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Ghanaian Farmers must give technology a chance-Scientist

Prof. Kenneth Danso

The Director of Biotechnology and Nuclear Agric Research Institute (BNARI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Prof. Kenneth Danso, has called on Ghanaian farmers to embrace available and scientifically proven technology to enhance agriculture productivity in the country. Professor Danso indicated that farmers over reliance on conventional methods of farming will not entirely inure to the benefits of the country ...

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Save our children from harmful traditional practices

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November 20th is an important date for children of the world as since it is used to celebrate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. A UNICEF leaflet notes that the “Universal Children’s Day offers each of us ...

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Building the Africa we want

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Africa today is a mishmash of successes, failures, and disappointments. Kenya, at this point is a cause for concern. Africa’s ruling elites have failed or refused to learn the lessons that history provides so often. This is not helped by the massaging of egos they receive from the international community led by the United nations. It is sad that political ...

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New pathways out of poverty in Africa through sustainable and inclusive agricultural transformation

Agricultural transformation has become a development priority for African governments and the international development community. It is commonly understood as a shift from ‘low’ productivity subsistence agriculture to more commercially-oriented production. This shift is seen as the first step away from the continent’s continued dependence on raw commodity exports, and towards diversified and domestically integrated economies that provide sufficient employment ...

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Trade Minster calls for increased partnerships to boost trade

Hon.Robert Ahomka-Lindsey

Ghana cannot rely only on trade investment alone to raise capital and grow its economy, said the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Hon. Robert Ahomka-Lindsey. Mr Ahomka-Lindsey indicated that the government of Ghana is interested in  widening its trade partnership agreement to more countries by targeting countries across the globe. ‘’Selling to Ghanaians alone will not help transform the ...

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World Bank supports transformation of public sector for service delivery

The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) has indicated its willingness to continue to work with government to implement initiatives that will transform the country from a passive technology consumer to one of innovations. The Executive Chairman of GCNet, Dr. Nortey Omaboe, who made the call, said the technology landscape was experiencing rapid transformation, which required the collaboration between governments ...

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Ghana, US discuss progress in combating human trafficking

Otiko Djaba, Minister for Gender

Senior officials from the U.S. Government and the Government of the Republic of Ghana last Wednesday to discuss progress in achieving the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership – the first-ever jointly-developed plan to address forced child labor and child sex trafficking in Ghana.  The Ghanaian government representatives, the Honorable Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister for Gender, Children ...

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The North needs its share of Doctors

There seem to be no end in sight for the closure of the development gap between the north and the south. In today’s Public Agenda we highlight the current state of health provision in Ghana and discovers a worrying trend that the three regions in the north are suffering from doctor deficiency compared with other regions in Ghana. A recent ...

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Tweneboa Kodua Senior High to hold homecoming summit

Tweneboa Kodua Senior High (TKSKS) School Old Students Association (AKYEREMA) will this week organize the 2017 Homecoming event from 3rd to 5th November 2017, on the campus of the school at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region. The event seeks to bring together the Kumawuman Traditional Council, the Board of Governors, all old students, both home and abroad; past tutors, parents ...

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Land policies must be favourable to women

Sheila Minkah-Premo

Despite the range of legal provisions in Ghana emphasizing equality of all persons before the law, there are still significant pieces of evidence to suggest that the rights of vulnerable groups including women are not fully protected when it comes to access and use of land as a productive asset. Women comprise 52% of the agricultural labour force in Ghana ...

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