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Teach school children how to test water quality in Ghana – Martin Nijsse
School boy Felix demonstrates the kit testing process By Nathaniel Y. Yankson The Institutional Manager of Vitens Evides International, Martin Nijsse has advocated the need for school children to be taught how to test water quality in Ghana so as to inculca...
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Water: Life and death issue at Sang
From Patrick Baidoo, Tamale A number of people at Sang, capital town of Mion District in the Northern Region, have expressed worry about the lack of potable water and very limited access to sanitation. The situation is likely to aggravate during the coming ...
Water: Life and death issue at Sang
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GMO Test Trials Prove Divisive in Ghana
From Patrick Baidoo, Tamale A battle over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is building in Ghana after the government recently completed regulations that could allow modified cowpeas and other selected crops to be grown following confined field trials (...
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Online environment, sanitation conference (e-NESCON) launched
Source: WasteCare A web based special National Environmental Sanitation Conference (e-NESCON) was launched in Ghana in December 2013. The essence is for stakeholders in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector throughout the country to have a common ...
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'Ministry of Environment is Ghana's weakest ministry’
Dr. Tony Aidoo Source: Myjoyonline.com Former Head of the Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at the Presidency, Tony Aidoo has fingered the Ministry of Environment, Science and technology as the weakest ministry in Ghana. With an environment riddled with...
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Water for each Ghanaian reduces from 110 barrels to 48 daily
Source: Today Ghana’s water availability figure of about 40,000 barrels for each person a year in 1960, going by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) figures, has dwindled to about 10,178 barrels annually in 2013. This means there has been a whopping red...
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Plastic in the ocean is contaminating seafood
Source: Today We’ve long known that the fish we eat are exposed to toxic chemicals in the rivers, bays and oceans they inhabit. The substance that’s gotten the most attention — because it has shown up at disturbingly high levels in some fish — is mercury. B...
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Washrooms in Accra, a recipe for diseases
Source: Bertha Badu-Agyei Have you ever used some of the public washroom facilities in Accra, especially those in Madina, the OSA bus terminal near Tema station and the 37 lorry station?, If yes then I sympathise with you for the experience you had; and if ...
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REDD+: 3 things to consider so men and women share the benefits
Source: IIED As developing countries act to protect their forests in return for compensation from industrialised nations, their strategies will affect men and women in different ways. Value chain analysis that links commodities that drive deforestation with...
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Sustainable development requires an infusion of love
Source: IIED This New Year is a big one for planet earth. New Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will set our trajectory into an increasingly uncertain future. But country delegations are arguing over the wrong thing – says a paper entitled 'love-infused ...
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