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Stakeholders Considering Options To Save Fishing Sector

Saturday, August 1, 2015 Cape Coast, July 31, GNA - Stakeholders in the fishing industry are considering the adoption of potential management options to save the country's small pelagic fishery from collapsing. The options include ending open access, closed seasons, closed fishing areas, additional weekly fishing holiday ...

Decision paves way for WHO to assess malaria vaccine

Friday, July 31, 2015 Accra, July 31, GNA - PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) says it welcomes the positive scientific opinion adopted by European regulatory authorities for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) candidate malaria vaccine Mosquirixâ (RTS,S) for prevention of malaria in young children aged 6 weeks to 17 months in ...

EPA closes two fuel stations in Sekondi/Takoradi

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Takoradi, July 30, GNA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday temporarily shut down two fuel and gas filling stations in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis of the Western Region. It also revoked the operating permit of another station for breaching environmental, safety and securit ...

Biotechnology is essential for Africa

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Accra, July 29, GNA - Speakers at an International short course for Policy Makers in Ghana and Nigeria say biotechnology may not be a panacea for food security in Africa but very essential. With 65 per cent of Africa's labour workforce employed by agriculture coupled with aging farmers, climate c ...

Prevailing weather favorable for fishing - Meteo

Thursday, July 30, 2015 Accra, Jul 29, GNA - The present weather conditions hold promise of a good catch for fishermen along the coast, Mr. Tetteh Portuphy, Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, Kotoka International Airport (KIA), has said. Up-welling or cold current, bring nutrients to the sea surfa ...

AGRA's sponsored students graduate with PhD

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Accra, July 28, GNA - Ten West African students sponsored by the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have graduated with Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Plant Breeding at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), University of Ghana. They include Dr Joseph Adjabeng Dan ...

Decriminalise cannabis; consider its commercial benefits - Akrasi-Sarpong

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Accra, July 28, GNA - Mr Yaw Akrasi-Sarpong, Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board, on Monday, called for an open debate, and an all-inclusive discussion with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), to locally join in on-going global debates on the drug issue. This, he said, would help c ...

Allow Biotechnological Science to grow - Researcher

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Koforidua, July 28, GNA - Dr Daniel Osei Ofosu of the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute, has appealed to Ghanaians to allow biotechnological science and research on genetic modified products, to grow to serve the needs of the country. He explained that the researchers worki ...

UK, Canada, help Ghana fight climate change

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Accra, July 28, GNA - Ghana has been selected alongside Bangladesh and India, to benefit from the15-million Canadian-dollar project for Delta, Vulnerability and Climate Change, Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA) The DECCMA project which is been sponsored by the Canadian and the British Governments ...

Illegal miners invade Offin Shelter Reserve

Monday, July 27, 2015 Nkawie (Ash), July 27, GNA - The Nkawie District Manager of the Forest Service Division (FSD), Nana Opoku Bosompem, has called for stronger support from the District Assemblies, to stop the plunder of the forest and its resources by illegal miners. He said the Assemblies and the traditional ruler ...

Ghana strategises to meet demand of UNCCD

Saturday, July 25, 2015 Kumasi, July 25, GNA - Ghana which is a party to the United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNCCD) has begun activities to ensure that it meets the demands of the UNCCD 10- year strategic plan. Ghana signed and ratified the UNCCD in 1996 to show commitment to combat deser ...

Maggi tailored to meet local tastes

Friday, July 24, 2015 Accra, July 23, GNA - Nestlà in Central and West Africa says it would continue to adapt its popular bouillons and seasonings brand, Maggi, to build on existing local culinary tastes and help fill nutritional gaps among African consumers. Maggi products are tailored to regional tastes and include ...

Geologist calls for reactivation of Barekese hydro-power project

Friday, July 24, 2015 Kumasi, July 23, GNA - Dr Seth Agyemang, a Geologist, has called for bold action to reactivate the Barakese hydro-electric project, left abandoned after the overthrow of the Nkrumah Administration. This comes as the nation struggles to deal with power crises that is crippling businesses and fueli ...
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