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KMA supports SME’s with credit

2010-03-20 12:18

Small businesses with employment generation potentials in Kumasi are being supported with medium term credit facilities by the Metropolitan Assembly. Growth oriented enterprises can access loans between one thousand and 10 thousand Ghana cedis at a 25 percent interest rate for a three-year period. The scheme is under the Urban Small ...

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Gas stations take stock but...

2010-03-20 12:16

Some gas stations in the Kumasi Metropolis have taken delivery of liquefied petroleum gas. Shortage of the commodity over the past weeks has disrupted the business of gas supplies and users, especially commercial drivers, have been most affected. The Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) is dispatching some 5,000 metric tonnes of LPG expected ...

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Ghana gets new STI policy

2010-03-20 12:15

A revised National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy document has been presented to the public. The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology is seeking to improve the low priority rating of science and technology in the eyes of policy makers and managers of the nation’s resources. Ghana’s investment in science and ...

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New crop varieties released

2010-03-17 05:13

The National Variety Release Committee has introduced eight improved rice and maize crop varieties to boost Ghana’s agricultural production and increase farmers’ income. They include four new varieties of high yielding and disease resistant rice and four drought-tolerant maize varieties. Four cassava varieties released last October, have also been outdoored. The Council ...

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CSUC fashions out ICT policy

2010-03-15 16:28

The Christian Service University College is developing a policy on cutting-edge information communication technology to leverage its teaching and learning. Administrators, faculty, students and other interest groups have been meeting to produce a professional guideline and infrastructure for an efficient ICT set up. Development Partnership Officer of the college, Geoffrey Gle tells ...

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NIIT Ghana to establish a university

2010-03-15 16:25

Leading ICT training institution, NIIT, is looking up to establishing a university in Ghana within the next decade. Managing Director of NIIT Ghana, Kapil Gupta says the focus is to expand the provision of ICT education as a driving force to the national development agenda “to facilitate poverty reduction and enhance ...

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Credit Union concept upheld

2010-03-15 16:23

General Manager of the Ghana Co-operative Credit Unions Association says government’s credit interventions for poverty alleviation are suffering due to political connotation attached to disbursement. Emmanuel Darko observed loans given by the union are sustainable while government loans, like the Micro and Small Loans Scheme (MASLOC) have political connotations, making recovery ...

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Woodworkers to go planting

2010-03-13 14:31

The Woodworkers Association of Ghana is venturing into tree plantations as part of strategies to secure the future of the industry. Ashanti Regional Chairman, Reynolds Debrah says the processing of forest-products, which is the backbone of the industry, would be sustained through afforestation. He tells Luv Fm’s Kofi Adu Domfeh the project ...

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STCP expands VVC initiative

2010-03-13 14:17

The Sustainable Tree Crop Programme is extending its Video Viewing Club initiative to 70 cocoa growing communities in the country. The farmer-to-farmer extension scheme is part of the Farmer Field School concept, where local farmers make series of videos and share knowledge on good practices in cocoa production. The team of ...

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Agronomist worry over farmer-ext ratio

2010-03-13 14:15

An agronomist with the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana is calling for a clear national policy guideline to improve the current farmer-researcher ratio of one-to-five thousand. Dr. Gilbert Anim-Kwapong says the current gap in agriculture extension should be bridged in order for research activities and technology transfer to impact on cocoa ...

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