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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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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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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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COCOBOD denies $10k per diem report

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has debunked reports that its Board Chairman, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang, pocketed $10,000 as per diem for a foreign trip he did not embark on. Digital news platform, Whatsup News, in a recent publication headlined, ‘Hackman’s Cocobod ...

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AgDevCo invests $3m in Kuapa Kokoo

AgDevCo, an impact investor with specialization in agribusiness, has invested US$3,000,000.00 in Kuapa Kokoo Limited (KKL). The trade finance facility, according to the company, will allow the smallholder cocoa farmers organisation to purchase cocoa beans from its network of 100,000 ...

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Fishermen’s incursions threaten oil, gas installations

The Petroleum Commission (PC) has recorded 17,822 incursions within the safety zones of three oil and gas installations in three years, a situation it says threatens upstream oil and gas assets and the lives of the fishers. The installations are ...

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Dormaa-Ahenkro to get gari processing plant under ID1F

Mr Iddrissa Ouattara, the Dormaa Central Municipal Chief Executive, has hinted that an investor has expressed interest in the establishment of a gari processing plant in Dormaa-Ahenkro under one district one factory agenda. “When I talked about bringing this project ...

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Nyonkopa Cocoa to fight poverty through “Forever Chocolate Programme”

Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Limited, a subsidiary of Barry Callebaut, the world’s largest chocolate manufacturer has launched a project seeking to among other objectives, eradicate poverty among cocoa farmers. The project dubbed, “Forever Chocolate Programme” is expected to lift about 100,000 ...

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