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Ghana, Cocoa and Chocolate Companies partner to protect and restore Forests

Ghana and Cocoa and Chocolate Companies have announced an agreement to accelerate collaboration to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With the agreement, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Forestry Commission of Ghana (GFC) are building a partnership to further align the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP) and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative to achieve no deforestation ...

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EU threatens to ban cocoa from Ghana over galamsey-induced land degradation

The European Union (EU) is threatening to ban cocoa from Ghana if the negative impact of illegal mining on cocoa farms in the country persists. Making a presentation at the ongoing National Consultative Dialogue on Small Scale Mining in Accra today, April 15, 2021, the deputy Chief Executive in-Charge of Agronomy and Quality Control at COCOBOD, Dr. Emmanuel Agyemang Dwomoh, ...

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GIPC, UNDP launch ‘SDG Investment Platform’ to close Ghana’s $43 billion SDG financing gap

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has partnered the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to outdoor the “SDG Investment Platform” meant to provide market intelligence on investment opportunities in Ghana to investors. The launch sets in motion the UNDP’s enterprising initiative to accelerate SDG-aligned investments in the country by offering insight, data, and impact measurement tools to both local and ...

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Government exceeds revenue target by Ghs 3 billion for Q1 2021

Government is reported to have surpassed its revenue mobilization target for the first quarter of 2021 by more than Ghs 3 billion. The revenue mobilization performance posited by government for Q1 2021, according to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is higher than pre-pandemic mobilised revenues. Speaking in a media interaction, Head of Research at the BoG, Philip Otoo, noted the increased ...

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WHO urges countries to halt sales of wild mammals at food markets

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called for countries to suspend sales of live wild mammals in traditional food markets, also known as “wet markets”, in efforts to prevent the emergence of new deadly diseases, such as COVID-19.  The interim guidance, published on Tuesday, is aimed at reducing public health risks associated with these transactions as most emerging infectious diseases ...

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Nearly half of women, girls ‘do not own their bodies’, UN says

UNFPA says nearly half the women and girls in developing countries do not have decision-making power over their own bodies, including in whether or not to have sex with their partners. Nearly half the women and adolescent girls in developing countries are denied the right to decide whether or not to have sex with their partners, use contraception, or seek ...

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2.4% fall in Brent Crude price to cause a decline in diesel price at pumps – IES projects

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) has projected a fall in the price of gasoil (diesel) at the various pumps continuing into the second pricing window of April. The fall in the price of diesel, according to the energy think tank, follows a 2.4 percentage points fall in the price of Brent Crude oil on the international market from a ...

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Beating a child does not correct behavior – Psychiatrist

Dr Selassie Adom, a Psychiatrist at the Pantang Hospital on Tuesday said beating a child as punishment for wrong doing does not correct the behavior. She said beating a child rather teaches the child to be violent, cautioning caregivers to find alternative ways of correcting unwanted behavior other than beating. Dr Adom was responding to a question by a participant ...

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Environmental Justice Foundation decries money lost in Ghana’s fishing sector

The Environmental Justice Foundation says the government of Ghana loses between US$14 million and 23 million annually in the trawl sector. The Foundation attributes the revenue losses to low licence fees in the sector as well as poor punitive regime for fisheries-related infringements. This was contained in a research that showed that nine out of every 10 fishing trawlers operating ...

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Ghana to host Twitter’s first Africa office

Twitter announced Monday the recruitment of a team of eleven people in Ghana, with the intention of making the West African country its headquarters for the continent. “Today, in line with our growth strategy, we are pleased to announce that we are building a team in Ghana,” the company announced in a statement. “We need to further immerse ourselves in ...

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