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Valentina Mintah, Managing Director, West Blue Consulting

Tema Port records 28.7% increase in revenue

DESPITE MISSING its annual target, the Tema Port recorded a 28.7% increase in revenue collection in 2016, West Blue Consulting, operators of the Single Window System SWS, has announced. The SWS was introduced by the government to provide an integrated clearance process aimed at reducing long hours faced by importers …

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‘Aluguntugui’ heals cancer and heart diseases

Health claims of ‘aluguntugui’

BEZALEL ADAINOO SOURSOP OR graviola, also known as “aluguntugui” in Ghana, is well-known for some health benefits, especially in recent times. The use of parts of the fruit and even parts of the tree that produces the fruit has been linked to healing effect on cancer and prevent heart diseases. …

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A trained artisan can use non-biodegradable materials to weave things like baskets and bags

NGO to support SMEs: To recycle non-biodegradable products

SAMUEL AKAPULE A NON–GOVERNMENT Organisation (NGO), Centre for Social Mobilisation and Sustainable Development (CENSODEV), is supporting Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to recycle non-biodegradable products in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region. The NGO is doing that with support from Self-Help Activation Responsibility Empowerment (SHARE) Foundation, a charitable …

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Manufacturing is the key to lifting millions out of poverty

BEN OFOSU-APPIAH Introduction From agrarian base to an industrial base to a service-led economy. This is the standard economic transition that the now advanced societies went through. However, a new trend is emerging in Africa today. Many African countries in transition now seem to be doing so from an agrarian …

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Many migrant children are kept in detention centres in Libya

Libya epicentre of migrant child abuse

THE UNITED Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy. Unicef says almost 26,000 children – most of them unaccompanied – crossed the Mediterranean last year. In its new report, Unicef says many children suffer from …

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CCTV footage of people running from the attacker

Tunisia beach attack: Coroner condemns Sousse police response

THE POLICE response to the Tunisian beach attack in which 30 Britons died was “at best shambolic and at worst cowardly”, a coroner has concluded. Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith ruled they were “unlawfully killed” when a gunman opened fire at a hotel in Sousse in June 2015, claiming 38 lives in …

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Winter fuel supplies are threatened by the month-old blockade in the east

Ukraine blockade tensions rise in rebel-held east

UKRAINIAN WAR veterans and their supporters say they will step up a coal blockade of rebel-held regions of industrial eastern Ukraine. For a month about 100 activists have blocked railway lines to stop Ukraine trading with pro-Russian rebels. The Donetsk region is a key supplier of coal to Ukrainian power …

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Prof. Dr Klaus Zeppenfield, President of the Hamm- Lippstadt University, and Prof. (Mrs) Smile Gavua Dzisi, Vice Chancellor, Koforidua Technical University, exchanging copies of the MOU

Hamm-Lippstadt University partners K’dua Tech. University

KOJO ANSAH HAMM-LIPPSTADT UNIVERSITY of Applied Sciences in Germany has signed its first academic partnership agreement in Africa with the Koforidua Technical University in the Eastern Region. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on Monday seeks to deliver excellent education in the field of engineering and business through staff and …

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Bad roofing works cause of Benkum SHS disaster —NADMO

KOJO ANSAH THE NATIONAL Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is blaming bad roofing works on the Boys Dormitory block at Benkum Senior High School in the Akuapem North District of the Eastern Region for the ripping off of the entire block last Sunday during rainstorm. The entire boys dormitory, a portion …

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A deteriorating water station

Water rationing hits twin-city

MILDRED SIABI-MENSAH   THE INORDINATE ambitions of illegal miners to dig for gold in water bodies within the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis continued to be a major challenge in the production of water. Engineer Tieko Cudjoe, Regional Manager of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL), said activities of such miscreants and social …

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