Source: GNA - Farmers in the Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo district of the Northern Region have expressed concern about the use of bowls by traders to weigh cereals to their advantage when buying from farmers...
Source: GNA - Dr Victor Bampoe, the Deputy Minister of Health, has said it was important for local pharmaceutical companies to produce drugs to enhance access and quality.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The lack of transparency regarding the type of support available for youth interested in agriculture, coupled with the difficulties in accessing credit from financial institutions, have been identified as major reasons preventing Ghanaian youth from venturing into the sector. In addition, land acquisition and the ignorance of farmers on the basic skills in modern trends of farming was not only affecting the quality of agricultural produce but the growth of the sector....
Source: B&FT - The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has said the country cannot continue to rely only on traditional export commodities if it wants to achieve sustained economic growth.
Source: GNA - The Small Scale Rice Dealers Association of Ghana (SSRIDA-GH), on Thursday said the assertion by Ministry of Trade and Industry that the total ban of rice importation is detrimental to the state is not nationalistic.
The media report attributed to Mr Ibrahim Murtala, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry said Ghana’s rice self sufficiency is about 30 per cent and government consider as a high priority to see the country productivity high.
He however said a total ban on rice importation is not the ideal thing to do and would also be in violation of World Trade Organisation regulations...
Source: Starrfmonline.com - President John Mahama has said Ghana is still striving to become a net producer of rice so as to reduce the amount of rice imported from outside.
He told Ghanaians in Germany Tuesday that: “We are investing to increase rice production. We’ve brought improved seeds from all over the world, and we are encouraging rice farmers to produce more rice and so we are seeing an increase in rice production. From 2012 to 2013, we increased rice production by 60 percent, but still we are importing a lot of rice. We are not yet a net producer of rice to feed our own market,” Mr Mahama said....
Source: citifmonline.com - The website of the Government of Ghana, www.ghana.gov.gh has been hacked.
This was confirmed by a Deputy Minister of Communications, Ato Sarpong, on the Citi Breakfast Show on Wednesday.
NOTE by Ghana Web News: It`s not the first time, that official Ghana websites have been hacked! The same happened to the official Ghana 50 website! But this was not the only incident!
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