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Cash prizes for best farmers more vital than houses – national best farmer

2017 national best farmer, Mr. Philip Agyemang Baffour has disclosed that the amount given to him by government has been of tremendous help to the expansion of his farming business. Mr. Agyemang who made the disclosure in an interview with ...

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Farmers regret lack of consultation in planning of Farmers’ Day celebrations

Leader of the Asutuare Rice Famers Association in the Greater Accra Region, Mr. Daniel Teye has complained bitterly about the lack of consultation with all relevant stakeholders, especially FBOs, on the part of organizers of the National Farmers’ Day in ...

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Agriculture said to employ 45% of Ghana’s population

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Kennedy Osei Nyarko has said that the role of agriculture as the backbone of the economy cannot be over emphasized. According to him, agriculture employs 45% of Ghana’s population and with the projection that Ghana’s ...

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Farmers in Akpamu lament over deplorable roads

Some farmers at Akpamu, a farming community in the Yilo Krobo municipal of the Eastern Region have expressed disappointment in government for its failure to rehabilitate roads leading to the market centers from their farms. Rite News correspondent David Ayertey reports ...

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Yilo NDC insists govt intends relocating main campus of UESD from Somanya to Bunso

The Yilo krobo wing of the opposition National Democratic Congress has in a release dubbed, ‘the USED saga, setting the records straight,’ rejected claims by President Akuffo Addo that the University of Environment and Sustainable Development will not be relocated ...

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Nkurakan: Plantain bumper harvest – farmers raise alarm over exploitation by market women

Farmers supplying plantain produce to the Nkurakan market in the Yilo Krobo municipality of the Eastern region have accused market women patronizing their produce of taking advantage of the bumper harvest to exploit them, reports Rite News’ David Ayertey. The ...

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MCE cuts sod for multi-purpose library, toilet facilities for Lower Manya Krobo

Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo, Honourable Simon Kweku Tettey on Wednesday cut sod cut for the construction of a multi-purpose library and modern toilet facilities for students and residents of Kpong Zongo respectively in the Eastern region. The ...

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University of Environment will remain in Somanya – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged the people of Somanya, in the Yilo Krobo Constituency of the Eastern Region, to ignore the propaganda fed into the system by elements of the National Democratic Congress, to the effect that the ...

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My son’s death is the will of God – Agyarko’s father

Father of the late member of Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, Mr. Jonathan Tetteh Padi has described his son’s death as the will of God. The 88-year-old in an interview with Rite News following the death of his son on Wednesday evening ...

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MoFAD still monitoring Asutuare tilapia despite ‘safe’ findings – fish health expert

Head of fish health at the ministry of fisheries and aquaculture development, Dr. Peter Ziddah has ruled out the possibility that the fish kill at the Fujian Fish Farm, a Chinese firm at Asutuare in the Shai Osudoku District in ...

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