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Ayensu Starch factory to restart production

Dr Joseph Annan, the Deputy Minister of Trade, on Thursday said the Ayensu Starch Company would restart production within the second quarter of 2011. The factory, which started production in 2003, stopped operating in 2006 mainly because the factory did not own any cassava farm to serve as raw material …

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Women’s affirmative action needed for national development – Minister

Colonel Cyril Necku (rtd), Deputy Volta Regional Minister, on Thursday underscored the importance of allowing Affirmative Action on the empowerment of women to reflect in all spheres of national endeavour. He said that this would assist girls and women to develop their potentials to enable them to contribute meaningfully to …

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Harness energy resources to reduce poverty – IIED

Developing nations have untapped resources that could enable them to fight poverty, create jobs, gain energy independence and help adapt to climate change, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED),has published. The IIED implored third world countries to take advantage of their dependence on biomass fuels including wood and …

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Codification of customary laws to forge stronger relativities with statutes – Judge

Justice Sule Gbadegbe, a Supreme Court Judge, on Wednesday said the codification of customary laws in Ghana would forge stronger relativities between it and statute laws even if the two did not merge. He said customary laws represented a huge store of knowledge on justice delivery which was relevant to …

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Only peace and unity can help develop the Northern Region – MCE

Alhaji Abdulai Haruna Friday, Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive on Thursday said peace, unity and tolerance were important elements needed bridge the wide development gap between the North and South. “Government may devote all the resources towards enhancing the livelihood of the people by way of development but without oneness, all …

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Deputy Minister chastise teachers on violent demonstration

Mrs. Lucy Awuni, Upper East Deputy Minister, on Tuesday, chastised teachers in the Region for embarking on what she termed as “violent demonstration”. The teachers engaged in serious confrontation with the security men at the entrance to the Regional Minister’s office, at the Regional Coordinating Council, because they were refused …

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Flash Floods Are Dangerous – Ghana Meteo

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has warned all about the dangers of flash floods during the coming rainy season. Flash floods are sudden inundation of water in low-lying areas brought on by heavy rains or dam break. “Many people tend to underestimate the dangers of flash floods. What makes flash …

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Health Ministry to focus more on providing health care to rural communities

The Ministry of Health will this year give more attention to providing quality health care services to people in the rural communities to ensure universal access to health for all. It will also expand the service base of the Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS), which seeks to provide community-based …

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