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Experts meet to discuss ways of ending fibre cuts

Experts from the Department of Urban Roads, Ghana Water Company (GWCL), National Communication Authority (NCA) and the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms are discussing ways of ending fiber cuts and theft, which causes problems for the telcos and utility companies. The meeting was organized by the National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT) …

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The minister is right: saiko must stop

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has called for complete eradication of the harmful, illegal practice of saiko. She is absolutely right ­– an urgent government crackdown is needed. ‘Saiko’ is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing, where trawlers target the staple catch of canoe fishers and sell …

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Ghana: What will you do, when all your forests are gone?

Ghana’s forests make significant contributions to the country’s economy. Timber exports used to be the third highest contributor to Ghana’s GDP, it might have slid, but still important. However, it appears, there is little purposeful effort to preserve while, fully benefitting from the country’s forest reserves in responsible ways. Despite …

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Excessive extra, vacation classes contributing to disconnect between academia and industry?

It is that season of the year where literally all schools are on vacation, except for one of the tracks of the double track system. The period between June and mid-September is often considered the long vacation where students and pupils of various schools, from pre-school to high school, get …

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Adapting African agriculture to climate change

Climate change is already putting huge stress on Africa’s food production systems. And, according to projections, worse is coming. As Ministers for Agriculture from across the continent gather in Kigali for the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, ensuring a secure and sustainable food supply must be at the center of …

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Why did the NCA in Ghana acquire Israeli company NSO’s Pegasus?

There is something ominous about the entire transaction. It’s a chilling reality, but Ghanaians are oblivious of it. And not many Ghanaian journalists have ever heard of Pegasus or the company that sells that product, Israeli company, NSO. But the National Communications Authority (NCA), the Ghana government regulator of telecommunications …

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There is no green revolution without tax justice

The “green wave” recorded during the European elections on 26 May should give Europe momentum. It is now time we oppose our determination to build a social, democratic and ecological Europe, against the withdrawal desires of nationalists and Eurosceptics, or the temptations of the status quo offered by Conservatives and …

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Rural revitalization holds the key to employment generation in Ghana 

Throughout much of Africa south of the Sahara, rural households earn their incomes primarily from agriculture and rapid rural population growth is putting pressure on governments to create jobs. In Ghana, agriculture employs over 40 per cent of the population, but average farm productivity remains low, a problem for rural …

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