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NGO commends the government’s effort on reducing food loss

The Centre for Women in Agriculture and Nutrition in Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Wa has commended the Government for its efforts aimed at reducing food loss in the country. It particularly commended the government for introducing programmes like the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ), the One-District-One-Warehouse, the One-District-One-Factory, and others, which were contributing towards ensuring that …

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Ghana Standards Authority sensitises grain value chain operators, public on aflatoxins

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has organized a sensitization programme on the management for aflatoxins for more than 300 actors in the grain value chain in the Ashanti on Region. The sensitization programme held in three districts of the Ashanti Region was to educate agricultural actors in the grain value chain and the public on standards requirements and the dangers …

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Akufo-Addo unveils Ashanti Regional NPP Parliamentary Candidates

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has advised activists of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to offer the needed support to parliamentary candidates of the Party. He said the Party supporters should accord the candidates the needed moral, spiritual and material support as they contest for the December General Elections. “Just as you have reposed your confidence in me, you should do the same …

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Techiman to host National Farmers’ Day 2020

The 36th edition of the National Farmers’ Day for this years will be held in Techiman in the Bono East Region on November 6, 2020. The national event will be held on the theme: “Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 – Opportunities and Challenges”. Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, speaking at the launch of the event in …

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Kotoka International Airport boosts rating with robust coronavirus prevention protocols

Standard COVID-19 prevention protocols observed at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), have made the airport more attractive to the international community. Mr. Joseph Kofi Adda, Minister of Aviation, said this on Tuesday in Accra, when Qater Airways launched its flight operations into the country, with a Boeng 787 aircraft. “This is coming in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an indication of the preparedness of …

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Pursue your rights – CHRAJ

Dr. Isaac Annan, Director, Human Rights Department of the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has encouraged the citizenry to know and pursue their rights. “Learn your rights because if you do not know your rights, you cannot claim them, therefore, know your rights and pursue them,” he said. Dr. Annan said this at a day’s COVID-19 anti-stigma and discrimination …

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General News of Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, has urged the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to develop specialized contents to market Ghana to the world. “Apart from the local market, speak to the world about Ghana’s tourism, investment and economic potential,” he said during a working visit to the Agency on Tuesday. The Minister said such information could be disseminated through …

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Hold on with IPO on Agyapa deal – Amidu tells Ofori Atta

Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu has called on the Finance Ministry to hold on with its scheduled initial Public Offer (IPO) on the Agyapa royalties deal until he is done with his corruption risk assessment on the transaction. “This Office would have wished to complete its corruption risk assessment on the Agyapa Royalties Transaction soonest but for the non-submission of the information and …

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Secessionists group planned to kidnap ministers, ‘blow-up’ dams – Oppong-Nkrumah

Secessionist group calling itself Western Togoland Restoration Front (WTRF) didn’t only intend to block roads or burn tyres. They also had plans of kidnapping and blowing up of dams. Government has been accused of failing to gather intelligence on the recent secessionist resurgence. However, Information Minister said it was due to the intelligence gathered by the security agencies that some …

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President inspects projects for economic growth

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has inspected ongoing works on two major development projects in the Ashanti Region intended to boost economic growth. They include the Kumasi Airport Redevelopment Project and Proposed Apparel Manufacturing Facility for Unijay Limited under the ‘One District, One Factory’ (1D1F) initiative. The Airport Project, which started in 2018, is about 60 per cent complete, according to Messrs …

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