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Black Volta Being Destroyed By Illegal Miners

Monday, May 25, 2015 Nadowli (U/W), May 25, GNA - The uncontrolled use of toxic mercury and explosives by illegal miners is causing an irreparable damage to the Black Volta and its surrounding environment. Such illegal miners also exploit the services of young children, who should have been in school, for their fin ...

GWC urged to do more to protect Barekese Headwork

Monday, May 25, 2015 Kumasi, May 25, GNA - Ghana Water Company (GWC), has been tasked to institute drastic measures to check illegal chain saw and other negative activities within the catchment area of the Barekese Headwork, threatening its survival. Dr Kwaku Agyemang- Mensah, Minister of Water Resources, Works and ...

Government promotes biogas in second cycle schools

Saturday, May 23, 2015 Accra, May 23, GNA - Some second cycle schools in the Greater Accra Region have begun constructing or strengthening their septic tanks to provide biogas as an alternative to hydroelectric power. Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of the Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, who made the ...

M2D Security introduces Wearable Alert Device

Saturday, May 23, 2015 Accra, May 23, GNA - M2D, an elite Ghanaian security provider, has announced the introduction of a Rapid Response and Support Service unique in Ghana. The security firm has introduced the V.ALRTâ , Personal Emergency Alert Device, a small wearable device that works with a smartphone to send a ...

US Forest Services Coastal Sustainable Landscapes project underway

Friday, May 22, 2015 Ayawora (W/R), May 22, GNA - The United States Forest Services is implementing a three-year Coastal Sustainable Landscapes project in 17 communities in the six coastal districts of the Western Region. The United States Agency for International Development is funding the 3.3 million dollars pro ...

African soil specialists confer on soil sustainability

Friday, May 22, 2015 Elmina (C/R), May 21, GNA - Soil Specialists and other representatives from Africa have converged at Elmina to discuss sustainable soil management for improved food security. The three-day workshop, is being attended by 45 participants drawn from Ghana, Botswana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, ...

Accurate measurement essential to oil and gas industry

Thursday, May 21, 2015 Accra , May 21, GNA - Accurate measurement is essential to all, if Ghana is to maximise her expected income from the oil and gas industry, Mr George Crentsil, Executive Director of Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has said. He noted that from the oil well, through the pipelines, to tankers and i ...

Fight against climate change is a moral obligation - Germany

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Accra, May 19, GNA - The fight against climate change is a moral obligation for the current generation who would hand over to the next generation, Dr Barbara Hendricks, Federal Environment Minister of Germany said on Monday. Speaking at the opening of the sixth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Be ...

World symposium on phosphate opens

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Morocco, May 19, GNA - More than 1200 stakeholders from the worldwide Phosphate industry are in Marrakesh, Morocco for the third International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry. The phosphate symposium is on the general theme: 'Innovation to serve sustainable agri ...

M2D Security introduces Wearable Alert Device

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Accra, May 18, GNA - M2D, an elite Ghanaian security provider, has announced the introduction of a Rapid Response and Support Service unique in Ghana. The security firm has introduced the V.ALRTâ , Personal Emergency Alert Device, a small wearable device that works with a smartphone to send a ...

Germany host 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue

Monday, May 18, 2015 Berlin (Germany), May 18, GNA - Federal Environment Minister of Germany, Dr Barbara Hendricks and French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius are hosting some 35 ministers from all the regions of the world to participate in the 6th Petersberg Climate Dialogue that opened on Monday in Berlin. The th ...

New visual guide to protect children from pesticides

Monday, May 18, 2015 Accra, May 18, GNA - The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) has developed a new visual guide to protect children from pesticides. With the help of a new training guide, extension workers in Africa and elsewhere would be engagi ...

Ghana to meet target in fish production

Monday, May 18, 2015 Koforidua, May 18, GNA - Ghana aims to produce 100,000 metric tonnes of fish annually by 2016, but many of the fish cages that should be in production are empty because the first harvest from those cages did not meet the expectations of investors. This is because investors are not well informed ...
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