Asokore Mampong explores livestock farming for Planting for Food and Jobs initiative

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Authorities at the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region are asking the government to consider animal rearing as part of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme for the area.

 Farmers in the municipality grow a lot of exotic vegetables like cabbage, carrot, green pepper and spring onion, but these were not included in the selected crops for the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative.

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Global Cities Join Communities To Fast-track Climate Action

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Global cities and communities announced new initiatives at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference to coordinate their many climate action commitments better and deliver bigger and faster results together.

Senior delegates at the COP23 Human Settlements Day urged governments to get more into the finer detail of policy and planning together with them and raise the ambition of the many national climate plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – which countries have submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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Zoomlion Cleans Atomic Junction *After Deadly Gas Blasts

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Following the deadly gas blasts at the Madina-Atomic junction last Saturday in Accra, waste management champions, Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL), yesterday began an exercise to keep the scene of the incident clean.

About twenty-five (25) Zoomlion workers, comprising mainly sweepers, were at the scene of the gas explosion, sweeping the area and its environs.

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Declining Fish Stock Frustrating James Town Fishermen

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Fishermen at the James Town beach in Accra are lamenting over the declining fish stock in Ghana’s territorial waters due to illegal fishing methods as well as the changing weather pattern.

The assertion follows a recent report of a sharp drop in the fish stock along Ghana’s coast line, threatening the growth of the fisheries sub-sector.

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Pushing Domestic Tourism – The Road To Tamale

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The Ministry of Tourism last month took to a roadshow to mark the World Tourism Day, a global event aimed at fostering awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

The event held anually on September 27 also sought to address global challenges outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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KMA Winning Sanitation War

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The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has once again chalked another milestone in its resolve to rapidly reclaim Kumasi’s past ‘Garden City’ status.

Through the visionary leadership of the KMA Chief Executive, Osei Assibey Antwi, 150 sanitation crusaders have been trained to complement the efforts of the KMA Sanitation Department to help make Kumasi clean.

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‘Don’t Give Out Atiwa Forest For Bauxite Mining’

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Government has been asked to remove Atewa Forest Reserve from the list of places targeted for bauxite mining to ensure that Ghanaians consume uncontaminated food and water.

The Coalition of Students in Conservation (COSIC), which made the call, said the Atewa forest is one of the important water sources in the country, providing over 5 million people in Greater Accra Region, Eastern Region and some parts of the Central Region with drinking water.

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Kofi Annan endorses ACET report on agric transformation in Africa

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Agriculture can power the economic transformation of African countries, according to a new report from the Ghana-based African Centre Economic Transformation (ACET), founded by former Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa, K.Y. Amoako.

The 2017 report, Agriculture Powering Africa’s Economic Transformation, has been backed by Kofi Annan and some African finance ministers.

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Provide Storage Facilities For ‘Planting For Food’ Programme

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Mr Ebenezer Azidoku, the Afram Plains North District Agriculture Director has called on government to provide storage facilities for farmers who would benefit from government’s ‘planting for food and jobs’ programme.

Making the call through the Ghana News Agency (GNA), he said the provision of those storage facilities such as the Improved Narrow Ventilated Crib, silos and grain dryers would enable farmers to produce on a large scale and improve their standard of living

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National Sanitation Day: Swedru Residents Undertake Massive Clean-Up Exercise

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Residents of Agona Swedru in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region last Saturday undertook a 5-hour massive clean up exercise to mark the monthly National Sanitation Day.

Led by the Municipal Co-ordinating Director, Mr. Ishmael Ogyefo and his able officers, the residents cleared choked gutters along the principal streets of the town.

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