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February 7, 2018 7:14 AM Fisheries ministry to improve monitoring of vessels in Ghana’s waters

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, has said her outfit is collaborating with the Ghana Maritime Authority and other concerned agencies to electronically monitor all vessels in Ghana’s waters. Speaking at a meeting on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, she said her outfit through stakeholder consultations 63

October 31, 2017 1:36 PM Operation Vanguard embarks on 233 operations

Kenyasi No 1, (B/A), Oct. 31, GNA - The Operation Vanguard, a joint Military-Police Taskforce set up by the government to enforce the ban on illegal mining activities have embarked on 233 operations since its formation about three months ago. Lieutenant Colonel Dei Hlorse, Operations Officer of the Taskforce announced this at Kenyasi Number One in the Asutifi 88

October 31, 2017 1:05 AM Nomadic herdsmen activities in Ghana: To ban or not to ban?

The clamping down on illegal mining otherwise known in local parlance as “galamsey” [corrupted from gather and sell] remains a watershed moment for many stakeholders of agriculture, environment and water resources in Ghana. All the major drawbacks associated with “galamsey” are likely to be sunk into oblivion in the coming years. Ghana media clarion 99

October 29, 2017 1:27 PM Food Drugs Authority sensitizes market women on food safety

Agona Swedru, Oct 28, GNA - The Central Regional branch of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has organised an educational programme to sensitise Swedru Mandela Market Women on food safety and security. The FDA as part of the activities marking” safety food week” celebration this year also organised a clean-up exercise at the Mandela market. Mr John Odia Tettey 101

October 28, 2017 1:49 PM KMA moves to assess structural integrity of buildings

A team of engineers from the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has been tasked to conduct structural integrity test on all buildings constructed on the Subin River. Mr. Osei Assibey-Antwi, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE), said this was to ensure the safety of the people. This comes barely after the assembly had pulled down two buildings at Dunkirk 52

October 27, 2017 5:50 AM Ghana holds Pre-COP23 festival in Accra

As part of Ghana’s preparation towards the Conference of Parties (COP 23) of the United Nations to be hosted in Bonn, Germany, a Pre-COP Climate Festival has been held in Accra to sensitise the public on climate change risks. These include the impact on growth and development, potential of conflicts, poverty, migration, disease and suffering. COP 23, scheduled 114

October 27, 2017 5:34 AM ECOWAS urged to set up in-depth small arms database

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery has stressed the need for countries in the sub-region to establish comprehensive database systems of small arms and light weapons. This, he said would facilitate prompt and effective tracing of illicit arms and prevent their diversion that continue to fuel organised crimes, armed conflicts and other criminal 51

October 25, 2017 2:47 PM Kenneth Ashigbey launches Carista Ghana E-Waste Management Project

Accra, Oct 24, GNA – Mr Kenneth Ashigbey, the out-going Managing Director, Graphic Communications Group Limited, has launched the Carista Ghana E-Waste Management Project in Accra. Carista Ghana, which is the development and relief wing of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, is committed to leading the Church’s effort in Ghana to address the looming 43

October 25, 2017 4:39 AM Operations of small-scale miners to be audited – Amewu

Government would soon audit the operations of small-scale miners across the country as the basis to approve the continuation of their activities. Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, made the disclosure when he met the Progressive Small-scale Miners Association in Accra on Tuesday. He said the Ministry would come out on Thursday 44

October 12, 2017 6:01 AM Samira Bawumia named ambassador for UN’s clean cookstoves project

Samira Bawumia has announced her appointment as an ambassador for the United Nations' Foundation Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves project focuses on improving health and environment through encouraging changes in cooking methods and types of stoves used in developing countries to pollute less and reduce indoor 35