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Ashesi Alum, Benjamin Epton Owusu on a mission to grow kente industry

After frequent fire outbreaks at the Kumasi Central market in 2016 and 2017, and a planned demolition exercise to clear up space, countless business were on the verge of closing, including Epton Owusu’s ‘14 family’s Kente business. Epton had grown up around Kente, one of Ghana’s most indigenous cloths and storied piece of cultural identity. The family came into the ...

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Ice block factory to boost fishing in Nungua – Fisheries Minister

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The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has announced the construction of an ice block factory at Nungua in the Krowor Municipality of the Greater Accra Region to boost fishing activities in the area. The Korea Overseas Fisheries Association is supporting the ministry in the construction of the ice block factory. Speaking to Citi News, the Minister, who ...

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Who monitors private water distributors? [Report]

Teiman, is a relatively new community in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, with more than half of its residents relying on water from dugout wells and boreholes. Although the community has a booming private water distribution business, there seems to be no regulatory authority supervising the safety of water distributed to clients. A 2014 Ghana Demographic Health ...

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Koforidua Central Market gets toilet facility after 30-yrs

Market women at the Koforidua Central Market in the Eastern Region, were full of smiles and appreciation over the weekend, when the Municipal Chief Executive of the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, Madame Comfort Asante, together with the Municipal Health Director, Dr. Ekow Kwaitoo, and other members of the Assembly, inaugurated a 6-seater water closet toilet facility at the market. The ...

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RTI Coalition hits the streets over passage of RTI Bill

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Members of the Right To Information [RTI] coalition, Action Campaign, have asked President Akufo-Addo to fulfill his promise of having the RTI Bill passed into law before the current session of Parliament ends. The members took to the principal streets of Accra on Monday morning, distributing flyers to get citizens involved in the advocacy to get the Bill passed. Speaking ...

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La residents to sue EPA, EDISAW over ‘toxic’ rubber factory

Residents of East La in the La Dadekotopon Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, have resolved to take legal action against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA), to stop the operations of plastic manufacturing, company EDISAW Company Limited. Residents say the operations of EDISAW poses a serious health risk to them. The EPA last ...

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Consumer Protection Bill: Gov’t must heed call for passage – Kapito

The Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA), Kofi Kapito, is hopeful that renewed efforts by his outfit to ensure the passing of the Consumer Protection Bill will catch the attention of government. The CPA, along with the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS Ghana), is looking to raise 20,000 signatures for a petition to compel the government to take some ...

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Sanitation initiative launched in Asutifi North district

Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, says the implementation of government’s coordinated social and economic development policies is a demonstration of its commitment towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to him, the role assigned to President Nana Akufo-Addo as co-chair of the SDGs, puts the country in a peculiar situation to demonstrate leadership, commitment and support ...

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Nduom meets Ghana’s Ambassador to US, Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah

President and Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s 19th Ambassador to the United States of America (USA), Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah. Dr. Nduom was accompanied by representatives of Groupe Nduom (GN) companies based in Washington DC,  USA. Also present at the meeting were the Trade & Investment and Economic Affairs Counselors at ...

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Kulungugu bridge closed for one-month-long repairs

The Ghana Highways Authority is closing the Kulungugu Bridge on the Missiga to Kulungugu road in the Upper East Region for major repair works to take place. A statement by the Authority copied to citifmonline.com said the bridge will remain closed for the next 30 days. The Public Relations Officer for Ghana Highways Authority, Diana Seade, in a Citi News ...

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