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Cashew farmers, dealers lament over low producer prices

Cashew farmers and dealers at Seikwa and its surrounding communities in the Tain District in the Bono Region have suspended the sale of raw cashew nuts following a drastic reduction in the producer price of the commodity. The price has slumped from GH¢1,000 per 100 kilogramme in 2018 to GH¢200 in 2019. From January to March last year, a kilogramme ...

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Uprooting Party Vigilantism: Let Political Parties Wash Hands Off Police Recruitment – Kankam Boadu

David Kankam Boadu

A founding member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, David Kankam Boadu has lauded President Akufo-Addo’s efforts at disbanding party vigilantism and the phenomenon of militias across the country, particularly within the political space. But he says while the president is at it, all other actors and stakeholders must put in their bit to help uproot the canker that forbodes ...

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Warehouse Receipt System to bring relief to Farmers

Agriculture in Ghana is recognised as the mainstay of the economy with a greater impact on poverty reduction than other sectors. It is also critical for rural development and associated cultural values, social stabilization, environmental sustainability and buffer during economic shocks. Agriculture remains one of the key sectors prioritized by government to expand exports and promote a sustained approach to poverty reduction. In spite of these, Ghanaian ...

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Coalition hails Parliament for passing a robust RTI law

The Parliament of the Republic of Ghana has received plaudits for passing a Right to Information (RTI) law whose text has been described as “solid and robust” and has the potential to stand the test of time. Assessing the bill as passed by the Parliament of Ghana recently, the Right to Information Coalition indicated that, “excepting a few provisions, the ...

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Human attitude responsible for 70% of floods – Deputy NADMO Director

Abu Ramadan

A Deputy Director General of the National Disaster Management Organisation [NADMO] has said that there cannot be a lasting solution to floods in Ghana until there is attitudinal change. Mr. Abu Ramadan speaking on the Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Tuesday said human element contributes 60% to 70% of floods in the country. “There may not be a lasting solution,” ...

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Extreme partisanship affecting fight against corruption — NCCE Director

The Agona West Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Sekyi Sam, has stated that the rise in bribery and corruption cases in the society is as a result of extreme partisanship in the country. According to him, because of politics, people or individuals alleged to have engaged in corrupt practices were let off the hook ...

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Ibn Chambas promotes rice production technology

Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas

The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representattive for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, is championing campaign on a new technology aimed at improving rice production in the country and the Africa continent. Known as the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), the technology which focuses on the small-scale farmer, has the potential to double or even triple ...

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Move from flood-prone zones – Housing Minister pleads

Persons living in flood-prone zones have been advised to move out to safety when the rains come. Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea who gave the caution on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Friday suggested that no life should be gambled with. “Do not comfort yourself and say I will still remain…I do not see why people stay in a ...

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‘I-SHAME Corruption campaign making strides’

Mr Samuel Zan Akologo

Partners of the Interfaith Shaping Hearts, Attitudes and Mindset to End Corruption in Ghana, (I-SHAME Corruption) campaign, have posted a positive outcome the project was making in the lives of basic school pupils. The year-old project, has according to Hajia Ayishetu Adbul-Kadri, Chairperson of Forum for Action on Inclusion, Transparency and Harmony (FAITH) in Ghana, established 20 Integrity Clubs, two ...

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Ministers want Accra’s hi-tech recycling plant replicated across the country

Regional Ministers who recently paid a working visit to the site of Hi-tech Integrated Recycling and Compost Plant (iReCop) in Accra, have called for the installation of similar plant in their respective regions. This they argue, will help resolve the challenges they have been facing in dealing with waste in their regions as well as create jobs for the teeming ...

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