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The cost of water.

Residents of Accra pay almost five times as much for their water as people living in New York and twice as much as those living in London according to the 2006 Human Development report released by the...
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Samini supports Debate to Action.

Ghanaian hiplife artist Batman Samini is the new face of the joint British Council and World Bank initiative Debate to Action (DTA) in Ghana. He will use his popularity among young Ghanaians to promot...
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Corruption in Ghana.

Ghana ranks 93rd out of 163 countries in the 2006 corruption perception index published in November by the international watchdog organisation Transparency International (TI). The West African country...
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Giving Accra a coat of paint.

Nine paint manufacturers and importers are offering a ten per cent discount on their products until 30 November as part of efforts to clean up the capital ahead of Ghanas golden jubilee in 2007, when...
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Hawkers at Kwame Nkrumah Circle moved for road.

Traders at Kwame Nkrumah Circle station have expressed their dismay following the demolition of their stalls to make way for a major road-building project, the on-line version of The Ghanaian Times re...
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Child sex tourism on the rise.

The Ghanaian non-governmental organisation Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC) has warned of an increase in child sex tourism in the country, the Accra Mail reports. The warning, contained in...
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Ghana suffers brain drain.

Roughly 50 per cent of highly educated Ghanaians have migrated to developed countries according to a United Nations report released at a special meeting on international migration at UN headquarters i...
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Kantanmanto stallholders displaced.

The demolition of part of Kantanmanto market in central Accra has led to the displacement of some 2,000 stallholders, Ghana News Agency (GNA) reports. The levelling of the structure began early in the...
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Ghana Telecom University College opens.

Some 300 students will begin bachelors degree courses in September at the Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) in the Tesano district of Accra. Funded by Ghana Telecom and affiliated to the Kwame N...
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Accra cemeteries running out.

Accra residents may have problems burying their dead in a couple of years due to lack of space in the citys cemeteries. Acting director of the public health department of the Accra Metropolitan Assemb...
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Ministries area off limits.

The so-called ministries area in Accra is to become off-limits to all but employees in a move aimed at improving working conditions in the public administration. The restrictions, which concern the ar...
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Ghana passes disability bill.

Parliament has approved the long-awaited Persons with Disability bill aiming to improve the quality of life of Ghanaians with physical and mental disabilities and better integrate them into mainstream...
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New Ga Mantse disputed.

There is controversy surrounding the newly installed Ga Mantse (king of the indigenous Ga people of the Accra region). Dr Jo Blankson, aged 63, a member of the Teiko Tsuru We royal house, was installe...
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Ambassador Hotel to get five-star revamp.

Accras historic Ambassador Hotel is to get a 100 million dollar revamp financed by the multi billionaire entrepreneur and international investor Saudi prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud....
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Ghana-Germany logo competition.

Ghanaians are being invited to design a logo symbolising 50 years of diplomatic relations between Ghana and Germany, which the two countries will celebrate in 2007. Organised by the German embassy in...
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James Town redevelopment.

The fishing community in James Town is to benefit from a 4.5 billion Cedis (400,000) project to upgrade the harbour and boost economic activities in the area. The redevelopment includes the creation o...
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Virtual job fair.

Ethiopia-based company Zebrajobs has launched the first on-line job fair in Ghana. The initiative, which will be held sometime in July, aims to provide an alternative to traditional recruitment proced...
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Eclipse raised revenue.

Over 1,150 people visited Ghana to view the 29 March total solar eclipse, according to preliminary figures. The tourism ministry has estimated that each visitor spent an average of $2,000 in the count...
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New German visa procedures.

The German embassy has introduced new visa application procedures in view of expected high demand from Ghanaians wanting to attend the football world cup in Germany, which begins in June. Four-times...
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Countdown to the eclipse.

Weather permitting, on 29 March residents of Accra will be able to watch a total solar eclipse, when the moon passes directly in front of the sun. First contact will begin at just after 08.00 GMT and...
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