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Model for flood forecasting to be developed in Ghana

The Volta River Authority (VRA) in collaboration with stakeholders is to develop a flood hazard forecasting model that would make it possible for floods to be forecasted accurately between three to five days. The donor funded model would be executed with Water Resources Commission (WRC), Ghana Meteorological Service, Environmental Protection …

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Invest in root and tuber crops research – Dr Ennin

A Research Scientist has acknowledged the crucial role root and tuber crops played in enhancing the livelihood of the people and called for more to be done to increase production. Dr Stella Ama Ennin, Deputy Director of the Crops Research Institute (CRI), of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research …

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Volta Region makes strides in revamping cocoa sector

The cocoa industry in the Volta Region is bouncing back as the enthusiasm to plant the cash crop has made giant strides. About 202,000 hybrid seedlings out of an annual target of 420,000 seedlings have been planted in the Region compared to 96,000 planted in 2009 and 305,000 in 2010. …

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Ghana Revenue Authority monitoring team unveils irregularities in tax collection

The Anti-Revenue Leakages Monitoring Team of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), has unveiled a booming industry that is collecting revenue on behalf of the state and diverting the proceeds. Mr Thomas Mills, Leader of the Team told the Ghana News Agency in Accra at the weekend that some entrepreneurs have …

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Court remands three suspected murderers

The Nsawam Magistrate Court has remanded three suspects in the murder of one Douglas Anum Odoi at Ahodjo Ketewa near Nsawam in the Eastern Region, to reappear on June 29. The suspects are Philip Odoi Feehi, 40; Michael Ashiagbor, 35 and Kofi Agyei. Their pleas were not taken. Prosecuting, Police …

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MTN Ghana plants trees at Kyebi

Mr Castro Antwi-Danso, Business Manager at the Office of the Okyenhene, has stressed the commitment of Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin II to flush out illegal miners (galamsey) in the area. He said as part of the operations the Okyenhene was assisting in efforts to reclaim degraded lands such as the …

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Minister asks laboratory service providers to employ skill labour

Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, at the weekend entreated operators of medical laboratories to ensure that they engaged skilled laboratory technicians who would offer best services to their clients. They should also ensure that they procured efficient equipment in order to deliver quality services. “It is unacceptable to …

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CIDA, World Bank vote $17 million to combat desertification in Ghana

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the World Bank have voted $17 million to assist Ghana to combat desertification and drought. Half of the amount which is $8.5 million came from CIDA while the remaining half came from the World Bank. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would be given …

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FDB warns public about fake Artesunate drugs on market

The Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has warned the public about the sale of counterfeit Artesunate tablets on the market. A statement issued by Dr Stephen Opuni, Chief Executive of the FDB at the weekend said laboratory analyses conducted on the product revealed that it contained no active ingredient (Artesunate) …

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