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Ghana Atomic Energy inaugurates upgraded Radiation Technology Centre

The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) on Monday inaugurated its upgraded gamma irradiation facility, at the Radiation Technology Centre (RTC), under the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BINARI). Professor Edward Akaho, Director-General of GAEC, said the centre established in 1994 had a low capacity in terms of processing agro-products …

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Archbishop Sarpong calls for RME to be made examinable

The Most Reverend Peter Kwasi Sarpong, Emeritus Metropolitan Catholic Archbishop of Kumasi, has underlined the need for the Ministry of Education to ensure that Religious and Moral Education (RME) becomes an examinable subject in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). He said it should not be lost on …

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Land grabbing for biofuels hits Ghana, other African countries – Report

There appears to be a gradual but ominous attempt to turn Africa into the production centre of some selected food crops and non-food crops for the production of biofuels to feed industry and vehicles in Europe. A recent detailed report by the environmental group, Friends of the Earth International shows …

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Bolga Naba proposes water transport system for the North

The Paramount Chief of the Bolgatanga Traditional Area, Naba Martin Adongo Abilba III has called on government to consider a pragmatic programme designed to factor in an effective water transport system to northern Ghana, under the Savannah Accelerated Development Programme. He suggested that the Volta Lake and its tributaries could …

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Government gets $115m loan for electrification project in Upper East

The Ghana government has secured a loan of $115 million for the electrification project that will extend the national grid to the Upper East region, the Regional minister has said. Mr. Mark Woyongo, disclosed that the work would soon commence. He made the revelation at the weekend when the region …

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Young scientists told to solve problems facing communities

Professor Haruna Yakubu, the new Vice Chancellor of the University for Development Studies (UDS), has urged budding young scientists in the country to identify problems in their communities and strive to find solutions to them. He said it was important that young scientists took a closer look at the environment, …

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Local fabrics said to be of good quality as foreign ones

Local textiles are of good quality as the foreign ones, Mr Paul Ambenne, Head of Business Development of Cleaning Solutions Limited has said. He said people needed to only use the right type of soap or detergents to wash their locally manufacture fabrics in order to promote their lifespan. Mr …

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Ghanaians urged to have confidence in Audit Service

Mr Kwesi Ahenkorah, Central Regional Chairman of the Ghana Audit Service Centenary Committee, has urged the general public to have confidence in the Service to enable it to deliver its mandate as enshrined in article 187 of the 1992 Constitution. Mr Ahenkorah made the call when workers of his Office …

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GWP-WA strengthens links with CILSS and WAEMU

Global Water Partnership West Africa (GWP-WA), has signed two memorandums of understanding with the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Both official ceremonies were held in Ouagadougou on Wednesday in the conference room of CILSS in its …

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Workshop for utilization of local materials in construction underway

A two-day workshop on development of an action plan for the utilization of local materials in the construction industry opened in Koforidua on Friday. About 80 participants are attending the workshop   to come up with a policy that would help create jobs and put money into the pockets of many …

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