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World Toilet Day: Why toilet issues matter

public toilet

Thursday, November 19, 2020 is World Toilet Day, a day set aside by the UN to celebrate toilets and create the needed awareness of billions of people who still do not have access to this important but basic infrastructure. World Toilet Day exists to inform, engage and sensitise people all over the world to take action towards stopping open defaecation ...

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Cocoa stakeholders explore strategies to secure living income for farmers


This week, relevant international, regional and national stakeholders in cocoa production and trade are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, for a historic purpose. Dubbed, “International Conference on Cocoa Pricing and Sustainability,” the focus is on securing equitable living income for cocoa farmers. Harvesting cocoa in Ghana The conference is also bringing together organisations and individuals who have been involved in ...

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Why Ghana will miss December 2020 target to issue Timber Legality Licenses

Ghana timber

Contrary to stakeholders’ high expectations in Ghana’s forestry sector, the scheduled issuance of the country’s first Forest Law Environment Governance Trade (FLEGT) licences or Timber Legality Licences in December 2020 will not happen. This is because the country’s state of readiness for the licenses to be issued is incomplete. Ghana originally signed its VPA (Voluntary Partnership Agreement) in 2009 and ...

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Ghana seeing remarkable recovery in COVID-19 cases, says President Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

Amid the current upsurge in the numbers of COVID-19 infection and deaths in some countries worldwide, Ghana is said to be seeing a remarkable recovery rate of 95.1 percent and a merciful death rate at 0.5 percent. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana “So far, a total of 40, 567 persons have recovered from the virus…and there are no backlog of ...

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AfDB supports Ghana’s COVID-19 response plan with $69m grant

Nana Akufo-Addo

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Friday, July 24, 2020 approved a $69 million grant to support Ghana’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its socio-economic impact on the nation. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana The grant from the ADF, the concessional arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB), will provide fiscal budget ...

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Motivating farmers to nurture naturally occurring trees gains fresh momentum

Chestnuts trees

The protracted discussions on how best to motivate farmers to nurture and not destroy trees on their farms has gained fresh momentum. This follows a strategic meeting on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Aburi in the Ghana Eastern Region, of representatives of key stakeholder groups such as government, industry/private sector and civil society who include farmers. Chestnuts trees They were ...

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Open defecation free Ghana manifesto launched


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, Ghana’s sanitation sub-sector witnessed what some considered as a historical moment: the launch in Accra via Zoom of the 10-point manifesto, demanding action from political parties on general sanitation issues and open defecation in particular. Toilet facility provided under the Ghana Water and Sanitation Project (GAMA) at the Madina Cluster of Schools in the La ...

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CLAP GH advocates green environment for infection-free living


Ghanaian environmental group, the Climate, Livelihoods & Agriculture Platform (CLAP GH), has reiterated the need for attention to be given to protecting the environment to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. CLAP GH officials and guests at a function In commemoration of World Environment Day 2020, the group is encouraging individual and group tree planting drives for a clean and healthy environment to ...

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COVID-19: Ghanaian experts welcome ban on global trade in wildlife

Kenya wildlife sanctuary

In his lifetime, Nana Yaw Amponsah was famous for his skills in hunting big game such as forest elephants, buffaloes and leopards. He was also celebrated beyond his village of Krabonsu near Kintampo in Ghana’s Bono East Region, for his prowess in using concoctions of herbs and bones of leopards to fortify people against all manner of misfortunes. A wildlife ...

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Authority initiates steps to develop Volta River Basin Water Charter

Volta River

The Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso-based Volta Basin Authority (VBA) has initiated a series of consultative processes towards developing a Water Charter for the integrated management of water resources in the six riparian countries of the Volta Basin. The countries are Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Benin, Togo and Cote d’ Ivoire. The Water Charter’s vision is, “a basin shared by willing and ...

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