Mono-crop culture in modern agricultural terms is the emphasis of crop specialisation. This method of farming is particularly popular in industrialised regions. However, though increasing yields are vital for having affordable food - particularly as the population is increasing, monoculture farming has some disadvantages you can’t ignore. The worlds long-term...
Government’s quick response to contain the novel coronavirus from spreading further among final-year students in SHSs is commendable. A total of 684 contacts who got close to some eight persons who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Accra Girls Senior High School have been identified by health officials. Dr. Yaw Adutwum,...
Although measures were put in place to check the spread of the coronavirus with the announcement of the reopening of schools, news filtering in that some students have tested positive for the virus is causing anguish among some parents, and rightly so. Health officials of Accra Girls senior high school...
The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) is appealing to be considered in the stimulus package - Coronavirus Alleviation Programme- to enable them go about agriculture production and help improve food security. PFAG has observed that the stimulus package cannot be accessed by farmers because the criteria required does not...
As the coronavirus restrictions are gradually eased, businesses yearn for re-opening of the country’s borders so that economic activity can be heightened. An IHS Markit Ghana survey conducted has revealed that border closures have restricted companies’ ability import goods; thereby resulting in shortage of raw materials and leading to a...
News that a consultant surgeon with the Trust Hospital in Accra, Dr. Richard Kisser, sadly lost his life to COVID-19 last week sends a chill as he joins the list of health professionals who lost their lives following their line of duty in trying to cure persons affected by...
The Akuapem Education Trust (AET), a higher education fund set up by the religious and traditional leaders of the Okuapemman, has announced the opening of its 2020 applications for qualified candidates. The AET was launched in 2019 and is anchored in the idea that, society’s primary responsibility should always bend...
MTN has to be commended for the extension of the fee waiver on Mobile Money (MoMo) on-net transfers up to GHC100 daily till Sept 30, 2020.  The extension gives opportunity to MoMo customers to continue sending money transfer value up to GHS100 daily to MoMo wallets for free. Eli Hini,...
Ghana’s new 2019 Companies Act is expected to make it much more difficult for Chinese fishing corporations to illegally use Ghanaian ‘front’ companies to obtain local licenses. The new Act, we learn, requires clear identification of ‘beneficial owners’ and designed to improve transparency in company ownership and reveal any vested...
It is estimated that over 640 million Africans have no access to energy, corresponding to an electricity access rate for African countries at just over 40 percent - the lowest in the world. Access to energy is crucial not only for the attainment of health and education outcomes, but also...