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The Voices Of The Vulnerable To The Impacts Of Climate Change In Ghana

Thursday, September 3, 2015 This year rsquo;s climate conference in Paris might be the last chance to limit global warming below 2 degrees. Climate change affects everyone, but very differently among individuals. Read how vulnerable people are being affected by climate change in Ghana. Latifatu is an energetic young ...

Vodafone is best in voice quality - NCA

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Accra, Sept. 1, GNA - The National Communications Authority (NCA) has placed Vodafone Ghana at the top of the pile in terms of voice quality based on its latest Quality of Service (QoS) test. The NCA's periodic QoS test takes into account the technological efficiencies of all the telecom operator ...

United Nations University engages Stakeholders on Waste water Management

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Accra, Sept 1, GNA - The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) has held a seminar to discuss with stakeholders findings from a research on wastewater management. The seminar was on the theme, 'Addressing Wastewater Challenges with an African Bio-resource'. ...

Ghana to contribute to emission reduction and adaptation

Monday, August 31, 2015 Accra, Aug. 31, GNA - Ghana's Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) would not only ensure technical options but seek to develop emission reduction and adaptation options that are technically sound, economically feasible and politically acceptable. The necessary technical and analyt ...

WACCI holds workshop for African Centres' of Excellence

Monday, August 31, 2015 Accra, Aug. 31, GNA - The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) of the University of Ghana (UG) has organised a two-day workshop for the five World Bank Africa Centres of Excellence (ACEs) in agriculture. The workshop dubbed: 'Workshop for the Agriculture Education Front-runners in West ...

New CDM center for Asia-Pacific Region

Monday, August 31, 2015 Tamale, Aug 31, GNA - Clean technology in developing countries has received a further boost with the establishment of a centre to promote the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in the Asia-Pacific Region. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency by David Abbass, Public Information Officer of th ...

Parents urged to support children's internet safety

Monday, August 31, 2015 Accra, Aug 31, GNA - Ms Dorothy Gordon, Director General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre, has urged parents to support their children's internet safety. She cautioned that parents should not take for granted their younger children going online, as the internet has the capacity to affect ...

Research into shelf life of petroleum products- Minister

Sunday, August 30, 2015 Cape Coast, Aug.30, GNA - The Petroleum Minister, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah has proposed to the Ghana Chemical Society (GCS), to conduct a research aimed at extending the shelf life of petroleum products as a way of improving the effectiveness of strategic stock for the country. He also urged ...

Deforestation on the rise in Northern Regions

Sunday, August 30, 2015 Bolgatanga, Aug. 30, GNA - Deforestation is assuming high proportions in the Northern Regions, especially the Upper East region as some unscrupulous persons have resorted to cutting down young trees to sell as fuel wood and charcoal. The tree choppers use dangerous chemicals to uproot the trees w ...

Mining of gold disrupts water course - Liaison Officer

Saturday, August 29, 2015 Akim Oda (E/R), Aug. 29, GNA - Non Governmental Organizations and Donor Agencies in the country have been urged to put pressure on illegal mining operations (galamsey) to curb their activities. When affected communities collaborate with these advocacy groups, it could bring moral pressure to bear ...

Agricultural Researchers brainstorm to improve cassava production

Friday, August 28, 2015 Kumasi, Aug. 28, GNA - A two-day regional workshop to review the first phase of the West African Agricultural Productivity Programme's (WAAPP) Diffusion of Approaches for the Control of Cassava Diseases (DALIMA) Project has opened in Kumasi. The project being spearheaded by the Crops Research Ins ...

Global Commission on Internet Governance holds meeting

Friday, August 28, 2015 Accra, Aug. 27, GNA - The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) has held a two-day meeting in Accra to discuss Internet-related opportunities and challenges in Africa, including issues of access and sustainable development. Chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, the GCIG i ...

FDA trains local manufacturers on Process Validation

Friday, August 28, 2015 Accra, Aug 27, GNA - The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is training local manufacturers of pharmaceutical products on process validation for non-sterile finished pharmaceutical products to help them meet the current codes of Good Manufacturing practices. The two-day training will help ensure cons ...
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