Daily Archives: June 3, 2020

COVID-19: PFAG advocates stimulus package for smallholder farmers

Sognayili (N/R)– The Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has called on the government to roll out a different stimulus package targeting smallholder farmers to revamp their operations. Mr Charles Kwowe Nyaaba, Head of Programmes and Advocacy at PFAG, who made the call, said “We think that if we want this country to become food

Ghana Chamber of Mines seeks incentive scheme to boost exploration

Accra- The Ghana Chamber of Mines has called for the establishment of an incentive scheme to help reduce the high cost of exploration and to also attract the required investments into the high-risk business of mineral exploration. Addressing the annual general meeting of the Chamber, Mr Eric Asubonteng, President of the Chamber, said the relevance

Damwaateon farmers appeal for inclusion in PFJ programme

Damwaateon (U/W)– Some farmers at the Damwaateon and Mwaakpa communities in the Wa West District have appealed to government to extend the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme to their communities. They said since the implementation of the programme about three years ago they have not benefited from it and this has impeded their

NGO inaugurates gari processing factory for Dawiri community

Dawiri (B/R)- BOK Africa Concern, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), based at Berekum in the Bono Region, has built and inaugurated a gari processing factory for Dawiri, a farming community in the Jaman North District of Bono Region. The project is meant to create employment opportunities for the youth, particularly returnees from abroad and the youth.

Ghana and Amandi Holdings sign $560 million railways contract

Accra– Ghana and Amandi Holdings Limited have signed a $560 million agreement for the construction of sections of the Western Railway Line (Standard Gauge Line) between Takoradi Harbour and the Huni Valley. The signing ceremony, which took place in Accra on Wednesday in the presence of Mr Joe Ghartey, the Minister of Railway Development; had