By Ama Kudom-Agyemang
WITH the current global population rise and the associated development related environment and climate change problems, is the increasing quest for knowledge and skills that can help address these problems.
Universities and other tertiary training institutions have the mandate to fill in this gap of identifying and appreciating the issues at stake, and raising human resources with the ability to generate innovative and workable solutions.
By Ama Kudom-Agyemang
THE ecologically-rich and well-endowed mineral site, which is also one of the remaining blocks of pristine forests in Ghana – the Atewa Range Forest Reserve – means different things to different groups of people.
To biodiversity conservationists in the international community, Atewa is one of the highest priority ecosystems in West Africa and one of the world’s Globally Significant Biodiversity Areas; to foresters and wildlife lovers, it is a Special Biological Protection Area with high levels of endemism; and to water experts, it provides watershed services for the Densu, Birim and Ayensu, and, therefore, of great hydrological importance.
Furthermore, to mining firms, Atewa has one of the richest untapped bauxite deposits in the country that must be exploited; to illegal miners or “galamsey” operators and illegal loggers, it is an opportunity that they will eventually take advantage of; to the fringing communities, Atewa represents the purity, beauty and simplicity of life; and to analysts, it represents a diversity of sharply conflicting values.
The post-election outlook remains good for Ghana, having put behind the turbulence of campaigning and cementing its place as true democratic nation on the continent. The Ghanaian economy is well situated to speed up its economic growth and transformation plan.
The Agriculture sector remains one of the fundamental drivers of a strong Ghanaian economy. However, over the past decade, the agriculture sector has seen steady slow growth, after witnessing a major slump in growth in 2007, it is estimated that the agriculture sector will grow at an average of 3.3 per cent yearly until 2018 while contributing just about 25per cent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
By Isaac Aidoo
Since its establishment in 1957, Nestlé Ghana Ltd has over the past sixty years been committed to promoting Nutrition, Health and Wellness of individuals and families in Ghana. On the occasion of the 60th independence of Ghana, the company, as old as Ghana’s independence, reflects on its significant contribution to other relevant sectors such as Education, Youth and Sports and Agriculture to create shared value for society.
An official launch event to commemorate the yearlong series of activities was held today March 17th, 2017 at the Forecourt of its Head office in Dzorwulu to present the company’s contribution to national development over the past sixty years to the sector Ministry, the media and other Stakeholders,.
By Ama Kudom-Agyemang
TODAY, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, is World Water Day and this year’s celebration is focused on drawing the public’s attention to the potential of waste water as a resource to be cherished, and not a residue to be discarded.
Waste water, also known as sewage is water that has been used in homes and businesses,and is no longer wanted and, therefore, disposed of. It is primarily made up of human waste or faecal sludge, laundry wastes, oils and chemical effluent from homes, industries, commercial businesses and institutions.
Because of its composition, waste water is highly pollutant and its haphazard disposal impacts negatively on the environment and human health. According to the FAO, discharged untreated waste water are likely to contain pathogenic organisms similar to those in the original human excreta.
ACUTE tax competition has put downward pressure on effective corporate tax rates through lower statutory CIT rates, excessive tax breaks and diverting profits towards low tax jurisdictions. Tax competition results in tax revenue losses in countries around the world, including developing countries, which depend on corporate tax revenue to a greater extent than other countries and which are particularly strongly affected by this race to the bottom. The high-level Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), has elaborated on this problem and possible solutions in their recent report ‘Four ways to tackle tax competition’ (November 2016).
By Nellie Peyton
RAPID urbanisation has caused so many problems in the Senegalese town of Tivaouane-Peulh that the government and aid providers don't know where to direct their limited resources.
By Harrison Kofi ABUTIATE
THE maiden President Akufo-Addo/New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government national 2017 budget was presented on Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 by Ken Ofori Atta, the Minister for Finance.
.Yesterday marked the 60th anniversary Ghana’s independence from British rule and delivering his speech to mark the day at the Black Star Square, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo charged Ghanaians to adopt the selfless attitudes of the nation's founders.
INADEQUATE knowledge or lack of it on climate change issues and how it affects the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector among Ghanaians has been identified as one of the major inhibiting factors militating against the country’s effort at combating climate change in Ghana.