“There is huge importation of palm oil into the country which is not going through the appropriate processes of clearing at the ports, and this is affecting the price in the local market...”
Source: GNA - The Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director of GHACEM, Rev. Dr. George Dawson-Ahmoah, has appealed to the government to walk the talk of making the private sector an engine of growths.
Source: GNA - The Omanhene of Juaben Traditional Area, Nana (Dr) Otuo Siriboe II, has urged the Government and other relevant stakeholders to prioritise the plantation development and processing of Oil Palm to enhance the industrialisation of the national economy.
He said investigations were almost through and assured that “full disciplinary” action would be taken against the culprits. The Ghana News Agency (GNA) was told that last month, three female tutors were also robbed of valuables in their bungalows.
Source: GNA - Mr. Pratt Jr. Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper has called for effective land reforms that will return ownership of lands in Ghana to genuine producers, peasant farmers so that humanity can survive. He condemned the practice in which vast tracks of land are sold to multinational corporations at the expense of local and peasant farmers.
Source: starrfmonline.com - A private legal practitioner has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of some students of the University of Ghana who acted a gay pornographic movie with some jobless men in Accra.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Firebook, a utility application from Ghana, is the newest addition to the menu of applications for smart mobile telephony users.
The application, downloadable from iTunes and Google play stores, helps mobile users to access all contacts on the go, across platforms and at any time.
Source: myjoyonline.com - Sixty-five-year-old Elizabeth Asantewaa sits in her chair with an amputated limb and a decaying leg. She was too young at the time to understand what had happened to her.
As time went on she grew to understand her situation.
Elizabeth Asantewaa suffered injuries when a bomb exploded on 6th March 1964, as she was about presenting a bouquet to Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, at an Independence anniversary celebration.
Source: Public Agenda - A meeting is to be held in London on March 23 by predominantly whites with a handful of Africans, some of whom represent private seed companies, to discuss how to make a killing off Africa's seed systems.
Farmers and civil society organisations have not been invited to the meeting, which will be attended only by private seed companies, donors, representatives from Africa's regional economic communities, research centres and multinational development organizations, the African Centre for Biosafety(ACB) has disclosed.
The meeting, according to a statement issued by Mariam Mayet, ACB Director, will discuss a study produced by Monitor-Deloitte, commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and USAID. BMGF is a big sponsor of the commercialisation of agriculture in Africa, including through the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Working with USAID, this commercial agenda extends US foreign policy into Africa and threatens the livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers who rely on recycling seed for their livelihoods...