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Reviving ailing cocoa sector will stop galamsey Cocobod CEO

The revival of the ailing cocoa industry will help in the fight against illegal mining aka galamsey, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Ghana Coco Board, Mr. Boahen Aidoo has asserted. According to him, the dwindling fortunes of the sector, has ...

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Kosmos’ 2017 AgriTech Challenge makes progress

The young entrepreneurs have formulated modules to address some of the challenges inherent in the agricultural sector in the country. The pitch is the first of three planned as part of the competition this year. The first round of business ...

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Supreme Court orders Local Government minister to appear in court

The Supreme Court has ordered the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hajia Alima Mahama to appear before it on May 30, this year. This is to enable her appraise the court on the citing of Twedea as the ...

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Africa has vast agricultural potential, so why are we due to import $110 billion worth of food annually by 2025

The African continent has the potential to feed itself and even have surplus food to export to other parts of the world. But instead, the continent imports $35 billion worth of food and agricultural products every year, and if the ...

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Investors Call For Govt Empowerment Into Agriculture

A United States based Ghanaian investor, Dr James Arthur, has appealed to the ruling New patriotic Party(NPP) Government to release adequate funds to support the planting for food and jobs programme to enhance food sufficiency and export. agricultureHe said there ...

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Ghana: 27,000 Register in BA Under ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’

More than 27,000 farmers in the Brong-Ahafo Region have registered to benefit from the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ campaign, Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, said last week. Speaking at the inauguration of the District Technical Committees for ...

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21-Year Old Boy Drowns In Galamsey Pit at Ejisu-Juaben

An abandoned galamsey site at Peminase in the Ejisu-Juaben in the Ashanti Region, has claimed the life of a 21 year old boy, Yaw Boakye. A cousin of the deceased who is the Assembly Member for the area, Owusu Asante ...

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Hackers on Rampage – Target Media Websites

Hackers have targeted major Ghanaian news websites, as the coalition of media houses intensifies a campaign, for the ban of illegal mining commonly referred to as galamsey [gather and sell] in Ghana. At least four major websites, Ghanaweb.com, Peacefmonline.com, Myjoyononline.com ...

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Mahama Salutes “Gallant” Ghanaian Workers

Former President John Mahama has paid his respect to Ghanaian workers as the country joins the rest of the world to mark ‘workers day’ today, May 1. May 1 is observed across the world to appreciate the contribution of workers ...

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Peasant Farmers Inaugurate Watchdog Committee to Curb Fertilizer Smuggling

The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG), has inaugurated fertilizer security watchdog committees in all border towns across the country to help curb the menace of smuggling the commodity across neighboring countries. The fertilizer watchdog committees will monitor the movement ...

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