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Researchers suspend Ghana GMO Cotton trials as Monsanto withdraws funds

GM-Cotton

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Ghana has suspended trials of GMO cotton in the country after US Company Monsanto withdrew funding. Monsanto, the world’s leading Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seeds producer, is facing challenges in Burkina Faso after that country rejected GMO cotton and began a phased withdrawal of the novel products. Farmers have now returned ...

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CSOs in Ghana want illegal mining tackled beyond the ordinary

Illegal-mining-Ghana

Ghanaian civil society organisations (CSOs) have commended the on-going media advocacy on illegal mining popularly known as “galamsey” for succeeding in establishing the evils of the practice, particularly as it relates to destruction of water bodies and in stopping the practice for now. But they are of the view that the issue of illegal mining goes beyond shaming and isolating ...

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GE to build Africa’s first LPG-fired power plant in Ghana

Tema-Ghana

General Electric (GE) announced on Thursday, May 4, 2017 that it will supply the power generation equipment for the Bridge Power plant project in Tema, Ghana. The equipment, which will be used in the first phase of the project, will collectively generate 200 MW of power. An additional 200 MW of power will be deployed in stage two of the ...

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Study identifies cocoa cultivation as lead cause of deforestation in Ghana

Cocoa-Ghana

A study has ascertained that, of all the factors driving deforestation in Ghana, agriculture is prime with cocoa cultivation being the leading cause of forest conversion in the high forest zone, while oil palm and rubber are becoming major threats. The study revealed that logging itself does not convert forests, but it opens up the forest for potential encroachment by ...

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Ghana, Kenya, Malawi selected for WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, that Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to protect ...

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Ghana adopts risk-based approach to manage drinking water quality

Kwabena-Nyarko

Ghana now has in place a “Drinking Water Quality Management Framework” (DWQMF) that has adopted the risk-based approach as the foundation to managing the quality of drinking water in the country.  It is an integrated system of approaches and procedures that addresses the key factors governing drinking water quality and safety; and provides a risk management method, which is comprehensive ...

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World Water Day: Wastewater should be treated as valuable resource – Ghanaian minister

David-Duncan-UNICEF

A fortnight ago, on Wednesday March 22 2017, Ghana joined the international community to celebrate the World Water Day (WWD). The focus was on raising general awareness of the potential of waste water or sewage as a resource, which if properly handled will immensely benefit nations. Fact is, as society uses more water, the demand on natural water resources is ...

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Kwesi Appiah returns as Black Stars coach

Kwesi-Appiah

After interviewing 65 football coaches from all over the world, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has picked Kwesi Appiah to become coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, albeit for the second time. Appiah comes back two years after he was fired from the same job. The GFA has announced Appiah will replace Avram Grant from May 1, 2017, after ...

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Ghana emerges 40th party to Minamata Convention

Nana Akufo-Addo

The West African English speaking nation of Ghana on Thursday, March 23, 2017 deposited its instrument of accession, thereby becoming the 40th Party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury. This comes just a day after the Government of Honduras on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 ratified the Convention, thus emerging its 39th Party. Just last month, Liechtenstein and Togo endorsed the ...

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Fuel-flexible plant to power Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo

Digital industrial company, GE, on Monday, March 13 2017 announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana. The organisation says the plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power. The plant’s construction will be overseen by Metka, a ...

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