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Government asked to factor sustainable use of forest into development agenda

Government should incorporate the principles of sustainable use of the forest into the country’s over all development agenda to reverse the degradation of the environment, Togbe Mawufeame Fugah, President, Anloga Carpenters Union, has stated. He said the majority of the population depended on natural resources for their livelihood hence “if …

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VRA to safeguard the environment and livelihoods in operation areas

Volta River Authority (VRA) has reiterated its commitment to fulfil its obligations to safeguard the environment and livelihoods in its operational areas. In this respect, VRA in 2005 formulated a Corporate Environmental Policy Statement to guide its operations to ensure good environmental and sustainable practices. Mr Maxwell Odoom, Deputy Chief …

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Forestry Commission to ensure full exploitation of Ghana’s timber yields

The Forestry Commission (FC) will from January 2011 begin implementation of an initiative to ensure that Timber Utilisation Contract (TUC) holders exploit all timber stems that have been approved as yield in their compartments. Mr Samuel Afari Dartey, Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, said all yields from forest reserves …

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Ghana’s economy sluggish, operating below potential – CEPA

The policy think tank, Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) has said Ghana’s economy is sluggish and currently operating below its potential. Indicating it has drawn attention to the fact that the current stabilization programme emphasizes Macroeconomic Stability with Growth rather than Growth with Macroeconomic Stability, CEPA warns that the sluggish …

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61-year-old woman fined GH¢120 for stealing goat

Florence Wireponwaa, a 61-year-old farmer who killed a goat she said strayed into her kitchen has been sentenced to a fine of GH¢120 by the Kade District Magistrate’s court. She pleaded guilty and would go to prison for six months in hard labour if she fails to pay the fine. …

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Ghana, Egypt to deepen trade relations

Ghana and Egypt have started a process that aims at deepening trade and investment relations between the two countries. The two countries will therefore organise a Joint Commission of Co-operation to concretise the relations and sign agreements to that effect. Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade, made this known when …

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Ghana embraces CLTS to improve sanitation coverage

In order to arrest its low sanitation coverage woes, Ghana has adopted the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) mode for its rural communities. With the CLTS method, a community is made to lead in behavioural change through mapping out of defecating routes and engaging in a walk of shame, during which …

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New materials to replace gold in electrical applications

­Researchers at the University of Connecticut, together with Engineers from the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) have developed new classes of alloy materials that could reduce reliance on gold and other precious metals in electronic applications. The research report, published in the October 12th issue of the journal Applied Physics …

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Floods won’t affect food production – Agric Ministry

Food production in the Northern Region will not be adversely affected despite the heavy rains with floods in some parts of the Region, Mr Joseph Yeng Faalong, Northern Regional Director of the Food and Agriculture Ministry has said. He said on the contrary, the rains would impact positively on food …

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