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PASS INSOLVENCY LAW - GARIA

Insolvency and restructuring practitioners in the country are calling for the speedy passage of the Corporate Insolvency Bill into law to prevent companies from premature liquidation.

According to the Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors (GARIA), a well-structured

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CASSAVA FARMERS WANT ADEQUATE SHARES IN AYENSU STARCH COMPANY

Members of Ayensu Cassava Farmers Association (ACFA) have expressed the need for the government to allow them to own adequate shares in the Ayensu Starch Company (ASCO) at Awutu Bawjiase in the Central Region.

 A press release signed by Mr Samuel Dodd, Chairman of ASCO and copied

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COCOA FARMERS DEMAND PROTECTIVE GEARS

Cocoa farmers in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region on Tuesday called on stakeholders to provide them with adequate protective clothing to help in the mass spraying exercise.

According to the farmers, for close to two years now the supply of these protective clothing such as

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Research justifies 'paperless' trade in Ghana’s ports

A comprehensive study on Ghanaian seas and air ports has revealed the need for the country to quicken up pace for implementation of the paperless policy to improve efficiency.

The research report produced by the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) provided detailed ana

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BSIFF UNVEILS FIRST LADY AS PATRON

The first lady, H. E. Rebecca Akuffo Addo has urged the creative arts centre to use film as a medium for enhancing the image of Ghana on the global stage and promoting national development. 

Mrs Akuffo-Addo made the statement while addressing guests at the Black Star International Fi

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ENFORCE GIPC LAW – CIBA

The National Chairman of the Council of Indigenous Business Associations (CIBA), Shallovern Srodah has lamented that despite the passage of the new Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act 2013, very little transformation had been seen in the retail sector with respect to the operations of foreigner

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AGI Construction sector proposes legislation on delayed payment

Accra, Feb. 5, GNA -The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Construction Sector has proposed to government to legislate interest on delayed payment for public construction works.

A statement signed by Mr Rockson Dogbegah, AGI Construction Sector Chair, said the delayed payment was a maj

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GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING PLASTIC WASTE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGE

The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Hon. Kofi Adda has assured stakeholders in the plastics manufacturing industry that government is currently formulating a draft National Plastic Policy and a National Sanitation Policy as part of efforts to help address the plastic waste management

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BUNKPURUGU-NAKPANDURI ASSEMBLY URGED TO PASS BY-LAW ON WATER BODIES

A research on Bimbagu River in the Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri District of the North East Region has recommended to the Assembly to pass a by-law to protect river banks and water bodies that serve the people.

The research has also expressed the need for the Assembly and various stakeholders inc

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ARSOG EDUCATES GHANAIANS ON COPYRIGHT LAW

The Copyright Act of 2005 (Act 690) was adopted on May 17, 2005 to replace the Copyright Law of 1985 and the purpose of the new Copyright Act was to bring Ghanaian copyright law into conformity with the 1992 Constitution of the Republic and to help strengthen protection of copyrights and related

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INACCESSIBLE FARM LANDS SLOWING DOWN PFJ IMPLEMENTATION IN SUNYANI WEST DISTRICT

27.01.2020

Lack of access to farmlands is affecting the implementation of the government's Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJs) programme in the Sunyani West District.

The ModernGhana reporter observed that about 90 per cent of the women farmers in the area were settlers, making it d

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EFFECTIVE TAX ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM WILL REDUCE COST OF DOING BUSINESS - NEASSI

Esiama, (W/R) Feb 3, GNA - Members of the Nzema East Association of Small Scale Industries (NEASSI) have indicated that if District Assemblies devise a just and efficient means of collecting taxes from small scale enterprises, the cost of doing business will decrease.

This follows the con

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GHANA GRAINS COUNCIL, BUSAC PARTNER TO PROMOTE STRUCTURED GRAIN TRADING

Ghana Grains Council (GGC) in collaboration with the Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC Fund) with support by USAID and DANIDA is embarking on a month-long advocacy campaign to sensitise members and other stakeholders in the agricultural commodity markets value chain.

The camp

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STAKEHOLDERS IN THE FISHING INDUSTRY COMPLAIN ABOUT SAIKO ACTIVITIES BY FOREIGN VESSELS

Stakeholders in the fishing business have expressed concern about the growing phenomenon of industrial trawlers alias “Saiko” activities by foreign vessels on the shores of Ghanaian waters.

Saiko, is an illegal trans-shipment activity where industrial trawlers transfer by-catc

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IOD TRAINS JOURNALISTS ON GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Forty-five media practitioners in the Volta and Oti Regions have benefited from a weeklong training on “Good Corporate Governance” by the Institute of Directors, Ghana (IoD-Ghana).

The training was organised by the Volta/Oti branch of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) wi

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POOR PACKAGING: A HINDRANCE TO THE TRADE AND EXPORT COMPETITIVENESS OF MADE IN GHANA CONSUMER GOODS

Packaging is an effective tool for preservation, protection, marketing and distribution of goods. In Ghana, poor packaging has been identified as one of the major reasons for the failure of locally manufactured goods to compete favourably with imported goods or even b

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INFLUX OF ADULTERATED FAKE AGRO-CHEMICALS, A POTENTIAL TO COLLAPSE THE VEGETABLE INDUSTRY

Bechem (Ahafo), March 04, GNA – Vegetable farming, a major source of livelihood for many Ghanaians, have huge health benefits, enhances food and nutritional security of Ghanaians and offers great opportunities for export as well.

The domestic market alone is growing at more than 10

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SOCIAL ENTERPRISE GHANA BEGINS ADVOCACY FOR IMPACT INVESTING POLICY

Social Enterprise Ghana with funding from BUSAC Fund and its Development Partners DANIDA and USAID has begun advocacy to ensure policymakers and government pass and adopt the social enterprise and impact investing policy.

According to Edwin Zu-Cudjoe, the Executive Director of Social Ente

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SET MEMPEASEM SITE IN PROPER STATE BEFORE RELOCATION - CCRCCI RESEARCH

The Cape Coast Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCRCCI) has recommended that the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) undertakes further works on the Mempeasem garages site before relocating artisans from the Siwdu garages to the place.

The chamber said while the artisans wer

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COVID-19: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (OSHE) LESSONS

The global pandemic has left the world in much trepidation and taken countries by surprise with total recorded cases reaching 1,193,655 million as of April 04, 2020. By this date, the world had recorded a total death toll of 64,277. Amid the scary figures of infected cases, 246,110 have also reco

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IOD-GH TO SUPPORT SMES LIVE BEYOND THE FIRST GENERATION

The Institute of Directors -Ghana (IoD-Gh) has inaugurated a Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) Mentoring Committee to ensure speedy implementation of the Institute's SMEs Sustainability and Mentorship project.

This forms part of the Institute's strategic efforts to ensure SMEs in

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FISHERS LIVELIHOODS COLLAPSING DUE TO LACK OF POLITICAL WILL -FON

Friends of the Nation (FoN), a social-environmental NGO, has identified the lack of political will to enforce fisheries laws as a major threat to food security and sufficiency in the country.

According to the NGO, Ghana's fisheries sector has good laws and management plans, but weak imple

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WIPVAC CALLS FOR SPEEDY IMPLEMENTATION OF ECOWAS’ VETERINARY PHARMACY PROTOCOL

The Women in Poultry Value Chain (WIPVaC) has called for the speedy implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol in the country. 

The group, which is an umbrella organisation of women poultry value chain actors, believe that su

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND FOOD SECURITY: FISHERIES SECTOR IN PERSPECTIVE

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on human health, lives and the global economy is enormous, the World Bank has raised an alarm of the potential risk of food insecurity during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Already, food insecurity is a major issue that confronts developing countries and

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IS GHANA’S FISHERIES ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE? – OHENE GYAN WRITES

Ghana’s fisheries sector plays a significant role in the socio-economic development of the nation.

However, fisheries stakeholders have raised an alarm that Ghana’s fisheries are on the verge of collapse.

To assess the issue, Starnewsonlines western region corresponden

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FON PUSHES FOR ATTAINMENT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN FISHERIES SECTOR

The Programmes Manager of Friends of the Nation (FoN), a social-environmental Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Mr Kwadwo Kyei Yamoah says the organisation is making frantic efforts to rally all stakeholders in the fisheries sector to redouble their efforts to ensure the attainment of the Susta

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MOFA CAUTIONS VEGETABLE FARMERS AGAINST MISUSE OF AGRO-CHEMICALS

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) has cautioned farmers against the misuse of agrochemicals on vegetables to protect themselves and consumers from food poisoning.

Mr Michael Kumah, the Ahafo Regional Plant and Protection Officer of the Plant Protection Research Services Director

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GHANA TOURISM FEDERATION ADVOCATES DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE

The Ghana Tourism Federation (GHATOF) has urged the empowerment of the private sector to spearhead the development and maintenance of tourism infrastructure, as part of strategic plans to revamp the sector to promote arrivals and create jobs.

GHAToF said the tourism and hospitality indust

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AHEFS CALL FOR COORDINATED AGRICULTURE VALUE CHAIN POLICY FOR VEGETABLE SUB-SECTORS

The Agency for Health And Food Security (AHEFS) is calling on the government for a coordinated agriculture value chain policy for vegetable sub-sectors to help vegetable farmers.

The non-governmental organization through extensive research with funding from the BUSAC Fund and its Developm

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RIGHT TECHNOLOGY AND INCENTIVES KEY TO IMPROVING FISH FARMING - AMENFI WEST FARMERS

The aquaculture business is one that requires a significant amount of investment to sustain and expand operations. Proven to be an alternative and reliable source of income, the call for the adoption of advance and affordable technology and other incentives is just right for farmers.

It i

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IMPLEMENT REGULATORY MECHANISM TO OPERATIONALIZE ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT (ACT 917) 2016.

E-waste operations in our side of the world constitute the open burning of cables to extract copper and aluminum wires provides an emblematic practical e-waste operation. Open cable burning indeed releases dioxins and furans, as well as carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide and various heavy metals. T

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AHEFS COMMUNIQUÉ 2020: VEGETABLE VALUE CHAIN POLICY, PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND AFCFTA AGREEMENT

We, the representative of 60 vegetable value chain-associated institutions and networks, have assembled at the Conference Hall of the National Development Planning Commission on 11th June 2020 for a National Dialogue on vegetable value chain policy organized by the Agency for Health and Food Secu

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ASSOCIATION OF GHANA INDUSTRIES CALLS FOR POLICIES TO ENHANCE MSMES GROWTH

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has urged the government to implement policies that will help Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) build resilience, local production capacity and enhance medium-term growth.

In a statement signed by Mr. Humphrey Ayim Darke, the AGI Vice Pr

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AFCFTA: VEGETABLE PRODUCERS DEMAND STRUCTURED FUNDING TO SURVIVE

Representatives of over 60 vegetables value chain-associated institutions and networks have called for the establishment of a dedicated funding arrangement to help horticultural businesses meet both domestic and continental vegetable demand, especially for those vegetables that the country has a

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COCOA FARMERS CALL FOR ACTION TO ADDRESS DEFORESTATION

Mr Theophilus Tamakloe, Chairman of the Assinman Cocoa Farmers’ Cooperative and Marketing Union Limited (AMCOFUL) has called for a policy direction on re-afforestation on most Cocoa lands to avoid the looming threats of deforestation in Cocoa growing areas.

He said Cocoa production

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FORMULATE POLICY TO MANAGE WASTE

The Biogas Association of Ghana (BAG) has called on the government to formulate a national policy to regulate the disposal of faecal waste in the country.

The Vice President of the Association, Mr Daniel Osei-Bonsu in an interview with support from stated that national policy would help e

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INSTITUTIONALIZE QUALITY AND PRICING STANDARDS FOR AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES

The Cocoa Organic Farmers Association (COFA), is advocating for an institutionalized quality and pricing standard for agricultural produce in Ghana. The group recommends that such standards could be developed by the Ghana Standards Authority for the entire value chain in the agric-sector, such th

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