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Tuesday Rainstorm: We Didn't See It Coming – Ghana Meteorological Agency

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) says it did not anticipate the nature of storm that hit parts of the country on Tuesday. Senior Meteorologist, James Dusu told Joy News they had expected some rains along the coast but not in the form witnessed. A deadly storm which struck on Tuesday destr ...

Smallholder farmers in Wiiro Community gets warehouse

Saturday, January 28, 2017 By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA Wiiro, (U/W), Jan 28, GNA - Members of the Baka-Wero Smallholder Farmers Association in Wiiro Community in the Sissala West District of the Upper West Region have been provided with a warehouse facility to help address post-harvest losses. The GH 750,000 Ghana cedis pr ...

NGGA inaugurates women in agriculture district platforms

Saturday, January 28, 2017 By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA Jirapa, (U/W), Jan 28, GNA - Three out of six Women in Agriculture District Platforms have been inaugurated in Nadowli, Jirapa and Nandom Districts of the Upper West Region with a call on members to rise up and advocate the improvement of agriculture in their districts. ...

Government to ban mercury-containing products

Friday, January 27, 2017 By Kodjo Adams, GNA Accra, Jan. 26, GNA - Government will in 2020 ban the production, importation and exportation of products containing mercury, Madam Salamatu Abdul-Salam, Chief Director at the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and Innovation has said. She noted that by 2020, the ...

International training to promote agriculture technology opens

Friday, January 27, 2017 By Morkporkpor Anku, GNA Accra, Jan. 25, GNA - A five-day international training progrmme for stakeholders in the Agricultural sector to 'Promote Agriculture Technology to Improve Productivity and Net Returns for Smallholder Farmers' has opened in Accra. The training was to improve participant's ...

IAEA encourages Ghana to complete key studies on its energy needs and grid

Thursday, January 26, 2017 By Christabel Addo-GNA Accra, Jan 24, GNA - Ghana has already completed a significant number of studies involved in the development of its nuclear power infrastructure, but must finalise key analyses on its energy and the grid. These observation was included in the conclusions of the holistic pe ...

Kufuor Foundation launches Ghana Zero Hunger Strategy

Thursday, January 26, 2017 Eunice Hilda Ampomah Accra, Jan. 25, GNA - The John Agyekum Kufuor Foundation has launched the 'Ghana Zero Hunger' Strategic Review to identify the gaps in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) two on ending hunger. The strategic review seeks to contribute to the government efforts ...

Rainfall not indication of rainy season - Meteorologist

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Accra, Jan. 24, GNA - The rainfall that occurred in some parts of the country over the weekend, is not an indication of the rainy-season. It was the result of a change in the direction of the air-mass, which propelled storms that were over the sea to the land, Mr Michael Padi, Senior Meteorologis ...

Ghana scores high in nuclear infrastructure development

Monday, January 23, 2017 By Christabel Addo-GNA Accra, Jan. 23, GNA - Ghana on Monday received commendation from a 10-Member International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of Experts, for the successes in the progressive development of its nuclear power infrastructure. The team said they were impressed with the high lev ...

KNUST launches project to develop bio-based power

Monday, January 23, 2017 Kumasi, Jan 23, GNA - The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has launched a project to develop a simple, efficient and sustainable electricity generation technology for use in rural and urban communities. It focusses on developing microbial fuel cell technology to generate ...

UENR to hold maiden science festival

Monday, January 23, 2017 Sunyani, Jan. 22, GNA - The University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) is to hold a maiden science festival slated for Wednesday February 8 to Sunday February 12 this year at its campus in Sunyani. The main proposal of the five-day event is 'to combine three worlds -daily life, science and ...

Govt urged to pay debt of power sector agencies

Sunday, January 22, 2017 By Kodjo Adams, GNA Accra, Jan. 20, GNA - The Africa Centre for Economic Policy has called on government to set in motion accelerated programmes to settle the debt of the utilities companies whilst, setting up healthy institutions to manage the delivery of power. The Centre urged government to de ...

KDF to make recommendations to parliament on Digital transition

Saturday, January 21, 2017 By Caroline Pomeyie, GNA Accra, Jan. 20, GNA - Ernest Dumor, Founder of the Komla Dumor Memorial Foundation, said the foundation will have a team to consider the proceedings involved with digital migration. 'My hope is that we will have a team who will look at the proceedings, organise all the i ...
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