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Ghana prisons holding more than 14,000 inmates

The Ghana Prisons Service, as at May 2, 2022, has an inmate population of 14,097, which far exceeds the national authorised figure of 9,945. Mr Isaac Kofi Egyir, the Director-General (DG) Ghana Prisons Service, said the issue of overcrowding remained a challenge to the Service as large numbers of inmates …

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Ghana COCOBOD raises 140 million seedlings to increase cocoa yields

The Seed Production Division (SPD) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is raising 140 million hybrid cocoa seedlings across all cocoa growing regions in the country to increase the country’s yields. The disease resistant and high yielding capacity seedlings have a maturing period of one and half to two years, …

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Hydrocarbon exploration investment drops in Africa – Dr Adam

Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, the Deputy Minister of Energy, says Africa has seen low hydrocarbon exploration investment in recent time. He said major oil companies that had played key role in the oil and gas exploration on the continent were being impressed upon by their investors to reduce investment in …

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