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Feasibility studies to cultivate rubber in Kumasi underway

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), is working with soil scientists at the Forestry Commission on the feasibility of cultivating rubber in the metropolis. The soil scientists have taken soil samples from different areas within the metropolis for experiment. The KMA Chief...

NCCE launches research report on violent extremism in 10 Border Regions

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has launched a research report on violent extremism in ten border regions of Ghana which identifies youth unemployment as a risk to national security. The research, titled: Risk or threat Analysis of Violent...

Alarming rate of child labour cases shoot up first time in two decades

The world has marked the first rise in child labour in two decades and the coronavirus crisis threatens to push millions more young people towards the same fate. In a joint report released Wednesday, the International Labour Organization and the...

Upper East records 1,639 teenage pregnancies in first quarter of 2021

About 1,639 teenage pregnancy cases have been recorded across the 15 Municipal and Districts in the Upper East Region within the first quarter of 2021. A Midwife with the Bolgatanga Municipal Health Directorate, Madam Mary Azika, said this at a...

Minister of MESTI commends CSIR for carrying out scientific & technological research

The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr. Kwaku Afriyie has commended the CSIR for carrying out scientific and technological research for national development. The Minister said this when he visited the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...

Off-grid solar energy to scale-up across Africa

Opportunities to scale up deployment of off-grid solar essential to unlock energy access across Africa were outlined by development finance partners ahead of the launch of a new study by the International Solar Alliance and the European Investment Bank. “The...

Renewables supplied a third of Africa’s electricity demand growth in 2020 – Report

An analysis of global electricity revealed that wind and solar showed resilient growth in 2020 despite the pandemic, forcing a record fall in global coal power. The Global Electricity Review published by energy think tank Ember analysed electricity data from...

Climate Change: Ghana receives World Climate Clock, IES calls for halt

Ghana is the second African country to receive the world climate clock, a climate crisis countdown that shows the actual deadline before the global carbon target runs out. It is a call to action to draw attention that time is...

Premium Times Centre “Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship” named after Prof. Kwame Karikari

West Africa’s Media Innovation and Development Organisation, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism PTCIJ, has named its coveted Fact-Checking and Research Fellowship, after Professor Kwame Karikari, former Director, the School of Communication Studies University of Ghana, Legon. He was...

Nasa’s rover makes breathable oxygen on Mars

An instrument on Nasa's Perseverance rover on Mars has made oxygen from the planet's carbon dioxide atmosphere. It's the second successful technology demonstration on the mission, which flew a mini-helicopter on Monday. The oxygen generation was performed by a toaster-sized unit...

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Report any form of domestic abuse to the police- COP George Alex Mensah

Director-General, in charge of Services, of the Police, COP George Alex Mensah, says increasing domestic abuse cases in recent...

PIAC says specific legacy projects should be supported from petroleum revenue

The Public Interest and Accountability Committee, PIAC, is calling for few legacy projects to be identified and supported by the Annual Budget Funding Amount...

President Akufo-Addo calls on African Leaders to fight terrorism together as no country is insulated against the threat

President Akufo-Addo has warned that no African country is insulated against terrorism. He said this at the opening session of the 59th Ordinary Session of...

Registered Midwives Association elects new regional executives

The Upper East Regional branch of the National Association of Registered Midwives, Ghana (NARM-GH) has elected new executive members to steer the affairs of...

Let’s promote sexual and reproductive health among adolescent girls – Gender Minister

Mr Sarah Adwoa Safo, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, has said that the promotion of good sexual and reproductive health and rights...