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Labour Migration Database Set to Launch in Ghana

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The Government of Ghana is set to launch a new labour market database as part of its new 2013-2016 Labour Department Strategic Plan. The database and plan were both facilitated by the IOM mission in Ghana as part of a project: “Best Practices on Collecting and Sharing Labour Migration Data for the Improvement of the Labour Market Information Systems (LMISs)” …

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Gemalto selected as prime contractor to implement a complete visa and border management system in Ghana

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Gemalto selected as prime contractor to implement a complete visa and border management system in Ghana Aided by biometric data, the authorities will be able to account accurately for everyone entering and leaving the country Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653) (http://www.gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) …

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AfDB Group Supports Ghana’s Development with US $211.6 Million in 2012

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2012 was a record year for the Bank Group’s engagement with Ghana The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org) provided a total of US $211.6 million in grants and loans to support Ghana’s development in 2012. The total 2012 grant and loan approval amount represents the highest level of support the country has received from the Bank within a one-year …

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West Africa moves to revive economic partnership agreement negotiations with EU

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West Africa’s experts are meeting in Accra, Ghana from Wednesday, 20th February 2013 in the latest effort to jump-start the stalled Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU). The meeting is coming nearly a year after the ten-year long negotiations were suspended over some contentious issues including market size and duration of market access, as well as …

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Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farmers certified and satisfied

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Tens of thousands of Côte d’Ivoire cocoa farmers are reducing pesticide use, curbing soil erosion and water contamination and at the same time boosting yields and income thanks to certification schemes which are making their cocoa more attractive to foreign buyers, say certification companies. For example, more than 80,000 cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire (and around 36,000 others in neighbouring …

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Herakles Farms Initiates Programs to Meet Community Health and Social Needs

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11 tons of rice and 10 tons of fish were distributed to more than 8,000 individuals in the Nguti, Mundemba and Toko areas. Over the holidays, Herakles Farms (also known as SG-SOC) (http://www.heraklesfarms.com), a New York-based agriculture company operating in Ghana and Cameroon, donated food to 1,700 households in 38 villages located in the Nguti subdivision of Kupe-Muanenguba and in …

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Herakles Farms Appoints Dr. Atanga Ekobo as Vice President of Conservation in Cameroon

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Former World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Program Coordinator to Lead Environmental Sustainability Efforts Herakles Farms (also known as SG-SOC) (http://www.heraklesfarms.com), a New York-based agriculture company operating in Ghana and Cameroon, today announced the appointment of Dr. Atanga Ekobo to the position of Vice President of Conservation. Dr. Ekobo’s hire marks one of many steps that Herakles Farms is taking …

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President Zuma in Ghana for inauguration

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Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has travelled to Ghana for the inauguration of its newly-elected President John Dramani Mahama. Mahama’s party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), won the December 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary election by 50.7% of the vote. Zuma, accompanied by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will be attending the inauguration ceremony at Independence Square in the …

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Special Envoy of President Hu Jintao and Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei to Attend Ghanian President’s Inauguration Ceremony

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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying announces at the regular press conference: Special Envoy of President Hu Jintao and Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei will go to the Ghanian capital Accra for the inauguration ceremony of President Mahama on January 7, 2013. Source:  China – Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Press Release – 7  January 2013

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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Ghana to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama

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President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Accra, Ghana to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, President-elect of the Republic of Ghana on January 7, 2013. The Honorable Daniel W. Yohannes, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, will lead the delegation. Members of the Presidential Delegation: The Honorable Gene Cretz, U.S. Ambassador …

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