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.
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
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.
President Akufo-Addo will officially open the World Tourism Forum, the first to be held in Africa, at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra this morning.
Tourism Ministers from ten African countries are expected at the forum, along with other influential personalities such as former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Jack Straw, former UK Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Prime Minister Tony Blair and BulutBag, president of the Executive Board of the World Tourism Forum.
President Akufo-Addo has assured residents in the East Gonja District of the Northern Region that the Salaga Water Plant will be incorporated into urban water supply system.
Salaga has been part of the community based water supply system for a very long time, but the population has increased beyond 5,000 customers.
UK based Ghanaian musician, Fuse ODG and the ‘Rap doctor’, Okyeame Kwame, have been announced as ambassadors to promote the consumption of cocoa by the Ghana Tourism Authority.
While Fuse ODG would be promoting cocoa use among Ghanaians living abroad, Okyeame Kwame would be doing same among his compatriots locally.
Five of the six bodies that got missing on Friday, October 6, 2017 as a result of the over flooding of River Offin at Amadaa in the Atwima Mponua District of Ashanti Region have been recovered.
Four were found yesterday while the first one was found late Saturday evening.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the chiefs and people of the Upper East Region of the government’s commitment to revamping the defunct tomato and meat factories in the area.
The President gave the assurance when the Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Rockson Ayine Bukari, and the Vice-President of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs, Naba Baba Salifu Lemyaarum, jointly made the appeal to him during his two-day visit to the region to thank the people for endorsing him as the President of Ghana.
The nation’s leading mortgage provider, Ghana Home Loans has pledged to play a leading role in pioneering the implementation of EDGE certification in the local construction industry.
The mortgage specialist intends to use its strong relationships with real estate developers to encourage the use of environmentally friendly methods in the process of home building.
This intention has been captured in a partnership agreement between Ghana Home Loans and IFC signed on 4th October 2017, at a short ceremony held at the IFC office in Accra.
Early morning rains have rendered many roads in Accra and Kumasi unmotorable.
Reports coming in from several parts of the country indicate many intersections in the major cities have been flooded and motorists are finding it difficult to use them.