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Tema Central Celebrates Earth Day

Saturday, April 30, 2016 Samuel Osei Frempong Tema, April 30, GNA - Tema Central Member of Parliament, Mr Kofi Brako, has engaged his constituents in a tree planting exercise to mark Earth Day 2016 on the theme: Trees for the Earth. Let's get planting . The exercise took place in Tema Community 7 Valco Park where the M ...

Government to transform Ghana through ICT- Deputy Minister

Friday, April 29, 2016 By Paul AchongaKwode, GNA Tamale, April 29, GNA - Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu, Deputy Minister of Communications has emphasised government's commitment to scale up investments in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry to benefit from the sector's huge potential as a global dominant emplo ...

Orange-fleshed potato to boost households' incomes

Thursday, April 28, 2016 Ms Fatima Anafu- Astanga, GNA Bolgatanga, April 28, GNA - West Africa are working towards the promotion of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) in the Sub-region as a food security and livelihood commodity. The countries - Ghana, Nigeria and Burkina Faso - are currently developing the project, ' ...

Ghana to hold Renewable Energy conference

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 By Patience Azaglo Gbeze Accra, April 27, GNA - The Ghana Energy Commission would in August organise the second Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition to explore investment and financing in the solar energy sector to attract investors. The exhibition aims at creating a common platform for di ...

Agriculture sector continues to grow steadily - Terkper

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 By Patience Azaglo Gbeze and Celestine Tsievor Accra, April 26, GNA - Mr Seth Terkper, the Minister of Finance, said the agriculture sector would continue to grow at an average of six per cent annually, coupled with resource allocation of about 10 per cent in line with its Medium Term Strategic Pla ...

Harmonize climate change initiatives to achieve results

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 By Ibrahim Yussif, GNA Ejisu (Ash), April 27, GNA - The Director of Crop Services of the Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Mr. Emmanuel Asante Krobea, is urging harmonization of climate change initiatives to achieve the desired outcomes. He said the situation where different initiatives, plans and pr ...

ICT Centre established at GIS training school

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 By Afedzi Abdullah, GNA Assin Fosu (C/R), April 26, GNA - The Ghana Immigration Service Training School at Assin Fosu in the Central Region now has an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre to facilitate effective practical teaching and learning. The 70-seater facility which was fully ...

Nestle Ghana trains more farmers

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Accra, April 26, GNA - The Grains Quality Improvement Project (GQIP) of Nestlà Ghana, as at 2014, trained more than 65,000 farmers in the north, to ensure high quality and reduce the level of mycotoxins in grains and legumes. The training, which is ongoing, is aimed at enhancing the quality and ...

New technologies to boost rice production

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 By Bajin D. Pobia, GNA Daffiama, (UWR), April 26, GNA - Rice farmers in the Daffiama and Sankana Communities in the Upper West Region, have been trained on Urea Deep Placement (UDP) and rice transplanting technologies to help increase rice production in the dry season. Out of the 100 rice farmer ...

Government supports KNUST with $ 12.9 million

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Accra, April 26, GNA - The Ministry of Petroleum through its Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project (OGCBP), has commissioned two state of the art laboratories, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. The two facilities - the chemical and petrochemical laboratori ...

Government urged to address climate change challenges

Monday, April 25, 2016 By Samira Larbie, GNA Accra, April 25, GNA - Mrs Charlotte Norman, Chief Climate Change and Disaster Risk Control Officer, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has called on government and institutions for urgent and concerted efforts to address the challenges of climate change. She ...
UNCCD National Focal Point for Ghana, Mr Asher Nkegbe , taking some community members through  Sustainable Land and Water Management

Sustainable Land and Water Management: Key to addressing Climate Change and Food Security

Saturday, April 23, 2016 Land degradation is an increasing issue globally, exacerbated by climate change and affecting food security, threatening water resources and ultimately acting as a driver to migration. All human life ultimately depends on land including the soil and water. From land, food is grown, on it protecti ...

Forum on the protection of vultures ends

Friday, April 22, 2016 By Sepenyo Dzokoto, GNA Ho, April, 22 - GNA - Dr Justus Deikumah, Project Director of the Indigenous Vulture Monitoring Project, has observed that the human race's slow but robust onslaught on wildlife is a huge threat to the world's ecosystem. He said the earth is losing that harmony between hu ...
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