Monthly Archives: February 2016

[PHOTOS] Bushfires destroy Volta cocoa farms

Large swathes of cocoa farms in the northern part of the Volta Region have been burnt by bushfires that swept through them Friday. Apart from cocoa farms, palm plantations, cassava, plantain and other crop fields have been destroyed in the past three weeks by bush fires, which spread through quickly as a result of the prolonged, harsh Harmattan weather which ...

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Otabil: Ghana’s ‘poisonous’ system kills dreams, talents

Ghana has a “poisonous” system, which kills dreams and potentials, Dr Mensa Otabil has said. .Addressing young entrepreneurs at the grand finale of the Springboard road show organised by Albert and Comfort Ocran on Saturday February 27, the motivational speaker said: “The challenge for nations like Ghana is not the challenge of talented citizens. It is the challenge of poisonous ...

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Otabil: ‘Businesses being killed with high taxes’

Pastor Mensa Otabil has said businesses are being killed through high taxes.“For a nation to be great, its laws have to facilitate growth. You cannot overtax businesses and kill them and hope them to survive at the same time; it doesn’t work that way,” the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) founder told an audience of young entrepreneurs on Saturday February ...

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I am not a politician, I did it without malice – Kperisi Headmistress

Headmistress of Kperisi M.A. Primary School, has said she is not a politician and did not invite journalists out of malice into the school to disgrace the Wa Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Alhassan Nuhu Putiaha. According to the headmistress, Rosina Diedong, the Municipal Director of Education called her asking her to apologize for bringing journalists to the school to cover pupils who laid on ...

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7 conversations to have before marriage (if you want to avoid divorce)

When you make the decision to commit to someone, no topic of discussion should be off the table. Sure, some conversations may be more awkward than others, but having the tough talks now could help you stave off major problems in the long run.Below, psychologists and other experts share seven uncomfortable (but essential) conversations to have with your S.O. if ...

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Price of wheat increases in last week of February

The price of wheat made the highest gain in the last week in February. The price of the commodity went up by 10 percent to close the week at 12 cedis 70 pesewas. This was followed by imported rice which recorded a 7 percent increase in price to close the week at 26 cedis 80 pesewas per 5 kilogram bag. ...

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Drought, famine loom: Meteo warns

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has warned the government to put in place anti-drought measures, since, according to senior meteorological officer, Richard Agyemang, this year could record poor rains, which could, in turn, birth drought and food shortage.In an interview with Class News on Friday 26 February 2016, Mr Agyemang stated that the country would face a situation similar to ...

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Confusion at Accra Passport office

Graphic Online has gathered information that the Passport Office in Accra has lost some substantial amount of data captured from Ghanaian passport applicants. This has resulted in a delay in the processing of passport applications. Some sources have hinted that the problem was due to corrupted data. As a result, some applicants have been contacted to come back to have ...

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Revealed: Water bill up 140%, not 67.2% as agreed

Water bill has shot up by 140 percent, as against the 67.2 percent increase announced in December 2015 by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), according to the Business Finder. The development has sparked agitations among consumers at East Legon, Adenta, Haatso and its surrounding areas in Accra, who have threatened not to pay the bill. They say they will rather buy ...

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Liverpool to play Manchester United, Tottenham drawn against Dortmund

Liverpool were drawn to play Manchester United in the last 16 of the Europa League. Liverpool, winners in 1973, 1976 and 2001, will welcome Manchester United to Anfield on March 10 before travelling to Old Trafford on March 17. Tottenham also play Dortmund after beating Fiorentina. Pochettino’s men travel to Germany in the first leg before playing the second leg ...

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