het afgelopen jaar een concert bezocht, dat smartphonegebruik tijdens concerten, festivals ...

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Zeker twee miljoen mensen hebben last van hun rug of nek

Zeker twee miljoen mensen in Nederland hebben last van rugpijn of nekpijn. Vorig jaar waren er ruim 1,1 miljoen vrouwen en 858.600 mannen met rug- of nekklachten bij de huisarts bekend, blijkt uit recente cijfers van het RIVM. Nooit eerder werd de grens van twee miljoen doorbroken. Er waren in 2017 80.000 meer mensen met nek- en rugklachten bekend bij ...

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NHIA to scale up electronic membership renewal by end of year

National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it expects over 50 per cent increase in membership in the next few months with the introduction of its electronic membership renewal service. By 2030, the scheme expects that the electronic renewal would help it achieve universal health coverage for the country. According to the Deputy Director of the NHIA, Mr Oswald Esuah Mensah ...

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Supreme Court ‘throws out’ writ challenging legality of new regions referendum

The Supreme Court has dismissed a suit challenging the planned referendum for the creation of six new regions. According to Graphic Online’s court reporter, Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson, in a unanimous decision, a seven-member panel of the court held that the three individuals who initiated the suit failed to properly invoke the interpretative jurisdiction of the court. The three plaintiffs, Mayor ...

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Cabinet approves construction of 10 Coastal Fishing Harbours, Landing Sites

Parliament is expected to soon approve the construction of 10 Coastal Fishing Harbours and Landing Sites. This, according to the Information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, follows a recent Cabinet approval to the commercial and financial agreement for these projects. He told journalists at a bi-weekly briefing Wednesday, that Cabinet has recommended to Parliament for consideration and approval for work to ...

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Domestic cocoa processing hits 300,000 tonnes

Domestic processing of cocoa hit 300,000 tonnes in the 2017/2018 cocoa season, a 19 per cent jump from the 252,000 tonnes processed the previous season. That brings to 34 percent of the total volume of annual cocoa output averaging 900,000 tonnes that is processed locally. According to the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the rise in domestic processing this season was ...

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