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Ghana risks losing fish stock to depletion by Chinese-owned trawlers – Prof. Akpalu

Ghana is on the verge of losing its fish stock to China, a Natural Resources Economist, Prof. Wisdom Akpalu has warned. Prof. Akpalu in a recent lecture revealed that out of the 76 fishing trawlers operating in the country, only ...

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“gmo was brought through back door” – Edwin Kwaku Andoh Barfour

Genetically Modified Organisms continue to attract a lot of controversy in Ghana. Controversy surrounding its safety, regulation, research, fear of replacing indigenous species, Ghana’s readiness to wholly accept it and very recently, the issue of illegal smuggling of GMOs into ...

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1 million farmers to benefit from fertilizer subsidies in 2019

The Ministry of Agriculture has targeted 1 million farmers to benefit from subsidized fertilizer in its Planting for Food and Jobs program in 2019. This target was raised from that of 700,000 following improved numbers of farmers who got covered ...

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MCE for Lower Manya commissions six unit classroom block for Yokuenor M/A School

The Honourable Municipal Chief Executive for Lower Manya Krobo, Simon Kweku Tetteh on Tuesday commissioned a six-unit classroom block fitted with ancillary facilities for the Piengua Yokuenor M/A Primary in the Lower Manya Krobo municipal of the eastern region. He ...

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Turkey pledges to support Ghana’s 1D1F

The outgoing Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Nesrin Bayazit has lauded moves by Ghana to industrialise. She has consequently pledged the support of the Turkish Government for initiatives such as the One District -One Factory (1D1F). Ambassador Bayazit has however cautioned ...

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Disunity among farmers, an added cost in Farming – Eastern Regional Best Farmer

The success of many great farms in the world stems from the farmers ability to unite. In countries where farming is held in high esteem, most successful farms were established from farm unions which had educators, policy makers and stakeholders ...

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Use of improved inputs among smallholder farmers low, leads to low productivity – Dr. Sagre Bambangi

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Charge of Annual Crops, Dr. Sagre Bambangi, has disclosed that smallholder farmers who have adopted the use of improved seeds and fertilizers in farming are less than 12 percent. He made this comment in ...

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Fisheries Ministry pilots ‘aquaculture for food and jobs’ at James Camp Prisons

The ministry for fisheries and aquaculture has piloted its policy on aquaculture for food and jobs at the James Camp Prisons Fish Farm in Accra. This follows urgent moves by the government to increase Ghana’s depleting fish stock. “This comes ...

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COCOBOD to allocate 208 new apartment units to workers

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is expected to soon allocate some 208 new apartment units to workers, following managements’ official take over of an apartment complex at its new Cocoa Village at Tema on Thursday, 17 January 2019. In his welcome ...

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Distraught Ghanaians call for Kennedy Agyapong’s arrest – over Ahmed’s murder

The nation woke up on Thursday, 17 January 2019 to news of the demise of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an Investigative Journalist who played a massive role in Tiger Eye PI’s revelation, ‘Betraying the Game,’ an in-depth Intel on fraudulent and corrupt ...

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