Science & Technology

National Biosafety Authority works to ensure safety of GMOs

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has given the assurance that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) products that are consumed in the country are safe for human health and on the environment. “We are making sure that the public get only biotech products that are beneficial”, Mr Eric Okoree, Chief Executive Officer of NBA said. Pro-GMOs activists have augured that studies carried ...

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GIFEC installs VSAT Satellite Hub to aid remote areas

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) in partnership with Dizengoff Ghana Limited, has installed a VSAT Satellite Hub with the purpose of providing universal access to telecommunications services for remote communities. The construction of the Satellite Hub would reduce the recurrent cost of providing internet service to more than 300 Community Information Centres, Senior High Schools, and Rural ...

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Ghana’s cassava in demand for commercial and industrial use

Ghana produces about 16 million metric tonnes of cassava of which an estimate of about 11 million tonnes is available for human consumption. However, only four million tonnes of the cassava available for human consumption is consumed leaving over seven million tonnes as surplus. The Statistics, Research and Information Directorate (SRID) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture 2013-2014 report ...

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UK researchers to ameliorate lagoon pollution in Ghana

A team of researchers from the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Portsmouth, UK, have commenced work into finding solutions that could influence state policy in the ever-increasing pollution of coastal lagoons in Ghana. They were in the country to fact-find and network with colleague researchers and related-institutions for possible partnerships believing that the final result could influence ...

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