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Fisherfolk calling for extended closed season – Fisheries Ministry

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye has said some fishermen are requesting for an extension of the closed season due to the positive outcome of the exercise. Speaking at this years’ TALKPLAST conference on plastic waste and marine litter, the Minister said her comment was based on feedback …

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China no longer pushovers – Prof Botchwey

The Executive Chairman of the African Development Initiative, Prof. Kwesi Botchwey says America and the developed world need to get used to the fact that there has been a change in the balance of power. “The Americans and the other developed world are having a hard time just coming to …

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Central Region: Health workers get training on how to control mosquito breeding

The management of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, waste management giants, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Services and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research have jointly trained over 130 health and environmental health professionals to embark of a mass mosquito larvae spraying. The initiative is aimed at substantially reducing mosquito …

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Huawei smartphone sales hit amid US curbs

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has said international sales of the Chinese telecoms giant’s handsets have sunk 40% in the past month as a US-led backlash against the firm intensifies. Speaking at the firm’s headquarters, Mr Ren also said the company would slash production by $30bn (£23.9bn). Last month, the US …

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Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers costs Ghana $50m every year – Research

Illegal fishing by foreign trawlers is decimating Ghana’s fish populations and costing the country’s economy tens of millions of dollars a year, according to researchers. An investigation published on Monday by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) claims that “saiko” fishing, whereby trawlers target the staple catch of Ghanaian canoe fishers and sell …

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Ghana tipped to be fastest growing mobile money market in Africa

A World Bank report released over the weekend has tipped Ghana to be the fastest growing mobile money market in Africa. According to the report, the mobile phone penetration created opportunities for expansion of financial services and increased the role of non-financial institutions as much as e-money issuers, positioning Ghana …

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Experts call for new approach to tackling youth unemployment

The government and stakeholders have been urged to develop new ways to address the growing unemployment in Ghana. Speakers at a meeting organised by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) said Ghana will be able to stem the tide of youth …

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