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Wacci To Release Three New Varieties Of Maize

Saturday, August 27, 2016 By Iddi Yire, GNA Accra, Aug 27, GNA - The West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) of the University of Ghana will release at least three new high yielding varieties of maize to help boost production in West Africa. The three new varieties coded - WACCI-M-1210, WACC-M-1205 and WACCI-M-12 ...

Ghana needs $160 million to fight poor sanitation

Friday, August 26, 2016 By D.I. Laary, GNA Accra, Aug. 26, GNA - Ghana would have to invest $160 million every year into sanitation for nearly two decades to be able to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of achieving adequate and equitable access to potable water and improved hygiene. Much of the huge invest ...

Current weather condition promises big catch for fishermen

Thursday, August 25, 2016 Accra, Aug. 25, GNA - The present weather conditions hold promise of great success for fishermen along coastal parts of Ghana. Coastal areas of the country are presently experiencing very cold weather, which is often accompanied with light drizzling. Mr Tettey Portuphy, Senior Meteorologist at ...

GIFEC supports Birth and Death registry

Thursday, August 25, 2016 By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA Accra, Aug. 24, GNA - The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), on Tuesday presented Information, Communication and Technology equipment to various institutions to help enhance their performance. The beneficiaries are the Birth and Death Registry i ...

Explore potential of urine as fertilizer, farmers urged

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Ho, Aug. 23, GNA - Agricultural experts have advised farmers in the Ho Municipality to explore the potential of urine as base fertilizer for healthy crops. Experts from the Municipal Agriculture Development Unit said studies and experiments showed that urine played important roles in developing h ...

Ghana Internet Governance Forum holds meeting

Sunday, August 21, 2016 By Iddi Yire, GNA Accra, Aug. 21, GNA - The Ghana Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has held its 2016 meeting in Accra, on the theme, 'Building a Strong Multi-Stakeholder Model for a Sustainable Development of the Internet in Ghana'. The Ghana IGF is a forum that seeks to bring all stakeholders of ...

UDS gets climate and ecosystems research centre

Saturday, August 20, 2016 By Caesar Abagali, GNA Nyankpala (N/R), Aug. 20, GNA - A new research centre for sustainability and resilience enhancement strategy against climate and ecosystems changes has been established at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in Nyankpala. The Professor Kazuhiko Tekeuchi Centre for ...

Passage of Wildlife Bill in the offing

Saturday, August 20, 2016 By Dennis Peprah, GNA Bechem (B/A), Aug. 20, GNA - The Parliamentary Select Committee on Lands and Forestry is to put before Parliament the Wildlife Resource Management Bill, immediately the House reconvenes in September for its passage. The passage of the Bill, according to the Committee, is ur ...

Ghana to host world groundnut researchers in Tamale

Thursday, August 18, 2016 By Caesar Abagali, GNA Tamale, Aug. 18, GNA - Scientists from Africa, the United States and Haiti will gather in Tamale on Wednesday August 18 to share information about the latest developments in groundnut research. The gathering is the annual meeting for the Peanut Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, ...

MTN fibre broadband to bring fast reliable internet connectivity

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 By GNA Reporter Accra, Aug. 17, GNA - MTN, Ghana's leading service provider in Voice, Data and Mobile Financial Services, has launched the 'MTN Fibre Broadband' service. The high-speed fibre powered broadband network service is designed to provide fixed internet connectivity to homes, offices, c ...

NGO urges unemployed youth to lead fight against climate change

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 By Dennis Peprah, GNA Sunyani, Aug. 17, GNA - Mr Raphael Godlove Ahenu, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Media Foundation, a media advocacy non-governmental organization, has urged the unemployed youth to join efforts towards addressing the pressing challenge of climate change. He said ...

Protect your water resources - WRC

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA Nadowli (UWR), Aug. 16, GNA - Mrs Adwoa Dako, Public Relations Officer of the Water Resources Commission (WRC), has appealed to local communities to own and protect water resources available to them for their own benefit. She said water has no substitute and should, th ...

Nine million people will go hungry by 2050 - Report

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Sunyani, Aug. 16, GNA - About nine million people across the globe are estimated to go hungry by 2050, a report from Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), anti-human rights violation, advocacy and media non-governmental organisation, has said. According to the report, majority of the affected and imp ...
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