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Author Archives: Farida Yusif

Martin-Luther King Centre distances self from ‘leadership award’ to Buhari

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The Martin Luther King, Jr Centre has distanced itself from a leadership and anti-corruption award given to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari recently received an award of leadership and anti-corruption from a group said to be associated with Martin Luther King. The award was said to be part of the King’s family activities marking the Black History Month. State ...

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Veep to African maritime authorities: Tighten security at ports

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has demanded that maritime authorities ensure the enforcement of the framework guiding shipping standards in the West African Region. The Vice President noted that with an estimated 90 percent of African imports and exports conducted by sea transport, the issues of maritime safety and marine pollution has become a critical issue that calls for serious ...

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Agriculture will die without more extension officers – Agric officer

A District Agric Officer in the Nanumba South District of the Northern Region, Sulemana Bawa Abdul Rahman, has warned that Ghana’s agric sector may collapse by in the near future if sustainable measures are not put in place to grow the sector. He attributed his prediction to the fact that many veteran personnel in the sector are either retiring or ...

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Ministry, Statistical Service to commence Agric census in April

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service, will commence the collection of data from households and institutions involved in agriculture, in April. The data, according to the Ministry will guide policy-makers in the disbursement of resources to promote agriculture in the rural areas. The exercise, which will take place across all 216 districts in ...

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Pulsar 220, Discover 125 motorbikes unveiled in Ghana

Somoco Ghana Limited, the authorized resellers of Bajaj motorcycles in Ghana, has unveiled the latest Pulsar 220 and Discover 125 motorcycles onto the Ghana market. These models are packed with the best of Bajaj technology to meet the aspirations of the Ghanaian youth. The Pulsar 220 is a 220cc motorcycle delivering 21 PS at 8,500 RPM (Revolutions per minute) and ...

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Industry, academia cooperation vital to dev’t – UCC Research Director

Prof. Samuel Kobena Annim

Industry and academia have been advised to establish a relationship devoid of suspicion and secrecy as a way of bridging the gap between the two to foster economic development. They have been advised that academia’s role of identifying problems and researching into them coupled with industry’s sincere readiness for collaboration is a sure way of realising national economic security. The ...

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Work on RTI bill during recess – Kyei Mensah-Bonsu urges MPs

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

The leadership of Parliament has asked MPs working on the Right to Information Bill to work during the recess period to enable the house pass it when it resumes. The Right to Information Bill was laid in parliament on the last day of sitting before it adjourned for a 6-week break. The Bill has been in and out of Parliament ...

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Importance of reforestation to wildlife in Ghana [Article]

Ghana is geographically located in the tropics, endowed with diverse natural resources. And one of these resources that have been most abused is its forests resources and by extension its wildlife. Forests cover about one-third of Ghana’s total area. The interdependency of forest and wildlife and the need to take appropriate measures to optimize resource utilization , to ensure future ...

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GIS to implement 5-yr strategic plan to end illegal migration

Commissioner Eric Afari

The Ghana Immigration Service is set to implement a five-year strategic plan aimed at reforming the Service to deal with the menace of illegal migration. The plan, which is expected to span between 2018 and 2022, is a continuation of an earlier strategic plan that ended in 2015. Briefing the media at a validation workshop, the Chairman of the Strategic ...

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CID to equip personnel with expertise to fight crime

The Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has committed itself to equipping its personnel with the needed expertise to deal with the new wave of crime in the country. According to the Director-General of the Department, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo Danquah, her outfit has scheduled a series of training programs to enhance the readiness of personnel ...

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