Daily Archives: September 4, 2012

Ghana Adopts Science and Technology Education Policy

Ghana has adopted a national science and technology education policy, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Sherry Ayittey, has disclosed. The policy will complement an earlier ICT policy-ICT for Accelerated Development (ICT4ad), which sets out the roadmap for the … Continue reading

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EC Deploys SMS For Voter Validation

Elections regulator, the Electoral Commission (EC), has launched an SMS platform where registered voters can verify their details in the biometric voters register. According to the EC, the platform is designed to consolidate efforts at making Election 2012 credible, transparent, … Continue reading

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Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Falls Again

Manufacturing output across the 17-country eurozone shrank again in August, according to a widely-watched survey. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) showed the region’s manufacturing sector contracted despite factories cutting prices. Markit’s final PMI was 45.1, above July’s three-year low of … Continue reading

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Lonmin Shares Up Amid S.A Strike Talks

Shares of world No. 3 platinum producer Lonmin rose 3.5 percent on Monday on prospects for an end to a bloody three-week strike that has paralysed production at its operations in South Africa, where 34 striking miners were shot dead … Continue reading

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Agric Entrepreneurship – Answer To Youth Unemployment?

Youth unemployment has become the biggest developmental challenge in almost every country in the world. A research conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 60 million young people worldwide are unemployed. 80 per cent of unemployed people are … Continue reading

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Ghana Exempted From Samsung, Apple ‘Fight’

Ryan Na, Samsung Ghana’s Senior Manager, has stated emphatically that the on-going legal tussle between Samsung and Apple will not impact operations in Ghana. Technology giants Apple and Samsung are currently ‘fighting’ for supremacy over the sale of smartphones. German … Continue reading

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Newmont Promotes Agric Production

NEWMONT GOLD Ghana Limited, a multinational gold mining company operating in the Asutifi District of the Brong Ahafo region, has collaborated with state agencies to promote food and agriculture production in the country. An Agricultural Improvement and Land Access Programme (AILAP) … Continue reading

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Bawumia Hints Of Financial Responsibility Act

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described the current picture of the economy as the worst since the 1970s and promised to alter the face of fiscal management when the New Patriotic Party (NPP) assumes the reins of power. This, he said, … Continue reading

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TOR Idle After Breakdown

Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) is reported to be idle following the breakdown of critical equipment, a source at the Ministry of Energy told BUSINESS GUIDE. The source stated that TOR has been “operationally idle” for more than a month. “I … Continue reading

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MCA Compact II Begins Early 2013

The second part of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA II) is expected to be signed early next year, Prof Samuel Sefa-Dede, Chairman and National Coordinator of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has indicated. Speaking at the 5th Canadian Chamber of … Continue reading

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