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Fighting the Devils’ Land Grab Pact

How The People Of South West Cameroon Resisted Sell-out Leaders, Corrupt Politicians And Land-grabbing Businessmen.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 For six years, the people and nobles of South West Cameroon have been resisting efforts by local officials and businessmen to sell their land to American palm oil company Herakles. Chief Bisong Etahoben kept a diary. SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2008: Chief Agbor Robertson of Okoroba village visits me in Y ...

Harmonisation of systems in innovation ecosystem needed - Ayariga

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 By Christabel Addo / Doris Ablordey, GNA Accra, Sept. 27, GNA - Mr Mahama Ayariga, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said there is the need to harmonise existing development systems and structures to help build an innovative ecosystem. He said the failu ...

Ghana establishes online database on forest foods and medicinal plants

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 By Kwabia Owusu-Mensah GNA Fumesua, (Ash), Sept 27, GNA - Ghana has successfully established an online database on indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants. This is not only meant to help to prevent the appropriation of local knowledge for private gain but serve as the 'first po ...

Climate Seed Knowledge programme organised by RAINS

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 By Comfort Sena Fetrie, GNA Kpachelo (N/R), Sept. 27, GNA - African Biodiversity Network (ABN) in partner with Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS), has organised an exchange learning programme on Climate Seed Knowledge (CSK) to promote natural agriculture and local food sovere ...

Forestry Commission Ladies undertake tree planting exercise

Monday, September 26, 2016 Accra, Sept. 26, GNA - The Forestry Commission Ladies Association has planted trees at Manya Jorpanya in the Greater Accra Region as part of efforts to encourage communities to help sustain the forest. The exercise, part of the Greening Ghana Campaign, was also to educate the surrounding communit ...

Ghana commended for its Land Bill

Saturday, September 24, 2016 By Lydia Asamoah, GNA Accra, Sept. 24, GNA - Members of the International Land Coalition (ILC) in Africa and the Civil Society Coalition on Land (CICOL) have commended Ghana for its comprehensive Land Bill geared at addressing land reform concerns in the country. They also commended government o ...

Ensure regular monitoring on cell sites - Dr Amoako

Saturday, September 24, 2016 By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA Nkawkaw (E/R), Sept. 24, GNA - Dr J. K. Amoako, Deputy Director of Radiation Protection Institute (RPI), Ghana Atomic Energy, has said there is the need to ensure regular and routine monitoring of cell sites to ensure public safety and confidence. He said the Institute s ...

NGOs advocate for WASH-base climate change adaptation strategies

Thursday, September 22, 2016 By Christabel Addo, GNA Accra, Sept. 22, GNA - WaterAid Ghana (WAG), in collaboration with the Ghana Youth Environmental Movement, have urged Government to recognise the realisation of the rights to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) as a climate change adaptation strategy. They said WASH plays ...

Female farmers seek favourable agricultural policies

Thursday, September 22, 2016 By D.I. Laary, GNA Accra, Sept. 21, GNA - Women farmers have called for the introduction of robust agricultural policies that favour females into agribusinesses to inject dynamism in farming practices towards ensuring food security. The female champions in agribusinesses, therefore, urged the Go ...

GRIDCo holds Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 By Christabel Addo-GNA Accra, Sept. 20, GNA - Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, the Board Chairman of the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), has said the transmission utility would continue to work in providing adequate infrastructure for the growth in power generation in the coming years. Alhaji Yahaya, w ...

Ghana hosts International Land Forum

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 By Lydia Asamoah, GNA Accra, Sept. 20, GNA - The 2016 International Land Conference has started in Accra to enable participating countries deliberate on land policies and reforms and their impact on food security and poverty reduction in Africa. The three-day conference and Regional Assembly mee ...

Farmers wooed to accept genetically modified seeds

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 By Isaac Arkoh, GNA Kumasi, Sept 20, GNA - An Executive Member of the Ghana Grains Council, Mr. Gideon Aboagye, has wooed Ghanaian farmers to accept genetically modified seeds to improve crop yield and returns. He gave the high points of such hybrid seeds as having shorter maturation period, hig ...

Ghana-Russia agree on Nuclear Energy cooperation

Saturday, September 17, 2016 By Patience A. Gbeze, GNA Accra, Sept. 17, GNA - The Ghana-Russia Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (PJCC), has welcomed the agreement on cooperation in the field of the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes signed on June 2, 2015, in Moscow. The PJCC also established the Joint Co ...
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